Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a two-part series.
In my last installment I touched the titular notion of California’s agricultural dilemma vis-à-vis “too big to fail” and how our small farmers are being run out of business by the garden variety enviro-nitwits to protect a bait fish in the Sacramento river called the delta smelt. There’s a lactose intolerant eco-fart joke in there somewhere since whoever “smelt” it, “delta” it. Just ask any post-consumer wasted hippie snorting free-range granola from the dashboard of his algae-powered Prius.
Apparently the delta smelt’s rescue from epochal oblivion comes first before providing employment to people who grow our food as the cargo cult of global warming wingnuts have deemed that a 2-inch long Darwin-challenged bait fish is somehow more important in their phantasmagorical notion of planetary sustainability
Welcome to Al Gore’s eco-hell.
So who financially benefits to put farm workers into food lines, which “green” industry will displace agriculture and what’s the depth of racism within the cargo cultists of the environmental movement?
Folks, the environmental movement is a racist swindle bordering on the RICO act. That they are also invariably festered with progressive liberal-minded social Democrats is without argument. Is it an inconvenient truth that Democrats have the most ardent history of racism in the history of the U.S. as the predominant slave owners as well as the largest voting block against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with all the Jim Crow you’d want to eat in between? Is it doubly inconvenient that most white liberal Democrats always seem to allegedly know at least two black or Hispanic people in order to trot out their non-racist bona fides? Sorry, but your housekeeper or gardener doesn’t count.
Closeted racists are also heavily mired within the organic swamplands of the environmental movement as well. Google up the websites for the NRDC, WWF, Greenpeace, Surfrider Foundation or New American Way. Peruse their board of directors and staff officers. How many African Americans do you see? Hispanics? Asians? On the governing boards of these allegedly politically-correct organizations you’d be lucky to find a brown person making free-trade coffee. The only place you’d see more vanilla is at a KKK meeting. If I were an enterprising person of color, I’d have an ACLU suit in thermonuclear race discrimination mode-Alpha against any one of these chauvinistic rackets faster than you could say, “Ed Begley, Jr.”
Look on TV. Name the most qualified environmentalist who isn’t white.
White people want to “save the planet” while the brown people that grow their food are now standing in line at food banks in the richest agricultural region in the world. If that isn’t racism, it’s pretty damn close. If the San Joaquin Valley is destined to be the 21st century Obamanian reinvention of FDR’s dust bowl, I hope all you yuppie puppies don’t mind paying for $10 tomatoes at the Sunday Ocean Park Farmers’ Market.
So who benefits from this agricultural inequity bequeathed to us from the bloviate beneficence of the boneheads from the Temple of Enviro-Correctness?
Investors in solar power farms are making inroads throughout California. When an agricultural farm becomes unproductive the natural tendency is to sell that farm. As we move into the “green energy” agenda as prostituted from Washington, California’s sunny farmland becomes prime real estate for this investment opportunity. Think about it, folks. Al Gore has made over $500 million in the last eight years as an “energy investor” and is perforce to continue the mythology of global warming to keep the scam going and his pockets lined with economic sunshine.
So how do we go from a tomato farm to a solar farm? Shut off the water.
I’ve seen this before. I was raised in Orange County in the 1960-70s near South Coast Plaza. I remember when there was no South Coast Plaza and there was nothing but farmland and orchards in every direction. I’d wake up in the morning and smell orange blossoms everywhere.
Then South Coast Plaza came and within 20 years the entire area had become one giant high-end strip mall without a strawberry field in sight. The San Joaquin Valley is next folks. Unless you say something about it to our mayor, local Congress-critters, senators and the Avatar-in-Chief, who have thus far ignored the plight of decent hard-working farmers, Santa Monica’s Farmers’ Markets are going to wilt on the vine. Tomatoes are one of the most important crops in our diet and most of them come from the Central Valley. We eat them raw, in salsa, spaghetti sauce and catsup just to name a few.
Do you want farms for tomatoes or solar farms to generate power for your iPod? I’ll take the tomato. After all, you can’t eat electricity.
Steve Breen says “Turn on the water, Mr. President!” and is still “the best looking mailman in the U.S. Post Office.” He can be reached at email@example.com.