Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Opus 2014-293: Discernment Watch: Drought Does Not Mean Lack of Water, Part 2 of 2

Water shortage has always been a concern in Southern California (SC).  Leaders of the past planned ahead and found solutions.

In this generation, the contracts for control of water ran out and since the people who had been losing their water now wanted that water, the spigot began to dry up.  The Owens valley was developing, they wanted to grow crops.  Arizona was growing, they wanted to build cities and farms.  The next generation of leaders showed vision by building a new aqueduct that runs from Northern California, through the Central Valley, over the mountains and into L.A.  That source is now being limited by the environmentalists.  Water is allowed to flow to the sea instead of diverting it to the unwashed masses of SC.

So we are facing the crisis again.  In the past the leaders of vision have risen to the challenge and brought in more water.  Development continued.  The socialist hacks of today only talk about cutting back and conservation.  That is the different in response between free enterprise and socialism.  The difference is not the problem; the difference is the leadership, or lack of it.

It is not a shortage of water but a shortage of leadership.

Would visionary leadership be able to find water?  Sure.  The problem is that such leadership does not exist in California.  The Progressives insist that progress is bad and that we need to limit growth.  Their answer is for us common people to take cold showers and do it only once a week.  We need to have rock gardens instead of lawns.  We need to stop washing our cars.  We need waterless urinals. 

Actually we need leaders and water.  We won’t ever get one without the other.

homo unius libri


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    1. I don't suppose you have problems with water but you have other painful issues.

      Grace and peace.


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