The horrible wild fires in Australia have killed dozens of people. And they are wild fires only because they are out of control, it appears that many were set.
In an article from The Age, groups of survivors blame the local authorities and the ‘green’ policy prohibiting the clearing of public land. In preparation for the fire season, fire breaks need to be cleared to protect people, property and wild life. Arthurs Creek authorities didn’t do that, as a result the arson fires spread wildly and killed families.
The best quote from the article is from a man who lost his mother and brother to the fires:
During question time at a packed community meeting in Arthurs Creek on Melbourne’s northern fringe, Warwick Spooner — whose mother Marilyn and brother Damien perished along with their home in the Strathewen blaze — criticised the Nillumbik council for the limitations it placed on residents wanting the council’s help or permission to clean up around their properties in preparation for the bushfire season. “We’ve lost two people in my family because you dickheads won’t cut trees down,” he said. (emphasis mine)
No one wants to destroy the earth. Heck, we live here. Only crazy people crap in their food bowls, ya know? However, the crazyness of the environmental movement is such that humans often seem to be regarded as an expendable invasive species instead of sentient, precious image bearers. It only makes sense to wisely clear land to provide a fire break to protect people, property and wild life.
Wild life? Yeah, wild life. Where the heck do you think they will find shelter from a fire?
My prayers for comfort go out to the people who have lost loved ones in the fires.
My prayers for justice go out to the asshat criminals who set the fires.