Saturday, March 15, 2014

Trader Joe’s: Friends of the Charles River White Geese

Trader Joe’s Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, has a mural extending above the coolers in the back of the store. It runs almost from one end of the store to the other.

It is a mural of the Charles River viewed from the Cambridge side. It runs, from left to right, from the BU Bridge to the River Street Bridge, the next bridge to the west.

Standing in the foreground, dominating his portion of the mural, is a beautiful Emden White Goose.

That White Goose and the rest of his gaggle have lived and fed at this location, Magazine Beach, for most of the last 33 years. They have been heartlessly barred from their food and their home by the City of Cambridge, MA, and the bureaucrats of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Trader Joe’s, God bless them, is proudly proclaiming on that mural the great value of the Charles River White Geese, and exactly where the Charles River White Geese should be.

The bureaucrats have stated, in their Charles River Master Plan, their goal of killing off or driving away as many resident animals as they can get away with. They very formally are the destructive enemies of all resident animals who live on the Charles River Basin.

The bureaucrats’ public explanation for starving and heartlessly abusing the Charles River White Geese?

The key manager has loudly and repeatedly proclaimed his intent to do “no harm” to the Charles River White Geese. Even during the most heartless and outrageous of the attacks, he has restated this blatant lie. And clearly this outrage, along with many others, was done without public warning or approval.

Trader Joe’s Memorial Drive is the first or second Trader Joe’s store on the East Coast (perhaps after Coolidge Corner, Brookline). Trader Joe’s Memorial Drive was founded in about 1996, and they have been good friends of the Charles River White Geese.

I understand, talking with the manager this afternoon, that this mural was hand painted across nearly the entire back wall of the store about two years ago. It is beautiful and its very accurate glorifying of these beautiful beings is the sort of feeling that decent human beings have.

They are good people, and most people in Cambridge and the surrounding area are good people.

Then you have the Cambridge Machine which indulges in very much non stop lies about themselves. Those lies are necessary to fool decent people about where the Cambridge Machine and their destructive friends are really coming from.