Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Flower vs. Power
The US Forest Service needs to chill out. So far they have handed out 200 citations to only 1500 people who have showed up at the annual Rainbow gathering of aging hippies and new agers in New Mexico's forests. The encampment site near Cuba will supposedly host 10,000 Flower children over the next week. The Forest Service has made sport out of hassling these folks by bringing in law enforcement personnel from all over the country. Last year the situation nearly got out of hand with heavily armed squads with drawn weapons in the midst of crowds with children present. It is ridiculous. Hopefully the new Chief of the Forest Service will take stop this unnecessary provocation next year.