Monday, December 15, 2008

Damn you, Snowboarders!

Austin Bramwell is not pleased:
The fall of Taos—as alarming to North American skiers as the fall of the Bastille to the ancien regime—typifies everything obnoxious in American life today: the sacrificing of the will of the majority to the complaints of the obstreperous few, the cloaking of every cause in the phony garb of victimhood, the wanton destruction of the traditions that make life worthwhile, the relentless homogenization of the cultural landscape in the name of “diversity.” Even non-skiers may take it as a warning.
Now, I'm a skier, but I've only ever skied at hybrid hills--where skiers and snowboarders shared the slopes.

In fact, I didn't even realize such a grand thing as ski-only resorts even existed, though apparently they are about to become a thing of the past.

How often do we find things just on the brink of extinction? Like magic in the Lord of the Rings, or honesty in politics...