4 Sep 2009, 12:02am
Politics and politicians Useless and Stupid
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Our Racist President, Barry the Same

You can’t really blame him. He’s from Kenya by way of Hawaii, so he never was educated about America.

Regardless, B. Hussein Obama declared September 2009 “National Wilderness Month” today.

Barry is apparently ignorant about wilderness, including the fact that it’s a myth. People, civilized people, have been resident in the continental U.S. for upwards of 13,000 years. People, civilized people, not wild people, have hunted, fished, farmed, trod upon, roaded, modified, and inhabited every square mile of this continent for millennia.

But there’s that pesky American Creation Myth, and Barry repeats it, just so we’ll all think he’s American and one of us. You know that myth: God created a wilderness in the New World for the Euro (and African) invaders, a wild and free continent, empty of civilized people and their marks upon the land.

God made America for the invaders to mold in His image, to populate and recreate, as God so intended, and thus Wild America was blessed and anointed by God for all of us. Amen.

Of course, the 50 million or so pre-Columbian residents had to be exterminated first, and dehumanized, and then forgotten, but that is as God intended, for they were inferior and should be forgotten and never spoken of again.

Kind of racist, don’t you think? Barry wants us to erase the Amerind people from the history books, to deny their humanity and residency, and that’s about as racist as can be.

Here’s the text of B. Hussein Obama’s Racist Wilderness Proclamation:


Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release, September 3, 2009 [here]




The American wilderness has inspired wonder and imagination for centuries and is an irreplaceable part of our Nation’s heritage. Even before the birth of the United States, visitors from near and far were struck by its splendor and purity. The unaltered American landscape stood apart from any other in the world. During the years of westward expansion, the wilderness frontier became synonymous with pioneer values of steadfastness and rugged independence. This month, we celebrate this history and renew our commitment to preserving the American wilderness for future generations.

Forty-five years ago, the United States achieved a landmark success in protecting these magnificent wild spaces. The Congress passed and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act, which sought to secure “for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness.” The Act has been widely recognized as one of our Nation’s most important conservation laws. This law and the National Wilderness Preservation System it established have served as a model for wilderness protection laws in many of our States and in countries around the world.

The vision and structure established in the Wilderness Act continue to receive broad support. This pioneering law created a framework for bringing Federal public lands under additional protection. Over the past 45 years, the Congress has enacted numerous laws extending wilderness protection to vast swaths of public lands. These laws have enjoyed bipartisan support. Ranchers and anglers, small-business owners and conservationists, and Americans of diverse backgrounds have come together to preserve many of our Nation’s most cherished public spaces.

My Administration has already demonstrated a commitment to protecting our wilderness heritage. On March 30, 2009, I signed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which established the most recent additions to our Wilderness System. As my Administration continues to prioritize wilderness protection, we will work closely with the Congress, organizations, and private citizens to ensure that all stakeholders can make their voices heard. United by a common purpose of preserving our precious natural spaces and our wilderness heritage, we will ensure that future generations inherit the unique gift of knowing nature’s peace.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2009 as National Wilderness Month. I call upon all Americans to visit and enjoy our wilderness areas, learn more about our wilderness heritage, and explore what can be done to protect and preserve these precious national treasures.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.

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Let’s parse that. First Barry says, “Even before the birth of the United States, visitors from near and far were struck by its [the American Wilderness] splendor and purity.” Actually, the visitors were struck by the residents, or struck the residents, with bullets, swords, infected blankets, etc.

The main things that most concerned the first visitors were the people who lived here. Columbus, Cortez, John Smith (who married Pocahontas), the Pilgrims, Lewis and Clark, and all those invaders were fully cognizant and afeared of the strange folks who occupied the place that they (the invaders) wished to conquer and colonize.

It wasn’t “purity” that astounded and confounded the invaders; it was the humanity that was already here.

Then Barry says, “The unaltered American landscape stood apart from any other in the world.”

Except that the American landscape was fully and profoundly altered, and had been altered for millennia, by human beings, whom Barry conveniently has relegated into non-existence. It’s like the First Residents were never here! Or if they were, they were sub-human, incapable of altering the landscape, but instead were like butterflies flitting from bush to bush, disturbing nothing, a few starving bands of monkey-like Neanderthals who had no effect on God’s Great Wilderness Gift to the Euros, who brought in African slaves to tame the wild, although not Barry’s lineage, who remained in Kenya taming that wilderness, or doing something.

It’s all so racist and completely objectionable. What’s Barry’s trip anyway? Is he a KKK Klansman or just your average street variety racist historical revisionist?

Then Honky Barry says, “During the years of westward expansion, the wilderness frontier became synonymous with pioneer values of steadfastness and rugged independence.” Well, except for the murder part, where the First Residents were warred upon and shot and their land stolen. The principal “pioneer value” was kill the Red Man and squat on his land.

I know, I know. You’re just shocked! How could anyone question the American Creation Myth, our Gift From God, and defame the hardly souls who carved civilization out of the howling wilderness?

Well, the truth may not be pretty, but it has the virtue of being true. Sorry if it gobsmacks you to find out that somebody else was here before you were.

Also it might aid all you “environmental scientists” out there to cop to the fact that humanity had major impact on your precious “wilderness” for thousands and thousands of years. If you can wrap your brains around the historical facts, then some of those nagging anomalies in your no-human-impact-on-nature theories might be explained. And what could be better than finding the real, factual explanations for old-growth, or savannas, or prairies, or mountain meadows, or all those pesky inexplicable landscape phenomena that so confuse you today?

Of course, you may appear to be a heretic and apostate if you don’t genuflect to the American Creation Myth like Barry does. It’s a tough choice. Do you pursue the truthful facts, or do you kneel and bow to the racist nationalist eco-religion? What’s a scientist to do when faced with a conundrum like that?

Barry says, “United by a common purpose of preserving our precious natural spaces and our wilderness heritage.”

Sorry Barry, but wilderness designation is not only racist to beat the band, it is hugely destructive of landscapes. Wilderness areas are neither protected nor preserved; they are routinely devastated by intense megafires that spread beyond the designated boundaries and burn forests, farms, fields, homes, and even cities.

How you missed that factoid I’ll never know. Pick up a newspaper, Barry. Try to clue into what’s going on.

Barry says, “I call upon all Americans to visit and enjoy our wilderness areas, learn more about our wilderness heritage, and explore what can be done to protect and preserve these precious national treasures.”

Would that be while they are on fire? Do you suggest, Barry my man, that citizens march into the flames of the megafires currently raging in your racist wilderness areas?

Have you ever seen a wilderness area, Barry? Name one you have visited, please, if you can. I don’t want to pigeon hole you Barry, but as an urban “community organizer” have you ever had occasion to venture out beyond the city limits and observe a tree, much less an designated wilderness?

Ah me. We the people have elected a racist urbanite as President, again, for the umpteenth time, and nothing but nothing has changed. It’s the same old song and dance, the same racist gibberish, the same No Touch, Let It Burn, Watch It Rot, historical revisionist myth mashed destruction from the same cast of urban fops.

I thought you were all about change, Barry. Was that another lie? Are you a lying, know-nothing, venial, ignorant, sleazy, racist politician Barry?

Shocking. Whodda thunk it? More of the same from more of the same.

5 Sep 2009, 12:02pm
by thorneycroft

True, and the chainsaw was invented in 1487 by a Duwamish Indian in what is now Seattle. Of course in those days the cutting edge was made with Razor Clam shells linked together with cedar bark rope and it was powered by otters playing on a water wheel but it was effective enough to let the Indians of Puget Sound completely deforest the area a full hundred years before the first Europeans got there. It’s a fact!

5 Sep 2009, 3:41pm
by Mike

Thorny, your sacrcasm reveals a great and abounding ignorance. No, the Indians did not have chains saws made of clam shells, but they did indeed have the tools to alter ecosystems, principally anthropogenic fire and anthropogenic predation.

I recommend you read works posted in the W.I.S.E. Colloquium: History of Western Landscapes. For starters, here are some that pertain to the Pacific Northwest:

Mark Vellend, Anne D. Bjorkman, Alan McConchie. 2008. Environmentally biased fragmentation of oak savanna habitat on southeastern Vancouver Island, Canada. Biological Conservation 141(2008) 2576-2584. [here]

Linda Storm and Daniela Shebitz. 2006. Evaluating the Purpose, Extent, and Ecological Restoration Applications of Indigenous Burning Practices in Southwestern Washington. Ecological Restoration, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2006. [here]

William Denevan. 1992. The Pristine Myth: The Landscape of the Americas in 1492. Annals of the American Association of Geographers v. 82 n. 3 (Sept. 1992), pp. 369-385. [here]

Kay, Charles E. Are Lightning Fires Unnatural? A Comparison of Aboriginal and Lightning Ignition Rates in the United States. 2007. in R.E. Masters and K.E.M. Galley (eds.) Proceedings of the 23rd Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference: Fire in Grassland and Shrubland Ecosystems, pp 16-28. Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL. [here]

Blackburn, Thomas C. and Kat Anderson, eds. Before The Wilderness: Environmental Management by Native Californians. 1993. Malki Press - Ballena Press [here]

Williams, Judith. Clam Gardens: Aboriginal Mariculture On Canada’s West Coast. 2006. New Star Books LTD [here]

Johannessen, Carl L. , William A. Davenport, Artimus Millet, Steven McWilliams. The Vegetation of the Willamette Valley. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 61 (2), 286–302. 1971. [here]

Boyd, Robert, editor. Indians, Fire, and the Land in the Pacific Northwest. 1999. Oregon State University Press. [here]

Thomas M. Bonnicksen, M. Kat Anderson, Henry T. Lewis, Charles E. Kay, and Ruthann Knudson. 1999. Native American influences on the development of forest ecosystems. In: Szaro, R. C.; Johnson, N. C.; Sexton, W. T.; Malk, A. J., eds. Ecological stewardship: A common reference for ecosystem management. Vol. 2. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science Ltd: 439-470. [here]

Williams, Gerald W. References on the American Indian Use of Fire in Ecosystems. 2003. [here]

Lewis, Henry T. A Time for Burning. Occasional Publication No. 17. 1982, Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta, Boreal Institute for Northern Studies [here]

Carloni, Ken. The Ecological Legacy of Indian Burning Practices in Southwestern Oregon. 2005. Doctoral dissertation, Oregon State Univ. [here]

Stewart, Omer C. Forgotten Fires — Native Americans and the Transient Wilderness. Edited and with Introductions by Henry T. Lewis and M. Kat Anderson. 2002. University of Oklahoma Press. [here]

Bonnicksen, Thomas M. America’s Ancient Forests–From the Ice Age to the Age of Discovery. 2000. John Wiley and Sons. [here]

Anderson, M. Kat. Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources. 2005. Univ. Calif. Press. [here]



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