We need to cut the budget, right? I suggest we start by cutting military golf courses. Why? Read this: “U.S. Military Spends Tens of Millions of Dollars on Golf Courses, Luxury Perks for Generals”
I protested against blue grass lawns in dry areas back in 2008 in “Death to Infidel Lawns.” For reasons both aesthetic and socio-economic, golf courses sicken me. However, I do not hate grass. I love grasses. Only the frivolous, wasteful, and inappropriate use grass angers me. Golf courses in non-bluegrass friendly areas gulp water and require more care than a pre-Revolution French aristocrat, and today’s reflexive use of blue grass as a mandatory feature of–
Oh, go read “Death to Infidel Lawns.”
But remember the goodness of grass. Humans crave the beauty of the Savannah where grazing animals produced a mix of lawns and roughs. There, man becomes a part of nature. In contrast, golf courses parody nature and embolden the powerful to waste water, land, and manpower.
The contrast between man in nature and man attempting to dominate nature troubles me every day. So, thinking of man, thinking of grass, I clicked up photos of the water-thrifty grasses surrounding our house–buffalo grass, blue grama, sand love grass, little bluestem, big bluestem, and side oats grama.
My thoughts wander off topic, distracted by my grasses. Forgive me.
Stop military golf courses. STOP GRASS ABUSE NOW!