Change and compromise
Bending our social fabric is a new term replacing “opposing the status quo.” The insanity of a demographic who were galvanized by a revolt against Nixon’s mud-face expose whereby reality was laid at the feet of the voters and left like paraphernalia in a minor’s pants pocket for the parents to accept and deal with, or turn a blind eye to, exists. Those baby boomers’ parents very much turned a blind eye and birthed a generation bottle-fed by remorseless inhumane stock market gains, which overshadowed Nixon’s wildest corruption intents, voted Reagan into office, deregulated (gutted government oversight), and clamored for lifestyles made by children and their malnourished families abroad.
Today, accountability is transparent, but not beholden to the social fabric as righteous integrity. The man who travels on jet planes and pukes out peak oil propaganda is bowed before rather than held foot-first towards integrity’s flame, and probably hasn’t paid taxes.
There is a need to forego the status quo of social change that has founded a back-and-forth game rather than move our country forward as a whole towards social justice and environmental equilibrium. Rather than sit on a fancy couch, before fancy art to read a fancy book written by a prostituted ego; why not actively engage in conversation with that whom one viscerally apposes?
In real terms: a mining company moves in and the Nixon-galvanized draw swords to fight them, i.e., status quo. What if: middle ground was sought, compromise considered a win, regulations returned to power?
Stand ground where heels can grip in, and begin the foundation there. Calculate, contribute, accept and compromise a path forward. Oppression leads to potential revolution, which is why a one-sided win is no win, rather, a temporary switch in regime. Be the change that changes best.
Brandon Sheely, Okanogan/Twisp
Questionable deer count
I strongly disagree with Scott Fitkin’s statement that our mule deer population is a “bit” down. Reality is that the population is way down and has been since the hard winter of 1996.
After that winter that killed 60 percent of the deer, the WDFW decided to keep the population low and not manage for a good, healthy herd. They should have closed the season for a few years but instead instituted new rules and regulations and only shortened the season. After all, it is not important to manage a healthy, prosperous deer population. It is more important for WDFW to make money. The people on the west side are getting wise and won’t be hunting in our valley in good numbers any longer. How long?
The year 2017 was the worst harvest number in 20 years and the 2018 season will be worse.
Yes, we have had fires and hot summers, but we should have a much better deer population.
We still have excellent habitat that can handle a much larger number of mule deer and a controlled number of white tails.
It’s obvious counting deer from helicopters isn’t working. A warden and a biologist should drive or walk around in the hills once in a while. No money or expense, and a much better idea of deer numbers. If we can believe them.
Mr. Fitkin, I’m sure you are a good biologist but I believe you say and do what you are told. WDFW is the most non-transparent agency in the state. Very deceitful.
On a recent morning, I attended the coffee klatch at the old Methow schoolhouse. When I brought up the article in the paper and WDFW’s claim of the deer population being down just a “bit,” you should have heard the uproar.
Randy Moore, Methow