The "Grappling With Growth" issue of Sept. 5 was the best yet, albeit downright despairing. I've been traveling around the West, up and down, back and forth, for almost 20 years and have yet to find a community that really had a clue as to what was happening to it.
Quite frankly, the philosophical concept of privately owned "land" is one of the root causes of the problem. Nothing will change until we, as a society, come to realize and fervently believe that the land doesn't belong to us; we belong to the land. And, as Ed Marston pointed out in his essay, much misery awaits us until this issue is resolved.
Ramon, a stalwart of the anti-logging Cove/Mallard Coalition, describes himself as an "overage mutant gonzo dingbat."
- Patrick Kelly on In Washington, the 'necessity defense' on trial alongside activists
- John W Stephens on A new and more dangerous Sagebrush Rebellion
- Butch Kallem on Should this national monument become a national park?
- Jim Scarborough on Analyst: FBI let Malheur militants save face to end occupation
- Thomas Vonalten on Graphic: The hidden connections of the Sagebrush Insurgency