Charles River, MA, USA: Environmental Destroyer Campaigns on State Issues.
Marc McGovern is a school committee member running for Cambridge City Council.
McGovern has openly and publicly supported the outrage at the Magazine Beach playing fields.
So he is running on, and advertising at least on the Internet, a campaign to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts.
As is normal in the Cambridge, MA, elections, city councilors have no power over the minimum wage, but they have plenty of power over destroying the environment in and near the city.
As I said, McGovern publicly supported the destruction at Magazine Beach.
His explanation was that he is only responsible for the “good stuff”.
The heartless animal abuse? He claims he is not responsible for that.
The deliberate starvation of the Charles River White Geese? He claims is not responsible for that.
The walling off of the Magazine Beach playing fields from the Charles River with a 10 to 12 foot wall of thick introduced designer bushes? He claims is not responsible for that.
The destruction of the boat dock? He claims he is not responsible for that.
The destruction of grass which survived the better part of a Century and replacement with sickly stuff that will not survive without poisons?
The dumping of poisons to keep alive the sickly grass that needs poisons to survive?
The sickly introduced grass which looks inferior to the undestroyed grass to the west of the playing fields, grass the state and the corrupt Cambridge Machine are now fighting to add to the destruction and which could very likely be identical to the grass they destroyed on the playing fields?
The decrease in size of the Magazine Beach playing fields to drain off the poisons to keep alive the sickly grass which should not be there in the first place?
There is nothing left that is good.
But he claims to be only responsible for the good stuff.
And he says he “improved” the playing fields.
So he runs for Cambridge City Council based on promises which have nothing to do with the responsibilities of the office he is running for.
And he runs away from this strikingly rotten “achievement.”