Posted by: facetothewind | October 8, 2008

How can you just close nature?

When will America learn that it doesn’t “own” things…that you just can’t close a beach, close nature off to people who enjoy it? Sure, we want to protect it – but protect it from people with ATVs, and those who tear it up and abuse it. In this case, it’s one of my favorite places in the world – Laguna Creek Beach near Santa Cruz. They’ve closed it off because gay men have been cruising here. Is that hurting nature? In all the years I have been coming to this beautiful place, I have never seen anyone drive on the beach until the park rangers in their SUVs last Sunday. And what were they doing? Just making everyone feel uncomfortable and harassed. It is what Americans do – flaunt their might.

America’s downfall is in some ways welcome – maybe we can have a few things back, like this place for example. Let it fall.


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