The EV: The End of Personal Freedom

Have you noticed they have taken complete control of what could truly be called the last real freedom we have: the ability to hop in the car and go wherever we want, whenever we want, with whomever we want.

21 April 2024 | James Porteous | Clipper Media

Have you noticed that The Green Revolution is being sponsored by the same people who caused the calamity to begin with? The corporate pollution of air, land and water pollution has been going on unchecked for generations.

Air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK, with between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths a year attributed to long-term exposure. There is strong evidence that air pollution causes the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and lung cancer, and exacerbates asthma.’ (Public Health England publishes air pollution evidence review)

One country, one survey. Can you imagine how many others exist?

The Guardian’s polluters series reports that just 20 fossil fuel companies, some owned by states, some by shareholders, have produced 35% of the carbon dioxide and methane released by human activities since 1965. This was the year in which the president of the American Petroleum Institute told his members that the carbon dioxide they produced could cause “marked changes in climate” by the year 2000. They knew what they were doing. (The big polluters’ masterstroke was to blame the climate crisis on you and me)

Or this:

The vast majority of planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions since 2016 can be traced to a group of 57 fossil fuel and cement producers, researchers said on Thursday. From 2016 to 2022, the 57 entities including nation-states, state-owned firms and investor-owned companies produced 80% of the world’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and cement production, said the Carbon Majors report by non-profit think tank InfluenceMap.‘ (Majority of recent CO2 emissions linked to just 57 producers, report says)

Many interesting facts, almost none of which appear in the recently devised cannons that form The Bibles of the Green Revolution.

Oh, yes. Green. ‘Are you or have you ever been the owner of a gasoline vehicle?’

Green is not really about saving the planet. It is about saving corporations. It is about tossing away the old and buying new. New everything. Take Electric Vehicles, for example.

Read Also: Los Angeles makes progress but earns 25th-straight F in air quality Despite California’s reputation for groundbreaking clean-air rules, Greater Los Angeles is the smoggiest region in the nation — a dubious title it has earned in 24 out of 25 reports from the American Lung Assn. And the streak continues, as several Southland counties earned F grades for the 25th consecutive time from the group, which released its latest report Wednesday.

As Gertrude Stein might have said, ‘a car is a car is a car.’ Seriously, other than the battery and lack of a gas engine, a car really is a car is a car is a car. Same rubber, plastic, steel…

And the ‘gas stations’ we will replace, at great cost (to us, eventually) with an untold number of new electric stations, will require all-new infrastructure, parts, labour, and the means to transport this marvellous newfound power source to the hundreds of thousands of brand new electric stations.

And what happens to the horrid gas cars? There can’t be many people lining up to buy them, given that they will be publicly chastised for not ‘loving the planet’ if they are stupid enough to park a new-used gas car in their driveway.

So, all that aside, let’s think for a moment about the new charging regime we are helping to establish. As new users are discovering, the charging of a car is just a tad more of a challenge than remembering to charge your phone every day. Think of the absolute panic you feel if you run off to work and discover you only have 20% power. For the entire day.

But now we are expected to not only plan our charging but be willing to spend an hour, or two in some cases, sitting in our EV or the coffee shop waiting to reach the minimum we think we might be required for the next two days, assuming there are no ‘unexpected’ power-guzzling incidents.

You know, like going to the supermarket to buy pet food; getting stuck in traffic; facing an unexpected drop in temperature; or working late and realizing you will miss your traditional Friday night charge slot, and you will have to go on Saturday, but Billy has hockey, and you had planned to take everyone to see the changing of the leaves on Sunday and…

And you see what they have done? They have taken complete control of what could truly be called the last real freedom we have: the ability to hop in the car and go wherever we want, whenever we want, with whomever we want.

Those freedoms and hundreds more are gone. For good. Forever. Not only will the ‘cars’ continue to be… problematic for another decade, but the astounding (and intentional) lack of planning for the surge in power-needs will invariably mean what it always means: a never-ending increase in the cost of that power.

And what about the rest?

The interesting article below points out that virtually no part of Green will be possible without oil. We have heard grumblings of this notion before, but as this piece points out, even hydroelectric power would not be possible without oil. As in the hydroelectric plants, the equipment, the transportation, the storage, the charging cables…

So have we been had? Well, of course. We have known that all along.

But we are running out of time to stop this nonsense. And I’m not talking about the time to ‘save’ the green planet.

I mean the eventual realization that all of our everyday resources will be rationed to not only keep us in place, but to protect the massive amounts of fossil fuels that will be required to fight the next wars.

It is also worth keeping in mind that the next wars (the US and Germany have set tentative times of three to five years against China and Russia respectively) will require vast amounts of fossil fuels. Even now, USG is said to use more in one day than in most countries.

So, for the US in particular, it is imperative they have a guaranteed and easily accessible source of oil for the foreseeable future. The ‘Green Revolution’ will help to ensure that their needs will be met, as will the vast amounts of ‘sanctioned’ oil currently being set-aside for future US use in Iran, Venezuela and elsewhere.

In other words, WWIII will not be fought using solar panels or EV tanks.

James Porteous | Clipper Media

Global Elites Have No Master Plan To Replace Crude Oil Other Than Lining Their Wallets – OpEd

By Ronald Stein

The elephant in the room that no one wants to discuss is that crude oil is the foundation of our materialistic society as it is the basis of all products and fuels demanded by the 8 billion on this planet, of which only one billion existed less than 200 years ago.

  • As a refresher for those pursuing net-zero emissions, wind and solar do different things than crude oil. Wind turbines and solar panels only generate occasional electricity but manufacture NOTHING for society.
  • Crude oil is virtually never used to generate electricity but when manufactured into petrochemicals, is the basis for virtually all the products in our materialistic society that did not exist before the 1800’s being used at these infrastructures like: Transportation, Airports, Hospitals, Medical equipment, Appliances, Electronics, Telecommunications, Communications systems, Space programs, Heating and Ventilating, and Militaries.
  • We’ve become a very materialistic society over the last 200 years, and the world has populated from 1 to 8 billion because of all the products for society, and the different fuels for jets, ships, trucks, cars, military, and the space program that did not exist before the 1800’s.
  • If the world governments want to rid the earth of crude oil usage, what’s the back-up source that can manufacture the supply chain of products for refrigerators, tires, asphalt, X-Ray machines, iPhones, air conditioners, and the other 6,000 products that wind and solar CANNOT manufacture? 
  • The products from crude oil are essential to human flourishing for the foreseeable future.  The pursuit of “net zero by 2050”, without first identifying the crude oil replacement, would be one of the most destructive developments in human history.
  • Without crude oil, there would be nothing that needs electricity!! Everything, like iPhones, computers, data centers, and X-Ray machines, that needs electricity to function is made with petrochemicals manufactured from crude oil !!!!!
  • Until a crude oil replacement is identified, the world cannot do without crude oil that is the basis of our materialistic “products” society.

MOST importantly today, there is a lost reality that the primary usage of crude oil  is NOT for the generation of electricity, but to manufacture derivatives and fuels which are the ingredients of everything needed by economies and lifestyles to exist and prosper. Energy realism requires that the legislators, policymakers, and media that are demonstrating pervasive ignorance about crude oil usage, begin to understand the staggering scale of the decarbonization movement. 



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