Sometimes I wonder what world people are living in. And I don’t mean (just) politicians. I’m fairly sure they’re living, if not in another universe, at least in another plane. (“Hell is empty and all the devils are here” — to quote Kit Marlowe.)
No, these are people purportedly not on the left and at least as capable of thought as I am, since they’re working for higher paid publications.
So, for something like two years now I’ve been saying: At least the left doesn’t have the fig leaf of oil SCARCITY as they did in the seventies. It was a stupid and insufficient fig leaf, but it covered everything from rationing to the dork in chief telling everyone to wear an extra sweater.
And then…. and then right on schedule this guy (some dood) on the American Spectator rushes to give them that fig leaf.
While rightly saying that solar and wind are nowhere near at the point they can replace fossil fuels, he talks about how shale oil was such a disappointment, and how they’re no longer fracking because the shale oil boom was the easy to get stuff, and now it’s hard, and that’s why they’re not doing it.
We’re going to need a bigger facepalm.
No, a MUCH bigger facepalm.
In fact, states taken over by the ‘rats (Ah, Colorado) have been putting more and more environmental fetters on fracking. And of course the cartoon characters (it’s a dark cartoon) in the White house are doing everything but telling us they won’t let us get oil, because they want us to freeze in the dark.
Oh, wait, no, they’re actually saying that, even if perhaps not to the US, and even if our media won’t report it, as in, see this: America’s Pain at the Pump is Due to The ‘Incredible Transition That is Taking Place,’ Biden Admits.
The demented house plant thinks we’re transitioning to utopia, but of course the attempt is to transition us to a shithole.
The problem, even for those democrats who think they have good intentions, is that there is no way for their madcap dreams to work, which they would know if once a year or so they got out of their high rises and took a greyhound across America, followed by a field trip to find where food comes from, and how it’s grown. (And while taking them to those fields, give them some sunflower seeds for their pockets. I suspect they’ll help in a couple three years. Well, help beautify the middle of the coutry at any rate. Might be the greatest contribution these idiots have ever made to other people’s life and enjoyment.)
But the salient thing here is “WTF dude?” No, seriously. What a coincidink. Fracking suddenly stopped being a thing when the serene Zhoe Xiden, first (and last) of his kind, China’s Vice-Roi over the barbarous United States of America, ascended with acclamations from cemeteries and manufactured votes to his position over us.
I totally believe that. That’s not sus at all at all.
I don’t know what kind of mind set a person has to be in to buy that, but I think it involves having all the right (left) friends and reading all the right (left) publications.
In cases such as this, I recommend tilting your head sideways and hitting the uppermost ear repeatedly until the Marxist bullshit comes out the other ear. I recommend doing it over a toilet, so you can flush the effluvium away with relative safety.
I’ll also note that in this entire “woe is us” article there is no, zero, none absolutely no mention of nuclear power, or even a glimmer of the fact it exists and could supply most of our energy needs.
The only thing I have to assume is that for this writer, anything the left declares off bounds stops existing.
Frankly, if that’s how you feel, you’re more than half on their side.
As for the rest of us, you can’t convince us we’re running out of oil, or that the election wasn’t stolen in 2020, or even that Jan 6th was a horrific riot and a threat to the Republic. Oh, yeah, you’ll also not convince us we’re a “democracy.”
We’re not stupid. We have a memory. And we’ll believe our own eyes over the left’s nonsense.
*Completely off topic I’ll note that your cheap, quick-render image from Pixabay is now at the level of average sci fi covers in the seventies, at least where I grew up.
Yes, yes, give me a time machine! 😉 )