The Governagger lacked adequate fire prevention intension for the 2007 California fire season. Not realizing that he wasn’t in Austria anymore, and without the unreality of total recall to help the Governagger seemed to expect a Mary Poppins to fly in in case of fire disaster to fight the flames cresting on Santa Ana’s fell blows from the south. The Governagger forgot that only he can prevent forest fires.
The U.S.A. Today printed a map of the California fire locations this year and in that of the last year-the recurrent locations near population clusters with the broad expanse of the unpopulated sections of forest untouched was indicative of an arson problem. Like the Hurricane Katrina disaster Republican unconcern for disaster a priori was a substantive factor in the loss of billions of dollars of real property and thousands of homes. With the Bush era build the public deficit plan to prevent responsible taxation on transnational corporations adequate fire prevention upgrades in Southern California were improbable. Is human political reason so deficient that wildfires cannot be dampened down to better manageable levels a priori?
At the least the Governagger might have invented pigeon drop fireproof plopping emergency materials techniques to cover threatened homes with airborne fireproof glop, or at least had ground mobile delivered no-burn house covering foam or no-burn bags for homes produced from southern California materials technology laboratories. Treating the forest fire and public health disaster ensuing as an Oktoberfest of natural occurrence isn’t an adequate governance of that portion of the nation-and the Republican just seek profits from disaster policy isn’t an acceptable way to jump start the moribund housing market nor to prevent growing problems caused by illegal immigration to the United States.
Illegal immigration from Mexico swells the population of the American southwest radically. Instead of a stable population growth of a well educated English speaking society the south western states are inundated with millions of Spanish speaking, poorly educated undocumented aliens straining water and wild resources. Nothing can be done to substantively move the interstate public policy toward environmental conservation because of the preference of trans-national corporations that own the Presidency to degrade the quality of the U.S. electorate. The trouble with the corporatist conquest of American politics and broadcast media is that capitalism and the profit motive cannot replace democracy, national self-interest and environmental conservation-only displace them.
Naturally occurring droughts are a part of nature the planetary biota adapts too; what is conformable to natural ecosystem changes are gross human exploitation of natural resources indifferently based on abstract velocity of cash flow without regard to the depletion of resources. Some capitalists unfortunately believe that the profit motive invariable is moved by a hidden anthropomorphic deity that will guide and govern society while everyone does business. Adam Smith’s invisible hand’ concept was intended to describe the effects of market competition, supply and demand phenomena-not a way to avoid the work of rational government of society. Capitalism will not optimally govern national or local interests; instead it will adapt a posteriori to the way things are and supply what is in demand. If the south west encounters water shortages it will seek to sell more water or lever water from distant regions rather than analyze or correct the cause of the harm to the environment by human misuse of resources.
Capitalism must be controlled by a democracy that conserves its own political sovereignty. Trans-national corporations should run their own business instead of business and government. When corporatism annihilates democracy every public interest is sold out to increase corporate profits and the national democracy withers away as a neo-Marxian transnationalism surges to unify with the trans-national corporate CEO planning as a global tyranny…the American Southwest is just one casualty sprawling on.
Mass migration from Mexico increases population growth and depletion of already tight water resources such as the Colorado and Rio Grande rivers. The aquifers in west Texas are not only over used they are polluted. Good government would build an ecological border zone that would halt illegal immigration and create a green belt along the southern border naturally. Good government would invest in increasing the quality of life in Mexico simultaneously with spending the President’s requested 183 billion dollar war budget for the present fiscal year. That money may help defense contractors, yet it also helps the enemies of the United States divert America from improvement of its national security. Without developing policy to support home-produced electrical power for electric cars the U.S.A. will chase after Iraqi oil even if it costs more than a half trillion dollars or more.
The usual atrophy of ecological conservation and egress of political away from conservation toward consumption will drive reasoning publicly such as ‘more illegal aliens are needed for fire-fighters’ or ‘the Northwest has water let’s build a pipeline here from it, or from Alaska. The city of Phoenix will rise from the ashes and will decide to cut back on watering their nine million lawns a little and some genius will finally persuade the federal government to borrow more from China to pave the streets with photon absorbing pseudo-gold that would charge electric cars and reflect solar heat back into the atmosphere increasing the local albedo (if it lasts for more than four hours its a good excuse not to go to work).