The Australian Robert Mugabes: Environmentalists Stampede Over Cattle Ranchers

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Janet and Matt Thompson get a hard lesson in “environmentalism”. Photo source: Jo Nova

Sadly the story now being told here at Jo Nova, and at WUWT, is becoming all too common in societies we once believed to be free, just and civil – where governments were originally set up to serve the people, and not vice versa.

We truly are living in precarious times. It’s illegal to take a bulldozer and to flatten a person’s property – but not when it’s a government Caterpillar called unrestrained bureaucracy.

Cattle ranchers Matt and Janet Thompson moved to Australia to live their dream of raising beef cattle. They got all the permits and approvals to do so. They invested millions.

But a hostile environmental bureaucracy used tyrannical tactics, and drove them to ruins. All they wanted to do was to work to feed the world’s hungry, to work their own property freely, to enjoy a portion of the hard-earned fruits of their labour.

Now, in just a couple of days, they will be evicted from their property, by a government that was originally set up to help and protect.

That government has failed them, and much worse. The Thompsons chances for success are not encouraging.

Perhaps the Thompsons may find a small amount of consolation in that their story will serve to further stoke the spirit and passion of free men, which has already been ignited in many parts of the globe and is spreading.

Environmentalism is neither about justice, nor even socialism, which seeks to redistribute created wealth. To the contrary, radical environmentalism is totally about preventing the creation of wealth to the point there’s nothing left to redistribute.

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3 responses to “The Australian Robert Mugabes: Environmentalists Stampede Over Cattle Ranchers”

  1. DirkH

    O/T but related: Some new developments in international ecofascism, ironically reported by a blog hosted by the Guardian.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2010/sep/16/authoritarianism-ecofascism-alternative

  2. Mervyn Sullivan

    The Thompson’s case is one that demonstrates the bureaucratic madness attached to those trying to be politically correct by pushing ‘green policies’. Please, contact Michael Doyle, Associate Producer of ABC Four Corners for some national TV exposure. Please, also get Queensland independent Bob Katter to speak out on this as he has been doing since the re-election about declining rural Australia. The Thompson’s story is enough to want to bury those responsible for this debacle 20,000 leagues beneath the ocean!

  3. Janet H. Thompson

    Thank you, P. Gosselin, for your well-written post. This is about fundamental principles, and you’ve highlighted that well. People like you make standing on principle if not easier, at least more rewarding.

    We owe much to the good people who are supporting us through donations and moral support. We do not want to let you down. We WILL continue to fight.

    Many thanks, and kind regards from Down Under,
    Janet

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