There was a brief pause in the countdown as I caught up on some accumulated non-TH obligations.
An interesting headline appeared today that fits our series-within-a-series theme related to "environmental organizations." We've been talking about how environmental organizations are out-of-step with people. That's not surprising, considering that many environmental organizations portray humanity as an infestation needing extermination.
Today we received news that "People for Puget Sound" is closing its doors. It seems that times are hard for everyone, including the eco-activists.
I think it's more than just a sign of the economic times, though. For 20 years or more, the trendiest green ideas related to land use have sought to push people into cities and keep them out of the country. It has become harder and harder to live in rural areas. As you sow, so shall you reap. As fewer and fewer of our population live in the country, fewer will have country values; fewer will have an intimate relationship with nature; fewer will want to protect it. An increasing disregard for nature is showing up in the data.
In the end, the strategy hatched to save the environment will threaten it, since the greatest protectors of nature are the people who have contact with it; who live and work in it. Persecution of country people, in the end, will lead to persecution of the environment.
People for Puget Sound ... rest in peace.