It’s a poor idea to speak of something one has no knowledge of, much worse to publish your ignorance in a public forum week after week.
Comparing off-road hobbyists to pedophiles and rapists is beyond offensive. This “person” repeatedly insults many people and families, mine included. The off-road community could be embraced and made a profitable local industry; a regulated, taxed, very, very profitable industry. Look at what one weekend a year does to local coffers. Those profits could be year round.
As with most unfair obstructionists, a vocal minority believes theirs is the only valid position. The truth: Off roaders are your friends and neighbors and Twentynine Palms has little else to offer young Marines and locals.
Almost no off roaders are vandals. As with anything a few bad apples do exist. Most hunters are conservation-minded, a few will hunt excessively. Many artists are kind and polite, some are egotistical and rude. Labeling all practitioners of anything with the stamp of the worst is wrong and unfair.
Cowards hide behind pseudonyms, including cowardly organizations. Funny, I looked in the phone book, asked everyone I know, no one seems to know “D.S. Wenzel.” My children know no “Wenzel” children. I have lived here for 30 years, never even hears of the “Wenzels.” Could you also spell “Wenzel” C-O-W?
Some time ago the COWs managed to get unfair legislation passed. They used Los Angeles residents to gain the majority on petitions, sandbagging local voices. They portrayed off-roaders as powerful, organized groups of criminals and vandals. Although outrageously untrue, the fast is they won. But they just couldn’t be magnanimous in victory, they had to keep sewing hate. Since they won’t stop, we must defend ourselves. Organize. Rebut scandalous letters. Join our friends at Giant Rock.