This weekend I went to the see the blockbuster movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and an Investor’s Business Daily editorial this week got me thinking about a bleak scenario. Our future won’t have ape rulers, but, IBD points out, a world without energy might well look similar.
So, second graph in, we're straight to "a world without energy" because CLOWARD-PIVEN GREEN FASCISM. We're approaching zero Kelvin!
In the movie, bands of humans are resisting a global government of super-intelligent monkeys, gorillas and the like. The humans lack access to electricity, making their struggle — let along the normal life we know today — nearly impossible.
Yeah, let the message of that sink in for a bit. Government of "gorillas and the like".
They are rendered powerless — literally. The simian despots understand that depriving the humans of access to electricity will keep them underfoot. (The climax of the movie, as IBD explains, has humans in San Francisco — of all places — heroically reopening a power plant and bringing electricity back to the whole city.)
You starting to get the picture that maybe Caesar and his monkeys are being equated to President Obama just a bit here?
I wonder how many Americans got the subtle message here: Energy is the master resource. Without it, we return to a Stone Age existence. Life in its absence is nasty, brutish and short.
Your message is about as subtle as the wet splatter of tossed feces on a white silk dress, Steve. Also, about as relevant. Look, this guy is openly comparing climate change scientists and the governments that believe those scientists to science fiction monkeys. This is his argument. Forget the actual science here, talking monkeys with guns!
Obama will take your guns, your freedom, your electricity, any day now.
Is that where the radical Greens, one of the most influential political forces in America today, would take us? If we continue to follow their advice, electric power and fuel will become more expensive (as President Obama has admitted). TheInvestor’s Business Daily editorial noted, “as the Sierra Club, billionaire Tom Steyer and the Obama administration rage war against coal and other fossil fuel,” we could end up seeing “rolling brownouts and even blackouts in the years ahead.”
Yes, because the massive, massive preponderance of scientific evidence predicting that we're going to screw the ecosystem over with greenhouse gases is actually just the fevered product of "radical greens". Wanting to not have your grandkids roasting while the world is fighting over potable water is "radical".
If these clowns are right, then power outages. If the scientists are right, then underwater coastal cities. The latter just may be worse than power outages.
The greens say, no problem, we will shift to renewable energy. But it’s not so simple, as IBD points out: States with onerous renewable-energy standards such as Colorado and California are still relying heavily on coal to fill in the gaps during bad weather or periods of high demand.
Sure. We're not at 100% renewable energy sources yet. But that would be a nuance for people that don't go straight to "a world without energy" in the second paragraph.
Sorry, for the foreseeable future, we aren’t going to get our power for our $18 trillion economy from wind turbines and solar panels. And if we begin to try, prices are going to skyrocket.
Except for the part where solar technology has advanced to the point where new solar plants can turn out energy for less money per kilowatt than coal.
Last summer our suburban home in northern Virginia lost power for two days during a storm. No lights, no computers, no air conditioning, no TV, no iPods or iPhones. To my three sons, this was like hell on earth. How did people live without electricity? They wondered. Very poorly, I told them.
I wonder how many young people will be so excited about “green energy” when such outages are commonplace and they come to the realization that life without those “dirty” sources of power won’t be so wonderful.
You know, Moore seems pretty concerned about the state of our electrical power infrastructure. Perhaps we should take steps now to make sure America's power transmission lines stay in good shape rather than cutting funding. Better still, investing in home solar seems like a good idea.
We don’t need apes to destroy our planet. The green humans seems to be doing a fine job of it all on their own.
This coming from the folks that will happily bring you the destruction of the planet's ecosystem in order to "roll coal". That's an hysterical bit of monkey business.