It took generations of environmental activism and political ineptness to create what we are witnessing this summer in the western United States. Incrementally, knowledgeable people who cared for, nourished and improved the forests where locked out. As a result, the forests became overgrown.
Then came the perfect storm. Multiple years of drought. The fuel load became to large for control, and the inevitable began to occur.
The impact of these fires is felt far and wide. The smoke we inhale, the friends who have lost homes, even complete communities wiped away. And hundreds of thousands of acres reduced to ash.
The Farmer and Rancher
The above scenario is unfolding again upon the American agricultural landscape. Environmental activism is slowly eroding the food chain of this nation. Environmental regulations, endangered species act lawsuits, and the dumping of water into the Pacific ocean in the name of the environment.
Meanwhile, piece by piece, the ability of this state and nation to supply food is being stolen away. Small communities are disappearing. In the not so distant future, our nation will depend upon foreign nations to supply our food needs.
And once another nation controls our food supply, they control our people.
The end of the American farmer and rancher wont be seen in flames, nor felt in the burning eyes and lungs of choking smoke, nor witnessed on the evening news. It will be felt in the burning belly of hunger, and the despair of being helplessly shackled to the demands of an enemy nation, or perhaps by the very politicians who are engineering this coming catastrophe.