Re: NANFA-- Eco terrorist may have struck here in Indiana
Thu, 27 Jan 2000 12:34:03 EST

Interesting articles, Chuck. I had no idea that eco-terrorism was on the rise
to that extent. While I applaud the sentiments I must disagree with the
approach. Burning houses down polarizes people on the issue and gets them
distracted from the matter of urban encroachment on watersheds and forests
and makes them focus more on people destroying public and private property to
either prevent this or to make a point. It has the potential to alienate
people from environmental issues and think that anyone who cares about these
issues is some kind of extreme nutcase. Most people still think that we've
got infinite space to build cities and industries, which is one of the
reasons that we have so many endangered species. I could see why these guys
would destroy houses out of a sense of frustration in thinking that we're
going nowhere trying to prevent the destruction of more animal habitat but it
accomplishes nothing and has the potential for injury to a person or animal
somewhere along the line. Then these people would be considered murderers and
discredit their cause.

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