What is funding the environmental baloney?
THANK you Bronwyn - at least one person read my letter.
I find your proposition that I not require evidence in the question of the Strathbogie Forest fascinating.
I grew up in a very conservative fundamentalist church.
At some point I had to decide between one of two choices; throw the lot out or research what was baloney, and what was real.
So as a result, I still have a Christian faith (from) after doing the research.
For me it’s the same issue with the Strathbogie Forest as to what is baloney and what is true.
What is true must be established by evidence.
On February 14 in 2014 I attended an anti-logging meeting at Strathbogie.
Together with a ‘rent-a-crowd’, I listened to over two hours to complete baloney concluding with some evangelist-like speaker trying to demonise Vic Forest.
If the anti-logging group believes their cause is just, why the need to demonise people and just not give objective facts? How is truth told, Bronwyn? It is told with proper evidence, not rent a crowd.
I am being told that the Greater Glider is in greater numbers than in any other forest.
Yet in four years, not a single figure has been produced.
The anti-logging document states that the forest has been heavily logged over the last three decades, yet strangely the Greater Gliders are doing well.
The fact is that in the last 30 years one coup has been logged.
The anti loggers then latched on to this coup as an example of the failure of clear felling but won’t admit that the coup regeneration is doing well.
This group also won’t admit that two more coups have been successfully selectively logged.
The same objection applies to the Strathbogie Shire submission in that it contains no evidence.
While Councillor Thomson concedes that it was written with the collusion of others. Might that be the anti logging group? While the letter of congratulations is written by whom? The anti loggers. I would submit that the Shire of Strathbogie officer knows nothing about forest management, logging or species preservation nor has consulted any source other than the anti loggers.
The report contained no bibliography, totally unprofessional.
I believe that the Andrews Government has shelved a research paper produced by the Rylah Institute.
What it says nobody knows, but this is just the usual game.
Let’s be honest - the whole State Government green credentials is not about saving the Greater Glider but saving three inner suburban seats threatened by the Greens.
For me Bronwyn I am very suspicious of the whole process going on within the environmental industry which seems to be a good milking cow for environmental ideologs.
Back to theology, Bronwyn, I am an evolutionist.
However, the 19th century imperialists, in cahoots with the theologians, incorrectly interpreted the Genesis hymn of creation, giving carte blanche to destruction of the environment under the umbrella of laissez fair.
It will be a massive task to repair the planet.
Our planet is very precious and finely tuned, but we aren’t going to achieve anything with the baloney that is going on.
My biggest objection is that my taxes and rates are being used for this environmental baloney.
To that end I have submitted a Freedom of Information application to attempt to ascertain that proper processes are being followed. Mark Blackwell, Strathbogie