DURANGO, Colo. — In the San Juan National Forest here, an iron rod gate is the last barrier to the Weminuche Wilderness, a mountain redoubt above 10,000 feet where wheels are not allowed.This should calm your rage, as it did mine.
But the gate has been knocked down repeatedly, shot at and generally disregarded. Miles beyond it, a two-track trail has been punched into the wilderness by errant all-terrain-vehicle riders who have insisted on going their own way, on-trail or off.
These morons who can't enjoy themselves unless they're burning gasoline, creating outrageous noise and pollution, and destroying other people's property sure are examples of fine citizens. Fine stupid and selfish citizens, that is. These are the fuckers who accuse those who oppose their stunning destructive selfishness and stupidity of trampling their "rights." The majority of these people are easy prey for energy and ORV companies and the entire panoply of selfish, greedy, dirty Reich-wing corporate fascists who preach endless massive and irresponsible consumption without a hint of recognition for the consequences.
As far as I'm concerned, enjoyment of this kind of destructive activity, especially on public land, is simply a manifestation of utter stupidity.