What’s the Matter with Georgia?

What’s the matter with Georgia? Well, for one, the “protectors” of our coast, the ocean’s shore and our marshes, are on a “mission” to promote economic development.

Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Georgia Coastal Management Program to balance economic development in Georgia’s coastal zone with preservation of natural, environmental, historic, archaeological, and recreational resources for the benefit of Georgia’s present and future generations.

In other words, the object of preservation is to insure there’s some nature to destroy later. It’s a homocentric vision.

For another, our “protectors” seem to have no sense of time. We are now in the year 2016. So, what does a recent report cover?

Click to view the recent report: Accomplishments of the Georgia Coastal Management Program (2008-2011)

Will they ever catch up? Given that management is the objective, one suspects not. Management is obviously a synonym for control and, as we know from “pest control,” the goal is neither prevention nor elimination, as evidenced by this statement.

The Coastal Nonpoint Source Program is housed at CRD’s sister agency, the Environmental Protection Division. This program is a requirement of states participating in coastal management programs. Georgia’s program focuses on the development and promotion of sustainable growth tools in order to enhance state and local efforts to manage land-use activities that degrade coastal waters and coastal habitats.

At least they’re honest. Their goal is to “enhance …efforts …that degrade…”

If you think that’s not what they meant, then explain how it happens that’s what we’ve got — continued degradation of the Georgia Coast.


Blaring siren

A blaring siren is hard to ignore. It needs to be silenced. The question is at what point does speech become a blare?

I wonder if “blare” is morphologically related to “blöd.” Do stupid creatures make blaring noises? That is, of course, a matter of perception. One person’s blare is another’s song? Or not?

Are mothers’ voices imprinted on fetal brains so that they register as an irritant ever after? Does that explain the apparently widespread misogyny?

A Fable

OK. So, once upon a time, after the immigrants from Europe decided to take on the conquest of the remainder of the North American continent themselves, representatives of the several states, assembled in Congress, validated their importance and authority by distributing the conquered lands to settlers and various kinds of investors. The original inhabitants were “persuaded” to abandon their migratory habits and settle down on reservations which differ from segregated settlements in that they are not exclusive. Also, while the native tribes may be sovereign in theory, since they have no military to repel invaders, they are forced to rely on the tender mercies of the several states and their representatives assembled in Congress to respect the integrity of their territory. Meanwhile, as the supply of unsettled lands dwindled, Congress serendipitously discovered that it could manage public resources and assets much more easily by rationing the tokens (legal tender) required to assert and validate ownership. You might even say they discovered or re-discovered the Almighty Dollar as an instrument of total social control. Consequently, anyone who doesn’t have some sums has no power/control. Who knew that by assigning the management of the currency, which was historically tied to the supply of silver and gold, the founders set in motion the creation of a tyranny based on electrons, rather than any rare material substance? The Congress became a fountain of infinite wealth. Is it any wonder that a passel of thieves and scallawags assembled there? Is it any wonder that people (Natives and the working class) have become fed up with the surreptitious transfer of their lands, resources and labor at the behest of those scallawags? We’ve all had enough. Unfortunately, it won’t be enough to throw the rascals out because, while we weren’t looking, money and the law were united in an unholy alliance to make deprivation legal and routine. The champion of property trumping human rights has good reason to call attention to Senator Warren’s Native American roots. Her Consumer Protection Bureau was the first volley in the uprising of the 99 %. And his financial cronies don’t have to pay to play. They know he’s on their side because he’s one of them.