4-Wheel Awareness Month
By Ken Lewis
December 03, 2007
The 4 Wheeler Awareness Month, was very enlightening and a delightful
insight into problem solving! Rather than throwing some grass
seed on the unsightly tracks left by a human and machine, finding
out who done it and don't do it again moral to the story? It
has turned into justified-beat-down of narrow minded Ketchikanites
who would dare ride a 4-Wheeler for any other reason, other than
to carry a bat and bludgeoned baby fur seal pups!
After reading one version about our needs or audacity owning
a 4-wheeler compared to his Super-Duper Alaskan history in a
real village, I immediately threw gasoline on my Honda, torched
it in ( I am not worthy) shame and felt like a naturalist momentarily!
Then it dawned on me that the Carbon footprint I just made (due
to melting plastics and rubber tires) would anger the progressive
movement Gods like Al Gore and Sean Penn. If that wasn't enough,
because the bike was made in a foreign country, I was afraid
that this may in fact be a hate crime, burning effigy thing!
I quickly extinguished the bike, it still works, but it is very
unsightly! My fear is the other Southeasterners wearing tighty
whitey T-shirts (with pack of Camels in sleeve) who drive 4-wheelers?
May see my 4-wheeler as a lesser (not as cool) machine.
Why is it, the more people try to enlighten me, the more confused
I become? We just need another arm of government called the No
Fun Police to help us find our identity! Let's keep water baring
logging roads in a rain country, so we don't burn down San Diego!
Makes perfect new millennium sense to me.
About: "Lurnen how to
be a real Alaskan"
Received December 03, 2007
- Published December 03, 2007
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