Infiltrating the mainstream media

I’ll be writing for Examiner, at least on a trial basis. Although this is a mainstream outlet, there likely will be some overlap with topics on this blog.

My first piece is about the Wilderness Act, and it’s here. Please check it out, and tell me what you think with an online comment. This article, and future ones in this outlet, will be posted under the “Examiner” tab at the top of this page, and a full list will be posted at this Examiner site.

Comments 4

  • Excellent ProfEmGuy !!!

    We must be proactive.For too long environmentalists have been on the defensive.Pitiful,rear guard defeats have masqueraded as “compromises”,
    while the barbaric capitalists continue to ravage the earth in pursuit of their own greed.We are enough in numbers,have the public support,and
    most importantly understand the moral issues.We are on the right side.

    There are 20 million vacant homes in this country.Does it make any sense to allow greedy real estate developers to continue to destroy the earth by putting up ugly,ticky-tacky houses solely to enrich themselves at the
    expense of everyone else.

    Maybe peak oil and economic reality will finally turn the terrible far out suburbs into ghost towns that can be torn down and the ground returned to nature.What can we do to interupt the fragile supply lines
    to these monstrous places.The logistics of supplying them are enormous.
    Surely their must be ways to shut off the supply lines to these horrible,anti-human,anti-nature,cultural and intellectual deserts.

    Here’s an idea.Pick out one–just one,that can be used as an example.
    If we could bring about the elimination of just one of these iniquitous
    abominations it would be the spark that would ignite an enviromental
    revolution.

    We must fight back in every way that we possibly can to end the depredations to our planet carried out by the rapacious ,capitalist barbarians.

    There are many things that can be said many ideas to pursue.But isn’t it better to focus on one central,critical subject–the destruction and
    elimination of the wasteful,degenerative sloburbs that are a deadly destroying cancer on our earth ?

    Frank Mezek

  • After reading the Examiner piece, I only have 2 thoughts.

    1. The Wilderness Act is way too little and way too late and I find it nearly ridiculous that such areas would serve as “strong natural barrier against non-native species!”

    2. Guy, have you been sipping (chugging?) the Koolaid? 🙂

  • Thanks for reading the article, Colin C, and for commenting here.

    Of course it’s too late for the Wilderness Act to save us (as indicated in the article) or many species. But if the industrial age persists another decade (shudder), it will save a few populations. And there is little question, based on abundant scientific evidence, that large areas untrammeled by humans act as strong natural barriers against nonnative species.

    Most importantly, as indicated by the headline, I’m infiltrating the MSM. This first article had to be approved by an imperialist before I could post others. I’ll be posting articles increasingly aligned with reality, now that I’m “in.” But it’ll take a few articles — perhaps even a few weeks — before I’m pushing the doom button with both hands.

  • Guy, as I’m sure you’re aware, I usually(?!) find _your_ writing “interesting,” at the very least. Truth be told, your prose IS helping to “inspire/motivate” me to [one day soon] start my own “writing career.” Though I doubt it will “win” me many “friends.”

    Nonetheless, I’ll give you the point that “wilderness areas,” by definition and with proper “enforcement,” can be “resistant” to “non-native species.” However, everything I’m reading/seeing regarding the climate-induced “migrations” of various birds, insects and other fauna and flora tend to indicate that there is no way to make any region “impervious” to “invasive” organisms. For example, and I’m in no way an ornithologist, I’ve seen and heard some “unusual” birds in my area of Northern Ohio over the past year or so, regardless of season. I’m pretty certain these did not arrive here by the same mechanisms that crocodiles, pythons and other species have “invaded” Florida or Australia. Perhaps more to the point, and correct me if I’m wrong, birds “spread” the genetic material of numerous forms of flora, at the very least. As the climate changes accelerate, more such migration from a greater diversity of biota can be expected. Another example I would cite is the beetle (several species) infestation of the conifer forests (in particular) along the extent of the Rocky Mountains, from the Rio Grande to the Northslope. So, I think my “too little-too late” statement stands though I understand the “politics” of writing anything for any MSM organization. On that note, I hope you can “work out” a way to replicate “here” anything you write for the Examiner so I (and others) don’t have to “put-up with” their inane advertising! 😀