How newsworthy are the antics of tree sitters? |

How newsworthy are the antics of tree sitters?

Anyone who would risk property, freedom or life for a vegetable just has to be dumber than a two-dollar dog.

If these specimens are sincere in their silliness, then it’s an embarrassment to have to admit that we might be members of the same species. Even the notion the these creatures are sharing the roadways, voting in elections, and handling the vegetables at the grocery store is somewhat off putting.

If, on the other hand, and more likely, rescuing trees (exactly from what is unclear) is merely a rationalization for their dubious behavior, one can only wonder at just what is really on whatever it is they might be using for minds. Could it be the perverse satisfaction of causing someone else to alter their behavior to accommodate them? Perhaps a simple quest for their Warholian 15 minutes? Could it be merely the opportunity to affect fun “noms de pines” such as Weasel, Wombat or whatever, and play in the woods? They probably aren’t sufficiently bright to realize their own duplicity, but through Socratic inquiry, it might be discovered.

Is there nothing in the community or on the rest of the planet more newsworthy than the antics of this coven of clowns or is this the product of a monumental slow news day?

Terry von Gease

Penn Valley

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