All we have heard, from the late 1960’s on is how evil humans are, and how we are destroying our environment. Back then, we didn’t know that our actions were causing so much damage, and we screwed things up, so we began filtering the bad gases and chemicals out of our air, and we stopped wasting natural resources that could not be replenished. Our nation, America, became one of the cleanest industrial nations in the world, yet we have been hounded by the extremist environmentalists who are doing everything they can to destroy our abilities to protect ourselves from foreign influences and waste! Even though I could sit down and write for months on the many mistakes the environmenatlists have caused, I am only going to give three examples as to how idiotic they can be, how egotistical they are in how they think they know so much more than Mother Nature, and how their egos have caused a great deal of damage to our environment:
1. Back in the second half of the Twentieth Century, they looked at the marshes and swamps of Florida, and decided that “mankind” was destroying them by not taking proper care in how we controlled the flow of water from the Northern Border, to the Keys, so they built a series of canals that extended from the northern part of the state to the southern swamps. In their engineering “genius”, they took water from the southern entry points of all the rivers that flow down to Florida, into its northern border, and channelled it directly to the southern part of the state. And it worked for a while, controlling flooding of the swamps. But then we entered the dry period, where the number of hurricanes that hit the state slowed down, and the amount of rainwater that naturally kept the marshes and swamps full, diminished. For a couple of decades, beginning at the end of the ’80s, and running until 2004, the natural rain water did not refill those areas and, since the balance of the river water that would keep them full was being channelled to the southern end of the state, they began to dry up! I remember, in 1984, that it would be hot and humid in the summer in Florida until around 3 in the afternoon, every day, then the humidity that had risen up into our upper atmosphere began to cool off, and it would rain! That rain would take the humidity out of the air and the temperature would drop, and the afternoons would be cooler! When I returned to Florida in 1994, the lack of water caused the marshes to dry up and the developers bought the land and built homes on them, and Orlando had grown over three times it size! The days stayed humid all day long, and the heat was difficult to deal with. Even worse; the water table had begun to dry up and the state was looking at options like “desalinating” sea water to provide drinking water for the State! Wild fires had become a dangerous threat to the state, and were burning up huge areas of dried swampland! Things were getting very drastic until Mother Nature took action and brought Hurricanes “Frances”, “Jeannie” and “Ivan” to the Gulf, and drenched the state with rainwater in 2004! Since then, the yearly run of hurricanes has maintained the water table, and things are getting back to normal. But, now, a group of scientists have come up with an idea, because of “Katrina”, to put machinery into the Gulf that will pump cold water from the bottom of the Gulf, to the surface areas, to cool down the temperature of the water, which should prevent the movement of hurricanes through the Gulf States area! Not one of them ever thought about how it could affect the environment of Florida, as they want to “solve any New Orleans Katrina” problem in the future! So; when Mother Nature fixes a problem man caused, environmentalists step up, once again, to destroy her environment once more!
2. From 1992 to 1994, I lived in Tonasket, Washington, where I spent a great deal of my time in the Cascade Mountain range, enjoying the beauty of its wilderness. No; I never met “Bigfoot”, but I didn’t have his phone number, or address. At that time, the environmentalists were raising seven kinds of hell over the “Spotted Owl”; they claimed that the lumber industry was destroying the homes of the Spotted Owl, and they were dying off as a species! The environmentalists were chaining themselves to trees, protesting in areas where the lumber was being cut, causing all kinds of problems for the lumber industry, raising the costs of the wood we need to build homes and other items we need to survive! I remember when Hurricane Andrew went through Miami and destroyed many of the homes there. The call went out for plywood and it was at exactly the same time that the environmentalists went crazy and began driving spikes into trees, which broke the chains on the chain saws the lumberjacks were using, causing them to whip back at the lumberjacks, killing several and wounding others! So; production stopped and, at a time when lumber production was extremely necessary, all we had were the stockpiles of plywood, and the price went from $5, to $20 a sheet! And it has not come down much since then! Now, back to the cause of the whole mess, the “Spotted Owls”; turns out they hadn’t died off, they all simply flew to a much more comfortable location, across the Cascade Mountain, west, to the sea-coast around Seattle!
3. When we began to find rich oil fields in the US and Alaska, the environmentalists jumped up and claimed that we would destroy the local environments if we drilled for oil in the western desert area of America, and in Alaska, so the government banned drilling in those areas, and we began to rely on the Arab States for our oil, which gave them the money they needed to buy influence in our government, and to develop chemical and nuclear weapons they could use against us, and Israel! And, when our government woke up to the situation, and knew we needed to drill for our own oil, they accepted “deep-sea drilling”, which meant going out where the ocean was a mile deep, and drilling way down into the earth’s crust to get oil. Of course; American Oil Companies were not allowed to do so, but foreign oil companies, like British Petroleum were allowed to drill for our oil then sell it back to us! The environmentalists were ecstatic, because they could walk around our deserts and frozen tundra, and not see oil wells or pipelines, but they never thought about the fact that, if man can’t get down to replace a problem, it can’t be fixed, except by robots, which is very hard to do! Then came the explosion of the BP rig, and the lack of serious concern by Obama until the people scared him into acting! Now we have gone through almost 90 days of gushing oil into our Gulf, tearing up our beaches and damaging our fishing industry and it is all the fault of, once again; environmentalists! This group of self-righteous individuals who feel that they are “wiser than God”, have caused one of the most horrific natural disasters in the history of the world! If they had not gotten in the way of drilling on our lands, that broken cap could have been fixed in a day or two, and the damage would have been limited to less than a square mile, instead of the entire Gulf Coast!
Once again, a Special Interest group had taken power over a part of our government, and the results of their “ideals” have caused us to suffer from a horrible disaster! They brag about how they forced us to clean up our manufacturing base, and brag about how it has cleaned up our atmosphere! But it is all a charade; because of practical laws, we put “scrubbers” in the chimneys of our manufacturing plants, cleaning up their exhausts before releasing their smoke into the air, and we put “catalytic converters” on our cars exhausts, which cleaned up their emissions, and the atmosphere of the world improved, and smog disappeared! But, because of the pushing by the environmentalist groups, our government began charging heavy taxes for “polluting the atmosphere”, and they pushed our manufacturing base right out of our country, to nations like China and India, where they could care less about pollution, and they dump all the carbon gases they want into the air! The result is that we, once again, have pollution in our atmosphere, over America, but it comes from China and India, and we can’t do a thing about it! We ran a clean manufacturing system, they don’t! Yet the environmentalists brag about how they cleaned up America’s air, because they got our companies to move out of the US! It’s time to end the domination of the majority of Americans by Special Interest groups like the environmentalists, it’s time to end those wasteful taxes, to bring our manufacturing base back to America, to provide jobs for the citizens ( yes, citizens; not illegals ) of our great nation! Let’s bring our companies back to the plants they once occupied, the plants that can function, already, with clean emissions and proper standards, let’s bring our oil production back into the US, where we can ensure that things are being done right, and let’s end the influence of a group of arrogant, self-righteous environmentalists whose ideals work in the short time, but cause us great problems in the long run! We have all the laws we need to ensure we do not pollute, so let’s get back to making America the strong, clean manufacturing nation it once was!
WAKE UP AMERICANS, OR LOSE AMERICA!
Michael J. Kilgus