by Paul Guernsey Player
Human civilization runs primarily on Black Energy (the burning of fossil fuels), not wind, solar, nuclear, or anything else. American energy independence means that Iran could completely block the Strait of Hormuz and not trigger World War III. It means Russia could turn off Europe’s supply of natural gas and the U.S. would find a way to fill it. Green Energy will eventually grow in supply and affordability, but it is not yet ready for prime time.
Is Man affecting the Earth’s surface climate? Perhaps, but if so, this is the price that must be paid to prevent human civilization falling under the domination of evil and dangerous people, like the Ayatollah Khomeini, President Putin and Chairman Xi. An economically thriving United States is Mankind’s best and only hope of holding open the channels of liberty, free thought and enterprise. As Ronald Reagan put it in 1964, “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPvuYxUxEto ]
Sara Palin was prescient when she said, “Drill, baby, drill“, which practice we must continue, until greener energies stand on their own and while resource and ingenuity-rich America still has this strategic advantage. We must use it for the good of Mankind. To leave our oil, gas and coal in the ground while Democracy burns would be a crime less reparable than minor temperature fluctuations. Environemntal damage, if caused by man or not, can be repaired. The Earth, including its thin biosphere, is less fragile than we have been led to believe. Can it be damaged? Certainly, but at what cost will we attempt to keep it within its present narrow range – a mere snapshot of the wide fluctions it has undergone for eons? Ice ages come and go without Man’s assistance. Swamps give way to glaciers, which melt again into the swamps, but the road from tyranny and repression back to anything resembling the Bill of Rights is not a road at all, but a river running deep with blood.
copyright 2019 Paul Guernsey Player