by Lou Binninger
Faux holiday Earth Day 2019 has gladly come to pass like the school student’s dreaded stop at his least favorite class and most boring teacher. Self-absorbed lefties praised one another for their ‘voice’ in saving the planet. Oh, please!
They can’t cure their own cold or constipation but they have the answer for a contrived crisis on earth. God laughs in the heavens at such arrogance and ignorance.
The environmental movement’s anointed ones (Al Gore, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and actors) get an exemption from Gaia to travel by personal jets to adorn big Earth Day events while living as 1%ers, owning multiple homes, some 10,000 feet and more in size.
They get a pass for conspicuous consumption because they are the liberal aristocracy. Lefty VIPs get to mess over the planet to tell the rest of us how horrible we are for counting the blessings of fossil fuel. OMG I think I teared up right there.
The pompous left acts as if recycling and conservation somehow began with them. Conspicuous consumption is noted among Americans of all political flavors today but incompetent land and forest management, so-called ‘green energy’ nonsense and climate-change fear – mongering have been owned by liberal politicians.
While ignorant sky-is-falling devotees lose sleep over melting ice caps preventing polar bears from copulating, few take the time to see whether the propaganda they swallowed was true. They don’t get out much. They hear stupid and repeat stupid.
Former Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore had harsh words for the modern environmental movement, calling global warming “the greatest scam in history” and denouncing the use of “fear and guilt” to push the message.
Moore says, “You’re afraid you’re killing your children because you’re driving them in your SUV and emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and you feel guilty for doing that. There’s no stronger motivation than those two.”
“This abomination that is occurring today in the climate issue is the biggest threat to the enlightenment that has occurred since Galileo. Nothing else comes close,” Moore insisted, likening the contemporary environmental movement to “a toxic mix of ideology, of politics and religion.”
Moore tells the truth, “CO2 is the food for life! It’s not pollution.”
Is it not suspicious that liberals shut down the west coast timber industry to save the spotted owl with no scientific evidence that humans were the problem? Then liberals closed thousands of miles of public terrain because of various creatures of concern.
At the same time the Obama Administration gave exemptions to wind turbine companies to chop-up tens of thousands of birds each year including Bald Eagles without a peep from the Sierra Club or the Audubon Society to produce some of the most expensive electricity in history.
The carbon footprint to produce ethanol, wind and solar power, along with electric automobiles is far greater and more costly than using hydro-electric, fossil, and nuclear power. None of these ‘green’ approaches could survive without taxpayers giving corporation’s billions in subsidies and then consumers paying a premium for the product. This policy was never about creating better and cheaper.
Solar panels and wind turbines are making electricity significantly more expensive, a major new study by a team of economists from the University of Chicago finds.
The cost to consumers has been staggeringly high: "All in all, seven years after passage (Renewable Portfolio Standards) , consumers in the 29 states had paid $125.2 billion more for electricity than they would have in the absence of the policy," they write.
Author James Delingpole wrote a book titled “Watermelons – The Green Movement’s True Colors.” The fruit is green outside and red inside. The green movement has zero to do with saving the earth and everything to do with central state control of property and people – or socialism / communism. It’s all red inside with a green front.
If a business is not making a profit by coming up with a better product or service then if it fits the left political agenda business can receive government subsidies (welfare) and the product/service (green energy) is forced upon consumers. Then the state undermines profitable industries it does not like.
As Governor Newsom acts as if he hasn’t a clue why fuel prices are high his liberals have done all they could short of sabotaging refineries to run oil companies out of California. The state has been cursed by the voodoo science-driven politicians in Sacramento.
This green movement is about a socialist deep state running the nation and has nothing to do with a pristine environment, wise resource management, and pollution. Socialism and Communism do not need to make sense or be cost effective. Their proponents spare no expense, resource or lives to achieve total dominance and control.