If nothing else, social media teaches us this: not everybody should be on social media. Case in point…
Drought or no drought, Steve Yuhas resents the idea that it is somehow shameful to be a water hog. If you can pay for it, he argues, you should get your water.
People “should not be forced to live on property with brown lawns, golf on brown courses or apologize for wanting their gardens to be beautiful,” Yuhas fumed recently on social media. “We pay significant property taxes based on where we live,” he added in an interview. “And, no, we’re not all equal when it comes to water.”
Now, I sympathize with the attitude that if you have to pay taxes, then you should get something back for that: I truly do. But if I was living in “the ultra-wealthy enclave of Rancho Santa Fe” I would not be going on social media telling people that they should just deal with the fact that I can afford to pay through the nose for all the water I want and they can’t. In fact, I would no longer be living in Rancho Santa Fe, largely because if it doesn’t start raining soon Rancho Santa Fe is probably going to end up being burned down by an angry Mob. One that’s led by California Democratic officials desperate to have somebody else to blame for the fact that they deliberately neglected to build a hydro-infrastructure that could handle a drought.
PS: Well, since you’re asking… crash program of desalinization plants, let the delta smelt go extinct, and start arresting Greenies who get in the way of rebuilding the state’s water infrastructure. But since I am not the absolute dictator of California and have no desire to be, I will content myself with simply staying out of the state until the inhabitants resolve their situation.
PPS: If you want to have a graphic demonstration of just how bad our school system can get, take a gander at the people being quoted in an article. Maybe 10% of those folks seem to have any historical awareness about just what horrid things can be covered under the euphemism ‘civil disorder.’