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I don't want to. I DON'T WANT TO. I don't want to be a MAN; I want to be a Fox.

While the others talk about environmental damage, "The Fox" has decided on action. His battleground is the Chicago area where pollution for profit is something of a way of life. His pseudonym is taken from a mistreated river in the locality and it is now blazoned on car bumpers in the slogan "Go Fox Stop Pollution".
The police are looking for him, but not too hard, since so far he hasn't broken any law and anyhow many officers sympathize. Students call him an ecological Che Guevara. He started by blocking the effluent pipe of an Illinois factory and another factory had its chimney mysteriously capped. On the doorsteps of industrialists whose plants offend, dead skunks are dumped.

The most recent stunt happened two months ago, when a middle-aged man in working clothes and dark glasses carried a 50 lb can of raw sewage into the waiting room of one of the Fox River plants. He handed the receptionist his card ("The Fox") and walked out before she could stop him.

What our hero is demonstrating, of course, is not that there is a lot of pollution about and precious little done about it. He is saying that he feels small and helpless in the face of big industry and even bigger government and in the words of Arthur Miller's most famous play, "attention must be paid".

This is the central problem of industrial societies, whatever shape the protest takes.

New Scientist 3 December 1970

CHICAGO (CDN) - Hardly anybody knows who he is, especially the police and his victims. But whenever he blocks a company's drainage system, tries to seal off its chimney, puts a dead skunk on the porch of an executive or dumps dead fish in a lobby, he leaves a note telling why, and always signs it "The Fox." A Wanted Man During his adventures, "The Fox" has been chased by plant guards, has crawled through drainage pipes, climbed roofs in the dead of night, and a shot has. been fired in his  direction.  It is rumored that at least one manufacturing firm has posted a reward - cash or a job promotion - for his identification. The Kane County Sheriff's Police have spent more than a year trying to learn his identity, but they have failed.

"We've got a thick file on The Fox," said the sergeant who runs the investigation. "If we ever get him, there are a lot of things we can charge him with, including criminal damage to property. But so far we haven't been able to nail him."