California, water, and questions

Publisher’s Note: Seems as though we are on a California-bashing mission right now. Rest assured, we here at TPOL really love California: like its people (other than its politicians and woke types, but as followers of God we love them, just don’t like them!), love its scenery, some of what it has given to the world and the other States, and really wish the best for them.

But when we look at their governments, too many of their businesses, and the corrupt society that is California, we have to restrain our gut reaction of loathing.

Now, let us talk about California and water.

The question was recently asked, “Why does California have enough water for such a large population?

Here is our answer:

California does NOT have enough water for their population of about 50 million people, and the huge acreage of irrigated agricultural land found there. That is why it takes massive amounts of water from the Colorado River.

(To us, this is the equivalent of what the prophet Nathan accused King David about Bathsheba: stealing the poor man’s pet lamb to cook and eat despite his huge flock. (For those who are not familiar with the Bible’s history of Israel’s kings, David slept with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, and got her pregnant while Uriah was off fighting one of David’s wars, and then had Uriah killed to cover up the affair.) Government in action, no?)

Of course, the State of California – particularly the LA Basin and San Diego but even the San Francisco Bay area COULD get their water directly from the Pacific Ocean and desalinate it using nuclear power – except that the environists and so-called progressives (regressives) that control the State believe that nuclear power and sucking water from the ocean is a grave mortal sin against Mother Gaea and far too much common sense to be allowed to be done in the People’s DEMOCRATIC Republic of California.

(And besides, do you know what fish do in that ocean water? And where all the sewage from California goes (even if it is treated first?) Gag me for a maggot, bro!)

Or they COULD decide that they do not need thousands of square miles of perfect green lawns that takes 50–80 inches of water a year – and vast amounts of gasoline or electricity and fertilizer made from petroleum and mined materials – and therefore not use as much water. And yes, the farmers could also be more efficient in the transport and use of their irrigation water.

(Again, we know that California is busy banning gasoline-powered small engines as used by lawnmowers and weed cutters and clippers. The idea is to “save the planet but reducing air pollution and reducing manmade global warming,” and all the other things the environists lust after. And vote for. But calculate out where the electric power and the batteries for their replacements are coming from and the environmental impact. California just loves to export their environmental damage.)

Because of the vast wall of the Sierra Nevada, California could be self-sufficient of water even if they didn’t desalinate seawater, although the network of canals and pipelines would have to be expanded even more. But it is cheaper and easier to “steal” (via compact and treaty) the water from the semi-arid States like Colorado and Utah and parts of Arizona and New Mexico and Utah. And no doubt more fun for the politicians and bureaucrats and their buddies in media and industry.

California has lots of competition in the “damage government causes” from other States, like New York, Michigan, Illinois, etc. But it appears to us here at TPOL that the Californian People’s Socialist Republic is the poster child for abusive, tyrannical government and extreme regressive, woke behavior.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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