The Left cause many terrible bush and forest wildfires in the US and Australia. Democrats, Labor Parties, Environmentalists, Fake News, college propaganda, Golden Globe Greenies, and Hollywood socialists all play a role. For decades the Left has sabotaged citizen and State efforts to minimize fire by maintaining controlled bush and forest management. While they undermined this work, generating formidable fires, Fake News blamed climate change and industry.
Anyone going through high school or college in the last couple of decades would believe the media, as they think all the world’s woes stem from man-made climate change. When they hear conservatives blaming the Left, they must be mystified. Yet, the truth on this issue is crystal clear. Read on to understand how and why the Left caused these dreadful fires.
Politics, war, and camouflage
You probably know by now that Lefties want a Socialist State, often a Communist State, to replace current capitalist democracies the U.S., Britain, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand enjoy. In the past, they kept these aims hidden. Nowadays, many wear their ambitions on their sleeve, trumpeting their desire for world-wide collectivism.
After several significant wars and much spying, Marxists decided that the best way to defeat the West was through infiltration. Stealing countries by force only triggered costly quagmires like Vietnam or Korea, so a better approach was to disrupt enemies from within.
Like millions of parasitic species, they would try to do this without being noticed. During and after the Cold War, the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) trained thousands of agents to work in host countries.
Slipping seamlessly into enemy nations, with matching accents, identities, paperwork, and education, they found employment in many strategically important areas. Known as the Fifth Column, they settled in and began dismantling anything good while recruiting new agents to help.
Red Melita Zirnis
One example of a recruited agent was Melita Stedman Zirnis, born in Pokesdown, on the south coast of England. Her immigrant Latvian father, Pēteris Aleksandrs Zirnis, AKA Aleksandr Denisovich Zirnis, a Bolshevik bookbinder, changed his surname to Sirnis. In his spare time, he produced The Southern Worker and Labour and Socialist Journal. It carried his unschooled translations of the works of Russian communists Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky.
At around 23 years of age, Melita Zirnis, now Melita Sirnis, began a romance with Hilary Nussbaum, a man of Russian descent and a life-long communist. Her marriage to him at 24 would have made her Melita Nussbaum, but he changed his surname to Norwood the day before the wedding, so that she would be Melita Norwood. Her nicknames were Letty and Lettie Norwood. With her husband’s encouragement, she joined the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1936 and recruited others to do the same. Her recruits probably had many aliases and nicknames. From Wikipedia:
Her position as secretary to G.L. Bailey, head of a department at the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association, enabled Norwood to pass her Soviet handlers material relating to the British atomic weapons project
In 1958 she was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour [an order of the Soviet Union established to honour great deeds and services to the Soviet state].
Her neighbours in Bexleyheath, while aware of her left-wing beliefs, reacted with astonishment, as did her daughter, Anita, when she was unmasked as a spy in 1999
In 2014, newly released files from the Mitrokhin archive suggested that Norwood was more highly valued by the KGB than the Cambridge Five.
Red Joan is a 2018 film very loosely inspired by Norwood’s life
The movie Red Joan, which changed many historical details (including the enemy agent’s name), attempted to make Melita Zirnis look heroic. It implied she managed to keep the world free of nuclear war all these years by helping Soviets obtain atomic secrets. The treasonous spy dramatically increased the chance of nuclear war by giving mass-murdering communist tyrants atomic technology. Bungling government bureaucrats took 62 years to uncover Melita, which they accomplished in 1999, and she died six years later. Since the British Labour Party was in power from 1997 to 2010 (13 years), they never prosecuted the self-satisfied turncoat. Lefties loved the treasonous wench, played by Judi (AKA Judith) Dench.
Lefties love using camouflage, always altering names and themes to be harder to see or find. So it was only natural that when the USSR fell apart, communists changed their appearance, becoming ‘environmentalists’ and ‘greens.’ They used environmental issues as a cover to continue their quest for world domination. It may seem pathetic, but it was surprisingly effective. As I pointed out here, the use of weather gods was another cunning move by communists. Such religions have been prevalent for millennia.
By the time ‘Global Warming’ was all the rage, the Far Left was in control of education, unions, the media (Fake News), Hollywood, Democrats, Labor, and Labour governments. They used all these to promote their green agenda, which included:
- Preventing the building of dams and nuclear power stations
- Destroying timber industries, thus raising the cost of wood and building
- Hindering and halting forest management
- Stopping controlled burns or hazard reduction burning
- Impeding, delaying, and prohibiting infrastructural work of any kind
- Thwarting, suspending, and banning coal, uranium, and any other type of mining
- Obstructing, postponing, and barring fishing and hunting
- Shutting down cattle, sheep, pig, and chicken production
- Suspending live exports of the same
- Inhibiting egg production
- Increasing costs for butchers and supermarkets, and thus consumers
- Obstructing, slowing, and curbing construction of any kind
Their list of excuses for this relentless sabotage would range from “saving” various “endangered” species of plants or animals to preventing “man-made” climate change, all made-up humbuggery. Few of the “threatened” species were really at risk, and mankind has not the least bit of effect on weather. However, Fake News gave Greens the perfect cover fire, interviewing and promoting leftist scientists who would say anything in return for government grants. Even on those rare occasions, they told the truth, the subject of extinction was overblown to high heaven, as detailed here.
Nowadays, we put up with out-of-control bush-fires every year, which kill hundreds of people, scorch millions of animals, destroy thousands of houses, and leave a multitude homeless. Countless farms and businesses go under, all to appease Leftist ideologues and their murderous green cult. The fires may as well not be yellow and red, but green, green fires caused by mischievous green goblins.
In 2018 President Trump said, regarding Californian wildfires:
There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!
In November 2019 he said, on the next round of Californian fires:
The Governor of California, @GavinNewsom, has done a terrible job of forest management. I told him from the first day we met that he must “clean” his forest floors regardless of what his bosses, the environmentalists, DEMAND of him. Must also do burns and cut fire stoppers Every year, as the fire’s rage & California burns, it is the same thing – and then he comes to the Federal Government for $$$ help. No more. Get your act together Governor. You don’t see close to the level of burn in other states. But our teams are working well together in putting these massive, and man, fires out. Great firefighters! Also, open up the ridiculously closed water lanes coming down from the North. Don’t pour it out into the Pacific Ocean. Should be done immediately. California desperately needs water, and you can have it now!
Australia is a classic example of Green Fire, and several actors made fools of themselves at the 2020 Golden Globes by saying the Aussie fires were due to climate change. Joaquin Phoenix sounded drunk as he cursed and dropped the F-bomb a few times. Looking uncomfortable in his clothes, the listless actor muttered praise for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, nervously groaning, “For, umm, recognizing and acknowledging the link between animal agriculture and climate change, as a very bold move making tonight plant-based, and um, it really sends a powerful message.” The Vegan nitwit was thrilled they had not included meat on the menu. He drawled, “It was really nice that so many people have sent their well-wishes to Australia but we have to do more than that… we don’t have to take private jets to Palm Springs for the awards.” Like most far-left actors there, he believes climate change caused the Australian bush-fires, and that jets help create climate change.
He is wrong on both counts.
Cate Blanchett could not wait to show how brainwashed she was either, squawking, “I wanted to do a special call-out to volunteer firefighters who have been at the center of battling the climate disaster facing Australia. When one country faces a climate disaster, we all face a climate disaster.”
There is no climate disaster Cate. The very people you support – far-left Greens and Climate Alarmists – help cause the fires.
Hollywood stupidity did not end there. Jennifer Aniston conveyed a message from Russell Crowe that read, “Make no mistake. The tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate-change based.”
Russell, you have no qualifications in weather, climate, or fires. You dropped out of school at the age of sixteen, so please stop palming yourself off as a meteorologist. You and Cate unknowingly helped cause the Australian fires by supporting Greens.
The scruffy-looking actor went on to say, “We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy, and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place it is. That way, we all have a future.”
Science is the last thing Russell respects since he supports the very lunatic-fringe Greens who caused the fires in the first place. “Renewable energy” is a stupid catchphrase that means precisely nothing. We already have a future – the question is, does that future have to include knuckle-dragging morons like Crowe and Jason Namakaeha Momoa lecturing us on subjects of which they know naught? Let us hope not.
Crowe fought some fires, to his credit, but by supporting Climate Alarmism in his tweets, he undid all that work and helped create more bush-fires in the future.
Another Golden Globes actress, Patricia Arquette, revealed her green indoctrination by implying that President Trump is responsible for US Iran tensions and “the continent of Australia on fire.” Settle down and take a sedative, Patricia. Australia the continent is not on fire, US Iran tensions have been tense for decades, and Donald Trump has nothing to do with either.
It is hardly surprising that Arquette, whose family surname was initially Arcouet (French Canadian), is a Lefty. Her alcoholic father, an actor, converted from Catholicism to Islam. Her abusive mother’s ancestors immigrated from Poland and Russia. Arquette and her family lived in a commune. At the age of fourteen, she ran away from home, and I can find no record of her going to school after that. At 20, Arquette had a son with musician Paul Rossi. Her marriage to Nicolas Cage lasted nine months, and she had a daughter with actor Thomas Jane, marrying him three years later. That rocky marriage lasted four years.
How could she be anything but a green-sympathizing feminist Democrat with all that junk in her trunk? It explains why she participated in the Women’s March against President Donald Trump.
How did Greenies Cause the Fires?
For decades environmentalists have been demonstrating against controlled burns, and Fake News gave them great encouragement in this by promoting all their objections as though they were heroes of our planet. Take the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) in Australia. They are as left-winged as far-left CNN and have promoted wild-eyed greens thousands of times, covering most of their demonstrations against controlled burns. Recently they removed some of these articles, but thanks to the internet, their attempt at concealing evidence failed. Evelyn Rae exposed them on Twitter, here (backup here), saying:
This happened back in 2018. The ABC reported on the incident but have since deleted their posts after it was shared on social media yesterday. Take a look at the A-grade twats in these photos. And how dodgy of the ABC to delete this story. Shame on them.
The ABC’s article covered the demonstrators who held placards that read:
- PLANNED BURNS HEALTH HAZARD!
- FIREFIGHTERS NOT FIRELIGHTERS
- STOP BURNING THE BUSH
- STOP BURNING HABITAT
- FIRE BEGATS FIRE
- STOP BURNING THREATENED SPECIES
- BURNING INCREASES FIRE RISK
- TREES – LUNGS OF THE EARTH
- PROTECTED BIO DIVERSITY
- HABITAT TREES NOT HAZARD
- NO SCIENCE NO BURNING
- STOP FUEL PRODUCTION BURNING
- DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION (d.e.d)
See this link (backup here) also for the story, and ignore the browser warning about it being an ‘insecure site.’ Lefties run major browsers, and this is their way to censor conservative sites.
For decades there have been terrible fires in both California and Australia thanks to Green legislation to prevent, halt, reduce or interfere with attempts to safely burn excessive fuel in forest and bush. Controlled or prescribed burns, hazard reduction burning, backfire, burn-off, forest management, cutting fire stops, back-burning, fuel reduction, planned, spring, and winter burns reduce the terrible fires that occur without them. Aboriginals burned to reduce fuel and the bush itself for thousands of years while managing Australian plains. It enabled them to hunt and live safely. Various plants and animals adapted to this practice and depended on fire to reproduce. Without the controlled burns, fuel in the form of dead trees, branches, and leaf litter build up until they become a huge fire hazard. Once they are ignited either by lightning or arson, a firestorm erupts, killing millions of animals and destroying houses. The fires kill humans too and wipe out entire villages and towns.
The Green protesters above held placards that read, from right to left:
- PLANNED BURNS HEALTH HAZARD
- COUNT CARBON EMISSIONS FROM PLANNED BURNS
- STOP SMOKING US OUT!
- BURNING INCREASES FIRE RISKS
- STOP!! BURNING OUR FORESTS
- BURNT FOREST = FLAMMABLE FOREST
- DED DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION
- STOP BURNING HABITAT
- PROTECT BIO DIVERSITY
- DON’T BURN MY HOME
- HABITAT TREES NOT HAZARD
Communists want capitalist nations to fail. If something is good, they will try to destroy it. Targets include:
- Law and order
- Strict judges
- Tree plantations
- Timber industry
- Red meat
- Fire safety
- Forest management
- Water supply
- Nuclear power
As you can see, Fire Safety and Forest Management are only two out of a long list. From the Washington Examiner:
Alarmists have been quick to blame climate change for the recent, horrific fires in Australia and California. Although human actions do bear a large share of the blame for the scale of this ongoing tragedy, the cause is primarily bad management policies, not dreaded climate change. Governmental decisions, made under pressure from environmental groups, have made what would normally be big fires into hellish conflagrations.
The similarities between Australian and Californian politics, vegetation, and climate have always been striking. Both places are drop-dead beautiful, far-left, and politically green. In both places, people like living around vegetation that every year dries out enough to burn sky high — with or without climate change.
This is thanks to relatively short rainy seasons surrounded by perfect beach weather. It is spectacularly green when it rains and tinder-dry brown when it stops. When rainfall is high, as it was for recent years in Australia, vegetation grows even thicker, only to provide even more fuel for wildfires.
At the same time, our culture of vegetation worship militates against purposefully burning things down. In California, these “prescribed” fires are now largely prohibited (because burning releases dreaded carbon dioxide), ensuring that disaster is always just around the corner. Ditto for Australia, where some burning is allowed but nowhere near enough.
Range managers, as well as the native inhabitants, have long known that unless we burn it on purpose before the vegetation overgrows, it will burn us, our homes, and, tragically, our towns. You can see this in the terrifying video of a family’s escape from the 2018 Camp Fire in California, where the tremendous amount of fuel lying on the ground is painfully obvious.
Australia has been ready to explode for years. David Packham, former head of Australia’s National Rural Fire Research Centre, warned in a 2015 article in the Age that fire fuel levels had climbed to their most dangerous levels in thousands of years. He noted this was the result of “misguided green ideology.”
Reading the above, you can appreciate the damage Marxist environmentalists and Fake News have caused, and how their actions are causing catastrophic wildfires in Australia and California. The same Fake News that promoted green activists and governments in their fight against controlled burns now claim climate change caused the fires – another myth. Green legislation prevents many people from collecting fuel from forests as it is supposedly ‘damaging to the environment.’ Greens stopped people from collecting wood, dead trees and branches, and back-burning dangerous fuel. They have been doing this for decades.
- Allow fire departments to conduct controlled burns during winter and spring, and protect them from Marxists through legislation. Any protestors gathering to stop this essential service should be arrested and charged with attempted arson. Their behavior is an indirect form of arson. If Joaquin Phoenix, Russell Crowe, and Cate Blanchett are among them, throw the agitators in jail for five years.
- Teachers telling students controlled burns ‘destroy nature’ should be fired & charged with attempted arson.
- Government officials making controlled burns illegal should be fired & charged with attempted arson.
- Allow property owners to fell any trees they like on their land, and allow municipalities to cut forests and bush back away from their towns to provide a safe gap fires cannot cross easily. Once again, through legislation, charge anyone campaigning against this activity with attempted arson.
- Allow people to gather any fuel material in state-owned forests or bushland for their use, whether that be for fuel or furniture making. It shall be legal and free, and those lobbying against it would find themselves charged with attempted arson.
- Private owners of bushland or forests will be required to keep the areas cleared of fuel. They can allow individuals to gather it freely or do it themselves, using prescribed burns. Those failing to do this would find themselves charged with attempted arson.
Who among you has the courage and backbone to bring in such laws, to end the bush and forest holocaust going on each year? Remember, it may be your children or your grandchildren burning next, so get cracking.