Fires are natural in that they have always occurred on earth, and will continue to occur. The real problem with the current fires, however, is government. Governments â€” in the name of “scientific” and “ecological” management â€” have grossly mismanaged the natural environment. Environmental policy has operated on the assumption â€” as so eloquently stated by Lew Rockwell â€” that “private ownership is the enemy.” He writes that environmentalists believe that nature is an end in itself.
Indeed, we see the handiwork of such policies: utter destruction of human and animal habitat.
Those endangered species that the law was supposed to protect are swallowed up along with the million-dollar houses that environmentalists hate. So much for the state that “protects” nature. In fact, government has dealt with the natural environment in much the same way that the US Armed Forces dealt with Vietnam: they have destroyed it in order to “save” it. FULL ARTICLE