Under the iron clad reign of the Obama administration ultimately forfeiting the right of choice in selecting an ala carte menu of health care providers supporting an aging populous does not crack even crack the top-5 list of selfie-induced recklessness of political tomfoolery on the new hit social network platform of Whamit! Users are encouraged to take advantage of the innovative trigger function in photo bombing the most inane and boring instances in life for the express written consent of forwarding Chinese intelligence gathering to increase profit margins for Beijing’s copycat lucrative marketplace of industrial espionage. (No ma’am, that is not actually a bottle of Victoria’s Secret exotic perfume, but a vile knockoff concoction made from children’s tears.”)
Climbing to the apex of the Whamit! list of Oval office indiscretions is none other than the Obama administration’s restructuring of the Endangered Species Act, a noxious piece of disingenuous legislation disguised on the surface as a buffer for the environment with reasonable policy concerning commercial and residential growth. Instead, the underlying evil intent of the regulations afford the feds the right to seize private property through the simple labeling of critters, an unbelievable nightmare for citizens, at least until the Supreme Court stepped in last November and rescued sanity from the insatiable lust of bureaucratic hyenas, an insidious pack of lawmakers triggering seismic events of conformity and the antithesis of liberty. So obsessed are these people and the insufferable mouthpieces of the mainstream media and entertainment industries, with establishing reeducation camps and forced labor retreats in alleviating a personal guilt for the contrived ills of society, that the Whamit! brass is licking their chops at the billions of traffic opportunities stemming from posts spewing vitriol despicable memes at all targets right of center.
Caught in the crosshairs of the ideological Black Friday shopper battle and hysteria, is a diminutive amphibian, which thanks to rubber stamping naturalists and researchers, was forced to reidentify for the sake of pushing a narrative and establishing dangerous precedent. The once named Mississippi gopher frog, now known as the Dusky gopher frog, is the iconic embodiment of Obama’s abstract dream in reaching the full potential of the ESA, a reality that was nearly achieved, if not the existence of a time-tested system of checks and balances.
The story can be set to any Country music ballad and poetry of the broken dreams and drunken clamor in life, performed by the legendary Waylon Jennings. The plot involves a family run logging business in Louisiana, the Fish and Wildlife Service, timber giant Weyerhaeuser, and of course “Mud” and “Gertrude” the frogs. In true totalitarian and unAmerican fashion, the federal agency decided to invoke a critical habitat designation for the Mississippi gopher frog on the thousand plus acre plot of commercialized logging, land which had been passed down through the bloodlines of generations. To up the ante in seizing the property, the government even renamed the critter in a lame attempt to cover up the fact that the sought after acreage lacked suitable wetlands and the frog had not existed in region since the Kennedy era. With the endangered species induced threat of losing their land for all the wrong reasons, the family with help from Weyerhaeuser, sued the federal government.
Not surprisingly, the case was ping-ponged throughout the lower courts with the fervor and mentality of a dorm doubles match ensconced in liberalism, before escalating to the Supreme Court. The Cato Institute shares the fortunate news that the justices emphatically ruled that the creation of remote habitats determined by government is just not a good idea, and beamed their recommendations back to the Fifth Circuit, preventing an epidemic of special interests radicals throwing the monkey wrench of politicized regulations into the gears churning the vast and productive enterprise of harvesting, harnessing, and managing natural resources. On a suburban front, the politically active neighbor with too much time on their hands in sporting a man-bun and an ingrained spiritual acumen supporting at least two disciplines of yoga, will not be able to petition for the house on the corner and the magnificent elm tree, as a crucial habitat potentially supporting a rare finch that currently inhabits a sliver of land 2,500 miles away.
While “Mud” and “Gertrude” slowly enter the realm of extinction as the cruel and efficient laws of Darwinism kick in, at what point do climate alarmists relent on their half-baked interpretation of science based on agenda, rather than reality? The hypocrisy is quite apparent in the incessant ridicule and visceral activism perpetuated by reactionaries, when faced with the conundrum of forwarding an agenda, but in doing so completely ignoring basic fundamental truths taught to school children. This propensity towards drafting illogical conclusions, begins and ends with the humanization of nature. First and foremost, the forever changing and cyclical nature of the world is assigned a human label, and the trickle down effect ultimately designates civilized terminology to the behaviors of animals. It’s like the progressive research community is attempting to construct a mirror of humanity in every living being on the planet. Thus, “global cooling” and “global warming”, evolve into “climate change”, with the current definition involving the x factor of mankind as the facilitator of an alleged global crises of epic proportions. In customizing a narrative “the no rules approach” to spreading propaganda allows for the Mississippi gopher frog to lose geographical distinction for the sake of rewriting history and engineering the future.
Ironically, the internet has a flawless memory, as the digital creation of the tech world provides a semblance of transparency, but lacking a feasible level of accountability. While this nearly perfect memory is a blessing in most cases, it is also an enigma, as the sheer brute force of processing power and server space required to store an innumerable wealth of information strains the energy grid. As industrialization is stigmatized by the inglorious contradictory buzz words of the environmental movement, the actual impact of the internet and telecommunications on a global scale inexplicably falls through the cracks, while the labels of “threatened” and “endangered” are carelessly strewn within popular vernacular in formulating a call to action for species undergoing the organic process of natural selection and evolution. If humanity is not careful, the fate of the coming decades may no be so kind as dog moms for saving the Orcas, ultimately choose activism over the primal and mutually enjoyable dance of reproduction.
At least “Mud” and “Gertrude” and the rest of the animal kingdom cannot forcibly terminate a powerful and fundamentally crucial instinct.
Read the Cato Institute story here.