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If California was a country its economy would rank it sixth after the
US, Japan, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. There are many
reasons why people want to live there aside from the weather and chief
among them are jobs. That draws people from all over.
The problem that poses for the Greens is that they don't like people,
don't want them causing trees to be cut down to build new homes in
which to live and then expecting to be able to turn on their lights
and get water from their faucets.
People pollute. People are just awful. They drive too many cars. They
don't like to recycle stuff. They want to flush a toilet just once.
They have babies. They want to send their children to schools. People
want to visit "pristine" forests to camp, hunt, fish and
hike. They want to go to the beach and they litter. They want to ski
snow-covered mountains and valleys. They want to get on their off-road
vehicles and drive around the deserts. Or they want to go to the mall
and buy lots of stuff. Stuff is bad.
Some of those people, called farmers, want to grow tons and tons of
every kind of delicious vegetable and fruit imaginable, but they
insist on using herbicides to kill the countless weeds and
insecticides to kill the countless bugs that attack those crops. Then
there are the ranchers raising all that cattle, sheep, and pigs that
are slaughtered so people can have their hamburgers, steaks, lamb
chops, ham, and such. Bad as they are, there are the fishermen who go
out and catch tons of fish just so people can have a tuna sandwich or
nibble a tasty lobster or crab.
The worst of the lot are those horrid people who want to drill for
oil. Don't they know it only encourages people to drive their cars,
vans, SUV's, motorcycles or use lawn mowers, snow throwers, and all
those other terrible machines. These people want to drill offshore,
too, because there's lots of oil there. Other people use energy to run
their computers. A whole bunch of them work in California's Silicon
Valley just thinking up new ways to use computers and bandwidths and
People are bad. If it weren't for people California would be an Eden,
a paradise, no highways, and just a small bunch of Greens could wander
its forests, deserts, and shores, enjoying it as only they can. One of
them lived in a big, old redwood for a year.
So what does this have to do with California's energy crisis? And what
does this have to do with the United Nation's Kyoto Climate Control
The Greens-environmentalists-have fought long and hard to keep people
out of California. The scheme they hit upon was to insure there would
not be enough power generation and water utilities. Without that, they
reasoned, people would be discouraged from moving to there. Didn't
work. California is home to 34 million people who need and want power,
houses, schools, hospitals, universities, office facilities, hotels,
theme parks, wineries, warehouses, and every other structure necessary
for a modern society to function.
Now those 34 million people are discovering-the hard way of course-the
result of going along with all the Greens. In Marin County, just
across the Golden Gate bridge, people learned that failing to upgrade
their water facilities resulted in not having any in the kitchens and
bathrooms of their half-million dollar homes. The state government had
to step in, ignoring its own rules, and lay in a "temporary"
water line across the bridge.
So now their statewide utilities are going bankrupt because Greens,
socialists to the core, ignored the simple rules of the market, didn't
want to build sufficient energy generation, preferring to buy it from
outside the state. Those States, however, responding to the rules of
supply and demand, starting charging for what Californians would not
provide for themselves.
The best headline of the week reported that, after mining California
for every dollar he could suck into Democratic Party coffers, former
President Clinton told Gov. Gray Davis that Californians were on their
own. Now we hear that the State wants to purchase power and sell it to
the utilities it has rendered financially unstable. It's pure
The "get rid of the people" program the Greens foisted on
California did force many to leave as jobs disappeared, but not enough
because now there's not only an energy crisis, there's a housing
crisis too as nine of the ten least affordable housing markets can be
found in California.
It's not just California that is suffering from lack of energy or
sufficient housing for a nationwide population that grew over thirteen
percent in the passed ten years. In New Jersey, where energy
deregulation will soon hit like an asteroid, trying to find an
affordable home is getting nearly impossible. Housing starts in the
most densely populated state are way, way down. It's a Green dream
The UN Climate Control Treaty would force the United States to cut
back its energy use to 1990 levels! Oh, thank you United Nations.
That's just what we need. Maybe we can force millions of Americans to
migrate to Canada or Mexico! The name of the Green Game is ridding the
nation of people while forcing up the cost of everything people need
and use. The Greens spelled this out in The Wildlands Project (wildlandslandsproject.org),
a plan to rid 50% of the nation's landmass of people so the bunnies
and grizzlies could frolic.
See what happens when you begin to connect all the little Green dots?
See what happens when you begin to ask if "urban sprawl"
isn't just another name for denying people a home in which to live and
raise their family?
See what happens when you ask whether your community should have to
shoulder the costs of a recycling program for stuff that can be much
more cheaply burned in an incinerator or tossed into a big hole in the
See what happens when the ex-president has locked up 60 million acres
of land in which huge deposits of high grade coal exist or billions of
barrels of crude oil waits to be extracted? Or vast deposits of
See what happens when the Clinton administration pushed a plan to tear
down dams that produce millions of watts of hydroelectricity to
"save" some salmon?
See what happens when you buy into these and other Green lies? In
California they have learned it means wondering when the next rolling
blackout will occur.
Alan Caruba is the founder of The National Anxiety Center, a
clearinghouse of information about scare campaigns designed to
influence public opinion and policy. The Center maintains an Internet
site at www.anxietycenter.com.