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  Blaming Owls
by Mr. Ed
Friday, February 05, 2010
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“When you blame others,

You give up your power to change.”


Robert Anthony



Music: Barrel Of A Gun


We have decimated his eastern home

So, the Barred Owl, has migrated west

He’s now multiplying, on the west coast

Plans are in the works, to kill him with zest


Alas, the Barred Owl has invaded another owl’s home

The endangered Spotted Owl, is in a life-ending decline

They are both now trying to survive, in northwest forests

And bureaucratic plans to kill Barred Owls, many say is fine


This horrific plan was first hatched by the Bush Administration

As a ploy to distract attention, and to protect, the logging industry

“Hey! It’s not accelerating deforestation that’s killing Spotted Owls,

It’s these damned old invading eastern Barred Owls; why can’t you see?!”


And now, as the timber industry, decimates remaining western forests

And the dying Spotted Owl, draws ever closer to extinction, in our nation

God forbid that we human beings admit any fault at all, for our perishing planet

Plans are once again now being finalized, to shoot down Barred Owls, with elation


Federal agencies and bureaucratic buffoons are now, once again, proposing that we kill Barred Owls now found in the Pacific Northwest, where they are invading remaining old-growth forests that were once the exclusive haunt of their closely related, but now almost extinct, Spotted Owl cousins.

Forget the fact that we’re very rapidly killing off the remaining food sources for both of these owls; forget the fact that we’re now rapidly chopping down our remaining western forests, as we did those in the east; and forget the fact that all of this, is our doing, not theirs.

Hell, let’s just blame these damned Barred Owls, and let’s blast them out of the remaining trees. Yeah, that’s the ticket; and they say Shotguns will be the preferred weapon of carnage.

But I very sadly wonder, when this horrific owl blasting frenzy begins, how many blood-thirsty owl hunters will even be able to tell the difference between the Spotted and the Barred – and how many of them, will even care.

The politicians up in British Columbia are taking a different approach,

They want to capture and imprison their very last Spotted Owls, in a zoo;

“Hey, Good News! Now, we can chop down all of our remaining forests,

And, Look at This! We compassionately saved our very last dozen, for you.”


We human beings also now blame the Wolf,

For the now rapidly declining Elk, and Caribou;

And, we are now even blaming Dolphins and Seals,

Who are daring to consume ‘our’ vanishing Fish, too.


“When you cease to exist,

Then who will you blame?”


Bob Dylan


©2010, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/6/2010
When you cease to exist,
Then who will you blame?”

Bob Dylan
Perfect message. Thanks Ed.
Reviewed by Sheri Uy 2/6/2010
I totally agree with Christine in saying, "Mr. ED... Our Voice". I can only hope and pray that the sentiments of many will be heard... someday. An informative and 'wake-up call' piece. Bravo, Mr. Ed!

Be well and smile :)
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/5/2010
this brings the reality to the forfront-i can say that this all just angers and saddens me
Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 2/5/2010
How many more species must be persecuted and destroyed before people realize what they are doing? I pray its not many more.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/5/2010
We are to blame, Ed; people shouldn't blame the owls! It's our fault; and so sad! Powerful call for action; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( *tears!*
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 2/5/2010
Such another sad write, Ed.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 2/5/2010
Yet another tragedy at the hands of humanity! This is shameful...thank goodess for whisperers like you, Ed. Putting this stuff out there makes people aware of what's hidden behind an awful lot of politics!

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 2/5/2010
They better keep a few wise old owls alive, the only wisdom left so to speak. I think we need zoos for humans actually, about one in each country, to manage their fertility, and the rest well do, as they do to the barred owl, it might help all that is really valuable on this planet. In my eyes people that scheme and enact laws like that should really be behind bars, they are by my definition the biggest criminals we have around today, for the are, stealing the life of our future generations. Keep up the good work Ed.
Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 2/5/2010
...sad..I love the calls of the owls..and it is amazing the different sounds they make..incredible
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 2/5/2010
Another distressing inhumanity to our Mother Earth's creatures...When are we going to wake up?
Thank you for being there and making us aware of such things.
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/5/2010
We need another Grizzly Adam to protect our last forest, in other words, staying in Sweden protects my blood pressure.
Oh PeeWee! when they said America going to the dogs they weren't kidding, did they?


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