The very worst problems come from believing your own nonsense. At the end of the day, the truth is the truth, it is what it is, and there is no avoiding the truth forever. The truth is that so much of baby boom liberalism has become the default religion of America. The High Priests of Political Correctness have made a sacrament of any green activity like planting trees, blocking the building of any refineries, not drilling for oil, and for not recycling. So now the Chinese can drill for oil with the Cubans 90 miles off our shore but we can’t because that would be a sin. A sin against nature and the baby booms new world order, and we can’t have that can we?
Pick an issue. Baby Boomers have made an uncompromising mockery of it. The solution to the energy and oil crisis is to block any progress anywhere and pat themselves on the back for being like spoiled children throwing a tantrum. No Drilling, No Nuclear Energy, No Coal, No Compromise, No Way: Lets burn up the food supply and create as big a crisis in food prices as we did in oil prices! Plane childish obstinacy and immaturity has mistaken a thirty year sulk about oil and created a twenty-first century nightmare that has the power to destabilize if not destroy civilization: that is if the adults among us don’t step up and disempower the childlike baby boomers. Throwing a thirty year tantrum is not an oil Policy, its irresponsibility and dangerous.
What have our green laws accomplished for us? We have exported our industrial base abroad, we have dealt our national security a serious blow, we’ve made improving and maintaining our infrastructure impossible, we’ve empowered legal thugs who brandish environmental law like a gun. We’ve done all this at the expense of our security and stability, and we’ve bred a race of perpetual children who think they are God and can save the Earth. It might be fun to imagine that we are the saviors of our world but we can’t even save our self if the gas prices get much more out of hand.
We have a lot more “green” technology and we would be the safest bet to do offshore drilling but because of our environmental religion we don’t use our know-how preferring, instead, to rely on the legendary environmentalism of Chinese companies to safely produce the oil off our shores. We have the ability, like no other country on earth, to drill in the arctic and do no real environmental harm but its against our religion. If we don’t the Russians will and they don’t have the touching regard our baby boomers have for the polar bear and the spotted owl.
I know its heresy for the new green religion of our day to suggest that man was created by God and that we have a right to live on the earth, without apology, and to use its recourses in the spirit of being good stewards and to have our civilization as best we can. We make mistake, we learn, and we correct the mistakes. The idea that we might make an environmental mistake and because that is possible we should not use our recourses is the most arrogant, stupid and childlike reasoning I’ve ever heard. We are dependent on the mid east for our oil and they just don’t like us very much. Hugo Chaves down in Venezuela doesn’t like us much either. Of course our friends the Russians would never want to see anything bad happen to us, right? After all we’re still the big kid on the block, aren’t we?
The breakdown of ours and the world’s economy and civilization is nothing to be playing games with and we need to get a whole lot more realistic and responsible right now. Wars may well be fought to get the last of the oil and if we have the ability to buy time and space to solve this thing in the long term we need to get too it. We need our oil companies drilling and we need to take care of business like adults who have a responsibility to the forthcoming generations. The law of unintended consequences does not take kindly to adults who never grew up and the world can be a very unforgiving place. For the sake of our kids and our country and our planet we need to bring in the era of enlightened stewardship. We may already be out of time.
1 Cor 13:9-12
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11 When I was a child , I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.