Force doesn’t give you title to anything. If it did, I could take your things & claim that they were now mine. In some situations nature will overcome man but when man collectively wants to impose its will over a species then man will win out every time. Of course. We are more powerful than any other species. That doesn’t make force RIGHT. You are a hypocrite. You support force when it benefits YOU, but not when it hurts you. Your type is transparent. You are just like a mountain biker. It is the “king of the hill” type of mentality. If another creature can take our land or rights then they have to be able to knock us off the hill. Simple Darwinism, the strongest will survive. I don’t understand why you believe I can’t justify my statements.
Hopefully the above statements will justify me a little more. You haven’t justified anything, only rationalized it. Please take into considerations that what you are requesting is the absolution of a personal freedom. There is no such freedom, just as there is no freedom to kill people. You are deluding yourself. A motorized watercraft is no more destructive to our culture than a group of environmentalists who use a boat to go out and camp in which they use a campfire. We all destroy the earth in one way or another. It is our right as the ruling species. It is also ur responsibility to protect the earth where we can. You contradict yourself. If we have a responsibility to protect the Earth, then we can’t destroy it. One major point that many people forget is that the only thing that we have destroyed is our habitat and that of other wildlife. And many species, driven to extinction.
That is the most valuable resource in the world. We can’t replace any species that has gone extinct. The earth will be here a lot longer than the species of man. I want to protect our habitat and >that of most species but I don’t want to give up some of the luxuries I have. Maybe that is selfish but that is my right. That is force. You have no right to use force. My responsibility is to make sure that my luxuries do not harm other humans and respects the life of other species. Then you have to start by becoming aware of your impacts. You AREN’T! For the record, I have never ridden a jetski. I ride off-road motorcycles (just today I saw a dear on the trail). Same difference. I don’t know which is more destructive. I like the idea of creating a pure habitat. We have zoo’s but they are artificial. However, most habitat is pure. It just involves the human race. Again, I enjoy discussing this issue with you. I hope that I have enlightened you a little. Yes, I understand your rationalizations: “Might makes right”! You have made some good points but so far you have not been able to convince me because you won’t compare your lifestyle to that of a jetski enthusiast. I think that the comparison is important. t only adds fairness to the discussion. I hike. That is FAR less of an impact than jetskiing or motorcycling, which cause much more damage per mile, and take up many more miles.