MANKIND REACHING PEAK SELF-DESTRUCTION MODE
We know now quite a lot about the history of mankind's existence throughout his long life on earth.
Anthropologists have, through much research by gathering evidence available from fossils and so on left behind him.
Man's main occupation in his behaviour consisted in continued wars on his fellow humans. In fact, his warring on himself became so embedded in his psyche that it is still there, well and truly and so calamitous at present to the extent as to exist in global conflict (and in practically all sports).
If you don't believe me, just consider World Wars one, two and now three (due anytime).
The reason for his survival was the inadequacy of his early arms, such as spears, etc.
An early breakthrough was the cross bow. Indeed it worried some at the time that it could become more than dangerous to the existence of man.
One comment was at the time was of the pope of that era saying "the existence of the cross bow could wipe out humanity."
I quote one of the world’s greatest thinkers who superbly spells it out, "Things change, but mankind's thinking does not."
Man still has the propensity for self destruction but his weapons now are total. He has the arms now of total self genocide.
Laurie Walker, Leeton
WATER RETHINK WOULD BENEFIT REGIONAL TOWNS
The Federal Government on the green paper on dams (history has a habit of repeating itself).
When it comes to drought proofing the region, what was built for our region was the Burrinjuck Dam and today we have the Murray Darling Basin Plan to take away 43 per cent of water from our farmers for the environment.
Take note that the environmental water comes from the Burrinjuck Dam. Before the Burrinjuck was built, John Oxley and his party explored our area in 1817 and what he saw was a country of desolation, drought and bareness; they had arrived at Mt Brogden near the township of Yenda.
The cycle of drought in 1862, 1865, 1870 and the big drought of 1895 to 1903, drought was over most of NSW, northern Victoria and south Queensland. Good rains did not come until April 1903 and in 1939 drought then floods.
1982-1983 Blowering Dam was empty, 1994-1995 dust storm that came rolling over Binya Hills and the big drought 2001 to 2010, the rain brought everything to life.
Burrinjuck Dam was built to conserve water and water is the life blood of the MIA, people made a go of it with hard work, producing fruit, vegetables, wheat, rice, cattle and sheep.
The MIA became a success story and you would find a job in the MIA. And now? Buy back of water by the Commonwealth Government for the environment.
August 2018 drought over most of NSW, Victoria and parts of Queensland and up until 2013. Up until 2013 governments paid half farmers' freight for fodder and water during drought and in 2018 governments see drought is no longer declared a natural disaster, even though it is as devastating as floods and fire.
It is time to think of reinvesting in water to drought proof inland and country towns, the scheme to divert tributaries of the Clarence River to the Murray Darling Basin, the consulting engineer who came up with the scheme, David Coffey in 1984.
Water for the Darling River would provide water for Broken Hill and other towns along the river.