Neil Young is a rock and roll icon. In 100 years, people are still going to be listening to Neil Young and his influence on music is undeniable and significant. That doesn’t mean he’s any kind of expert on politics and he’s certainly not an expert on the weather. He chimed in on both of them on Sunday.
Unfortunately, Neil Young lost his house to the wild fire. He also unfortunately decided to blame President Trump.
“California is vulnerable — not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think,” Young wrote in a blurb on his website. “As a matter of fact this is not a forest fire that rages on as I write this. We are vulnerable because of Climate Change; the extreme weather events and our extended drought is part of it.”
“Our temperatures are higher than ever here in our hottest summer on record. That has not helped,” added the singer-songwriter. “DT seems to be the Denier. (I’m holding back and not using the word liar because it rhymes with denier). It really is time for a reckoning with this unfit leader. Maybe our new congress can help. I sure hope so.”
Young ended the post, writing: “Imagine a leader who defies science, saying these solutions shouldn’t be part of his decision-making on our behalf. Imagine a leader who cares more for his own, convenient opinion than he does for the people he leads. Imagine an unfit leader. Now imagine a fit one.”
So, apparently it’s Trump’s fault that Neil’s house burned down even though authorities still don’t know what caused the fire. For all we know it was started by someone flicking a cigarette out of their car which wouldn’t really tie in to climate change. California always has droughts. California always has dry conditions. The climate always changes. This shouldn’t be so difficult for liberals to figure out but they’ve gotten so obsessed with this climate change nonsense that they aren’t thinking clearly.
Also, Trump is absolutely correct that California has done a poor job managing their forests.
We all understand how devastating and frustrating fires are but let’s try to keep the climate change hysteria out of it. Fires have been an issue in California for a very long time and probably always will be.