In a previous post I mentioned the importance of the community being more self reliant and ultimately more green (environmentally minded?). Most of HTMF’s good citizens wrote pithy insulting replies and believed the concern to be petty: “No pet chickerns” and “Keep livestock off the island”.
I recall a slide in the not too distant past wiping out No. 16, thus restricting the flow of goods coming into our town. How many of the city’s Chicken Littles believed the sky had actually fallen and thought they better hoard the dairy, bread, eggs, etc. Remember the gas lines? How embaressing. How base and selfish. Pathetic.
How many in this wrinkled town go to the food bank looking to fill their home pantries? From what I understand, the food bank has a hard time keeping up with the needs of our less fortunate. Why, I ask, doesn’t this town have a community garden like so many other more sophistacated towns for people who aren’t fortunate enough to have their own yards to grow food ? Why can’t livestock be kept on the island for the use and good of its inhabitants?
Why don’t you care about the environmental impact of having our food come from unknown places. Aren’t you concerned about your family’s health? What’s in that egg or piece of meat? Where does that vegetable come from? I wonder if the Chinese garlic you ate tonight was fertilized with human feces? What kind of toxic fumigants were used to keep those green beans pest free on the container trip from who knows?
These are questions worth asking… it is 2007.
And please, don’t write “attend City Hall rub n tugs” or “if you don’t like it, leave” I would like to hear what concerned citizens have to say.
And to those who keep lowering my karma, lower away…Merci.