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.