So, who is the Cattle Baron?By
This letter on the pending water merger in today’s Citizen-Times:
Representative Tim Moffitt has ridden in on a black horse; he wears a black hat. In short, even Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers could not stop him from taking the ranch and the water rights. This is an old story, the local pol, in bed with the guys who want to keep the water rights to themselves, shut outs the sheep herders and controls everything.
This does indeed resemble one of those classic American tales. The rich cattle baron wants homesteaders’ water rights. He offers them pennies on the dollar to walk away from their land. If they will not accept his generous offer, he’ll send in his henchmen to take it by force. He has no fear of lawmen. He owns them, too.
Now, at this point in our morality tale, we know who the homesteaders are. We know who the henchmen are (Moffitt and McGrady). So, who is the mysterious cattle baron who gives them their orders?
Please, don’t make us wait for the credits.