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.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Opus 2015-95: The Drought Is Not a Lack of Water

Drought is cool.  It sells.  It may also clarify our undoing as Americans.

I am not worried about the drought itself.  I live in Southern California.  It is a desert.  North of us is the central valley that used to be nothing but scrub oaks and swamp but has been turned into the vegetable garden of the nation, or it was.  Now they have turned off the water.

Drought in California is nothing new.  As Jane of Virginia explains,
“I am the descendant of a Merced Falls, California ranching family.  Through books and what has been related to me as family history, serious drought has been a prominent feature in the lives of California ranchers and farmers as long as history has been recorded there.”
Weather changes.  The Dust Bowl of the early 20th century becomes the flood plain of the 21st.  That is not my concern.  What I worry about is the change in attitude that is being introduced by the Progressives (aka liberals, Democrats, Rinos, Socialists, environmentalists).  Early in the 20th century leaders saw a growing population and a stagnant source of water, just like today.  Being Americans and having a “can-do” attitude, they did something about it.  They built dams and canals.  They stored water and moved water.

Today we have the European style Progressives instead of American style leaders.  Their answer is to cut back.  Take shorter showers.  Don’t water your lawn.  Don’t wash your car.  If the general population won’t do it willingly, force them.  It is for their own good, of course.

I am not going to bother linking all the Progressive solutions.  There are too many stories.  The Democrats want smart meters that measure the length of your shower.  The Progressives want to reward your neighbors for turning you in for wasting water.  The governor wants huge fines imposed on anyone who disobeys. 

The general public wants leadership.

Welcome to the Progressive future.  The Progressives want to take us back to being a third world power.  They want you to think that progress is impossible.  They want us to become the unwashed millions.

Elections matter.  We have been electing people who think government control is the answer.  Since government can’t control the weather, they will control you. 

As the saying goes, “I am not sure that the Republicans are the answer but I know the Democrats are the problem.”

homo unius libri

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