Please enjoy this video courtesy of LibertyPen, which popped up in my inbox this fine morning.
Patrick Moore, founder of Green Peace, on why he left that organization:
Basically they are using sensation, misinformation, and scare tactics. The environmental movement was basically hijacked by political and social activists who came in and very cleverly learned how to use green rhetoric or green language to cloak agendas that had more to do with anti corporatism, anti globalization, anti business, and very little to do with science or ecology, and that's when I left. I realized that the movement I had started was being taken over by politicos basically, and that they were using it for fundraising purposes. Nobody is going to listen to you if you say the world is not coming to an end, but if you say the world is going to end, you get headlines. And so sensationalism, especially when it's combined with misinformation leads to a situation where people send gobs of money to these groups for campaigns that are actually totally misguided.
I am by no means an expert on the oil industry, and all of what I believe that I know is based upon things I've read or heard, or found through the internet. Recently, I've read several articles that claim that the United States could very soon be the largest oil producing nation in the world. Apparently, hydraulic fracturing of our shale and tar sands deposits, which is more correctly pronounced fracing and not fracking, is capable of producing more oil than our own domestic needs would need in order to fuel our economic health, thus making the oil production from the nations making up the Middle East virtually inconsequential.
As I said, I do not know if that is true or not, but I do know that Prince Bin Alwaleed Talal sent his uncle, the king of Saudi Arabia, a letter that warned of the dire economic consequences to his family, and by default Saudi Arabia, should the Saudi's allow this technology to gain further traction than it currently enjoys. (There are about a Million fracing operations in the United States today.) This is an important letter, and should be great news to anyone who claims that they'd like to see the United States free from the dependence on, "foreign oil, and the interests that this, "evil," serves.
Through all of this, if any of it is true as I suspect strongly that it is, irony has raised her pretty little head and given us all the laugh of the century. Our President has perhaps the worst economic record since FDR, including the days of the Misery Index, otherwise known as the Carter Presidency. The potential oil boom here could put a rather quick end to our economic woes, and indeed has already served to give us the slight improvements economically speaking, that many on the Left are pointing to as proof that Obamanomics is working. The ironic part of course is that even as Barack Obama touts his great success thus far in fixing our economy, he is actively engaged in trying to stop the one thing that is helping, and likely to be our salvation in the future.
What would our jobs numbers and unemployment numbers look like were we to remove the shale oil and gas boom, all of which is occurring on private land, and not federally leased land by the way, from the mix? If you take only for example Texas and North Dakota off of the table, Obama is still in hugely negative territory in terms of net jobs growth. Remove the previously excluded part time jobs from the mix, along with Texas and North Dakota, and the results would be down right scary. So, what we have is a President who needs an oil boom to help him achieve his goal, which includes the destruction of the U.S economy as one of the steps necessary for its achievement, that will undoubtedly put an end to his dream of destroying the U.S. economy, thus thwarting him from achieving his ultimate goal. Barack's goal of course is the reformation of America as a Marxist State.
This is why the environmental movement is so important to the Zero. Their agenda is flat our Marxism cloaked in green hysteria. About once a week I'll see on my facebook feed some reference to fracing, or the XL Pipeline. It will be some promise of the sky falling should we allow these energy producing efforts to continue, thus allowing our economy to experience any sort of benefit from affordable, efficient, and seemingly inexhaustible sources. The vaunted manufacturing sector of our economy which the political left is constantly heralding our eminent loss of, needs first and foremost that efficient, affordable, and inexhaustible energy if it is to retain even the slightest viability what so ever.
What I will not see in those postings however, is any sort of actual evidence that the claims are true. Fracing for instance, has taken a terrible hit in reputation, via movies, television shows, documentaries, magazine articles, law suits, what have you, and not one of the hysterical claims made has ever been proven. In fact, most of the claims made have been proven to be completely false. When I point this out to the fine folks who post this trash, I get told that, "this time, some evidence may actually be found, so let's just accept the damage to our economy based on what future evidence may show."
Oh sweet irony though. The political left needs to see this oil boom succeed in order to maintain their grip on power, and their goal is to quash the very oil boom that they need. I do believe in God, but more importantly, I believe in a God who possesses a sense of humor. Thanks for the laugh dear Lord.