So when I read about the absolute stupidity … and
totally wanton disregard for one of nature’s wonders … involving the destruction
by the now-famous Goblin Valley Scout Leaders, I have to just shake my
I understand what they did. They destroyed something which has utterly
amazed people from all over the world for years. If you read my Goblin Valley State Park page,
you’ll read about the history of Goblin Valley.
And you’ll also read my comment that the formations
were named a Utah state park in 1954 to protect them from the “stupidity
and disregard of humans”.
If you’re one of the few people who hasn’t heard the
story. Three guys destroyed one of
Goblin Valley State Park’s “goblins” by pushing it over. And then claimed they did it to protect
Then I read that these three guys were Boy Scout
Leaders. Really? Now I can’t tell if they were actually
leading a group of highly impressionable young men when they decided to topple
a formation estimated to be 200 million years old.
But in this state where the Mormon Church runs Scouting, I’m growing weary of reading about the stupidity of these supposed “leaders”.
I understand that “someone”
has to run these programs. But maybe not
these guys. And guys like them.
Consider this quote by one of them … the cameraman. “Some little kid was about to ready to walk down here and die and Glenn saved his life by getting the boulder out of the day. So it’s all about saving lives here at Goblin Valley.”
Whether there are felony charges laid against these
idiots or not is another story. As for
the death threats against them being posted online, some people probably
shouldn’t have access to any kind of social media.
Wherever we go in the beautiful state of Utah, my
family and I continue to be amazed at the absolute total disregard … and sheer
stupidity ... of so many of the people that visit the places I talk about on my
And the ones who live here are the worst!
Garbage, paper, wrappings, beer cans, soda pop cans,
fishing line, human feces, old rusty automobiles and on and on. It’s everywhere. It’s disgusting and often leaves me angry in
the middle of so much relaxing beauty.
And then I read about pinheads like this. Unfortunately … living in Utah … I know people like this.
In fact, these guys
remind me of people I see every day. There were even people who write letters to
the editor of the local paper praising themfor what they did.
I’m not buying their apparent CYA excuse for doing
what they did. And I’m definitely not
going to accept their reason for doing what they did.
And by the way, neither is the Boy Scouts of
America. Those Goblin Valley scout leaders were just
removed from their leadership positions in the organization.
And those possible felony charges? Yet to be determined.
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