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1/7/2010 9:14:00 AM
Letter: Erecting a statue won't make a bit of difference

Editor:

I read with interest the Mago Earth guest commentary by Jennifer Sing that was in the Dec. 27 Verde Independent. I am glad to see an organization in the Valley that is centered on “love human beings and love the earth,” which is a direct quote from the Mago Earth Park News. Let’s look at each of these items separately.

Loving human beings has been a mantra of mankind for centuries with little success. One only has to look at wars committed or human rights violations to see that it has been a long work in progress. Erecting a statue won’t make a bit of difference.

I am particularly intrigued about the part of loving the earth. Internationally, nationally, and locally there are actions that have been taken that focus on making the planet earth a better place to live. The Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act, Sedona Recycling, low-flush toilets, etc. are only a few examples. But in my search from several websites I could find no evidence that any indoctrination of care of the earth occurs at the Sedona Mago Retreat Center, but possibly out of the 10-20 sites I have accessed on the web, I just didn’t find the right one.

According to the Mago Earth Park News, “For the past 10 years Mr. Lee has planned for the betterment of the community.” A stop light was given as an example, really! Since that didn’t sound very earthly to me and since I couldn’t find any ways the Mago folks are contributing to loving the earth locally or anywhere else, I have some suggestions for Mr. Lee. I am sure the Road Warriors of 89A, Friends of the Forest, and Stewarts of Public Land would welcome Mago earthlings to put “boots on the ground” to help the earth recover from public impact in unauthorized ways.

I am also sure that ADOT or the county could find multiple unassigned tracts of highway that they would be willing to assign to the Mago folks. These ideas will get your hands dirty, Mr. Lee, but they do help keep our Verde Valley pristine.

Chris Green

Cottonwood


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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2010
Article comment by: Eileen

The stop light on 89A benefits the commercial enterprises of Mr. Lee. BR Consulting, Inc., a New Jersey corporation doing business in Arizona since 06/10/1999, lists Seung Heun Lee as President and Director, with Ju Eun Shin as Secretary. Vortex Healing Park, LLC, incorporated 08/18/2004, with Ju Eun Shin as Statutory Agent and BR Consulting, Inc., as Member, owns over 31 acres just east of the Verde River on 89A. They obtained the dwelling, recreational vehicle park, etc., on 10/26/2004, plus the restaurant (Tao Center), and improvements on 06/15/2005. It does not appear that these property owners have improved the appearance of their own earth, or landscaped their own highway frontage, in accordance with the new Landscape Requirements (Section 407) implemented by the City of Cottonwood. Some bushes and trees along their highway frontage would demonstrate their "love of the earth" and greatly improve the appearance of that area.



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