Tuesday, November 20, 2018

"Environmental Radicals" Responsible for CA Fires

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It's often said "elections have consequences"---and it's true. They do.

So do the policies winners of elections create.

California is living with the consequences of policies made by "radical environmentalists," according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

CA Governor Jerry Brown says, "No, it's climate change."

Be informed.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, said this week, "When we're prevented from managing our forests by these radical environmentalists---they've had lawsuit after lawsuit, they have promulgated to let nature take its course---this is the consequence of letting nature take its course."

He says, "We need to go back to prescribed burns late in the season so you don't have these catastrophic burns."

They are catastrophic, and they're deadly.

More than 250,000 acres scorched to ashes, 80 lives lost with 1200 people unaccounted for and 12,000 structures burned to the ground. And counting.

He says, "I will lay this at the foot of those environmental radicals that have prevented us from managing the forests for years. And you know what? This is on them."

But California Governor Jerry Brown says "No, it's not the policies or the consequences of those policies."

He says “those who deny” man-made global warming are “definitely contributing” to the deadly, devastating wildfires forcing thousands of residents out of their homes.

Brown warned that global warming created a “new abnormal” for the state, including fueling deadly wildfires. The Democrat said better forest management was only a partial solution to the problem.

“Managing the forests in every way we can does not stop climate change, and those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies that we’re now witnessing, and will continue to witness in the coming years,” Brown said.

“The chickens are coming home to roost. This is real here,” Brown said.

The governor is actually blaming the people who don't believe in "climate change" as Al Gore and his disciples are presenting it, for causing the California fires.

CBS in Sacramento is reporting that the cause of the fires igniting in the first place may be the fault of PG&E. They say state officials are blaming PG&E power lines, conductors and power poles for fires in 2017.

CBS says, "Brown vetoed bipartisan legislation requiring utilities to do more to mitigate risks near power lines and electricity infrastructure. Instead, Brown signed a bill in September that would allow PG&E, the state's largest utility, to bill ratepayers for legal liabilities for wildfires."

Visiting the ashes of what was at one time the town of Paradise, California, Zinke said, "It was like a war zone"---"I'm not sure that Paradise will return---the Paradise we once knew."

There is, of course, a tinge of irony in the idea that Paradise is Lost.

John Hawkins has written,
"There was a time when we used to be a nation that pushed freedom, responsibility, decency, patriotism and hard work. Some of us still believe in those things, but because of liberalism, much more destructive values have seeped into our culture like toxic waste. There are many ways that liberals have degraded our culture, but these are the worst of the worst."

Hawkins names and describes what he thinks are the 6 worst ways liberal progressives and their policies are destroying America.

This is an overview, with my personal emphasis on #6, and some personal thoughts included.

1.The Politicization Of Everything:

Want to watch football? There are players protesting the flag. Turn on a Hollywood awards ceremony? There are actors making political statements. Want to go to the bathroom in peace?

2. Political Correctness:

I hate the idea that some normal person can tell a joke on Twitter and have his life destroyed...Everyone is walking around on eggshells because some buttercup might get upset at, well..., just about anything.

3. Victimhood:

Only in America do people get so excited about the idea of being a victim that they will even fake hate crimes against themselves to get that status.

4. Liberal Feminism:

The original "women should be able to have the same rights as men" feminism has been so widely accepted in society that it made feminism irrelevant. So liberal feminists reinvented feminism as a combination of man-hating and victimization.

5. Tribalism:

Liberals work incessantly to split Americans in ever smaller groups that are at each other's throats. Divide and conquer.

6. "Non-Judgementalism":

We've heard liberals and progressives talk about how important it is to be non-judgemental that it has steeped into our culture at large. We are unwilling to take moral positions, because everybody is right in their own eyes. There is no absolute Truth. Each stands in their own truth.

Consider this:

One of America's Founding Fathers, Patrick Henry, said, "When people forget God, tyrants forge our chains."

As fire is destroying our lands and homes and communities...and taking lives due to radical progressive environmental policies, the wildfires of secular humanism are destroying our institutions of family and marriage and education and the church...even assaulting Truth itself.

Commonality---e pluribus unum, one from many---was possible in America because we all shared certain fundamental, biblically based principles---whether we were Christians or not. We shared a vision of biblically based liberty for all.

These cords of Truth and reality bound us together to become the greatest nation in the history of the world---the most free, the most blessed, the most prosperous in the history of the human race.

Today the cesspool of secular progressivism and cultural Marxism is eating away at the soul or our nation---as Karl Marx had hoped it would. We are strangled by the deceptive chains of political correctness, inclusion, diversity, equality, victimhood...you know the list.

Patrick Henry also said: "When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object."

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Faithful.