Anybody seeing any price ‘corrections’ on the land in their area? Not here, not yet. I just checked Craigslist, realtors (and homeowners) are just as greedy as ever. But there is a LOT of land for sale.
Years ago, this was a nice place to live. Then the whiteman showed up and messed everything up. Now it’s paved, mined and leveled.
Every year, they hold races down on the river, you can hear them clear up here and I’m miles away. I think this is dumber then shit, but nobody asked me.
All the nice place in the world have been invaded. Isn’t Victoria Falls in Africa surrounded by developments now? I remember reading about this as a kid. It was huge challenge just getting there, now you can order a rhino burger as you watch the water flow.
It’s tragic, deeply disturbing. Everything we touch we fuck up. I’m not going to ask how this happened, I’m going to ask how come we keep letting this happen?
I’ve lost count of all the places we’ve destroyed. If it’s paradise, you can kiss it goodbye. The developers and money grubbers show up and decide to market the view, the water, the air, the wildlife, the remoteness, the wilderness and turn it all into cash to line their pockets. This is sick, only a sick culture would do such a thing.
I don’t care if it’s inaccessible — let it stay that way, because that is the only way we can keep humans from destroying the place.
None of the places I visited when I was in the Boy Scouts remain. Whatever forest I climbed and hills and mountains I hiked, they’ve all been taken over by the developers. I’ll ask it again: how come we keep letting this happen?
Isn’t anything sacred? Or worth preserving? I know this is just a rant and I know it’s too late, ha! I’m the “author of too late”, the dude who keeps claiming it’s all coming down…. damned good thing too, or we’d screw everything else up too. That 40 billion barrels of oil they just found in the Arctic? I hope it dissolves.
There is no place on Earth today that has not felt our heavy footprint, leaving behind death, destruction, pollution and profits. The merchants of the Earth have made sure of that and tourists did too. I’ve got a nice little collection of artifacts (fakes) in my house from around the world. Indian art, African, South American, pipes, pictures, drums, pottery, paintings, etc, that I enjoy. But I didn’t go there and get any of it. It came to me, wherever I was.
I bought it to remind me of the places I’d never been and the cultures that live there. And the tiny hope that it helped some poor exploited bastard make a living. I knew this Ecuadorian who sold handmade clothing and art. I bumped into him a few years back (again), but he did not remember me. I “made his day” as I picked out several items his village had crafted. I knew I was buying directly from the source, but that’s really rarely the case.
You can go visit a tourist shop anywhere in the world and find inflated price on mass-produced products imported from other countries. I won’t even go inside.
We’ve traded the experience of paradise for the convenience. Because we are lazy, fat, slothful and believe that everything should be priced fairly and affordably, including the accessibility for fat slugs. This is disgusting, a sign of a corrupt culture.
Merchants of the Earth Unite! Save us from having to walk, run, swim, paddle or hike! Fly us in air conditioned helicopters to the remotest mountain peaks on the planet! If it’s pristine – it’s not anymore.
We should go to war with this civilization. We should tear it down to the bedrock and burn the ashes. We should make sure all the ‘deeds’ wind up there too. Anybody that thinks they own this place is nuts.