As Eye on Miami points out, we happen to be fortunate to live between two beautiful but fragile and endangered national parks -- yet this Glenn Garvin rant leads the Herald's coverage of the stunning new documentary series on the national parks system by Ken Burns, which debuted on PBS last night:
Ok, I see that in Glenn's world, "modify" and "destroy forever" are in fact synonymous.
But actually it's parks that are unnatural. They're an attempt to impose stasis on nature, to halt its evolutionary change. Conservationist zealots like Burns are the ones who deny a human relationship with nature, because they treat man as the lone creature with no right to modify his environment.
But wait -- there is seriously no mention in Glenn's column of the Everglades or Biscayne National Park, and the fact we are the only city in the country to border not one but two great national park systems?
Well, there is this:
Florida's beautiful spring systems blah blah blah.
As for The Story of Florida's State Parks, a three-part companion series produced by WPBT that starts Monday and is full of drippy poetry about God asking trees what time it is, the best that can be said is that it's 10 ½ hours shorter than National Parks.
And Black Elk, what a drip -- drop him in Walden Pond by way of Cross Creek, and take John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt for a dip too.
Keep fighting those 60s culture wars, Glenn!