We’re not talking about six species of fish here. We are talking about SIX fish in total…
By Dr. Fred
Everywhere you look these days, there are tremendous signs of decay, corruption, and failure throughout the United States. If we simply consider large cities alone, every city that has been controlled by leftists shows serious signs of poverty and decay. Look at Detroit, Oakland, parts of Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City where it appears like these cities have literally been abandoned. In reality and in many ways, they have been.
But then we have the entire state of California, which also appears as though it has been abandoned by thinking people (well, they DID elect Jerry Brown – TWICE!), left to those who can think no more logically than a person addicted to crack. All they want is their next “fix” and it doesn’t matter how they get it. They simply need to get it.
For the politicians who have been running what used to be called the “Golden State,” the same downward trend exists and has become thoroughly entrenched throughout the state. The people in control need their “fix,” which for them, means staying in power; remaining in control. It doesn’t matter that their control results in destroying the landscape and economy of California by over regulation so that, as one example, water is becoming such a precious commodity that if nothing tangible is done, we may well have what appears to be a West Coast version of Mad Max. Instead of gas wars though, the wars will be over water. Think of what the price of water will cost on the black market. I shudder.
The saddest part of all of this is that it could have been so readily avoided. But today’s politician doesn’t think logically or ahead. They only respond to special interest groups. These groups usually only care about one thing – their specific agenda. Radical environmentalists long ago gained enough power to be able to drag politicians to their side of the table. If the politicians didn’t play ball, they might be unseated. So, they play. How do you think people like Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer (retiring – FINALLY!), and a plethora of other left winger politicians have managed to stay in power? You know the answer as well as I do.
Poor Richard’s News is reporting that the people in control of California’s water polices have decided that 175,000 human beings aren’t even worth six fish. As the article points out, we’re not talking about six species of fish here. We are talking about SIX fish in total.
Essentially, here is what is happening.
“National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) only expects 29 out-migrating steelhead a year and that their plan was to release 30,000 acre feet by the end of April to help them reach the Delta.”
So what, you might ask? Well, if you’re asking that, you probably don’t live in California, where I spent 25 years until about five years ago when we decided it was best to pick up our lives, load them into the covered wagon and head east. When we arrived here to Georgia, one of my first stops after settling in was a gun shop (I’ve always hated California’s DOJ approved gun list). While at the gun shop, I mentioned that we had just recently relocated from California. The gentleman behind the counter stuck out his hand and brightly proclaimed, “Welcome to the United States of America!” But I digress…
The problem appears to be that six Steelhead were a bit slow to migrate down to the Delta. In order to help out, so the Bureau of Reclamation ordered South San Joaquin Irrigation District and Oakdale Irrigation District to release some 15,000 acre feet of water to help these six Steelhead make it to the ocean.
What this means is that the amount of water being released into the ocean because of SIX steelhead fish could have provided water for 174,301 PEOPLE for ONE year. If that 15,000 foot acre amount is added to the previous 30,000 feet acres of water released, that total amount of water would service the combined populations of the following cities:
- Santa Barbara
That’s about 5 BILLION gallons of water! Are you as flabbergasted as I am about this and I don’t even live in California? But I have friends and family who do. I still care about that state.
You just learned that six Steelhead are more valuable than nearly 175,000 PEOPLE. It should make you severely angry, but anger alone is not going to get the job done. You have to oust these lifelong leftists who have set up for themselves a very sweet situation. They are in power and they don’t lack for anything because special interest groups want them to play ball with them. When they do, things are hunky-dory. They need to be voted out, period. Keep at it. Eventually, you’ll win.
But things are never easy in California because the left has had control for so long. The best way to start chipping away at things is at the local level, where you live. Find out who is on your city council and find out where they stand on the issues. What do they think about the water shortage? What are they going to do about it? Are they going to kowtow to Sacramento or are they willing to stand up TO the failed policies of Sacramento? If they won’t, then get someone who will do what is best for the citizens.
If these elected officials do things that are illegal, then citizens should get together and hire an attorney who can legally deal with the problem.
If you’ve been reading my articles for any length of time, you know how I feel about technocrats who are desperately trying to create a technocracy. Controlling things like water is all part of their plan. They wish to over regulate you so you are completely chained by policies that were created by technocrats. These aren’t even LAWS that we’re talking about, but POLICIES.
California is a perfect example of the abuse that occurs when technocrats are in charge. They use politicians to get what they want. They don’t care how it affects you. Their goal is to “save the planet” for future generations. The problem with that is how those regulations affect people living now.
Technocrats don’t care about you. They’re not interested. Their vision is so myopic that if someone died of thirst in front of them, they would simply step over the body and sing about how nature had taken its course. Their hypocrisy is on full display though when they believe that nature can’t deal with SIX fish. They believe they must give nature a helping hand by releasing thousands of foot acres of water for SIX fish, while thousands of people go without water. By the way, that’s “emotional virtue” (aka political correctness, aka Cultural Marxism), at work, which is based not on absolute truth, but on how people feel about things. Feelings change. Truth doesn’t.
Something needs to be done and to the people of California who honestly want beneficial change, my heart goes out to you. Hang in there. You may yet overcome.
Article reposted from www.ForTruthsSake.com with permission.