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Energy politics is a revealer of much that is much of what is wrong with the world; it is infested with a contempt by elites for the middle class and its values!
The middle class is the foundation of civil society. It produces the food, make the products and provides the energy that allow for modern life. Situated between the poor and the ruling class, it is envied by the former and viewed with derision from above by those who only wished to close the door behind them as they enter the club of elites. The elites, in fact, claim to speak not only for themselves, but also the poor, who serve as convenient excuses for trashing the middle class and keeping it from appearing at that door.
The oil and gas industry is middle-class in every respect, geared toward simply getting things done and producing the energy the world needs without special favors. It’s a blend of science and hard work where supply is determined by demand and the ability to adapt and innovate. There are very few such industries left today in a world where ruling class elites suppose they alone are entitled to choose winners and losers, personally profiting along the way. We only need to look to the “green new deal” being pushed by elites in Congress, at COP26 and by global corporatists such as Black Rock.
This why there is so much contempt for oil and gas by elites; it stands in the way, both economically and philosophically, of those who would replace it with an energy regime where they are the monarchs deciding who gets what, whether it be energy or the ability to milk the middle class for subsidies and guaranteed business and profits. They are the club and it’s one where you don’t get in without a dinner jacket. Politicians, no matter how sleazy, are tolerated because most favors must pass through them, but there’s no room for drillers, farmers, truckers or anyone else deemed beneath them by the club. Hence this:
We see this contempt for the middle class in the blithe disregard of news organizations for any facts contradicting the elite company line; that global warming is a threat and fossil fuels are the problem that must be addressed. That is simply to be understood and accepted and if you question it, then you are a denier, a danger and a damned fool to be consigned to ignominy. Why? Because you dare to challenge the thing that promises elites more money than exists and more power than God. And, if you persist you must be stopped with whatever totalitarianism is demanded.There are trillions at stake, after all, and there is time for tolerating the likes of you who are outside the club.
Hence, the efforts of Nancy Pelosi’s Congress to finance a Green New Deal that will provide those trillions via a combination of forced uneconomic use of renewables that make no financial or environmental sense with direct taxpayer subsidies; the costs of both which will ultimately come from the pockets of the middle class. We are to be treated like serfs who work for the monarchs on Wall Street and the princes in Washington, D.C. and we are told we will like it.
The world of green eggs and scam, you see, is anything but capitalist, entrepreneurial or innovative, all of which are characteristics of the oil and gas industry. The latter is a world where you get your hands dirty making something. The world of green energy, by contrast, is strictly one of money-changing where white-collar hedge funder types scheme how many ways they can collect government rent. They’ve conned the government out of 40 years of subsidies to launch an industry they promised needed only a 5-10 year boost for research and development.
They’ve worked, too, behind the scenes to impose renewable mandates that constitute another subsidy and now they’re getting a third source of rent in places such as New York where all obstacles to development are being waived by the State telling towns they must accept solar and wind. The scheming also includes layers of companies within companies so the state subsidies on top of Federal can be collected. It’s an elitist world of finance as opposed to production where middle class landowners, roughnecks and pipeliners benefit. It’s a lot like the world of subprime mortgages, if fact; a scheme, not an industry.
But, again, it’s also contempt for the middle class; a way of stealing from one’s inferiors, of making them pay and showing who is in control. It’s human nature. Our original sin has always been one of pride where we attempt to control and dominate others. This is expressed in a thousand ways, of course, one of which we see today in the demands to surrender to the professional experts of “science” on every sort of matter, including those where the experts have no special expertise or have been wrong at every turn (think Fauci).
We see it in energy politics, as well, as the supposed experts have continuously attempted to school us in the inevitably of what never happens, because they want and need it to happen to maintain control, achieve power and makes those trillions. It’s only the middle class doers and believers in industries such as oil and gas who stand in the way and that’s why they despise us.
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