As the iconic Grand Canyon captures the raw and wild desolate savagery of the West, Ayers Rock on the Australian continent is the Southern Hemisphere equivalent, providing a necessary destination for travelers. However, this is where the similarities between the two natural wonders end, as a vast chasm of ideology prompted by liberal guilt and wayward policy has transformed public land and tourism into a sanctuary of reprehensible proportions.
Fox New Reports that a joint decision made by officials of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park and members of the indigenous Aborigines, will effectively eliminate climbing the 1,142 foot high landmark in 2019. Ayers Rock was renamed “Uluru” in 1985, after the Australian government returned the land to the descendants of the region’s original settlers. While the prominent red sandstone site attracts 400,000 visitors per year at $25 per person, apparently mountaineering activities on the geological feature have steadily decreased over the last decade, prompting a knee jerk full scale white flag of surrender from the Australian government. A group of native “landowners” is allegedly quietly celebrating the decision to ban climbing, as the ancestral pure sacredness of the land shall be preserved. Tourists will still be afforded the opportunity of access to the Uluru section of the park, of course barring religious and spiritual restrictions.
In reality, this is yet another example of the lingering consequences spurred by the ominous and perpetual concept of reparations. At what point does the game of “forfeit public land to the one with a tear flowing down the cheek” surpass even the furthest galaxies of hypocrisy? Has the cryptic seizing of public lands, based on a heritage, become the new extortion? Disturbingly, the lexicon in the Fox News article denotes the Aborigines as actual owners of the land, clearly insinuating that in this case a minority group has driven the vehicle of political correctness into the vortex of specified eminent domain. This same cultural financial, and institutional phenomenon is readily apparent in the Native American stranglehold of the tax free monopoly and ownership of gaming casinos and hotels outside of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. We can all take comfort in the idea that the quirky obsession by the Australian government in capitulating to the Aborigines, may be a product of the coriolis effect.
There are unconfirmed reports that certain expanses of Yellowstone National Park will be cordoned off, as members of the Shoshone council believe that the human gaze is gradually polluting the rare species of bacteria inhabiting the hot springs, and an immediate tax payer funded cost- benefit analysis will explore the possibility of harvesting geothermal energy. Let’s all engage in song before these words become obsolete to the younger generations, and the wonderful gears of bureaucracy churn a new web of dissent.
This land is your land This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.
Read the Fox News article here.