Do not spit in the well, it’s useful to drink water
It amazes me, many of my friends and fishermen’s colleagues, that people who come to the water, to the forest, to nature, literally crap under themselves, as if they were living for the last time. They throw where they have to empty plastic bottles, bags, paper, all sorts of rubbish, beat glass bottles here. Where did these nonhumans come from, from which planet, trash, who are their parents? Have they not taught them to clean up after themselves? Arriving by car, is it really difficult to put your own plastic bag in the trunk, in which there were barbecue products, and now with garbage? Where is this not even disastrous, but bestiality? Animals are not only tidier, but smarter and kinder. At least, where they live, they do not spoil for themselves, like these little bastards who have filled with rubbish not only the banks of our rivers and lakes, but also made garbage even on the island of Olkhon, on Lake Baikal.
How many times, when we went fishing, we had to clear debris from the clearing on the banks of our beloved river or lake, collect their rubbish from the scum, pack bags that we could burn, and take the rest away. They, these … just not people, do not understand that the quantity goes into quality and once you have to pay for everything, eat stinky artificial products poisoned by waste, drink the same water, live among mountains and gorges of garbage, if not by yourself, then to their children. Will they leave this for their sons and daughters? It is surprising that these are residents of Russia, not enemies, not Pindos, who purposefully poison someone else’s territory, but residents of a country that they consider their homeland.
I remember that not so long ago I was putting out the vast fires that swept our forests, as they say, after the birthday of the former head of our republic, where firecrackers flew around, glorifying the local king, who is now under investigation for corruption. Is it so? At least another version is not voiced in the media. But then, resting after a day of work and on duty at the border between a living forest and a burnt forest, which in the form of a mineralized strip separated these different worlds, I did not hear the voices of birds. The forest, even alive next to the tree cemetery, was as if dead. And it was sadly scary.
Most fires are on the conscience of man, the same nonhumans who poison wildlife with household waste and garbage. It is they who throw not extinguished “bull-calves” into the dry moss of pine forest, beat glass bottles, the fragments of which then become lenses in the bright sun, setting fire to the forest. It’s this … it’s hard to fill a bonfire behind you, leaving the riverbank, which served as their shelter. This is because of them, nonhumans with a cattle psychology, they close forests every year due to high fire danger, and at the best time when the weather is fine and the fish are biting. At the same time, these creatures with one crinkle just find the opportunity to go into the forest. For this they have enough practical mind. I saw a rogue huntsman from a nearby village, apparently from a heavy hangover, braking cars at the barrier, and a glass was immediately extended to him from a car window. And then the high fire hazard was canceled, at least for these dexterous people, probably the very ones who would later leave behind them mountains of bottles and bottles in the forest by the river. But this, of course, is an assumption. And the fact is that our forests and rivers continue to be poisoned by garbage.
On our last fishing trip, we were on a forest river and, as usual, we made a fire, first singeing a wide area among the dry grass on a sandy shore. After fishing and morning tea, going home, they poured a fire, although it would seem, where did the fire start among the willow bushes on a sand spit? But it became a habit to pick up trash and fill the fire with water. True, as it turned out, such security measures would be useless. Upon arrival home, one son’s acquaintance working as a firefighter, learning that we were making a fire, said that if we would get in the way of the law enforcement officers’ raid, the fine would be rather big. This is probably legal, but in our hearts we would feel a clear injustice. After all, they did everything according to the rules … And we would be told: “You did according to the rules, and another person in the same forest did not flood the fire and caused a fire.” And that too would be fair. But why didn’t that person know the simple rules?
Somehow, such ignorance and wild attitude towards nature coincided with the trends of the 21st century, when people forgot how to read and write.