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Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Gathering of Wolves

Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison, Contributing Authors: When Bill Clinton's administration acted in 1995 and 1996 to deliberately reintroduce wolves into the 2.2-million-acre Yellowstone National Park, there were the predictable jokes about Clinton's wolf-whistling in the Oval Office. How could you get sympathy from Clinton, ranchers and Western cattlemen groused -- he's a wolf himself! Other bitter, politically incorrect jokes appeared on bumper stickers: "Smoke a pack a day" was the legend, with a picture of a wolf. It was and is a serious issue. Environmentalists strongly believe that the hunting of wolves to extinction that occurred in America has seriously unbalanced our ecology in the Western lands. By the 1930s, gray wolves were virtually unknown in the West.

Whether wolves constitute a danger to humans has been debated endlessly. Environmentalists repeated the claim that there are no documented cases of a human being killed by wolves in North America. In 2005, Kenton Carnegie, 22, an Ontario university student, was killed in remote Points North Landing, Saskatchewan. A coroner's jury verdict on the cause of his death became a flash point in the ongoing controversy. Searchers testified that they found young Carnegie's body "surrounded by wolves." But still, some experts denied that a wolf attack had killed him. More likely a black bear, they said. So what were those wolves doing at the site -- rubbernecking? The jury wasn't buying that expert's testimony. The jury ruled it a death by wolf attack.

The tragic death of young Kenton Carnegie thus became a turning point in history: His was the first documented case of healthy wolves killing a human.

This shocking story would not have surprised Will Graves. The former U.S. Agriculture Department staffer is an expert in infectious diseases. His life experience includes living in Mexico as a youth, traveling widely in Canada and the mountain states of the U.S., and, of vital importance, research and writing in Russia. Will Graves is an adept Russian linguist, a skill he learned in the U.S. Air Force. His book, Wolves in Russia: Anxiety through the Ages, is an important contribution to the debate over wolves. Graves shows how wolves communicate a host of deadly diseases -- including rabies, anthrax, and hoof-in-mouth disease. These are especially dangerous to American livestock. Even if the wolves do not kill the ranchers' herds, they can infect them. If you're tempted to romanticize a wolf pack, think of how romantic a rat pack is.

Russia has seen thousands of people killed by wolves over the centuries. Graves' book takes us back to Tsarist times. Then, the Russian government organized hunters' clubs to try to combat the wolf menace. They were pretty ineffectual. Under the Communists, of course, news of wolf attacks was suppressed by the Soviet government. But people in the rural areas knew the truth.

Why have wolf attacks been so severe in Russia? Graves points out that the Russian government -- under the despotic Tsars, under the tyrannical Communists -- never trusted the people with weapons. The rural peasants were never permitted "to keep and bear arms."

It's especially ironic that the first recorded victim of a wolf attack in North America should have been a Canadian. Canada certainly does not share Russia's centuries-long tradition of tyranny. But Canada nonetheless rejects the American ideal of an armed and free people. They are proud of having strict gun control in "the True North strong and free."

Homo homini lupus, goes an old Latin proverb: Man is wolf to man. For thousands of years in Western civilization, folk wisdom confirmed what we only recently have forgotten: The wolf is not our friend. Considering Russian experience, it's interesting to note that the twentieth century's two greatest wolf-men were Stalin and Hitler. Stalin was forever smoking his pipe and doodling. And he endlessly doodled cartoons of the volk -- the wolf. Another mass murderer, Hitler, was called "Wolf" by his intimates and liked to name his East Prussian military headquarters Wolfsschanze -- Wolf's Lair. And of course, Hitler's U-boats prowled the North Atlantic convoy routes in Wolf Packs.

Will Graves knows how America is different, in this as in so many ways. In the U.S., from our earliest days, rural men have been armed and capable of using weapons. Graves points out that wolves are opportunistic killers. They are highly intelligent, with an incredibly acute sense of smell. They can smell the gun oil used on rifles from miles away. They soon learn to associate that smell with humans -- and to stay away. In this way, America's hunting tradition protects even those hikers, campers, and environmentalists trekking through the woods who would never take up arms themselves!

Here's a quick question: How many members of the current Congress and the current administration have ever been hunting? My guess is very few. As the wolves gather in our national parks, two-legged wolves are gathering throughout the world.

Man is wolf to man. And we are being guarded by law professors.
Mr. Ken Blackwell is a conservative family values advocate. He submitted this article to the ARRA News Service Editor which also appeared in American Thinker. Blackwell is a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and American Civil Rights Union. He is the co-author of the book The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency. Bob Morrison is senior fellow at the Family Research Council.

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Anonymous John Allison III said...

Oh how I wish Ken Blackwell had won the chairmanship of the GOP!

Excellent and insightful post.

Our traditions and long-enjoyed "unalienable" rights are under attack, and could be gone in a blink of the eye if Americans don't recognize the threat.

Our wolves are in Washington, awaiting their opportunity to strip from us the right to keep and bear arms--the right that has for over 200 years kept them at bay.

Blogger Bill Smith said...


Agree - I tried to get our members of the Arkansas delegation to vote Ken for the RNC chairmanship. Ken was endorsed by Moron Blackwell (no relation and another great conservative mind).

Ken even had prepared a written plan which Steele would have been wise to have implemented.

Wolves in Washington and a lot more dangerous gathering wolves from other countries looking to help create the downfall America.


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