Outside magazine, November 1995
"What we have here is an incredibly devious plan," says Don Kehoe, a Monroe, Washington, landscaper with a trained eye for conspiracy. "If we allow this to happen, we're not going to have life as we presently know it."
The "plan" is a seemingly innocent environmentalist-backed blueprint for a new international wilderness preserve that would connect Washington's North Cascades National Park with provincial parks in southern British Columbia. For Kehoe, a grim fortysomething, the scheme is a plot to conceal an evil United Nations stronghold. "The park's borders," he says, "will have electronic fortification controlled by the CIA." From somewhere inside this woodsy command central, according to Kehoe, New World Order masterminds will eventually displace the U.S. government and rule the planet.
Hundreds of people have tuned in to Kehoe's rants through his newsletter, Blowing in the Wind, or at public meetings throughout Washington. Stop the conspiracy, Kehoe warns, "or we'll all be ending up as human slaves."