In a scathing piece in The American Thinker, Doris O’Brien excoriates California Governor Gavin Newsom for his choice to ignore sound forest management suggestions because they were offered by President Trump, who according to Newsom, is a climate-change nonbeliever. O’Brien criticizes Newsom’s tendency to completely shut down or even attack anyone who disagrees with him. O’Brien mocks Newsom’s false piety to the religion of climate change by calling him, Saint Gavin. She writes (abridged):
It is convenient for liberals to blame all shortfalls on a heating planet, a condition for which they hold humans — especially those in capitalistic societies — largely responsible. Any caveats are dismissed in the dictatorial manner of rigid religious who condemn all opposition as heretical. (Perhaps they believe that all dissenters should be put to the stake.)
“Forest management” is not an original concept with the current administration. The clearing of debris from forest floors, the considered culling of trees to create fire-breaks, and the building of better access roads to and from forested areas make abundant good sense. So does the idea of not locating rural communities too close to the wilderness, and of making housing closer in to urban areas more affordable.
But even as the president emphasizes such cautionary measures, he is dismissed as an ignorant nuisance. Those who are allowed an opinion on the subject must first pledge allegiance to “global warming” as Public Enemy Number One. (Next to Trump himself, of course!) On the other hand, those who question the extent of man’s role in climate change are labeled “flat earthers” by a global warming establishment that unscientifically cherry-picks opinions among scientists and excludes those that contradict the party line.
They are the saints, and all others are the sinners, destined for the fires of hell.
Saint Gavin’s lack of judgment is not confined to this subject alone. If anyone dares, for instance, to blame Sacramento for not addressing the mounting numbers of homeless blighting California cities, Newsom turns his fire hose of wrath in that direction. The same denial of reality with which the Democrats viewed the “manufactured” border crisis is evident in their failure to acknowledge the severity of other national problems.
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