Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pechanga Chairman Speaks Against Temecula Quarry Project: If He's Opposed, Should we be FOR?

The tribal chairman of the Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Indians pleaded with Riverside County Planning commissioners tonight to block the proposed Liberty Quarry, which he said would destroy one of the tribes most sacred sites.
Mark Macarro (He who lies to Congress)said the quarry, which would be just east of Pechanga's land, would hollow out a mountain that was central to his tribe' creation story. The mountain is analogous to Christians' Church of the Holy Sepulchre or the Dome of the Rock for Muslims, he said.   OP:  What a blowhard.  You DO know he doesn't live on the reservation, don't you?

"And this mine would literally destroy it, change it forever," Macarro said.

Remember, this is a man who thinks the people of the tribe are worthless and terminated 25% of the tribe, including descendents from original allottees of the reservation land.   Macarro and the tribal council were looking to purchase this land, NOT for the value of the mountain to the tribe, but because it would give the tribe "environmental credits" for building on other areas of the reservation.   Macarro did not present it to the general membership as the "sacred mountain".

Macarro is a charter member of the HALL OF SHAME and you have to ask yourself if he was putting on a show.
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