Nobel Peace Prize Winner Al Gore sounded off in a recent New York Times Opinion piece that gives the game plan for liberal change with regard to both the energy crisis and the economic crisis. Our liberal friends see them as linked in that the solution to finding new domestic energy sources is supposed to create a ton of new green energy jobs. The growing numbers of scientists who dismiss the “global warming crisis” are dismissed as crazy before Gore gets down to the business of detailing our energy future. It’s a safe bet to say that neither Gore nor President Elect Obama are proponents of the “drill here, drill now” philosophy that pervaded the nation some months ago when we were all staring into the abyss. It would seem that the foreign oil crisis is simply a useful tool for liberals to enact their real objectives which is nothing less than the elimination of carbon based fuels.
The world authority on the climate crisis, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, after 20 years of detailed study and four unanimous reports, now says that the evidence is “unequivocal.” To those who are still tempted to dismiss the increasingly urgent alarms from scientists around the world, ignore the melting of the north polar ice cap and all of the other apocalyptic warnings from the planet itself, and who roll their eyes at the very mention of this existential threat to the future of the human species, please wake up. Our children and grandchildren need you to hear and recognize the truth of our situation, before it is too late.
Economists across the spectrum — including Martin Feldstein and Lawrence Summers — agree that large and rapid investments in a jobs-intensive infrastructure initiative is the best way to revive our economy in a quick and sustainable way. Many also agree that our economy will fall behind if we continue spending hundreds of billions of dollars on foreign oil every year. Moreover, national security experts in both parties agree that we face a dangerous strategic vulnerability if the world suddenly loses access to Middle Eastern oil.
Saving the earth from mankind, even though the idea that the earth needs saving is as problematic as the idea that man is killing it, is a liberal theme that casts liberals as saviors, opponents as devils and the earth as a victim of the life it nurtures. In the Green Theology of the emerging, one world economic system; we must be likened to cancer that corrupts and kills the Earths fragile eco systems by our overpopulation and consumption of the earths recourses.
The economic stagnation of socialism is seen as desirable to stop capitalism which tends to use lots of recourses to make products that people want, but don’t really need, at least in the eyes of the liberal elitist. Government is necessary because it needs to break the craven profit motive inherent in capitalism that pollutes the world, and uses a disproportionate share of the world’s recourses, in favor of eco friendly, but costly, technologies and central planning that is the hallmark of Socialism. Here is the Elitist Liberal brain trusts preferred solution to the energy crisis from the very mouth of Gore and my translation of what he’s saying and what it might mean to our common future.
Here’s what we can do — now: we can make an immediate and large strategic investment to put people to work replacing 19th-century energy technologies that depend on dangerous and expensive carbon-based fuels with 21st-century technologies that use fuel that is free forever: the sun, the wind and the natural heat of the earth.
What follows is a five-part plan to repower America with a commitment to producing 100 percent of our electricity from carbon-free sources within 10 years. It is a plan that would simultaneously move us toward solutions to the climate crisis and the economic crisis — and create millions of new jobs that cannot be outsourced.
TRANSLATION: We’re about to embark on a bold new initiative, via a massive effort by the government, to retool the energy needs of the entire US economy to green, renewable energy sources that will create the jobs of the future at the same time they end our dependence on carbon based fuel. They’re likely to try using the economic and oil crisis to justify a MASSIVE crash program to reengineer our energy recourses and consumption in ten years.
First, the new president and the new Congress should offer large-scale investment in incentives for the construction of concentrated solar thermal plants in the Southwestern deserts, wind farms in the corridor stretching from Texas to the Dakotas and advanced plants in geothermal hot spots that could produce large amounts of electricity.
TRANSLATION: We’re about to see Manhattan Project level investments of our tax dollars to embark on a public works/ infrastructure program that will change us from coal and petroleum based energy production to solar, wind, and geo thermal energy based systems within the span of a single decade. There’s going to be a whole “New, New Deal” economic program with a socialist government controlled economy to pull this thing off. These are the energy sources our elitist political leadership has decreed for us and they’re going to get it even if it kills us. Kiss the Free Market Economy goodbye as well as the relatively cheap energy we’ve enjoyed in past decades.
Second, we should begin the planning and construction of a unified national smart grid for the transport of renewable electricity from the rural places where it is mostly generated to the cities where it is mostly used.
TRANSLATION: The quaint countryside will produce energy as well as food for the citys where more and more land will be set aside for energy production and more and more land will be needed to be claimed by the government because wind farms and solar farms take up a lot of land. Once again there is going to be one grand plan enacted to reconfigure our energy production and there will be massive works projects to implement it.
Third, we should help America’s automobile industry (not only the Big Three but the innovative new startup companies as well) to convert quickly to plug-in hybrids that can run on the renewable electricity that will be available as the rest of this plan matures.
TRANSLATION: Now that the Government is about to nationalize the auto industry they’re going to dictate the new types of electric cars that will be available to us forever more. They can force the big three to make a new American “Volkswagen” or peoples car for the twenty first century and get rid of the big polluting cars and SUV’s they’ve long wanted to get rid of. Who wouldn’t be in favor of having no choice in your car if it saves the earth and puts everyone to work? Right?
Fourth, we should embark on a nationwide effort to retrofit buildings with better insulation and energy-efficient windows and lighting.
TRANSLATION: “Green Technology” is going to be the major focus of economic activity in our new socialist utopia for the foreseeable future. Saving the earth will be the basis of our economy, our “self esteem” and may give meaning to our very lives in post Christian times. Every window, car, truck, thermostat, appliance, you name it, will be reworked so that it becomes eco friendly. Everything is going green and energy costs are going up, way up, and everyone will have to comply with this government effort, by law, to clean up the environment, save energy, pay more and be dependent on government to save our planet and ourselves.
Fifth, the United States should lead the way by putting a price on carbon here at home, and by leading the world’s efforts to replace the Kyoto treaty next year in Copenhagen with a more effective treaty that caps global carbon dioxide emissions and encourages nations to invest together in efficient ways to reduce global warming pollution quickly, including by sharply reducing deforestation.
We’re going to tax people who use carbon energy sources to the point where they’ll have to stop. We’re going to tax people on their energy footprint and penalize those who use more than their fair share as determined by the Government. We’re going to take our message of saving the Earth to other nations and make our mission to save the world the cornerstone of US Foreign Policy. We’re going to encourage every nation to sign energy treaty’s that are little more than economic suicide pacts. We’re going to curb sprawl and force evermore people back into cities, for their own good, and keep “nature” pristine except for Wind Farms, Solar Farms and Soy Bean Farms because that’s how we save the world.
This is the world of liberals. This is the world of Pelosi and Reid and Hillary and their high priest: Nobel Prize Albert Gore Jr. This is the world of the new President of the United States: Barak H. Obama and this is going to be our world too in a matter of months.
You don’t think they’ll try to do this?
Just wait. You won’t have to wait long! I think this is the game plan and its light years beyond Drill Here, Drill Now, and it’s really about control of the economy and our lives. Over are the days when Government served the people now we serve the government. The courts legalization of infanticide, in Row V. Wade, has provided a president for the Treasury Secretary and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve System to fundamentally change our economy and government overnight. With the election of Obama the next steps in the progression are becoming clear and the outcome won’t be to our liking.
Welcome to the Brave New World Order! God Help us!