A man wrote into the Marin Independent Journal decrying the efforts of one person to who wrote in trying to shed light on what ranchers are doing in our national seashore. His words are below.
"Ms. Susan Ives has written before. She was against the oyster farm, the golf course and now ranchers. She is nihilistic to say they least and an environmentalist. I stopped reading her letter after she cited the United Nations about cows and global warming. Ms. Ives, the UN are a bunch of communists who want to spread the wealth around the world. Using the lie of global warming is a way to do that. They try to shame rich countries into believing we have caused the poverty in third world nations. The Paris Accord is one such fraud. The US was required to pay the UN $30 billion dollars over 10 years so they could spread that among the poor nations. It was good Trump saw the lie of this accord.
But not all think like Ms. Ives and thank God for that. Cows make life better for most people as do chickens and other eatable animals. Grazing is good as is logging and oil drilling. It creates jobs but more importantly it gives us wood for homes, cheaper oil for our cars and cheaper heating for our homes. But Ms. Ives sees the National Seashore as her property and her right to only "look at it". Most people don't agree with her but this paper does so that is why she gets the ink.
We can and do have a balance between preservation and use. That oyster farm that the environmentalists got rid of was an abuse of those owners rights. One oyster farm was too much for the environmentalist. But thank God for Trump. He is doing more drilling and making life better for most Americans. As far as the National Seashore is concerned, it is a excellent meeting of both our needs and maintaining the beauty of the Seashore. A ride to Pt. Reyes is enjoyable and the scenery is very beautiful. In fact, the cows add to the rural and beauty of it. The shore belongs to all of us, not just environmentalists.
Robert A. Casper, SR
San Rafael, CA."
Let's take a look at his words.
How Robert Caster's ignorance represents everything wrong in Marin County.
Robert Caster...oh where to begin with this person. It is with great despair that I know he isn't just one nut job floating around out there, but actually represents a powerful group of people who have had their way for such a long time that facts, the state of the planet, and reality in general, mean very little to them. Indeed, Robert has a tenuous grasp on reality at all from reading his words.
But he does a magnificent job of representing the cancerous population of his kind starting right out of the gates by self declaring his choice of ignorance and denial when faced with information that opposes his own beliefs. "I stopped reading Susan's letter when she said..." Yes, well, Robert, that's not surprising. That's what Trumpsters do; ignore information and shout the same ignorance speeches they've been shouting for generations.
As our nation crumbles from within and the planet falls to its knees, this man actually says, "Thank God for Trump, drilling and making lives better. Grazing is good as is logging and oil drilling. It creates jobs but more importantly it gives us wood for homes, cheaper oil for our cars and cheaper heating for our homes."
This man embraces and praises three of the worst things currently taking place on this entire globe and tops it off by explaining why, which can be summarized into one word; Money. Cheap oil. Cheap heat. Jobs. Yummy animals. Saving a buck and exploiting life. Anything for money. Anything. Even our very future. That's the moral core of people like Robert.
But he continues with his Trumpster antics, blabbing complete lies as though they are the truth because it makes him (and his kind) feel like it is the truth as long as they can only hear their own voices. "Most people don't think like her...the seashore is for everyone, not just her." Well, in both cases what he actually means by "most people" is ranchers who think like he does and that the seashore belongs exclusively to the desires of ranchers, public land be damned. ONLY people who financially benefit from destruction; ranchers, loggers, drillers (you know, Robert's kind) support ranching in the seashore. They keep the horror of what's happening to OUR public land quiet while holding rallies and meetings in their tight nit community as to how to keep everything exactly as they want it. People like Susan Ives disrupt this by trying to let the rest of the state and nation know what's happening. The spreading of the truth is a threat to those who profit from lies and destruction.
People like Robert have been telling themselves the same BS for so long they actually believe it. How deluded do you have to be to claim that the cows add beauty to the landscape? When I first moved to California I admit that seeing cows with the ocean behind them was quite a sight, but not because it was beautiful, because it was unexpected. I certainly wouldn't trade the chance of seeing bison, elk, coyotes, or God-willing, a bear against the backdrop of the ocean in exchange for seeing cows. Even if people did like seeing cows, guess what, you can see them EVERYWHERE...E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E. That's what ranchers have done to this country...they've turned the entire thing into one big, degraded, cow pasture, unless that land was taken before they could snatch it up. And if it is public land, they graze it anyway.
No, cattle and ranching is not beautiful. It's what death looks like. It's what a few privileged people making money at the cost of the rest of us looks like. Other ranchers echo Robert's claims that a drive through the seashore is beautiful, as though they are responsible for it. Yes, the seashore is undeniably beautiful. A few parts of it in particular are beautiful, the parts where ranching is not allowed. The rest is what natural beauty looks like while trying to survive the parasitic effects of ranching sucking the life out of it.
Robert said one thing that was correct, that the seashore belongs to all of us. So why is it being handed over to a private businesses?
Trumpsters don't deserve the beauty of land they are dedicated to destroying
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