I also doubt that the people who were here originally would have any kindness for any of the other interlopers Connie Tuttle mentioned if they'd had a clue about what was going to befall them. So many died opposing that infestation of their lands once they realized what was coming.
Their American dream has long been destroyed and replaced by one where material acquisition and destruction is a way of life. If this is the Promised Land to most of the inhabitants, then just imagine what it looks like to those who watch it being destroyed by people whose only purpose is to continue that destruction. I understand there is a "the more, the merrier" mentality that is largely reflected in Tuttle's piece; perhaps it's not quite the same kind of collective memory that she mentions that needs to be refreshed.
I guess if two wrongs don't make it right, then perhaps three will. Maybe four. What about five? Do I hear six, seven or eight?
According to the state's 2004 Drought Preparedness Plan, we will have to reach extreme drought conditions before a moratorium on building permits is considered ("The Great Water Shuffle," June 1). If we don't use up the existing water as fast and frivolously as we can, by watering our yards, leaving the taps running and washing our cars incessantly, they will use it to build more developments, golf courses and environmentally ruinous sprawl.
Tucsonans, you know your duty. Let's do our best to provoke a drought crisis and clear the scum out of this town.
My question is: With all the building going on in Tucson, particularly on the eastside where I live, can anyone tell me where the water is coming from for all the new construction of homes?
I assume builders do not care. We in Tucson will be the ones to suffer unless maybe the builders are bringing in the water for these new homes!
According to Marc Reisner in Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, the answer is: No, it can't go on forever.
Cadillac Desert is terrifying, a real eye-opener. Reisner discusses why every civilization in history that relied on irrigation has failed, then reviews our nation's water situation and shows how we're setting ourselves up to fail as well. It sounds dull and pointy-headed, but Marc Reisner, who died, alas, in 2000 at age 51, was a great writer, and the book is more than readable; it's gripping.
A film like this should get a more mature review.
There will always be something wrong with the station in someone's eyes, especially as the lifecycle of this quarter-century-old organization approaches maturity. But carping and rhetorical, self-righteous accusation followed by claims of credit for changes smacks of ego. John Murphy's letter hashes over things that began two general managers ago and is riddled with current buzz words. His less-articulate followers parrot phrases like inclusion, transparency, accountability and responsibility.
I, for one, thank Randy Peterson, as well as the board and staff of KXCI, who have kept the station flowing during a bizarre period. In this time of governmental surveillance and suppression, which is beginning to exceed even the McCarthy era because of more sophisticated technology, the concept of community radio should be fostered mightily by many diverse voices.
Martha B. Hopkins
The National Socialist Movement denies the entirety of the Southern Poverty Law Center's allegations regarding an alleged e-mail sent to Mark Martin by Laine Lawless.
The Southern Poverty Law Center claims to have received this e-mail after it was forwarded on to a mailing list by Mark Martin. As we have pointed out to other publications, if this was the case, it would be impossible for them to have full headers "proving" that Laine Lawless sent this e-mail to Martin.
We believe this e-mail is a fake that has been promulgated by the mostly homosexual and Jewish activists at the Southern Poverty Law Center to create needless sensation.
The National Socialist Movement opposes illegal immigration and opposes all approaches to the illegal immigration issue that do not recognize it as primarily a race issue.
We concur with Ms. Lawless' remarks that Morris Dees and Mark Potok are unreliable. Court records claim that Morris Dees kidnapped his second wife and beat her until she signed an unfavorable divorce agreement; he has also been accused of raping his stepdaughter and seducing his son's wife. We do not believe a man of that character, or those who associate with him, can be taken on their word as trustworthy news sources.
National Socialist Movement