posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 01:45 PM
Here is an excerpt from my book. This deals with why we are still in the state we are in even after all these years of disasters related to the energy
industry. It doesnt pertain to just nuke power, but fossil fuels as well. The acronym WeSIC stands for the Wall Street Industrial Complex (the
military industrial complex on steroids).
The grid and all the power plant monsters that feed it is an aging rotten mess. Pipelines bursting on a regular basis. Methane leaking from every gas
line. Massive amounts of electricity wasted as it is shipped down long distance transmission lines that cut through once primitive, as well as
populated, areas. Aging power generators that are belching and spewing forth toxic emissions en masse. The potential for mass destruction from oil
spills or exploding gas pipelines or nuclear holocausts like Fukushima are very real, and possible at any time. These are the WMDs that we need to
They have been saying for years that they are going to build a better grid system, new piping, new transmission lines, clean coal plants, safe
nuclear power plants, yadayadayada. It will never happen, could never happen, let alone in time to solve the current crisis we face. They would have
to invest every cent in the world's banks to even come close, and they can't forgo huge Christmas bonuses, let alone reinvest everything they have
in a safe energy production and transportation system.
If the grid continues much longer, and if government and industry plans to convert fully to natural gas are realized, we are doomed. We can't let
this happen. The conversion to true renewables, mass conservation and distributed microgrid power systems that don't rely on the main grid must
happen, and happen fast if there is to be hope for this planet.
By true renewables I mean locally based renewables, not massive solar arrays and wind farms covering hundreds of acres, and huge hydroelectric dams,
all of which produce their own negative environmental impacts.
Instead we need solar arrays on every home, small wind turbines that are wildlife friendly, methane digesters on farms and ranches, water watts and
local hydro power generators using side flow piping instead of massive dams for water pressure, home storage in 12 volt systems, passive solar or
energy efficient housing built from local stone and/or truly renewable resources, electric cars that tap into the home storage system at night. These
are just some of the renewable tools of the future. The Back to the Land movement showed how we can have most creature comforts and still be off the
grid and that lifestyle must be expanded upon worldwide.
In some places one location might produce enough energy for five, ten, a hundred homes. By having a local microgrid that fed from these locations to
the surrounding homes and infrastructure we will have created a true distributed power system, one that operates independent of the grid, or connected
to the grid for emergency backup only.
The other cure is simply conservation. By changing how we live and practicing intense conservation (ie avoiding flying and taking long distance
vacations, turning down the thermostat, eating less meat and dairy, converting to a hemp based society instead of a fossil fuel one, stopping the
military's massive carbon footprint, building homes that stay warm in the winter with little heating and cool in the summer with little
air-conditioning, turning off un-needed lighting in cities and along hiways and in general eliminating any form of energy use that is not entirely
necessary), we can reduce the amount of energy needed worldwide by a big margin.
Some of these things can be done by individuals with no input from their government and this is critically important because governments are by and
large industrial pawns with no hope for redemption.
Just converting to hemp for clothing would save massive amounts of energy bypassing the current paradigm of using pesticide laden and water intensive
cotton, or synthetic fibers and chemicals derived from fossil fuels. The US cotton crop requires the application of 22 billion pounds of toxic weed
killers annually. Then the fiber is dyed or bleached and treated in toxic chemical baths to make it brighter, softer, fade resistant, stain resistant,
water proof, fireproof or less prone to wrinkles. These toxic baths consume immense quantities of chemicals and water, which is then dumped into the
environment. Then after all the chemical treatments, the fabrics have to be dried under heat lamps using enormous quantities of energy. The textile
industry is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the world, consuming astounding quantities of resources, including more than 145
million tons of coal and between 1.5 and 2 trillion gallons of fresh water, every year. Synthetic fibers like polyester (now 60 percent of the market)
are the worst: They consume between 10 and 25 times as much energy to produce as natural fibers.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. Using hemp for paper and marijuana and other natural substances for medicines would have similar carbon
reduction effects in those sectors as well, while investing in research for electric cars could eventually produce perpetual motion machines.
The only thing stopping all of above and much more from happening on a grand scale is once again WeSIC, who demand eternal economic expansion while
bludgeoning anyone or anything that slows down monetary inflow. Our governments have been hijacked by them, our military and police forces are now
ready to defend their monetary interests with brute force, and the needs of the populace and the planet have been thrown to the wind.