By Mike Newland.
Plague, drought, famine and flood shall be upon the land!
The European Union has corrupted a noble idea – at least in theory – which formed at least a part of its pedigree. After two disastrous fraternal European wars in a quarter of a century, which laid waste to Europe, the idea of a pan-continental state instituted by degrees took sufficient root to gradually flourish.
Before long the inevitable happened. A buncha cynical politicians saw Europe as an alternative route to power and money outside their own countries. The road began to be paved towards today’s European Union. A corrupt ruling elite bent on turning Europe into a dictatorship akin to that of the old Soviet Union. And now an economic disaster zone like the old USSR.
But to see the EU as a biblical curse and punishment for sins – perhaps going a little far? Beginning to have second thoughts!
Everyone knows about the floods in recent years. Supposedly climate change now means that we have to prepare flood defences at huge cost because of this world disaster due to energy use. Houses have become uninsurable and Caring Cameron has to visit flooded areas to reassure people that – he cares.
It now turns out that the floods may indeed be man-made but not quite in the manner supposed. The principal agent behind them being the EU “which has brought drought and flood upon the land”.
A government consultant along the upper Severn noticed something very interesting one day when wandering fields in a rainstorm. Water flooding across the land suddenly disappeared when it reached a belt of trees.
It turns out that land adjacent to trees can absorb over 50 times as much water as open land – and particularly open land impacted by say too many animals. The roots of trees channel water down into the ground.
But it’s been a basic of EU agricultural grant policy that land must be cleared of ‘unwanted vegetation‘. As a result, land has been cleared of trees all over.
Then things get worse. In order to get rid of waste water in increasing supply waterways have been extensively altered at huge cost to streamline flow. That increases the amount of water they carry down towards unfortunate dwellings and towns.
So what has happened is that vast sums have been spent making sure that water is not absorbed by the soil during heavy rainfall and chanelling it toward unfortunate inhabitants in its path even faster than before.
But it’s even worse! The water now not absorbed by the soil is not available during periods of drought. At incredible expense the EU has unwittingly set out to create the worst of all possible worlds – flooding and drought.
It appears that without this deranged policy much of the flooding we hear about would never have occurred. You really could not make it up.
“And the land was cursed and drought and flood were upon it“!
Gone all Biblical……