VLWC 03: Energy is Destiny

What letter comes right before Q?  That would be P, as in Perry, as in Rick Perry, our Secretary of Energy.

Mind your P’s and Q’s, people.  They explain a LOT of what is going on right now.

I want to thank our friend fleporeblog, who made a comment on Secretary Perry’s energy travels HERE, for reminding me that our VSGPOTUS actually GETS the extreme importance of Energy for our nation’s health, and the health of the world.

If you want MAGA for MEGA, then you need ENERGY.

I often use the Gibbs free energy equation as a deep metaphor for the importance of both energy and information, as discussed here.  One way to look at that balance of energy and information is simple.

If you want to make things orderly, or to make them happen in an orderly fashion, then you need energy to burn.

Wolf Moon’s MAGA Special Case of the Gibbs Free Energy Equation

I think it’s crystal clear how Trump’s larger vision of America and the world falls out of this.

LIFE needs ENERGY.

Shockingly, to the astute reader, it will also be clear how Obama and the rest of the Soviet and Maoist infiltrators were doing the exact opposite.  If you want disorder – and particularly SOCIAL DISORDER – cut the power.  And if you don’t want to get blamed, do it slowly.  VERY slowly.


The introductory image of Secretary Perry was taken from the following video.  That video is really worth watching, to understand the TRUMP view of energy.  Understanding President Trump’s view is also very helpful in understanding WHY energy is such a critical part of the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy, a.k.a., the VLWC

Once you see energy in the context of the VLWC, you will see in even greater and starker terms, WHY our VSGPOTUS is pursuing a policy of ENERGY REALISM, and is a TRUE proponent of an “ALL OF THE ABOVE” ENERGY POLICY.

First point – a discussion of “energy realism”.

Back in the 1970’s, high-level American academic conversations about energy were SANE.  We were actually capable of advanced thoughts about the future of humanity’s energy economy.  The physical sciences, which DO affect the outlook on the future of various forms of energy – had things to say.  They were tough things, but they were good things.  We were sitting on the right amounts of energy sources that, if used smartly and in the proper order, civilization was assured.  PROGRESS was assured.  The path to the planet’s future was assured.

America’s outlook on energy was SMART.  America’s outlook on energy was REALISTIC.  There was a clear path to the future, and it was a good one.  And it was not just good for America – it was good for the whole WORLD.  There was nothing dire.  Nothing to be afraid of.  Nothing to fear.

And THAT MOMENT was when something profoundly BAD happened to America.

President Jimmy Carter.

This is a picture of one of the greatest Soviet dupes of all time touring the Three Mile Island nuclear facility in the aftermath of a plant malfunction.  A malfunction – not really all that bad, by the way – which began a multi-decade decline of civil nuclear power in the United States. 

Look at his smile.  Look at everybody else.  That weird, sick feeling you are getting in your stomach right now?  Watching him smile to the press like some kind of NPC?  That is REAL.  That was his horrible and WRONG presidency, during which a Soviet-style bureaucracy took over. 

Don’t look away, as Sundance always says.  LOOK AT IT and know that THIS IS HISTORY.

I will have much more to say about THAT incident later, because it is my contention – after having studied the minority report of one particular nuclear expert, that the plant accident was very likely a simple but brilliant case of Soviet sabotage.  The DEAL-MAKER for Uranium One.

However, the thought that Tree Mile Island might have been Soviet sabotage, or at the very least that it might have been a Soviet-backed media demoralization target after a real accident, utterly unrecognized by our dupe President, was not something which I realized at the time.

Rather, my clue back then that Jimmy Carter was trouble, was in the field of chemical regulation.   I was shocked when Jimmy Carter’s administration began to regulate ahead of the known facts, so to speak.  Worse still, he was doing it to the tune of the MEDIA and not SCIENCE.  At the point where I expected deep and important cost/benefit calculations to commence, and the outcomes to be debated by society, Carter’s EPA simply regulated to the cheers of the media.

Yes.  THAT media.

OMG!  What a coincidence!  She just keeps showing up in the oddest places!

I hope you are now starting to see how LONG and how DEEPLY the fake news media and Hollywood have been helping to control us.  One might even call it….. well, whatever.

I am now able to see that Jimmy Carter helped stop the growth of civil nuclear energy in America in the same way that he “progressively” regulated chemicals without sufficient evidence or examination.  Carter was a victim of Soviet DEMORALIZATION, and under his failed leadership, his administration expressed the socialist traits of:

  • Fear
  • Uncertainty
  • Doubt
  • Scarcity
  • Hesitation
  • Panic
  • Distrust

Remember the “gas crisis”?  Never let a crisis go to waste.  Remember the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit?  “Slow down and do as you are told.”  It’s just sickening in retrospect.

Little did America realize that it was not containing Communism at all.  In fact, Communism was containing America from the inside.  All Communism needed was a dupe in the White House – one who would not question what their puppet media and agents of influence put before him.  One who would not, by nature, push back on reality, but who would SHRINK FROM REALITY.

Meaning he would SHRINK from ENERGY REALITY.

See what I’m saying?  NOW do you understand Jimmy Carter?

Once you begin to see the VLWC, you cannot unsee it.

The Soviets were AGGRESSIVE.  The Soviets were WINNING – and after the KGB-CIA-spawned trap of Vietnam and subsequent cultural victory, they were winning HERE in America.  It is VERY important to understand this – to accept that everything happening around us NOW is NOT an accident. ANTIFA is an OUTCOME.  Not an accident.

It affects everything.  Including SCIENCE and ENERGY.

Second point – “All of the Above Energy Policy“.

This brings me to a second Russian Soviet presidential asset, Barack Obama.

Trump’s cuddly koala, Larry Kudlow, wrote an excellent piece on the concept of an “all of the above” energy policy, back in 2012, when Obama disingenuously borrowed the term from Republicans for his reelection campaign.

Don’t believe me?  HERE is Forbes in 2012 MOCKING Obama’s policy as “All of the Above Energy Duplicity“.

I loved the graphics used in Obama’s “all of the above” energy propaganda.  They were so smart.  The graphics, just like all those old tri-color Obama posters, were really quite psychologically attractive.  But they were also lies, just like the graphics for the Iran nuclear deal.

The fact is, Obama had a POWERFUL, and very stealthy energy agenda.  It took me a while to figure out what it was.  It was NOT “all of the above” for America.  It was NOT “all of the above” for other Western countries.  It WAS, rather oddly, “all of the above” for China and Russia.  And it was definitely PRO-NUCLEAR for North Korea and Iran, despite allegedly being the opposite.

I think that URANIUM ONE was the final KEYSTONE in my understanding of the Obama energy enigma.  Although, I must admit, the fact that Obama’s old law firm FLEECED the Keystone pipeline backers for millions of dollars over 8 years – their money spent in vain – ALSO helped me to understand what Obama and his heretofore unindicted co-conspirators were all about.

“Our policies are helping China and hurting America?  I did not know that.”

But let us talk no more of Obama’s America-hating, communist-enabling lies.  Let’s simply end with a sign and symbol of President Trump’s clear and unambiguous embrace of ALL forms of energy.  An “all of the above” energy policy in REALITY.

Oh, yeah!

The HALO is REAL.

The best part of Trump’s Energy MAGA is that he’s not waiting for the MAGA to be “finished” to begin working on MEGA.  And you can take the “E” in MEGA to be Europe or Earth, because it seems to work for BOTH.

Take a look at the foreign “gunboat” missions VSGPOTUS has sent Secretary Perry on.  No bombs.  No artillery.  No threats.  This is what gas well diplomacy looks like.

I don’t know who came up with the wonderful tagline of “energy security is national security”, but just the idea itself is beyond genius.  Propaganda that stinks not just of truth, but of common sense, beats all forms of “so trendy-smart it’s historically dumb”.  That would include ideas like:

“Climate change is a potential existential threat to the entire world if we don’t do something about it.”

Barack Obama

Good grief.  Communist propaganda, straight out of the VLWC.  I wanted to scream “Prove it!” – but the man could not even produce a valid birth certificate.  Why BOTHER?

Trump, on the other hand, is a completely different matter.  He’s almost too smart for his own good.  People in the UPPER HALF can’t get him.

Why put MISSILES in Eastern Europe when you can put ENERGY there?  Only a true genius who not only understands the geopolitical importance of energy on a purely intuitive basis, but sees exactly how it can be USED, would realize that ENERGY is the winning chess piece – not the missiles that Trump’s neocon advisers inevitably reach for first.

To me, it’s clear that Trump understands all the BIG PICTURE questions which are hidden from most of us.  Thus, he has answers to the following “middle picture” enigmas.  Or rather, I am convinced that he had answers to these things when I didn’t even have the questions.

  • Why does Russia deniably push “green/clean” propaganda in the West while buying up uranium?
  • Why does red diaper YouTube propagandize AGAINST thorium energy in America?
  • Why does China support anti-nuclear Democrats in America while stealing, copying, and buying up nuclear technology in America?
  • Why did ex-communist propaganda officer Angela Merkel destroy Germany’s world-leading nuclear industry?  And then buy Russian fossil fuels?  While shilling for America to pay for “climate change” remediation?
  • Why does Jane Fonda show up as a player in three giant “demoralizing honorable losses” for America – Vietnam, nuclear energy, and honest news reporting?
  • Why is the Earth clearly heading deeper into ice ages, but “global warming” is the West’s sudden, immediate, and overwhelming problem?
  • Why did George Soros “flee” socialism, and also “hates” socialism, but yet he funds, supports, and organizes socialism?
  • Why do Russian scientists work on solar climate models that not only work better than Western anti-industrial “global warming” models, but predict intense short-term global cooling where buying up uranium would make sense?
  • Why do science organizations in America become left-political, climate activist, and globalist in orientation at the same time that their scientific output works against American industry on multiple levels, forcing jobs and even entire industries abroad? 
  • Why do science organizations in America become obsessed with identity politics in ways that seem designed to weaken and ultimately subordinate American science to China?

I could go on, but you get the point.  America has been chumped on energy and science for far too long.  Only somebody who is used to seeing the big picture over long periods of time will see it properly.  Our VSGPOTUS is apparently – no – DEFINITELY one of them.  He spotted AGW as a full-on HOAX when I was still hemming and hawing about the LANGUAGE of Hitlerian calls from Obama’s allies to jail “climate deniers”.  My GOD – the whole thing was ORWELLIAN and most of us didn’t even see it.

If I had to pick a fundamental reason for Trump’s genius with these things, my guess is that he sees everything in economic terms.  What Trump is certainly NOT is “penny wise, pound foolish”. However, an enormous number of scientists are exactly that in terms of their own expertise – “small fact wise and big implication foolish”.  And that, in a nutshell, is the reason communists were able to deceive us with the small echo chamber of climate science, rigged into a kind of disinformation laser.  [That’s rather beautiful, but a topic for another time.]

Back to pennies and pounds.  An enormous amount of science is all about pennies, and thus scientists tend to be “penny wise and pound ignorant”.  A few scientists get promoted to levels that discuss “pounds from pennies”, but precious few ever get to thinking about “pounds versus dollars versus chromium versus thorium versus soy futures versus labor laws versus immigration”.

Trump, apparently, had to do this sort of thing routinely, because he’s simply too good at it to not have PRACTICED.

The thing that gets me, however, is WHY on Earth people are still opposing Trump. Let’s take energy – again.  The Democrats have come up with an INGENIOUS trick to get around Trump’s change in the energy economy.  Check this out:

https://twitter.com/WOLFM00N/status/1064260884392960000

This is rather sneaky.  The Communist Democrats are INTERCEPTING our energy purchases between the energy consumer and the energy producer, by claiming that local (city, county, etc.) energy deals will bring lower prices.  BUT watch the wording VERY carefully – the “negotiate better prices” is always accompanied by language regarding “green energy”, “clean energy”, or both.

You know what that means – right?  This is how the scam works.  Let’s say I can negotiate for a dollar less in some unit of energy, but it’s mostly energy from new coal or gas plants.  Alternatively, I can negotiate for 80 cents less if it’s coming from nuclear.  But if it’s wind, solar, and hydro, we can only get 15 cents less.  Guess what?  You’re getting 15 cents less “because the ballot measure said both lower price and clean/green.”  

See how that works?  They are still PICKING WINNERS – they’re just using your pwnable city council or county board to do it.  It’s SOLYNDRA all over again, but this time it’s HIDDEN.  You wonder why you’re not saving money on your utility bills, when people in other cities are.  Well, guess what.  You got chumped by your local communists, and yet you live in Flyover Country.

Yeah.  They are STILL trying to stop Trump.

But that’s OK.  Because you never know who serves at the pleasure of the President, or what kind of patriot fan base they might have, out there in America, helping to make America, and maybe even the world, great again. 😉 😎 😀

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wheatietoo

Great post, Wolf!
I feel like I need a cigarette after reading it.
The world has been on an Energy Economy for decades, with oil being the prime mover within it.
I first heard the phrase…”the worldwide Oil Economy”…about 20 years ago, and thought ‘Huh?’
But it’s true.
Without Energy the world comes to a screeching halt.
Something I would add, is how GWHBush was a cheerleader and conspirator for ‘Oil Imports’.
He told us that it made sense to cap our own wells and cut back on our own Production/Exploration…because we could “Buy Mideast Oil for such lower prices”.
Oh, and also Papa Bush told us that we had to “preserve our own Oil for the future or we would run out”.
People thought this made sense.
But we are finding out now…that it was a plan to strengthen Globalist interests and deplete our middle class.
Living here in the ‘oil belt’, I have heard oil company Geologists say…”But we have lots of oil and gas, there are vast quantities of it under our country and we keep finding more.”
So it was hard for me to square this with what we were being told by the ‘experts’ and politicians who were saying that we will be “running out” of oil & gas in the near future.
It’s simple…they were lying.
I’ve been a fan of Rick Perry for a long time, so I was thrilled when he took the job of Energy Secretary.
I knew he’d be a great fit for the job!

wheatietoo

Yep, on my list as well.
I was pulling for him in 2011…but that back injury had him on pain meds, that led to some embarrassing moments.
Perry never had the resources to fight the battle of 2016, though.
And for several reasons, we lucked out when our VSG Potus decided to take that on.
We have a President who didn’t have to sell his soul to get elected.

Nor'easter

“Great post, Wolf!
I feel like I need a cigarette after reading it.”
Yup. That good (wheatietoo, that made me bust out laughing!).

fleporeblog

I laugh my ass off every time someone on the MSM talks about Russia colluding with our President in 2016 to win the election. Russia knew exactly what would happen if DJT won. He would take away their number one GDP producer, ENERGY.
We are seeing that play itself out as we speak. Russia never anticipated that we would be where we are at this point. In two years, we will put every single country that exports Energy in the dust because we have major LNG Terminals being built as we speak.
The article below is a really good read to understand the WAR we are at with Russia. Germany has made their bed with the Russians as the Nord Stream 2 pipeline continues to be built. Poland, Hungary and many other Eastern European countries are going all in on our LNG. Not only does it take them away from depending on Russia, they realize it comes with protections from the USA.
Poland is the smartest of them all because it initially made the play. Secretary Perry just had our LNG producer (U.S. Cheniere) sign a 24 year contract with Poland. As soon as that pipeline between Russia and Germany is completed, our President will withdraw our troops out of Germany and put them throughout Poland.
https://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/US-Confident-It-Can-Compete-In-Europes-Gas-Market.html
From the article linked above:
As American LNG costs continue to fall, and as Europe looks to untangle itself from Gazprom, U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports are quickly becoming a welcome alternative to Russian gas supplies. The United States is all too happy to help Europe increase its energy security by diversifying its natural gas supplies—in which Gazprom holds more than a third of the market.
“US LNG will become even more cost-competitive and attractive. We are confident US LNG can compete [in Europe] — even on price,” S&P Global Platts quoted Price as saying at the event.
Lower pipeline gas price compared to LNG has long been Russia and Gazprom’s key selling point.
The U.S. is ready to help Europe to diversify its energy supply, Price noted.
“We want to enhance a more secure energy situation in Europe so that no one country or corporation can disproportionately influence Europe,” Price said, in an obvious reference to Russia and Gazprom.
At the same time in which Nord Stream 2 and U.S. LNG executives discussed the competitiveness of gas supplies to Europe, some 300 miles east of Berlin in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry was witnessing the signing of a 24-year LNG deal under which U.S. Cheniere will deliver growing volumes of LNG to Poland’s PGNiG.
“American energy is empowering Europe and diversifying markets,” Secretary Perry said.
Here comes the reinforcements:
https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/08/31/5-lng-export-projects-investors-should-know-about.aspx
https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/09/09/10-incredible-facts-about-american-lng-exports.aspx

Nor'easter

Excellent news.
Nice job flep!

pjasond

Hey Wolf, great topic. Did you ever spend any time on The Oil Drum, during the Peak Oil craze in the early/mid 2000’s? That was where I was introduced to some darkness in the human heart – a natural home for the Commies.
Malthusian’s abounded, predictions of the death of billions made with barely restrained glee. Misanthropy writ large.
Climate change was secondary to peak oil, but not by much. Humans bad – nature good – thus must eliminate humans was the constant subtext lurking in the shadow’s.
It was here that I first heard about the “Climategate” (emails hacked out of U of East Anglia, if memory serves) where the climate scammers were pretty openly talking about “hiding the decline” in temp records. That served to wake me up from the nightmare that I was trapped in ….

SteveInCO

Environmentalism, carried to its (il)logical conclusion, is hatred of the human race.
A lot of people don’t realize this is where the hard core of the environmentalist movement lies. The average person wants clean air and water (as PDJT calls for), wilderness areas including national parks, and is willing to switch to a renewable resource from a non-renewable one if the price isn’t ridiculous. But in the mouths of the hard-core environmentalist, “sustainable” means “has no impact whatsoever” and the only way for you to have no impact on your environment is to kill yourself immediately.
That’s what the hard core wants.

pjasond

Funny how they never seem to set the example, re the killing yourself immediately thing.

SteveInCO

Naah, they’re bright enough to realize if they just kill themselves, they won’t get rid of us that way. They have to kill themselves last.

pjasond

So, just typical cultists, want to encourage mass suicide, and watch people kill themselves at their say-so. Awesome power trip. The ego unbounded is NOT to be messed with.
As I said in a prior post some says ago – a religion of death.

pjasond

Just to be clear, I am only talking about environmentalism (as per your post), not the good / necessary impulse of conservation.

pjasond

Not sure if you know about Jimmy Carter’s solar thermal panels on the WH roof, and Reagan ripping them off?

pjasond

Caused some splody heads at the time,apparently. Some old commies still talk about it bitterly, the fact that Reagan junked them – you are over a target on the energy question, no doubt.

Plain Jane

A blast from the past. Thanks for that memory Jason.

GA/FL

The early solar panels didn’t work very well. A friend of ours built an ultra modern home with solar panels and they also had some means of heating water for their home, but the calcium/lime/minerals in the water clogged the little pipes eventually, so their expensive system was wasted.

Linda

Ha ha ha! Great stuff!
Does anyone remember Jimmy Carter’s “malaise” accusation when we were suffering from 12% inflation and 20% interest rates and no jobs?

pjasond

I feel that there is a connection with big cities (Dem strongholds), propensity for Socialism and the idea that people are bad (must be culled / abortion). Heading out the door for a bit, but this theme is part of the story – because these same people, who possibly do not like humanity, want to limit energy to the masses.
I think that if we look hard enough that there should be evidence that city life leads to misanthropy – that I think is one of the keys we need to secure the future. I know there are other parts of the puzzle, but city life / dem strongholds / socialism / contempt for people seem to go together.

pjasond

Just a further thought re cities …
Australia is now one of the most urbanised countries around, apparently – I have not done independent research, but it seems right. When you total up the populations of the major urban centres compared to the rest, that is what you get – very urbanised. This has occurred in the blink of an eye, changing the character of the country in less than 2 generations.
Now, guess who wins the political power in the centre of the cities, the inner city, so to speak – yup, Greenies. And their policies are now dictating the rolling out of windmills IN THE COUNTRYSIDE.
So the further away from nature you are, the more you profess love of nature – and in the furtherance of said love, you proceed to institute policies that PROMOTES THE ACTUAL (as opposed to imagined) DESTRUCTION of nature. Twisted, is it not?
An anecdote along these lines. The conservatives in Tasmania have got the economy booming, recently stood for re-election, and squeaked in with a majority of one. Sue Hickey, a first timer, and former mayor of Hobart, got elected as a conservative. She was in line to be a back bencher, possibly a junior minister (can’t remember). Anyway, the Labor /Greens “alliance” in opposition, approached her and said they would back her in for Speaker of the House – yup, she jumped at that. So now, she is the most powerful person in Tasmania, presiding over an evenly split House, with the casting vote.
So what legislation did she push for? To stop automatic recording of a baby’s sex / gender on the birth certificate!!!! You cannot make this stuff up. She dove right down to the bottom of the misanthropy barrel, IMO.
The point of this – Is something going on in city life which disrupts psychological health? My take is yes. The MSM is part of the problem, but is it more fundamental than that?
Sorry for banging on about this, but it is the cities that are driving energy policy – as you pointed out. It is the cities that incubate environmentalism. Nations are urbanising. See the problem?
So energy is secondary, in the sense that it is being used as a weapon by the commies, but it is their heart sand minds that is motivating them – and their numbers are on the rise …
Conservative wanting to save western civ have to come up with a counter to the root cause. I am not sure that the economy is going to do it on its own, like for Reagan. City folk are already doing well, financially speaking. It is in their hearts where the malaise is to be found – The answer lies within, so to say.

Aubergine

My thoughts on why urban living causes misanthropy:
1) Human beings are biologically designed to be in harmony with the earth. There are magnetic fields generated by the planet that we actually need to be in contact with to be healthy. Cities would seem by nature to disrupt this contact. Too much concrete, steel, tall buildings, etc. People in cities are not emotionally healthy. This leads, I believe, to unconscious resentment of the crowds all around you.
2) Contact with nature nurtures the soul. Calm peaceful disconnection from masses of people leads to an appreciation of the wonders of being human. City people don’t get that. They never see the limitless night sky, walk on soft moss, or see a raptor in the air. All they see are masses of other humans.
3) Being constantly surrounded by tens of thousands of people necessarily leads people to disconnect from their natural empathy for others. It is exhausting to feel the pain of others all the time, so they learn to never feel it. Human beings can easily “read” body language, and know when others are sad, or lonely, etc. In a city, there are so many people around all the time, it is imperative to cut oneself off from those abilities just to survive.
When you live in the country, or even a small town, there is more opportunity to be alone with the glory of the Earth and nature. We were given an incredible place to live, and when we are disconnected from it we are not the beings God intends us to be.
At least, that’s what I think. So I avoid city living at all costs.

pjasond

Thanks for that perspective, very well put!
I was raised on a farm, trained and worked as an engineer, always planning to go back, which I did. My children were born there and spent their early years there – the best years for our family unit. So I share your sentiment and thoughts re country vs city living.
Alas, circumstance is pushing me into a big city for the forseeable future, so I will experience the beast first hand.

rayzorbak

I think that the “city life” echo chamber is MEDIA controlled for the most part. I have lived in both cities and the country. It has been my observation that country folks are more down to earth, common sense types less likely to follow the herd than city folks. Again, I think the MEDIA and “friends” play a huge part in STUPIDITY. Just my opinion.

Plain Jane

Plus, let us not forget that bell curve.

pjasond

Yup, definitely part of it. The MSM naturally want couch potatoes looking at their “product: all the time, so they find the most insidious shows that lead to this outcome – just like drug dealers.
Country life means self reliance, so less time for couch surfing, less intake of poison.
This probably can be thought out in more detail, but it seems to be a thread worth unpicking.

Plain Jane

Cities have more government jobs to offer. Those who have the jobs keep them when the party that hired them wins re-election. The gov workers have to “deliver” votes for that party. Think relatives, friends and going out to campaign for the management in power. At least that.’s how it worked in the city in Indiana that learned from Chicago.
Also much walking around money comes from the, at that time, 2% of monthly salary of ALL city government workers. A guy used to go to each employee to collect that 2%.

NebraskaFilly

Don’t forget the latest UN Agenda 2030:
“The lynchpin of this agenda, Sustainable Development, has deemed “not sustainable” most human activities that form our modern civilization: private property, suburban sprawl, fossil fuels, consumerism, farming, irrigation, commercial agriculture, pesticides, herbicides, farmland, grazing of livestock, paved roads, golf course, ski lodges, logging, dams, reservoirs, fences, power lines, and the family unit.
As Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the U.N.’s Earth Summit said in 1992, “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.”
“U.N. Agenda 2030 aims to control:
Energy production, delivery, distribution, and consumption via Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and renewables;
Food growth via FDA regulations;
Education via a curriculum centered on the environment, Mother Earth, and global citizenship;
Water through irrigation denial in agriculture, home use, recreation, limited hydroelectric generation;
Land through abolishing private property;
Finance through a single currency;
Population by reducing it to “manageable levels” through sterilization and eugenics;
No borders, no sovereignty;
No national language and culture, no national history;
Mobility restriction to 5-minute walk/bike to/from work, school, shopping, entertainment;
Longer distance travel via rail use;
No homesteading, stacking people in high-rise mixed-use tenements in order to designate formerly
privately-owned land for wildlife habitat.”
https://freedomoutpost.com/pushing-now-u-n-agenda-2030-with-social-engineering-of-the-elderly/

pjasond

Thanks for that great response – I must confess I haven’t read up on the links you previously posted on this – not enough time currently, I am stealing time (typing this) from renovating the house getting it ready for rental prior to my move to Sydney (excuses, excuses). I am tangentially aware of all this from my time at Wattsupwiththat (premier climate sceptic blog).
You outline their intentions clearly. We see evidence of their actual policies daily (look at Tijuana today), plus their enacted climate / energy policies all aligned with UN goals. We know where there strongholds are. We have to come up with a strategy to stem the tide, and as I say above, I don’t think “the economy” is going to “cut it” on its own. Nor law and order – the left are anarchists and are desensitising people in their strongholds to it.
See my reply to Wolf just above re my further thoughts on this. I see the problem as essentially psychological/spiritual in essence, everything else (in terms of human actions) flows from there. The Dims are pushing guilt, morphing into self loathing, morphing into …?
Side bar. I note you referenced personal issues with religion in the Open thread. I happen to think that that modern man is “lost”, and that we have to find ways to get back on course – in terms of what the bleep are we doing on this blue planet hurtling through space. I think that with wealth comes corruption – in all forms, including in terms of losing a sense of purpose. Into this enters the commies. They had no targets during feudal times, nearly everyone was scrabbling in the mud – but the middle class is like a big fat target ripe for the plucking. So the commies are corrupting our souls, telling us we are racist, sexist, bad, evil, you name it. Then they offer as hell on earth as the solution, as laid out in your post.
I won’t be pushing religion/god/meaning questions here – I intend to pursue that, along with other topics (yes, energy, MAG elements and others), drawn from crazy personal experience, on my yet to be established wordpress blog. I will reply to posts if it comes up and I feel like I have something to contribute.

Deplorable Patriot

I read through all the responses available at this point this morning (11-20, at 7:30 am CST) on this topic, and would like to add an urban living perspective.
I’m a city girl. Always will be, and will always live in one of two cities: the one where I currently am and New Orleans. Why? Because of culture, convenience, and inspired architecture that touches the soul. Oh, and we have a lot of trees and open green spaces in the city, too.
Not everyone appreciates the culture in question, and that’s fine. However, what makes a lot of non city dwellers uncomfortable about city living that has not been mentioned is the reality that city dwellers are constantly in survival mode.
That may sound strange, but it is very true. We are on guard against the worst human nature has to offer, REALLY bad drivers that challenge adrenaline levels, rising prices that are reflective of basic supply vs. demand. Property must be protected, etc. It’s a matter of survival. It is a different skill set than those who live in rural, suburban and agrarian places as well.
As for the UN and their agendas, that is about limiting the human population on earth, and they are trying to get the people to do it voluntarily, and not notice that the food supply is laced with endocrine disruptors that mess with fertility. Really, the people would be far more healthy and fertile if all the rich farmland was turned back into grazing acres. Meat is far more nutrient rich than plants are, and we don’t have to eat all that much of it for the benefits. That’s what the vegetarian and soy push is all about. Yes Agenda 2030 is about shoving humans into small numbers of acres, but what American experiments in the 20th century discovered is that people will refuse to live that way if given a choice. Remember, “they” want all these changes to be voluntary so that no one notices the hand behind it.
Pretty nasty scheme when you get right down to it.

pjasond

Thanks Patriot (Just cannot say “Deplorable”) for that perspective. My sense is that city dwellers are more accepting of government, because individuals are far less able to “get stuff done” in a city – everything is regulated. And it is here where the “rot” takes hold – through the more pervasive government influence, and people’s acceptance thereof.
My kids now live in big cities, so I am learning to adapt to the idea of them. It is more how they influences people’s tolerance of corruption that interests me.

Deplorable Patriot

Funny thing is that it is not always the government that is the regulating body. For example, where I live, building code and safety standards for some things like additions and fencing are in the hands of private neighborhood trustees, and the rules are pretty strict mainly to keep property values up and safety. BUT, it is a choice to live in a place where standards are pretty ruthlessly maintained.
Corruption…it’s more a matter of cronyism, usually. The order that things get done and who profits is usually reflective of that. Not all of city government is corrupt. So long as the potholes get filled and the trash gets picked up most people don’t pay much attention.

thinkthinkthink

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zoontexas

Tesla tower in Texas

wheatietoo

Interesting video.
Texas has it’s own electrical grid, doesn’t it?
I think it does…so maybe they are doing this to augment the Texas grid, and also serve as a backup source of electricity if parts of their grid goes down.
I dunno, just a thought.
The idea of ‘free electricity’ sounds good, in theory.
But the human body doesn’t do very well with electric current going through it.
My parents moved into a house that was located close to some high voltage transmission lines.
You could hear the ‘hum’ of the high voltage from their yard.
In no time at all…they both developed health problems that got worse the longer that they lived there.
They attributed it to just ‘getting older’.
But after talking to some of their neighbors…I learned that they all had started developing health problems after moving there, into close proximity to those high voltage lines.
There are a lot of videos out there, of people demonstrating the ‘electricity bleed’ that comes off of high voltage lines.
Here is one example:
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I have experienced an electric shock, by accident, a couple of times.
The current seemed to impact my joints each time.
One of the most common health problems that people report, from living near high voltage lines…is ‘stiff joints’ or arthritic like symptoms.
In older people, this is dismissed, since some people do develop arthritis as they get older.
But it’s not really ‘normal’ for young children to develop arthritic symptoms.
So unless the Tesla-method of transmitting electricity through the air, can be somehow ‘directed’ from point A to point B…then I think that there could be a health risk in just sending out in all directions.

andrew1979

as a kid my dad took my buddy and i out to some high tension power lines near our house and showed us the old fluorescent light trick.
of the 4000+ TeraWatts produced in the united states each year close to 10% is lost during transmission i believe was the number i read. i guess that’s good that our system is “90%” efficient. it’s also bad because we barely make as much electricity as we actually consume each year – almost a complete wash.
i hope i didn’t get those numbers all messed up 🙂

thinkthinkthink

Tesla suffered from symptoms that likely came from all of the electromagntic exposure in his life. The descriptions of his suffering closely track with what people today call electrohypersensitivity (EHS). For some the torment is enough to drive them to take their lives.
This Electrical Engineer shares some observations and personal experience in this short talk.

wheatietoo

That’s good stuff…thanks, ttt.
The symptoms that he lists, are the same symptoms that the neighbors living by my parents, described.
And also…problems with their joints.

thinkthinkthink

As a good dentist once pointed out to me, pain is always inflammation. Kind of makes you wonder what the mechanism of action is. But biology is hugely complex. Could be as simple as chaotic energy agitates the molecules, breaking bonds and denaturing proteins. Or something just as basic.

wheatietoo

The commies can try to ‘rebrand’ themselves as “Progressives”…but we know that they are still commies.comment image

pjasond

Most people are aware of Ike’s famous warning about the Military Industrial complex …
Did you know that in that same speech he warned of government and elite control of scientific research – climate “science”, anyone? Climate science is ultimately about taxation (bigger government), control of energy and thereby control of the deplorables.
Ike was one prescient man ….

pjasond

Thanks Wolf, that was a pretty good description.
Agree with your general take that the MIIC is the lesser of the two evils, as it were. They are generally more honest as to what they are about. Plus they are naturally associated with a love of country, which is good bedrock to build on.
The insidious deviousness of the GSIC is a much bigger problem to address.

pjasond

Hey Wolf, got any inside info on the state of Thorium Nuke tech? Last I heard the Indians (as in from India) were the only ones doing serious work in this area.

Nor'easter

I wonder if the war on asbestos here in the US is part of this.
There is no better thermal insulator or fireproof material.
Regulation virtually eliminated its use in the US.
Abatements are followed by the installation of materials with inferior properties (fiberglass for example).
Asbestos was deemed a health hazard (due to asbestosis), but have any studies done concerning long-term exposure to the replacement materials? Glass fiber affects not just lungs. I would not be surprised if it were exposed one day to be more dangerous than asbestos.
Perhaps focus should have been on safely using asbestos (I know that the Russians still use it).
Additional chemical energy (i.e. fuel) is needed for additional thermal energy in inverse proportion to efficiency. Thermal losses reduce efficiency.
Using more fuel adds to increased carbon emissions.
Kind of goes against the whole “Green” thing.
Unless of course, “Green”=$$$!

pjasond

Yup, that is the only “green” they are after. More for them, but crucially, less for the deplorables.
As I point out just below – more fossil fuels actually make s the planet greener AND is winding back desertification (since higher atmospheric CO2 means plant are more water efficient).

Emeraldstar

“Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” – Great book!

Nor'easter

PS: the time frame for the war on asbestos coincides with the time frame for the “gas crisis”.

SteveInCO

I recall reading complaints that basically conceded asbestos was a carcinogen, but urged people NOT to remove an existing installation, because that would make asbestos particles airborne. It was safe if simply left alone and people couldn’t touch it because it was inside walls, etc.
No idea if that’s true but it struck me as quite plausible at the time.

Nor'easter

As long as it is sealed, there is no issue.
If it is disturbed, tiny fibers become airborne for extended periods of time.
Asbestos is virtually indestructible.
Therefore, fibers that are inhaled and not expelled from the lungs can lead to respiratory issues including lung cancer and mesothelioma.

SteveInCO

I remember my university going to great expense to remove asbestos in places where it ought to have been left to lie. Or perhaps, it wasn’t sealed.

Nor'easter

I have personally witnessed a lot of improprieties concerning asbestos, and the removal thereof.
I have witnessed work conducted on systems or in areas where abatement was required and workers and supervisors were aware of it prior to commencing the work.
I have also witnessed abatement projects conducted unnecessarily at the expense of the taxpayers.
I have attempted to blow the whistle, including on a larger picture of corruption, with no success, yet.
I have made several enemies at work, and have become a target for retaliation.
I must proceed very carefully, as I have several years to go.
It is beyond ridiculous to claim to support the enforcement of laws/regulations-including reporting violations- while doing just the opposite, and taking adverse actions against someone who is actually trying to do the right thing.
But here I am.
You practically have to either be a lawyer or hire one to gain whistleblower protections, for doing not just what is right, but in many cases, mine included, what is required. Disgraceful.

thinkthinkthink

Threading through a world of corruption is not for the faint of heart. You have my respect.

andrew1979

i have some experience with family members and them getting sick from “asbestos” primarily from a facility that many people in my town/area worked at. this facility is also connected possibly to the government, but i’m not saying for sure 🙂
anyway, people working at the facility would get just simply covered in the stuff all the time, come home, spread it all around to the wife and kids, etc. they would bring home sheets of the stuff. my house has a ton of it involved with the “forced hot air system”. it was everywhere. however, it was and is still one of the greatest thermal insulators you can get. and in a solid state (friable is the term i think where it goes from ok to be around to deadly) is supposedly safe.
i think it’s absolute banning was a huge CYA for big business, government facilities, etc that had exposed workers to completely unsafe situations for years. i know for a fact that some workers at the facility near me signed a waiver that they would not sue the company if something came up in the future. this was presented to them in an attempt to get them to like i said, not sue. they were promised settlements if necessary, funds were set up to take care of issues in the future, medical “monitoring” and the like…
so not sure what the real issue was DEEP DOWN about it’s abolishment, but i personally found some parts of that very ingenuous to say the least.

wheatietoo

Yes, the ‘Asbestos Suit’ is still the most fireproof suit that has ever been created to protect Fire Fighters.
You can literally walk through fire in one of those suits.
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These suits are heavy though…and it take a big strong guy to be able to endure wearing one for any length of time.
I’ve heard Oil Well Fire Fighters say that they would not be able to walk into an oil well fire, in anything other than an Asbestos Suit.
Asbestos Suits are still manufactured in India:
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The newer, more lightweight ‘fire resistant’ suits are made with ‘Aluminized’ synthetic materials.
They are not as fireproof as the Asbestos Suits, though…they are just ‘resistant’ to fire.
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It is the fireproof properties of Asbestos that caused it to be used as insulation in homes, in addition to it’s insulator properties.
This made it a two-fer.
There is no disputing the health dangers of breathing in Asbestos fibers, though.
And it is terrible that so many people have died from the irresponsible manufacturing and handling practices of the past.

wheatietoo

…*and it takes a big strong guy

andrew1979

can’t remember the details regarding asbestos, but hellfighters is pretty decent movie i know that.

wheatietoo

There are still oilfield Fire Fighters who do that work, too.
Blowout well fires are not very frequent these days, thankfully…because of the newer safeguards that are used.
But they still happen.
I recently watched a move, ‘Only The Brave’, about the Granite Mountain Hotshots…a true story, about an elite group of Fire Fighters in California.
They ended up trapped on a hillside, surrounded by a fast-moving wildfire.
They had to cover themselves with those ‘Aluminized’ blankets…and hope for the best.
Sadly, they were all killed, all 19 of them.
Can’t help but wonder…if they had had some Asbestos blankets…if they would have survived.

pjasond

The clean green grid scam is multi faceted …
They have their cronies installed in these companies, so commies looking after each other.
It is not clean, and not green – the solar panels are laced with trace amounts of toxic heavy metals, which will hit land fill and leach into water table down the track. They are industrialising nature with the bird mincing machines on hilltops. The mining process for the rare earth magnets is as toxic as it gets – the mines in Mongolia are hell-scapes. There is nothing “greener” than CO2 – literally food for plants, with a now proven greening effect globally, especially in the drier regions, cause extra CO2 make plants more water efficient. Their stoma need to be open for shorter periods to “breathe” CO2 in – meaning less water loss through transpiration.
And the cherry on top? Green unreliable power makes the grid less stable. Two states in Australia are now paying industry to shut down during hot days to prevent the grid going down. And the solution offered by the commies – You got it – more green energy!!! And they keep electing them, so what does one do with stupid like that?????

GA/FL

The green business thing was almost a crony donor money laundering and rob the US Treasury/Taxpayer scheme. Most of those businesses went belly up within a year.

pjasond

Yup, that was a major element of it. What is the root cause though? In order to beat it, we must understand it.

GA/FL

Wolfie has nailed it! Our country has suffered the plundering our resources and treasury by that vast left wing and globalist cabal.
They have exploited and gobbled at the public trough more than the welfare beneficiaries….leaving our nation increasing in debt, instability and uncertainty. It’s more than mismanagement – it’s greed and crime.
Then there are those like Hillary who betrayed our nation and abused her office for her greed great gain.
If someone doesn’t stop their fraud, in elections and government – it will only grow and possibly destroy us all.

churchmouse

Thank you for this report and the historical analysis, wolfmoon!
I had no idea that Perry was in Hungary.

churchmouse

Nor did our former host note it very much.

andrew1979

there was that super awesome F3 car crash though that served to distract for a bit 🙂

churchmouse

Yes, it makes one wonder …
Did we ever get sports spectaculars before on CTH? Uhh, no.
I know we will all offer prayers or positive thoughts for the young German driver, but … it’s the principle of the thing (as my parents used to say).
Conclusion: seems out of context for Sundance.

andrew1979

funny part on that – someone there mentioned the post as being out of place and gotcjumped all over and told how they must be new because that site was really multifasceted and served as an putlet of the owner of the site and therefore the bots of the owner were also very interested and if the person did not like it they could leave…

GA/FL

Coincidentally, Felice LePore talks about Rick Perry’s hard work on his latest post:
https://fleporeblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/globalists-are-seeing-their-world-being-turned-upside-down-with-absolutely-no-end-in-sight/
Rick Perry is doing an awesome job as Energy Secretary.
AND speaking of good job/hard work – there are three current/former Treepers that I know of (WolfM00n, Felice LePore and Churchmouse) who have awesome blogs with very thoroughly researched posts. Are there any others?

Nor'easter

GeorgiaFL (from CTH)?
Glad to see you found your way here!

GA/FL

Hi – how are you! I’m so glad Wolfie made a blog for us outcasts and lepers!

fleporeblog

China is feeling some serious pain as well! Once again the MSM has been lying about American consumers having to pay for the tariffs. IT IS A BIG FAT LIE!
If you wait long enough, the truth always finds a way out. Our President and his Killers knew exactly which items to put the first $250 billion dollars worth of tariffs on.
Keep in mind that the current 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of goods goes up to 25% on January 1st. For everyone in the MSM that says Americans will pay the cost for those tariffs, they are ABSOLUTELY WRONG!
Chinese producers will be eating 20.5% of the 25% tariffs!

From the article linked above:
President Donald Trump is succeeding in making China pay most of the cost of his trade war.
That’s the conclusion of a new paper from EconPol Europe, a network of researchers in the European Union. U.S. companies and consumers will only pay 4.5 percent more after the nation imposed 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods, and the other 20.5 percent toll will fall on Chinese producers, according to authors Benedikt Zoller-Rydzek and Gabriel Felbermayr.
According to Zoller-Rydzek and Felbermayr, the tariffs will do what Trump has longed for: They will cut American imports of affected Chinese goods by more than a third, and lower the bilateral trade deficit by 17 percent.
The Trump administration selected products with the highest “price elasticity,” or high availability of substitutes, according to Zoller-Rydzek and Felbermayr. The Chinese products hit by Trump’s tariffs can mostly be replaced by other goods, forcing exporters to cut selling prices to keep buyers.
“Through its strategic choice of Chinese products, the U.S. government was not only able to minimize the negative effects on U.S. consumers and firms, but also to create substantial net welfare gains in the U.S.,” the researchers wrote.

fleporeblog

LOL!

andrew1979

the people i hear always talking about tariffs – i mean – they hardly even know what a tariff is! when you try and explain it to them it’s all about how they are bad! they were told they were bad! trump is going to get us into trouble!
raw numbers and the fact that we are getting screwed don’t really seem to matter. it’s almost like these folks want us to fail so they can feel better about themselves. the self hate campaign the left has been waging has really taken a toll on so many people.

pjasond

Yup, and the numbers are massive. Evidence? The mid terms!!!

Deplorable Patriot

Now if the Commerce Department could do something about foreign VATs that cut into profits from U.S. producers, that would be great. Every novel I sell outside the United States, the VAT is taken from the price before distributor and retailers fees. That’s taxing me as the producer, not the reader in another country.

wheatietoo

Demonizing ‘Capitalism’ has been an ongoing practice of the Progressives [Commies].
This is a part of the VLWC…because their goal is to abolish Capitalism.
One of the insidious ways that they do this, is to invent phrases, terms and sound-bites that are repeated over and over.
The term “crony capitalism” is one of those.
The term, Crony Capitalism, was invented by the Left…to demonize Capitalism.
It implies that ‘cronyism’ is a product of capitalism.
In reality, nothing could be further from the truth!
Capitalism is based on merit.
In a capitalist system…the consumer is king.
Consumers are given lots of products and services to choose from…and it is the Consumer who gets to choose which products have merit.
Capitalism is therefore, Pro-Consumer.
Socialism, on the other hand…is Anti-Consumer.
Under socialism, it is the crony system that picks and chooses ‘which’ products end up available to Consumers.
Cronyism flourishes more under a system of Socialism, than it does under a system of Capitalism.
Cronyism occurs under all economic systems…and it is as old as the stone age.
But cronyism is Not an inherent product of capitalism.
The two terms, Capitalism and Cronyism, are so opposite…that putting them together in the term “crony capitalism” is like putting together two other disparate terms:
Such as ‘dry water’ or ‘harmless toxin’.
I remember back in the 90’s when the term ‘crony capitalism’ first appeared…and Tony Snow railed against it on Rush Limbaugh’s show, when he was subbing for Rush one day.
Tony Snow called it what it was:
A leftist term designed to demonize Capitalism.
I have written about this before, over at the CTH…and I had hoped that Sd would stop using the term ‘crony capitalism’.
Because, when we Use This Term, We Are Helping The SoComs To Demonize Capitalism.
But alas, he still uses this term.
And I can’t help but wonder…why?

wheatietoo

Heheh.
‘Crony Capitalism’ doesn’t even exist though.
When you ask someone who has used the term…”What does that mean?”
You get various answers, depending on whether they understand capitalism or not.
LawrencePaul1 once said that he thought people were applying that term to “Crony Corporatism”…which may be true in some cases.
Truth is, cronyism is just cronyism.
It has always been around…and it happens in all types of economic systems, some worse than others.

wheatietoo

Yes, yes they did.
And I think they violated some of our Anti-Monopoly laws in doing that.
Which is probably why our VSG President has mentioned “Anti-Trust” in regards to those guys.

Linda

I remember Sarah Palin using the term about government picking winners and losers, such as the Solindra debacle. That’s how I’ve always understood the use of the term. But that’s actually more what fascism is all about – government not owning private business but totally controlling them – like the CIA does with Google, Facebook, et al.

wheatietoo

I asked her not to use the term, “crony capitalism”…one night when she was posting on CTH.
I was very polite…and explained like I did above, that it helps the Left when we use that term.
She didn’t reply.
But she gave a ‘like’ to my comment.
A while later, she replied to some of my other comments there, on other subjects.
So I don’t think she was offended by my plea.
I don’t know if she has stopped using the term, though…but I hope so!

A Fortiori (@AFortiori16)

When I speak to people about geopolitical issues, this is a touchstone I use to size people up. People who cannot comprehend why energy is important are not serious people (or have not had good teachers). Wolfie’s comment a week ago about how beautifully diabolical was the way in which the communists got the west to change to a negative view of energy consumption told me he gets it.
The notion that we are going to be saved by various technologies that require rare-earth metals (solar, wind, electric cars…) when China controls all the rare earth metal production in the world today is asinine. And given that the US is the OPEC of coal, I cannot fathom the stupidity of not just shutting down coal fired power plants, but utterly destroying them so they cannot be restarted as our previous president sought to do. Prior to that (as noted above) there was the stupidity of abandoning nuclear power plants. Imagine if we had determined to build standardized power plants in the 1970s — instead of custom one-off designs — how safe the standardized plants would be today. And the peak oil stupidity was always based on the fact that folks did not know (or conviently ignored) the manner in oil reserve estimates are calculated worldwide.
I recommend to anyone interested in how energy issues impact our world Daniel Yergin’s “The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power.”