Vandalism, Not A “Smart” Way To Fight Trump Administration’s Environmental Law
Mar 14, 2017 06:45 AM EDT
Four people broke into the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California with the motive of vandalism. The team of four carved a message onto the greens near the 5th hole that reads, "NO MORE TIGERS. NO MORE WOODS."
The environment has been under attack since the Trump administration took over, according to The Atlantic. Especially since the appointment of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), various proposals from the Trump administration has caused a nationwide upcry for the environment.
It is possible to use vandalism to strike fear into your enemies. This is seen in how effective the campaign of Antisemitism has been in putting fear among the citizens, making people feel "unsafe" without firing a shot.
The group said in a statement that the vandalism was carried out in response to the Trump administration's "blatant disregard" for the environment. In response to the president's recent decision to abolish the existing protection policies, a direct response was executed on the green of his California golf course in the form of a simple message: NO MORE TIGERS. NO MORE WOODS.
The current leader of the EPA is a lawyer who was previously suing the EPA over regulations, according to ABA Journal. Now, there's going to be a fight over whether the EPA has to put forward any carbon dioxide emissions plan, after it guts out the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, under Trump administration.
This may not actually be a great time for environmental activism as the U.S. is rather in need of civil disobedience. Although the vandalism would disrupt the normal operations of Trump's golf empire, it definitely doesn't stop the Trump administration from doing more damage to the environment.