I hate the hard lessons of liberalism, and this is one of them. When a federal judge ruled two years ago that water used to support the crops of Central Valley could no longer be used in order to save a stupid fish, he brought third-world conditions upon one of the richest farming areas in the country. In other words, in one ruling, he put thousands out of work and turned the Central Valley into a waste land. This is why liberalism never works. Liberals always value things like fish more than human life (see the abortion argument). Here is what Investor’s Business Daily reports:
Fresno is the agricultural capital of America. More food per acre in more variety can be grown in the fertile Central Valley surrounding this community than on any other land in America — perhaps in the world.
Yet far from being a paradise, Fresno is starting to resemble Zimbabwe or 1930s Ukraine, a victim of a famine machine that is entirely man-made, not by red communists this time, but by greens.
State and federal officials, driven by the agenda of environmental extremists, have made it extremely difficult for the valley’s farms, introducing costly environmental regulations and cutting off critical water supplies to save the Delta smelt, a bait fish. It’s all driving the economy to collapse.
In the southwest part of the Central Valley, water allotments as low as 10% of normal have created a visible dust bowl. The knock-on effect can be seen in cities like Fresno, where November’s unemployment among the packers, cannery workers and professional fields that make agriculture productive stands at 16.9%.
Other Central Valley cities such as Hanford-Corcoran, Merced, Modesto, Stockton and Visalia-Porterville have similar jobless numbers, the highest in the country. The Wal-Mart Foundation notes that “24.1% of families in this community (Fresno) cannot afford regular meals compared to a national average of 9.2%.”
That’s right — a community that supplies a quarter of America’s fruit and vegetables is begging for food. City officials and the media seem oblivious to this irony. “Even if Fresno doesn’t finish first (in WalMart’s Facebook contest) the fight against hunger will still come out a winner,” the Fresno Bee crowed, citing publicity.
Fresno was ranked dead last at 102 as the worst city in America to do business, according to a 2010 MarketWatch survey. Four other Central Valley cities made the national bottom 10 — Bakersfield, Sacramento, Modesto and Stockton.
If that’s not a sign of a distressed region, what is? Fresno shouldn’t know the meaning of hunger or poverty, given its natural bounty.
It’s high time the greens who did this to the richest farmland in the country be held accountable. Far from bringing greenery, their disruptive agendas have left central California a wasteland.
Is this fish worth it? Not at all. Remember, the people that live in Central Valley are far more valuable than the fish. Should we seek to save the fish? Yes, absolutely. But not at the expense of the men, women and children who live in the Central Valley. They have the right to farm for food, and for this federal judge to rule otherwise is far beyond his authority. No entity has the right to deny men and women the right to grow food for themselves and for others. This is far beyond the pale of his authority and he needs to be ripped out of office, and made to live in the valley with the poor that he created. But alas, liberals are liberals. The judge will remain comfortable and well fed because justice is lacking. He will remain where he is because other liberals think he is justified in depriving basic human needs in view of the stupid fish.
Remember, to liberals, humans fall lowest in the pecking order of things. To them, causes, ideas and animals are far more important than basic human needs. Since those there in the valley have to turn to government for help, they are even happier. That is part of liberalism goal: to get us all dependent upon the government. If they can do that and keep a stupid fish undisturbed, so much the better.
For those of you who understand what I’m saying here, please, never buy into the line that liberals do things because they care about people or care about children. They don’t. If you do something that deprives people of basic human needs, then you do not love them nor care for them. You only care about your feelings and things that do not matter. Liberalism, and the Democrats who support this kind of foolishness need to be rebuked for their lack of love towards their fellow man. What they are doing is true hatred. May they be driven from power and live in the poverty they have created for others.