While on a
recent major clean up run, we had two run-ins
with Sierra Clubbers.
The first - a single vehicle - a newer land cruiser
came up from behind and was furious that we had 20
vehicles moving slowly along the road. She (the
driver) was extremely rude according to the people in
the vehicles at the rear. We told her that would
we allow her to pass us as space opened up to let her
work her way by us. She was not happy.
began passing people in a very unsafe and rude
manner. She actually cut me off, while I was
waiting for the line to move. I was just
starting to move forward when I saw a white flash go
past the right side of my vehicle at a very reckless
speed. I barely missed pulling into her. This
was not a two lane road, it was just about 1.5
vehicles wide, maybe less. Even after we
explained that we were on a clean up run she said -
"well you pigs made the mess you ought to clean
It is OK for them to condemn all of us for the actions
of a few - but not for us to condemn them for the
actions of a few. We neither support nor condone
the careless or crazies in our ranks. However,
Sierra Club dues money directly supports the activities
and the actions of the radical among them.
most members know who Dave Foreman is? They
should, he was one of their board members and so very
- He was one of the founders of
- He was one of the
authors of the Earth
First! Death Manual.
- Mr. Foreman also plea bargained
his way out of a federal felony conviction for "allegedly" attempting to
power transmission lines and dams.
From Eco Defense, Edited by Dave Foreman. Copyright 1985 - Dave
Foreman. A New Ludd Book, Earth First! Books, Tucson Arizona 1985.
"Suppose your neighborhood is infested with off-road
vehicle scum or you chance upon an unattended muscle wagon
where it shouldn't be. A quick slash job is in order."
"a modern version of the Vietnamese "punji stake" offers a
simple means of closing an unsurfaced road. An angle cut metal
rod driven into the road's wheel rut will puncture tires......"
- Dave Forman, Earth First!
"The optimum human population of earth is zero."
- Dave Forman, Earth First!
"The human race could go extinct, and I for one would not shed any tears."
- Dave Forman, founder of Earth First, and former member of the National Board of Directors for the Sierra Club
"Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental."
of the Sierra Club
elected this terrorist to serve on their National Board of
to see the Earth First Death Manual as exposed by
The second encounter was a group of SC'ers in four
new, big, expensive suv's. They came to the back of
the group and basically acted the same way our friends
in the first vehicle had. Rude and indignant that we
were in their way. The spokesman came forward and said
- we are in a hurry, we have four things to do today.
We need to get by. Then the magic words - spoken as if
they part the Red Sea - "We are with the Sierra
Club, we need to get by - we are in hurry". By
the way they were also rude and said the same thing
about the clean up - "you created the mess, you
should clean it up". This was in an area that
gets heavy car traffic, meaning the trash came
from car partiers.
Well, after they got rude with us, the folks at the
back of our group decided to proceed in 4low - 1st
gear - crawl speed. We were looking for trash after
all. The SC'ers really got upset about this.
When we got to the parking lot at the top of the
mountain, they pulled in and were headed for the top
of the hill on a short hiking trail - about 200
yards. We offered to give them trash bags to
pick up litter along the hiking trail. They would not
even respond to our offer.
These people are rude, self-centered bullies. They did
their hike (if you call a 5 mile drive to do a 200
yard walk a hike) and left. They used their gas
guzzling SUV's to drive to a short trail, there is a
great hike to the top via a valley with no roads -
just a hiking trail. I've done it, it's pretty
In the 30+ years I have been, hiking camping, jeeping,
backpacking, etc. I have never seen a single member of
the Sierra Club or any other Green group for that
matter ever pick up a single piece of trash.
Now, these people are bringing their butthead
freeway driving style to the backcountry: cutting
people off, get out of my way etc., they are sick and
make us sick!
Attention Sierra Clubbers:
RELAX - ENJOY NATURE -
LEAVE THE RAT RACE BEHIND, don't inflict your
lifestyle and values on those of us who want to enjoy
and take care or the environment.
They were not nice to us and we were not nice to them
in return. Both sides lose. They lose because they
truly don't know how to enjoy nature. We lose because
we are condemned no matter how we treat them.
Some in our group didn't like the confrontation. Those
of us who have been back-stabbed and lied about by the
Sierra Club, know full well that they are the enemy.
Nothing we can say or do will ever change that. It is
a lose-lose for us anytime we see them.
Some of my friends have had windshields broken out and
vehicles vandalized by green weenies. How would a
Sierra Clubber like it if every time they parked a car
at a trail head it got a busted window, flat tires or
scratched paint. That's what happens to our jeeps when
we leave them at a hiking trail head parking lot to do a hike.
These people are not our friends. They can not imagine what it's like to be
targeted simply because of what you drive!
Beware: Conversation and/or confrontation with a
Green Weenie will get you nowhere. Likewise:
Compromise with a Green Weenie will only net you land
loss and more of your rights taken away.
The Sierra Club's policy pages on OHV's and Mountain
Bikes clearly show that they want us out.
"Trails and areas on public lands should be
closed to all vehicles unless..."
theme is the same with all of the Green
groups - hypocrisy! Close it all
to us, that is. Then make you spend time
and money on studies and court battles to reopen
it! If you climb, bike, jeep, fish, hunt, jet
ski, boat, ride a horse, camp, etc. - your sport is next!! They are
the only ones that will have access to our land if we
don't stop them.
closing, we have nothing good to say about the green
groups because they have nothing good to say about
us. In short our policy is - any friend of the Sierra Club
is an enemy of mine!