December 30, 2010

Another Kind of Death, From Another Kind of Death Panel

We've watched Obamacare become the poster child for death panel socialism, but that is hardly the only venue that leftists are using to destroy America.

Investors Business Daily has a very disturbing article on how left wing environmentalists are in the process of destroying the most fertile farmland in the nation—and forcing people to go hungry—in order to save a nonviable species of minnow:

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.

This isn't really about saving a forgettable species that contributes little to it's own ecosystem. It's purely about human's attempting to exert power and control over other humans. More to the point it is about evil humans subjugating their fellow man to economic ruin and starvation in order to assert their own political agenda.

I suppose it could be worse. Those responsible for this debacle could wall off the region they are starving and put up a gate that glibly suggests "work will set you free," putting aside all pretense of being representative of a "free" society.

Frankly, I'm surprised that dams and irrigation-restricting controls haven't mysteriously started experiencing malfunctions or outright failures.

Perhaps the starving farmers in Fresno aren't feeling the pangs of hunger severely enough to take direct charge of their own futures. Or perhaps like far too many citizens of California, they've simply lost their sense of self worth, and lack the will to exist.

(h/t Hot Air)

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 30, 2010 12:26 PM

They are going to turn the Central Valley back into a desert... and I don't even want to think about what that will do to food prices, much less the generations of farmers that will lose their livelyhood and all the employees that will lose their jobs...

Posted by: Old NFO at December 30, 2010 12:42 PM

On the flip side, imagine all the illegals this will force onto welfare!

Posted by: Rob Crawford at December 30, 2010 07:00 PM