posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 09:35 AM
“Let no crisis go to waste”, Rahm Emanuel.
There appears to be a concerted effort to create an energy crisis. The Carbon Cap and Trade bill failure is now being implemented by bureaucratic
fiat. The anti-nuclear power forces with the aid of the Japan disaster are all but assured to prohibit new nuclear power generation, although it has
already been accomplished by shutting down the Yucca Mountain Waste facility. The shutting down of Gulf drilling because of the BP-Macondo will add to
the crisis. Add in the propaganda in an effort to shut down hydraulic fracturing to limit access to our vast natural gas reserves and the EPA
threatening to put the Dune Sage lizard on the endangered species list removing a million acres of private land in southeastern New Mexico and West
Texas from drilling and it becomes obvious that these efforts are intended to set up takeover of the energy infrastructure in which the government has
had historically little control when compared to banking, auto, agriculture and health industries.
Although there is much ado about oil imports(which by the way are no longer crude oil but refined products since the Clean Air Act effectively shut
down a large part of domestic refining capacity), no one seems to note that these imports are made by private companies providing a product to a
willing consumer. In short, there is very little government involvement. It is no wonder we haven’t have gas lines even though we have doubled the
percentage of imports than when that genius of domestic and foreign policy James Earl Carter tried to manage the situation. The government has little
control of the energy infrastructure other than removing federal lands and waters from drilling, indirectly shutting down refinery capacity, the
fantasy of the strategic petroleum reserve and giving tax benefits to its selected “green” generators. Energy for the most part is produced by
private enterprise in the coal areas, natural gas development and distribution and by private companies producing and importing what we need. This
situation is unacceptable to the federal powers that have had little opportunity to inject their largess since it seems to be running fairly well. The
left cannot stand that such a large area of the economy that affects every other sector is out of their manipulation.
I submit that the current energy policy is not being done through ignorance of the subject matter or in a deluded effort to save the planet from
Carbon Dioxide. The energy policy currently being implemented is specifically intended to create an energy crisis. The shut down of the Yucca Mountain
facility makes this obvious, since nuclear power cannot be a scapegoat for the religion of Global Warming. When the realities of the Carbon Cap &
Trade being implemented by fiat are realized, virtually everything will increase in cost at a time that our economy can ill afford another hit. Of
course government, always ready to deny responsibility, will blame the energy industry for gouging the public and senatorial investigative show trials
will be aired ad nauseum preordained to reach the conclusion that only the government can run it properly. Of course the shortages that will soon
follow will be blamed on foreign producers who no longer accept dollars in payment.
The truly frightening point of the preceding argument is the extent that the left intends to go to squash dissent. It is now apparent that the intent
is not just to create rolling blackouts (see California), but to create a disaster in which thousands of people will freeze or bake to death while
what little is left of the economy goes into shambles. The current bill’s mandates being implemented by bureaucratic mandate are estimated to shut
down as much as 50% of our coal fired electrical power generation. The EPA has already overturned the Texas Air Control Board approval of new coal
fired plants in Texas. With no nuclear power to replace, then the only viable alternative to maintain electrical generating capacity appears to be
natural gas that is now being curtailed through specious arguments about the ecological dangers of hydraulic fracturing techniques. All of these
energy sources are to be supplanted by “green alternatives”. (For all you “glue” heads that have gone organic, doubling wind and solar power
will cover up to 1% of our electrical power generation). Of course the fracturing argument will delay bringing enough natural gas to market in time
that unfortunately will not forestall the inevitable agenda or the photo opportunities of frozen “grandmas”. The policies currently being put in
place are truly evil in that they appear to be purposely implemented to create an “energy crisis” and economic mayhem that will be overshadowed by
the de facto murder of thousands without “power”. The pun is intended.