First They Came For the Trees and I Said Nothing Because I Was Not a Tree

First They Came For the Trees and I Said Nothing Because I Was Not a Tree

Posted 15 July 2011, by John Scalzi, Whatever, whatever.scalzi.com

I looked out the window this morning and saw this funny yellow vehicle out by my trees. And I said, huh, I wonder what that funny yellow vehicle is doing out by the trees. And then fifteen minutes later –

ZOMG the yellow vehicle ate all the trees. It was horrible! I tried to imagine what offense the trees had given to merit such a punishment — producing oxygen without a license? Flagrant exhibition of chlorophyll? — but I came up with none. And then I remembered my wife had called these guys to come take out the pines because they were largely dead and/or dying and at this point were mostly just upright kindling. Therefore, this wasn’t murder, just a decent burial.

Or so I tell myself, so in my mind I don’t have to hear the awful screaming of the pines.

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/07/15/first-they-came-for-the-trees-and-i-said-nothing-because-i-was-not-a-tree/

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