We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
There's nothing good about lumberjacks in Canada. They are destroying the forests. All deforestation needs to be brought to a stop. All over the world. The rainforests, the American Northwest, and Canada. We don't need the lumber, there are plenty of alternative building materials. The only reason that forests are still being decimated is that rich companies like Georgia Pacific have the political power to do anything they want. Those guys have no conscience, they just want the money. Same in Brazil, and Indonesia. So they create propaganda campaigns to vilify environmentalists who try to stop them. Remember "Earth First"? They were "really bad guys" who tried to stop companies from logging. And it's the same with Greenpeace. That organization has been rendered useless. The global environment doesn't have any protection. The land, the oceans, the wild animals: people act like all of it is free for the taking. There no question: It's going to take an enormous effort to correct the situation. A comprehensive global campaign to save nature. I would tell Home Depot to stop selling lumber until the logging companies have shut-down. After that, they can sell engineered lumber, and plastic lumber, and lightweight cement lumber, and cellulose lumber. There are plenty of good options. But Home Depot just wants the money.
But if we don't harvest trees, where are we going to get the paper you use to clean your little bottom with?
Have you ever wondered where the cellulose in "cellulose lumber" comes from?
Seriously, as ongoing business concerns, forest products companies plant new trees to replace those they cut down. Admittedly the result is not a natural landscape, but properly done the result is relatively benign form of economic activity. Which is not going away as long as there are humans.