The last of the ELF (Earth Liberation Front) arsonists was sentenced yesterday for the burning down of a Redmond OR horse slaughterhouse in 1997. Thank goodness. I’m concerned abou the environment and I guess I would classify myself as an environmentalist but I certainly don’t want to be associated with these guys. They are like the distant cousin that everyone hopes doesn’t show up at the family reunion, get drunk, and pick a fight with Aunt Ellie.
Actually, ELF is more like George Bush. That analogy should really burn those guys up.
-No rational thinking; It conflicts with my ideology, darn it!.
-Using violence to solve problems without first using alternatives.
-Okay with hurting the innocent.
-Flagrant disregard for the law.
-Even their friends don’t like them.
-Claiming you understand why people are mad while still not understanding (“A million times over I apologize … to all of you hardworking business owners, employees, researchers, firemen, investigators, attorneys and all citizens whose property was destroyed, whose holidays were ruined, whose welfare was thwarted, and whose sleep was troubled.” Troubled sleep? Try, “sorry I ruined some of your lives and almost killed some of you”.
-Things are worse because of what you did (think of the CO2/CO carbon load of the fire + the energy to make materials to rebuild and the rebuilding + the resources need to rebuild)
-Europe doesn’t really like either of them.