Idiots teach kids how to vandalize nature E-mail
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Glenn Taylor he’s the guy that pushed over the ancient and magnificent rock formation in Utah  while Dave Hall filmed. Another guy, Dylan Taylor says he and Hall are leaders for a local troop of the Boy Scouts of America. Hall added that the men also were acting as Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints youth leaders. In the video, posted on Facebook, Taylor wrecks a world famous natural wonder and then the guys high-five each other and brag about their sheep-doggedness.

"Some little kid was about ready to walk down here and die and Glenn saved his life by getting the boulder out of the way," the cameraman is heard saying. "So it’s all about saving lives here at Goblin Valley."

But the vandals might be have broken off more than just a part of a rock formation. They could be looking at charges according to Utah State Parks officials.

"It is not only wrong, but there will be consequences," said spokesman Eugene Swalberg, noting that a criminal investigation is underway by State Parks authorities.

It’s easy to get caught up in the moment when Mormon youth and Boy Scout leaders see the adoring looks on the faces of the kids they’re mentoring. Everyone likes to pretend to be something more important than they are.

Taylor said that originally he thought his group was performing "civic service" by destroying a famous rock formation.

But he couldn’t quite convince himself that this was indeed the case.

As he walked back to his car, he began thinking that he should have contacted a ranger about the “loose rock.”

You ever hear the term “cognitive dissonance?” This is what that means.

"Glad we did it, wish we wouldn’t have done it," Taylor told the Salt Lake Tribune.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that many of us are losing our capacity to understand that we did something stupid. It’s an epidemic.


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