The headlong rush by Western nations to not only abandon
fossil fuels but punish those
involved in extracting and producing them is not only foolish but suicidal.
There is simply no way to quickly transition from abundant and inexpensive
energy to solar, wind and electric without causing massive
disruption and pain for the vast majority of non-elites.
Combine this insane energy policy with
the elites’ simultaneous threat to shut down thousands
of farms if they don’t adhere to draconian
measures to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and you have a recipe for
privation, and-- at least eventually-- for great fear, anger and chaos.
And this at a time of severe economic
uncertainty and supply chain issues. For no legitimate reason, the West is
determined to transition from a time of wealth and plenty to one of probable
privation and famine. Stunning.
The rulers of Western nations appear
crazily determined to do everything in their power—or even outside of their
constitutionally permitted powers—to destroy the very nations they lead.
Canada’s Justin Trudeau brazenly and vilely violated the rights of thousands of
Canadian truckers who were peacefully protesting the apprentice tyrants’
suffocating and endless COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions earlier this
year. He not only sicced the police on them, but pressured banks to freeze
their accounts and insurance companies to cancel their policies. And Trudeau
now says he expects police to snuff out another
potential protest before it can occur. Is it ethical—or prudent—to so treat
those responsible for delivering materials and goods to every corner of your
vast and remote nation?
But wait, there’s more, as
late-night infomercials often say. Our leaders and influencers are not content
with simply depriving we “deplorables” of the energy, products, and food on
which we depend. Heavens no. Many are all in on our intellectual, cultural and
spiritual destruction as well.
By not pushing back on—or
even embracing—the agendas of radical far-left provocateurs who openly wish to abolish
and eviscerate all standards, they further reveal themselves as what they are.
Incredibly, there is an
ongoing and all-out assault on competence, decency, discipline, achievement, communication skills, reason…and morality…all of which have been branded
tools or vestiges of white supremacy. How could anything be more racist than that?!
Moreover, the Judeo-Christian work ethic has also been effectively mocked and
dispensed with, as have traditional biblical values. (In fact, some parts of
the Bible are now considered “hate speech” by The Left.)
All of this has led us,
inevitably and inexorably, to the place we find ourselves now.
Young people, as a rule, don’t want to
work with their hands, get dirty, experience physical exhaustion, or risk the possibility
of injury. Many have been indoctrinated to disdain achievers. The construction,
extraction and transportation trades may well be on their last breath.
Testosterone rates are falling almost
as fast as sperm counts. Excellence is considered evil, and evil considered by
some to be excellent.
Those who have for so long held up the
planet-- striving, innovating, producing, and excelling…are now being chastised
This cannot end well.
What will happen when we replace
10,000 miners with 10,000 Gender Studies majors and 10,000 farmers with 10,000
Antifa recruits? Will we be better off?
As Mark Steyn once noted, America was
built by those with an 8th-grade education, and, like the rest of
the West, is being summarily destroyed by those with an 18th-grade “education.”
The one-room prairie schoolhouse of days of yore tended to produce far greater
citizens than do the colleges and universities in America today. To the extent
that there is true innovation today, it is largely computer-driven, and/or
involves computers, artificial intelligence, social media, or video games. There
are no more Franklins or Edisons, though Elon Musk comes close.
This assault on freedom, innovation,
competence and achievement can ultimately have only one result: total societal
Ayn Rand was right.