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Maui Meyer's comments:
That's a luxury/necessity type of thing. I think the larger point is the lopsided nature of the rural/urban understanding. If we view the system as one large whole, and properly ascribe value to the parts, I posit that we should (as a whole) be paying more to the people who grow our food and shelter, generate our electricity, store our waste, and manage for us, on a daily basis the visual identity that is known as "Oregon." Rural doesn't have the place it should have at the table, and it's high time it did. Some of the best environmentalists I know are conservative republican farmers, and they have been doing it for four generations. You should see how tweaked they get when someone drives out from Portland to call them enviromentally insensitive......(They have a name for it. it's "did you drive here in your SUV to tell me that?") Out here, it's not environmentalism, it's stewardship. Shoot me an e-mail and we can take this offline....
posted 5 years ago
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