Michael Reagan, October 29, 2003
Greens Turn California Black
Making Sense By Michael Reagan
As a friend of mine said, "If my house had burned
down in the California fires I think Iíd get a flame
thrower and go looking for an environmentalistís
house to return the favor."
Heís right. These fires which have killed a number
of people and devastated 800 square miles of
Southern California, leaving it black and
smoldering, and destroyed more than 1,600 houses are
solely the fault of the tree-hugging Greens who hate
humanity while claiming to love the very forests
their own insanely destructive policies are burning
to a crisp.
The fact is, we havenít taken care of our forests
because environmentalist radicals have been winning
the day in Washington for far too long. Roads going
into our forests have been closed and as a result we
canít access our forests and firefighters canít
access them, all because the Greens want to put
everything back the way it was before we evil humans
arrived on the planet and began to despoil the earth
the Greens worship as some kind of goddess.
If you look at the videos of whatís burning in
California you see that about half the trees about
to go up in flames in some of the fire zones are
dead from a beetle infestation because for a number
of years now we havenít been allowed to go into our
forests and thin them and prune them and take care
of our them as we take care of a garden or farmland.
What people donít understand is that a forest is a
garden Ė a garden of trees - and it needs to be
taken care of, it needs to be pruned and thinned out
so that it is kept in a healthy state. And what we
are seeing now as those flames and plumes of smoke
rise and blacken the sky is what happens when you
If we donít go in and trim the forests you end up
with what we have now Ė black darkened mountains
with no trees, no brush, and no so-called habitats
for any of those creatures that the Greens say they
want to protect from nasty old humans who wonít give
them a place of their own.
Now where is the spotted owl going to nest? Now
where are the birds and the flies and the frogs
going to live, that is those who werenít all burned
up in their Green-protected habitats.
The only reason why the environmentalists have been
able to impose their insane policies on the rest of
us is money! They give money to politicians, money
to campaigns, and because money is the motherís milk
of politics they end up getting what they want. And
the forests burn.
In the end, the owls and the birds and the deer and
the antelope die, and good people lose their homes
because the environmentalists always get their way.
These horrendous fires that are burning up huge
areas of California are the result of
environmentalists and the politicians they buy who
are preventing us from keeping our forests healthy.
In some places, the dry, incendiary brush has not
been cleared out for decades.
Thanks to the Green pressure on Capitol Hill the
Bush administrationís Healthy Forests Restoration
legislation designed to restore our forests to
health is being held up in the Senate. The House
voted for it overwhelmingly but the Senate wonít
bring it to the floor for a vote.
Asked Rep. Scott McInnis, (R-Colo.), "How many homes
must burn, how many people must lose their
valuables, how many lives must be threatened before
a couple [of] obstructionists in the Senate will
relent and let a bipartisan wildfire legislation be
debated and considered?"
Look at the fires weíve had in the last few years,
Montana, Arizona, New Mexico Ė itís the same thing
happening over and over again. And the blame for
every one of them can be laid at the doorstep of the
radical environmentalist movement.
The Greens have turned everything black.