Glenn Garvin Definitely Does Not Want To Get Ourselves Back to the Garden.

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:

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.

Ok, I see that in Glenn's world, "modify" and "destroy forever" are in fact synonymous.

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:

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.

Florida's beautiful spring systems blah blah blah.

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!


  1. All trees should be turned into newspaper to print Garvin's columns.

  2. Glenns' assine opinions have no value to be printed anywhere.

  3. No Shumie time today until you hear the Shofar, at which point you can eat and stop working.

  4. Garvin is himself a product of evolutionary stasis.

  5. what a di#*!

    his mommy didn't hug him enough!

    he is an horse's ass.

  6. Dude only city that borders two great park systems? Try Utah and Arizona...I could roll them off but won't. Moab Utah alone has Arches & Canyonlands NP; and Dead Horse Point State Park; just to name a few ...

  7. Yeah but I would have to go to UTAH to enjoy those parks.


    NATIONAL parks, you piker. Our parks are the aquafier for the southeast United States and beyond, and an ocean.

  8. 11:31, thanks for commenting.

    Also I was talking about "cities" -- ie metropolitan urban centers.

    Last I checked (and by checked I mean rewatching that Brady Bunch episode where the crusty old prospector locks the Brady family in the ghost town jail), there ain't too many cities in between those beautiful Arizona and Utah parks.

    Say what you will about Garvin, he has consistently delivered some of the most trenchant and biting social satire of the year.

    Too bad the year is 1971.

  9. i don't have a problem at all with conservative editorial writers. i generally agree with them. Garvin, however, is not one of those. He is just a dumbass stupid editorial writer. Someone at the herald should be arrested for letting him write for their rag. Or at least he should be writing the obits. sheesh.

  10. Ok, with your definition, then I would say Phoenix, Az -- tons of National and State Parks there...

    and we could go East Coast with Shenandoah NP which is not too far from D.C.

    National Park Annual Pass -- best money you'll ever spend ...

    Just bustin' coglini

  11. @12:41- still not between parks.

  12. Garvin's vitriol is so over the top it's bizarre.

  13. Some people, like Garvin, should not be given the podium they have.

  14. The obits? How about the classifieds. They dont use whole words or full sentences.


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