reply to post by lynxpilot
But now I also agree with you because I am a conspiracy theorist and a cynic, and I simply have no faith in anyone from our corrupt, crony capitalist
political system - left or right - actually doing anything about this for the good of said common people.
That's why ultimately it does
have to come down to a smart, forward-thinking consumer base to make this happen. The problem is the "smart,
forward-thinking" part. People need to be informed enough to see the bigger picture and understand their role as the investors here. To make small
sacrifices now in the name of more rewarding economic and environmental benefits down the road.
But that's also why I'm so jaded reading the typical brainwashed dialogue around here.
I mean first of all this is a conspiracy website, and this is one of the most obvious, self-evident conspiracies out there. It isn't just the usual
tin-foil fluff: everyone understands why oil companies and the like have a vested interest in suppressing alternative and renewable technologies.
We've already seen it happen in the way they totally snuffed out electric vehicles in California in the 90's for example. Today they do it through
more subversive methods such as funding climate change denial and pushing out all sorts of inaccurate and hyperbolic propaganda about renewable
energy, mainly through right wing media.
But rather than seeing through this totally obvious bullsh**, it seems many supposed conspiracy theorists around here are intent on completely buying
into it instead, just because on a superficial level it appeals to their conservative ideology.
It's ridiculous - many of the supposedly "anti-government" members around here might as well be conservative politicians themselves, the way they
regurgitate the exact same mindless rhetoric these crony capitalist hacks do in Washington, or in front of a camera.
"it's too expensive", "it can never work without subsidies", "it will cost jobs and destroy the economy" yaddi yadda...
The point of my post above was to in fact canvass consumers, and simply show that while these political stooges are standing around spewing their BS -
real world examples are already revealing it can be cost-effective, it does work without subsidies, and it's creating jobs and boosting the
economy that is, not theirs.