Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's the Greenies

Just in time for Earth Day 2008, in a very short period of time, the Greens have returned the world to the brink of starvation for millions, from which it had been rescued (not very effectively) in the 1970s through better agricultural methods and massive government aid from Europe and North America.
    It wasn't over population.
    It wasn't drought.
    It wasn't lack of infrastructure.
    It wasn't civil war.
    It wasn't terrorism.
    It wasn't landfills overflowing with garbage.
    It wasn't bankers conspiring to steal land.
    It wasn't melting glaciers flooding the cities, with polar bears washing up on the beach.
    It wasn't loss of the rainforest or lack of fairly traded coffee and tea.
    It wasn't native crops disappearing under pressure from hybrids and pesticides.
    It wasn't species disappearing from overuse by humans.
None of those things we were warned about for 35 years brought on today's global food crisis. The people who were going to save the earth for their children and grandchildren, are driving people to starvation and rioting. How?
    By denying to the world new sources of coal, gas and oil;
    by refusing permits for new refineries;
    by caring more about snails and rats than people.
    by hyping a problem (warming temperatures) and
    saying people could control it through laws and regulations;
    by giving tax breaks to companies who produce biofuels;
    by encouraging farmers to convert acreage that used to grow wheat and soybeans to corn and other crops to burn as fuel;
    by driving out entreprenuers and venture capital through punitive taxes and regulation.
Now we have "rice riots," and no one seemed to see it coming--but they can predict global temperatures a hundred years from now. It's supply and demand. When people can't get other grains and legumes, they buy up the rice. Then the richer people hoard it to make money.

Thank you, environmentalist greenies. You are sure saving the world.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like we found a new source of fossil fuel. Your ideas.

Norma said...

Thank you anon. I know you seek guidance and wisdom, but it appears it might take a long, long time, and I'm not sure I have that much time left.

Anonymous said...

I want you to know that the first anon comment did not come from me. However, the Greenies are not at fault here. It's OUR government doing it's thing. The Greenies just want to clean up the planet, but our politicians want their sponsers to clean up!