Take a look… “The Devil’s Advocate“
First and foremost: I do my best to not make any personal judgments in this series.
These articles are for informational purposes ONLY.
“Walk a mile in the shoes of the one you are accusing. After that, see if you still want to make that accusation.”
You Be the Judge is a series of articles that gives as many sides of the story as are available at the time. I started this series just this past Fall, 2009, in response to the amazing amount of rumors, gossip, slandering, and just downright misinformation being thrown around the net. It is not an easy task to complete. There are so many different points of view involved in the Wild Horse Advocacy world. I am just one person. However, with this series, I try to put out there as many of those views as I can. At times, my personal views and opinions may sway the line of questioning, and there are times when my little comments are interjected. I am human. I am not perfect.
The first was with Ginger Kathrens of the Cloud Foundation, although at the time it was not yet called You Be the Judge. It was simply a Q&A with Ginger in response to the Pryor Mountain Gather of September 2009. Therefore, it was not given the 1st Edition title.
In October 2009, You Be the Judge, 1st Edition was a Q&A format with Matt Dillon of the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center. This was also in response to the September 2009 gather. I felt that it was necessary to provide the readers and interested parties with the other side of this story.
In December 2009, I began writing You Be the Judge, 2nd Edition. This edition has not yet been posted or published, and I am not sure that it will be for reasons that I really can’t explain. Not that I don’t want to, just that I really don’t know how to explain them right now.
January 2010 has been a tumultuous month already, and its only the 8th at the time of this writing. You Be the Judge, 3rd Edition went out on the 5th, and to summarize, it received very mixed reviews.
My dad is a very wise man. I have looked to him for wisdom and guidance all of my life, even today. We are Southern, and we are Cherokee, and we are Texans. My heritage affects my style of writing quite a bit. But I think it takes all kinds to make the world go ’round. You will see some of my dad’s famous quotes in the series. Please take them at face value. They are just our way of giving life lessons.
So, please enjoy the series with an open mind, and take from their words as much information and knowledge as you can.
Oh yea, by the way, some of the articles are a *little* bit long, but with so much material to cover, what do ya expect?
*I’ve had several requests to post the Q&A interview with Ginger Kathrens of The Cloud Foundation in response to the Pryor Mountain Gather of September 2009. I proofread the document before posting, and I realized just how much I have learned about the Wild Horse Management situation as a whole in just a few months. It is my hope that its content will be taken in this spirit. And yea, it’s really long too, but Ginger and I tend to gab quite a bit when we get on this subject, so just bear with us… Trust me, it’s worth it! 🙂Q&A with Ginger Kathrens September 11, 2009
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