The Cal Government Is Responsible for the Wildfire Deaths

2018-11-18 update: CA Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed Bipartisan Wildfire Management Bill in 2016 (Canada Free Press, August 2018):

Last year, as all Hell was breaking loose in California as residents were burned out of their homes, neighborhoods and businesses, Gov. Jerry Brown was jetting around the world spouting climate change propaganda, and calling this California’s ‘new normal.’

“With climate change, some scientists are saying Southern California is literally burning up, and burning up as maybe a metaphor or a description not just to the fires right here, but what we can expect over the next years and decades,” Brown said.

Today [2018-08-09], as California burns once again under torrential wildfires, many Californians have been asking why the dramatic increase in wildfires in the last five years… that is everyone except Governor Jerry Brown.

The current (November 2018) wildfire are the deadliest in California history. Wildfires are normal in California, but their extent and the damage in this and previous years are unprecedented. 

The MSM claims that the proximate causes are low humidity and strong winds. But these factors have always been there, and California successfully put down fires—even before firefighters were equipped with drones, satellite cameras, and the Internet.

Climate alarmism (rather than “climate change”) seems to be the real cause of out-of-control wildfires. The manifestations of climate alarmism include the following:

  • Neglect of energy infrastructure. Falling or “slapping” power cables are considered to be the largest single cause of ignitions causing fires. The solution—burying cables underground in dangerous areas—is discussed but not implemented. The Democratic Californian government has other budget priorities, such as subsidizing solar power, electrical cars, and green billionaires.
  • Sharp decline of government competence. The climate change agenda works as a negative filter, allowing the detection and elimination of honest and competent people in institutions controlled or influenced by the government. The remaining dishonest and incompetent individuals hire more of their kind, and so on. Together, they raise climate alarm higher and confuse the government even more. Among the most affected professionals are meteorologists. Meteorologists are expected to forecast weather conducive for wildfires, allowing firefighters to prepare and dispatch resources by time and location. Naturally, the failure to forecast and prepare delays response, allowing fires to grow out of control. General government incompetence also exacerbates the mismanagement of forests, water, and other natural resources.

I would like to connect this to the recent Massachusetts gas explosions and fires. MA is another dark blue state, crusading for (or against—they mix these words) so-called climate change. Neglect of the existing energy infrastructure and contempt for people who provide and maintain it, which are part of this unholy war, are the causes of death and destruction in both cases.

And there is strong evidence that Jerry Brown and his party comrades intentionally impeded firefighters to allow wildfires to grow so that they could claim that “climate change” caused or contributed to the deaths and destruction. Jerry Brown is fanatical about climate change and thinks that it is a matter of saving the world. In the eyes of many people like him, saving the world (like creating a happy future for humanity, building a thousand-year Reich, and similar projects) justifies any crime. And I don’t say that they intended to cause all those deaths (31 and growing as of the morning of November 12) and destruction. It’s likely that they just wanted to have larger wildfires than usual and didn’t understand that fires cannot be planned precisely.

A similar incident happened in the late 2017. Fierce wildfires raged when Jerry Brown was starring at the UN climate change conference in Bonn and visiting other European cities. Two times in a row is not a coincidence. In both cases, the MSM and a crowd of leftist groups declared these disasters as evidence of “climate change.”

CalDEMS have misused firefighters to advance other agendas too. Unlike the Obama administration, the California Democratic government didn’t have FBI, CIA, ODNI, or DHS to do its partisan bidding. The only universally respected emergency service they have is firefighters. In August this year, the Santa Clara County Fire Department provoked an incident with Verizon, causing the department to lose some or all Internet access at the time of emergency. Immediately, they used this incident in the fight against the repeal of the ObamaNet in the media and the lawsuit.

This provocation was clumsy. The department selected the Internet plan when ObamaNet was in force, and the plan remained ObamaNet compliant. The plan had limits on the monthly data transfer with a provision that these limits would be lifted in emergency situations. Nevertheless, the Santa Clara Fire Department found ways to get its firefighters cut off the Internet. Immediately, the MSM and Democrats blamed the repeal of the ObamaNet for this event.

Originally published on November 10, 2018