And so it was that the anti-wilderness and “go anywhere I want” bullies kicked sand into all of our civic-minded faces at last week’s hearing on public lands protection. This wasn’t surprising since:
1. Bullies try to exert control by dominating and distressing others.
2. They ignore the rights and feelings of those around them.
3. They can’t self-regulate their emotions.
4. Oftentimes, they are rewarded for their bullying behavior.
I have faith that the county council will have the backbone to stand up to the insults, aggression and lack of civility displayed last week by the bullies. To them I say, if you only plan on bringing “sound & fury, signifying nothing” to the public lands bill process, then don’t be disappointed if your temper tantrums aren’t rewarded this time.