|Northern Spotted Owl|
I remember all those little communities that were wiped out when the logging was curtailed. Many people committed suicide because their lives were so upset. But along came the Federal "saviors" and said to some of the devastated areas, "come, sign up for our "retraining" programs and welfare" We turned towns into welfare destinations and the most important agencies were now Social Services. They made slaves out of thousands of people. But golly, those experts from the state and feds saved that little owl. But even though the owl is a cousin, genetically speaking, of other owls numerous in the west, the sacrifice of the humans to "save it" was "worth it"! Well maybe not.
The lies told about this little owl are too numerous to list here but they are many. For me, I was doing my best at the time in the early 90's to brings some common sense to the issue. But as usual, the government would have none of it and all the "legal" was weighted to the eco extremists. Over the course of the years the timber used in California and most of the USA was from Canada. So our construction industries used foreign wood to build our homes while we have a great renewable resource right here. Many hundreds of billions of dollars were sent north to Canada where their "rules" were much different. I bet they laughed their asses off on the way to the bank!
|Delhi Sand Fly|
|Fairy shrimp in a puddle|
The pendulum hopefully will swing back towards common sense in the not to distant future. If not, then we will see a new form of government called "environmentalism" and enforced by green storm troopers. Your land is really not yours it appears and if you fight them for your rights they have the full force and checkbook of our "people's government" to destroy you. The Northern Spotted Owl fiasco must be defeated or as the eco nuts say, "it is a canary" in the mine to alert us against the fascists.