Monday, June 30, 2008

Skywalker's Nightmare

A letter from Margo Apostolas that has been submitted to the Hays Daily News:

Do you remember the first Star Wars movies when Luke Skywalker first entered the cultural lexicon? He lived an agricultural existence on a remote planet with his uncle and aunt. Now, do you remember the way you reacted to the giant machines that attacked his peaceful, agrarian landscape? It was shocking and brutal not just because a war ensued and people died but how they arrived so suddenly without any real warning. There were no Jedi warriors in place on the local provincial/county commission looking out for the Skywalker Farm. Nobody sounded an alarm saying, “Your very way of life is about to be threatened! Take shelter and – MAKE PLANS!”

Someday, we will look back on how the commercial wind farm turbines erupted on our landscape and spread throughout western KS and other plains states without any real thought to how to manage something so beyond our knowing. Once it’s gone, it’s gone…MAKE PLANS!

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