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Victorian Bushliars

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February 7, 2009. Black Saturday. The Victorian firestorm that left thousands homeless and hundreds dead.

Only Pentecostal Danny Nalliah, pastor of Catch The Fire Ministries, had the good sense to look past all the enraged finger-pointing and publicly blame Victoria’s frivolous abortion laws. The comparably visionary Miranda Devine, writing from her comfortable Sydney mansion, preached that filthy murdering greenies with their climate agenda owe the families of the dead a personal apology.

Max Rheese, head of the pro-GMO/logging/nuclear, anti-climate-science, Don Burke-fronted Gunns-donation-receiving corporate think-tank Australian Environment Foundation wrote for Online Opinion to blame public land managers and governments. Although he conceded that the only reason they ignored awesome forest science established in 1939 (yes, really) was because of pressure from latte-sipping inner-city greens.

Even Germaine Greer – usually worthwhile and at worst amusing – announced to a dinner attended by the Queen that a lack of burning and clearing by Australian authorities, albeit in ignorance of blackfella wisdom, is to blame. Similarly astute observations can be found all over The Australian’s letters pages.

And even Fran Bailey, MP for the bulk of Victoria’s worst affected areas, is pushing an argument adored by nearly every woodchipping lobbyist and climate skeptic every time Australia burns.

It amounts to a claim that protecting areas managed as National Parks, limiting logging of native forests, and giving ecosystems a chance to function at all naturally is to guarantee fiery tragedy and ensure that fire crews can’t gain access when it occurs.

Basically, ‘man with bulldozer, chainsaw, and woodchip license knows best’.

But writing to the Environment East Gippsland newsgroup, one Victorian forest activist noted that “apart from Bunyip, I cannot think of any major fire this season that hasn’t been in a plantation or other heavily managed forestry area.”

According to his observations and initial reports, all fires – bar one – started in plantations, logging coupes, grasslands, and farms. Namely, areas already decimated and dehydrated by the very practices prescribed by the ignorant, remote, and spin-driven parasites happy to exploit yet another fatal catastrophe.

But at least this tragedy will finally move Australia to really act on climate change…

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Written by typingisnotactivism

February 17, 2009 at 1:06 am

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  1. We will fight to maintain our ignorance! Religious rants are a sign of too much leisure time for leaders! Climate change can’t be caused by humans – we are too conservative, no way could we cause that much change!
    It’s not funny though, it’s a sad part of human nature that we are unable to accept responsibility for our actions. Always so much easier to find someone else to blame – greenies, laws you don’t agree with, and issues too big to cope with. Anything is more fun than making suggestions of how to change for the better, because then you might cop some of the responsibility.

    Salamander

    February 17, 2009 at 8:18 am

  2. And the greenies shall be balmed for the heat, the wind and the rain for they have sinned by asking the question why destroy the environment upon which we depend.

    phill Parsons

    February 19, 2009 at 6:56 am

  3. What’s “Climate Change”?

    Oooohhhhh!

    OK, now I get it, since “Global Warming” was proved to be the complete bullshit that it is, people who thunk like you needed a different peg on which to hang their ideological hats. So they re-named “Global Warming” and made it “Climate Change.”

    HeHeee. Clever. Especially your choosing a handle that now NOBODY can disprove and is Soooooo easy to prove.

    As in for example, down in Melbourne you get to be right about three or four times almost every bloody day as the “climate changes’ there every coupla hours. I gotta hand it to the ‘Global Warmers”..er…”Climate changers”: you might be stoopid but you sure are clever!

    ps Hot Tip: When (not ‘if’) the latest furphy (i.e. “Climate Change”) is exposed and goes down the gurgler and you need a new warning bell to ring, try, in this order, “Population Control” and “Pollution”. At least you’ll be a lot closer to reality.
    And remember to do your bit on Clean-Up Australia Day. Can’t let the yobbos whose numbers relentlessly grow win the war for unpollution!

    Peter Forde

    February 20, 2009 at 9:17 am

  4. Just ask John Gay he will tell you how to stop all future bushfires..

    frogpondsrock

    February 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm

  5. frogpondsrock Will please explain me how John Gay will stop future bushfires

    Dolma

    June 5, 2009 at 5:41 pm


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