Why Stop The Roads?
Recently the Civilized Highway Society have attempted to ridicule the SPF by claiming that the highways will affect "only 5% of the island", and that the idea they will lead to widespread ecological damage is "ludicrous". SSuch talk is merely defamatory nonsense, and has little basis in fact or logical scientific thought.
Just try to imagine the disruption such roads cause. By dividing the island into small parcels, they affect the normal migratory patterns of the local wildlife. Unable to return to traditional breeding grounds, many small animals will doubtless suffer catastrophic depopulation. Herds of larger animals will be unable to safely roam to new grazing grounds, causing them to rapidly exhaust the food stocks in their present locations. The proposed road network will divide the current balanced ecosystem into eleven discreet parcels of varying size, with no guarantee that they will be stable or self-sufficient.
Also, the roads will ineveitably bring more traffic into the deeper jungles, bringing disruption and pollution to areas ill equipped to deal with it. The Native cultures will be exposed to ours; see already the effects this has had in Dalpok, where pirates roam, robbing and killing at will, or Wiksik, where the sudden discovery of beer has been strongly linked to the 'WickSick' phenomenum. Contact with these peoples should be made carefully, respectfully, not by driving a two-lane highway into the heart of their settlements.
Overall, we have yet to even begin to understand, let alone respect and work in harmony with, this fragile island. The roads network is brash, unthinking development. If we high-handedly interfere with this ecosystem however we see fit, without considering the possible consequences, we will destroy it as such methods have destroyed so much else elsewhere in the world. We cannot just stand by and allow that to happen.
A noble cause... However, I can't help but notice that you've slain 16 of our cherished native fauna, as well as dozens of Wiksiki. Our eco-revolutionary comrades-in-arms plead with you to stop slaughtering innocent parrots, so that our bountiful jungle might replenish and heal from the grevious wounds. --21:05, 2 May 2006 (BST)
A good point, but we were all young once, right? I have slain for food, being a non-vegan. The natives I slew were attacking my village, and I consider my actions to have been in self-defense. Not one of the dead had slain less than three of my countrymen. And several had killed me, personally, without provocation (before I started fighting back, of course). Terror is terror irregardless, and I am commited to fighting it in all its forms, whether it be the murder of humans, animals, or the planet.
On a more positive note, my hastilly carved roadblock sign near york is still intact, and no further progress has been made into the jungle. If this holds for a couple more days, I may consider extending operations to include the Southern Coastal Boulevard. --Marco, 23:17, 2 May 2006
Uh, Marco. I appreciate your log for the enviroment and everything, but I wasn't working on the road when you killed me. In fact, I was foraging for berries.
Oops, my bad. Things have been a bit touch-and-go with the road recently, and we haven't really had the luxury of picking and choosing our targets. You have our deepest apologies. --Marco
That's alright Axeman89 22:30, 19 May 2006 (BST)
Ah, I didnt realise that was you. To be fair, with a name like that you're bound to get into trouble in any eco-warzone. --Marco
Is foraging for berries acceptable practice? I mean, picking rotten berries up off the ground probably doesn't violate fruitarianism or Jain philosophy, but I think it was clear that Axeman was Picking those berries. When I examined the bush, it was difficult to find any ripe berries at all -- they had all been picked. If this exploitation continues unabated, Shartak bushes and trees will fail to reproduce. Perhaps characters standing at trees should be warned to desist their dastardly defruitification. --22:01, 20 May 2006 (BST)
I have seen posters and heard of this talk you'll be giving in the Medical Hut on Monday night, and I have to say, I'm very interested. Hope evreything goes well. -Che 02:26, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
I have just made a list of all the groups operation in a certain city on the city articles. I could not find out where your group is based. Please add your group under the correct cities. -Che 05:37, 7 January 2007 (UTC)