When bandying about the term “liberal idiot,” it’s not necessarily low IQ that people are talking about. “Liberal idiot” speaks to the simplistic, almost purely emotional approach the left takes to solving problems that often lead to greater disaster.
Consider the hypothetical difference a liberal and a conservative might take to treat an open wound. The liberal would probably look at the bleeding, get a band aid, cover it up as feel relieved the problem was solved. The conservative would probably take a strong antiseptic, clean the wound, suture it closed, then cover it with gauge and proceed to a hospital.
Needless to say, the liberal is much likelier to contract a staph infection and die. So are the liberal cities in California due to their short-sighted approach to problem-solving.
In September, liberal extremist Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law banning plastic straws in California restaurants. Yes, another way that California liberals are saving the world. Of course, the left once pushed to stop using paper bags in grocery stores only to find out later that plastic may be worse for the environment. Oops.
The ban on straws kicks in as of 2019. And you would think given all the serious problems the so-called “Golden States” suffers, there would be bigger fish to fry. But that is the nature of the liberal beast, put a band aid on everything then sit around a campfire drinking a vegan latte (If there is such a thing). How in the world would a meat-eater even know!
If the ban on straws seems like a ridiculous way for lawmakers to spend their time and taxpayer dollars, that’s because it is. California has suffered horrific wildfires that have decimated hundreds of thousands of acres of forest, leveled entire communities, and taken beloved Americans from us before there time. Plastic straws, seriously.
The impact of the most recent devastating wildfire has also changed California cities from among the worst to the very worst in terms of health hazards. As meteorologist Brandon Miller reported following the latest blaze, “no region on Earth had as many air quality stations in the highest ranges” of toxic mixtures.
Called PMs or “particulate matter,” these airborne poisons prove increasingly dangerous to human and animal life after large fires, the meteorologist reported. The heightened health threat “stretched for hundreds of miles over Northern and Central California, from the mountains to the valleys and the coast,” he reportedly stated.
In laymen’s terms, California now has the most polluted cities on the planet due to decades of environmental mismanagement.
Since the 1990s, West Coast liberals have fought tooth and nail to stop logging companies from clear-cutting forests because the trees were sacred to them. But without clear-cutting swaths, wildfires continued to refuel themselves and destroy hundreds of thousands of acres instead of mere hundreds.
“It appears to be the worst air quality ever experienced in San Francisco,” University of Washington prof. Dan Jaffe reportedly said. He claimed California now suffers “an air quality emergency.”
The West Coast liberal band aid was to save the trees from business people who also acted as an appropriate forest management resource. Basically, the liberal idiot thinking of straw-banning Gov. Brown saved a couple of trees by destroying entire forests, cities, towns, wildlife habitats — oh yes — and those couple of trees they tried to save in the first place.
Gov. Brown was quick to shirk responsibility for the catastrophe. He used the liberal go-to talking point that somehow climate change deniers are responsible for the wildfire. Either the complexities of fueling a fire with more timber is beyond his liberal comprehension or “climate change” is just a thing liberals say. Maybe he’ll blame racism or sexism the next time. People like Gov. Brown just say stuff after royally messing up.
While the left-wing finger-pointing continues, the president toured the carnage and has called for strong consequences if California liberals don’t smarten up. But human nature tells us that when people like Gov. Brown fail to take responsibility for errors that result in the state having the most unhealthy conditions on the planet, they are doomed to repeat their mistake. Keep in mind, liberal idiots such as Gov. Brown honestly believe it is not his fault.
And for that arrogance, infants and child are likely to contract lung conditions such as asthma over the coming months. The carcinogens in the air will likely cause some to suffer lung and other forms of cancer. At one of California’s left-leaning universities, students are using respirators to attend class. But there just are not enough to go around.
“I had a bloody throat, bloody nose, a cough, dry and watering eyes, and my throat is still very sore and dry,” University of California freshman Sabrina Thorn reportedly said. “I almost passed out trying to go to class yesterday. My professor told me to go home.”
Good thing, the professor probably would have given a lecture on how liberal environmentalists saved the habitat of the spotted owl by stopping logging, and the world by banning straws. The inventory of respirators is running low on Amazon, by the way.