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flagamuffin  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pond Scum: Henry David Thoreau's Moral Myopia

this is par for the course modern revisionism against early environmentalists. muir is often targeted as well. best to ignore, like everything else




ButterflyEffect  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Huh. I've seen a few pieces on Thoreau, but nothing short of reverence for Muir. Have any links?

flagamuffin  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"environmental justice"

'ware the new age environmentalists who desperately want to build Inclusive Spaces in cities

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-rethinking-muir-20141113-story.html

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/environmentalisms-racist-history

flagamuffin  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·  

remember i warned you up there to ignore this

Odder  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Man it's like they don't know that a common Republican talking point these days is "Let's sell off the National parks" ...or they don't care.

Yeah you're right I should have ignored this.

ButterflyEffect  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Rather than accessing Muir's beloved Sierra Mountains as backpackers, skiers or rock climbers, they argue, Californians would benefit more from the creation of urban parks, additional roads and trails in wild lands.

Wait a second do these people not realize it's possible to have both? And also understand the roles of different levels of government in land conservation?

Okay yeah taking your advice and ignoring.