Forgive us for entering into a subject that is best left in the bathroom, but without certain items of biological comfort we could be sent back to the dark days of outhouses and Sears catalogues. With the insanity that is radical environmentalism aside, our lifestyle and its comforts are a direct result of industrial ingenuity in turning trees (a renewable resource) into highly useful paper products from toilet and computer paper, to feminine napkins, Scot towels, packaging and grocery bags, etc., each product making our lives a little easier. Industry keeps coming up with new ideas to turn trees into paper, in all of its various forms. Of course, there are always the 22-year old brain-dead actresses telling us we can get along with one square per event. Obviously she never had a ………………………….., no, we won’t go there.
But oh my God! When you make paper from trees it takes energy and in the process CO2 is emitted and we kill trees. But even worse is that we reduce the absorption of CO2 by removing the trees as well, except that we re-plant the trees. Obviously, we must be killing the planet by our hedonistic lifestyle of greed and avarice and this practice must be brought to a halt immediately. The environmentalists and the government tell us it is so and they have brainwashed a significant number of us (including our young school children) that it is true, except for several little scientific “things” that the government and the radical environmentalists choose to ignore, for reasons that border on incarnate evil.
Two of these scientific “things” come to mind. CO2 (carbon dioxide) is heavier than air. It is a fact of physics, it sinks. Yes, a small portion of CO2 that doesn’t sink to the ground to feed the trees, plants and plankton, ends up in the upper atmosphere due to churning, a very tiny portion. Of all of the greenhouse gases, CO2 makes up 0.177%. But what is even more striking in these statistics is that the CO2, supposedly caused by man, is a small fraction of that 0.117%. In fact, the greatest greenhouse gas (95%), over which man has absolutely no control, is water vapor and obviously has the greatest effect on planet warming, or cooling as the case may be, if any, not withstanding the effects of that giant yellow orb in the sky.
So the government and the radical environmentalists would have us believe that a miniscule fraction of a gas, that is heavier than air, a gas that all living things on this planet could not survive without, is somehow heating our planet into a runaway global warming event and we are all going to die, if we don’t repent to the God of Green! If you believe this poppy cock, we question your intellect.
Let’s see now, actions by our government have allowed the price of a barrel of crude oil to double in just two years by pandering to the environmentalists who don’t want us to drill for oil anywhere in the U. S., or won’t let us build any new power plants or refineries. Meanwhile, other countries, like China and India are exploiting their sources of energy every day, in spite of their greenhouse gas emissions. But these same insane folks who run our asylum called a government, want to lock up as much of our land as possible from livestock (food), resource extraction (minerals, oil and trees) and people. They then implemented by law, the positively outrageous and questonable practice of turning our food into fuel, thereby driving up the price of almost every food group. Anyone with half a brain could see this coming 30 years ago. Some did and warned us, but the warnings went unheeded.
Let’s follow these events to their illogical and deleterious conclusion. Crude oil is the very foundation of the energy that powers our civilization in the western world. Just about everything is effected by the cost and availability of crude oil. A large fraction of crude goes into the production of fuel for cars, trucks, airplanes, ships and heating our homes and businesses. The rest goes into the production of plastics and resins and many other products. But transportation and the infrastructure that supports transportation is absolutely vital to the distribution of every product we buy or sell, including food. If trucks and trains don’t roll and ships don’t ply the open seas, Albertson’s, Safeway, QFC, Costco, Fred Meyer and a host of other retailers and big box stores don’t get products to sell to you. Have you ever thought of where you will get your food, if your local grocery store’s shelves are empty? Perhaps from your neighbor at the point of a gun, if he has any and if government has taken away your guns. Food is kind of important to survival you know. Some think that if you can’t buy it, then you will have to take it by force, if necessary. Now of course in such a scenario, your benevolent government would step in, nationalize all food production and distribution and ration it out as they see fit. Do you want to be at the end of the long line of how the government sees fit? How easy it is to control people when you own food and energy production. Could that be our future? Many think it is.
But this all fits a very evil pattern, driven by international environmentalists, one-world-order types, as well as the United Nations and Europe, in their eternal quest to bring the United States and other prosperous nations down to the lowest common denominator by re-distribution of our wealth, our property rights and our freedom. By driving up the price of everything, the thinking of governments and the radical environmentalists is that you will use less of things and move into cities where you won’t have to drive as far for your food or gas, where you are much easier to control by government. And of course they are encouraging you to bicycle or walk. It’s good for your health you know and the government and the radical environmentalists are very concerned about your health. Hardly!
Throughout history dictators have herded the people out of the countryside and into large cities where they can be controlled to a much higher degree. Remember the Nazi’s Warsaw ghetto? A dictator’s worst enemy is a free-thinking rural landowner, who just might start a revolution.
So the next time you have the opportunity to send a donation to an environmental group, or vote for a politician that will do whatever the environmentalists or socialists want them to do, think twice, or maybe four times. You could be funding and voting for your own demise, not to mention the high possibility of losing your freedom and control over life-sustaining food. Right now government controls your money, your land and your livelihood. How long will it be before they control your food and energy?
WE THE PEOPLE have a choice, either become the CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED, or be slaves to the GOVERNMENT, where they take your money, your land and control the distribution of your food and energy. There is very little time left.
Imagine what the world would be like if there were no toilet paper, or worse, no food at your local grocery store. A hungry belly has nothing to lose by stealing, looting, killing, or going to war. It is happening in many parts of the world right now. And don’t be fooled. It could happen here!
Ron Ewart (rymes with “Stewart”) is President of the National Association of Rural Landowners,