The Significance Of Lesser Things
Thoreau wrote in his journals:
"I am interested in the fate or success of every such venture which the autumn sends forth. And for this end these silken streamers have been perfecting themselves all summer, snugly packed in this light chest, as perfect adaptations to this end - a prophecy not only of the fall, but of future springs."
and now by Andrew Cockburn:
"As usual, the nativist dream of eradicating
the interloper is intertwined
with a fantasy of restoring the landscape
to its “original” condition."
Weed Whackers. Monsanto, glyphosate, and the war on invasive species