How does this quote illustrate “ecological identity,” “constitutive relationality,” and the principles of environmental virtue ethics?
QUESTION 2: How does this quote capture the essence of the national parks idea in relation to “essential democracy”? At 0:50 minute mark through minute 52:09: George Hartzog tells the story of his elderly father’s request to visit the Lincoln Memorial. Remember that Abraham Lincoln was the President who was in office during the Civil War and the fight to overcome slavery in the US. Thus, the Lincoln Memorial commemorates both the man (President Lincoln) and his historical accomplishments (the defeat of slavery in America). Note also that Hartzog’s father was a man from the South, where slavery was the cause for which the South fought the Civil War against the anti-slavery North. Thus, Hartzog’s father grew up in an era when severe violence and discrimination against African American’s was still common in the South. In the film episode, the theme of America’s history of racism illustrates the transformative power of the national parks and national monuments (such as the Lincoln Memorial). Characterizing his father’s experience, Hartzog concludes this story by saying about the national parks & national monuments, “That’s what they [the national parks/monuments] mean [to America].”