All men--whether they go by the name of Americans or Russians or Chinese or British or Malayans or Indians or Africans--have obligations to one another that transcend their obligations to their sovereign societies. Norman Cousins, author, editor, journalist, professor (1915-1990)
[We suspect that St. Joe residents have been trained to believe they are exempt from the above general moral viewpoint. St. Joe believes it has it's own different and superior "sovereign society."]
The human apartheid that's been going on for years in Berrien County, Mich. and now the destruction of nature should NOT, we repeat, NOT, have been allowed.
Not by the Federal Gov.
Not by the state government.
Not by the governors, past & present.
Not by we the people.
Not by the Dept. of Justice.
Not by the Atty. General of Mich.
Not by the EPA.
Not by the Sierra Club.
Not by the Human Rights Commission.
Not by congress.
Not by the state legislature.
Not by the Detroit NAACP.
Not by the southwest Mich. ACLU.
Not by the Democrats & Republicans.
Not by churches, mosques, or synagogues.
Not by the League of Women Voters.
Not by the Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Masons.
Not by the media which is 100% complicit.
Not by peace & justice groups.
Not by environmental groups.
Not by the Michigan Bar.
Letter to Editor (be prepared to shed a tear and grieve a great loss)
Spirits above will punish the Klock Park destroyers Sat., 3/7/09 herald palladium
The rape and destruction of our beloved Jean Klock Park - once the beautiful, natural environment enjoyed by so many over the years and home to thousands of wildlife - has begun in earnest. Park supporters, you will no longer recognize what you see as a result of this week's ongoing, heartbreaking demolition. To those who thought that the parking lot was a barren wasteland before, I would really like to know if you think that the view now is more beautiful? If so, I really feel sorry for you.
To all of you - from the retired judge, Cornerstone and Harbor Shores reps and the Benton Harbor city commissioners, U.S. representative, governor - who were a part of the public lies and deception enabling your greedy access to and disrespect for this once beautiful natural shoreline gem, the spirits from above will provide your due justice. I can only imagine the tears of John and Carrie Klock this week. You allowed your greed to overshadow your moral compass. All of you deserve the same rewards as those who were responsible for the Enron collapse, the Bernie Madoff ripoff, and the AIG debacle that we taxpayers will be paying for in the years to come. We likewise will always be paying for the loss that was JKP.
Also, how many of you are working for Harry Fox from Roseville, Mich.? Did we not have anyone locally who was willing to pull out all of the trees in the park? Were not the jobs for this development supposed to be going to local businesses?
The lies and deception are all a matter of public record from the statements that you made in meetings to the permits gained after the fact, inaccurate documents and maps changed after approval. Those lies and the deception to enable your greedy pursuit of the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course while forsaking the beautiful Klock heritage and disrespecting the natural shoreline environment has ensured the karma for your project and this area. Bette Pierman, Benton Harbor