These last few weeks have presented a political commentator an embarrassment of riches when it comes to topics for discussion. Let’s wander about and see what we can find; shall we?
One of the things that is keeping our country out-producing the world is the very bad and terrible choices the world is making! In the midst of a growing food shortage, the idiots of the green movement are determined to continue their disastrous ways. By attempting to force the world to adapt a technology that clearly is not advanced enough to take on the task, all around the world we are seeing countries “going green,” and many are suffering catastrophic consequences. Let’s look at a few.
In Germany, the government has pursued the insane dual priorities of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and shutting down its nuclear power plants. Now, following the disruptions of the Ukraine war, Germany has a net trade deficit for the first time in 30 years. And if Germany decides to join a European embargo of Russian gas (or if Russia cuts off exports), a new report predicts German GDP will shrink a staggering 12 percent, a worse hit than that caused by COVID lockdowns.
In Germany and across Europe, the rush toward “green” energy is instead becoming a rush toward “no energy.” In Germany, electricity prices are roughly four times as high as they were a year ago, and that’s before the onset of winter taxes gas reserves.
In the neighboring Netherlands, the government has basically declared war on its own agricultural sector, announcing strict fertilizer limits explicitly intended to drive farmers out of business:
The ruling coalition wants to cut emissions of pollutants, predominantly nitrogen oxide and ammonia, by 50 percent nationwide by 2030. Ministers call the proposal an “unavoidable transition” that aims to improve air, land, and water quality.
They warn that farmers will have to adapt or face the prospect of shuttering their businesses. “The honest message … is that not all farmers can continue their business,” and those who do will likely have to farm differently, the government said in a statement this month as it unveiled emission reduction targets. It might be tempting to dismiss as an irrelevant distraction from a minor industry. But that would be wrong. Despite its tiny size, the Netherlands’ ultra-productive farms make it the world’s second-biggest food exporter. Now, the government seems determined to kill the industry, just as global food pressures are rising.
In Latin America, Colombia just elected its first left-wing government, elevating ex-guerilla Gustavo Petro to the presidency. Brazil seems sure to follow suit by returning Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to office.
In South Africa, the country once very-optimistically folded into the “BRICS” abbreviation of rising powers, the country continues to lurch from one crisis to the next. One year ago, it was devastating riots that killed hundreds. This year, it’s the worst electricity crisis in decades, with blackouts for up to six hours a day. The Eastern Cape is a matter of weeks away from a possible “Day Zero” where water runs out. And since South Africa remains proudly the world’s first nation built on Critical Race Theory, don’t expect the perpetual crisis carousel to ever stop.*
*From Revolver News article: Biden’s America Sucks, But Globalism Is Destroying Other Countries Even Worse
So, you see, America is not doing great, but, in comparison to the world at large, two things are saving us. The first is the good common sense of the average American who knows that one cannot stop cows from pooping and peeing, and, two, the green energy revolution has not solved the problem of where to get energy when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine.
And the average American has also seen through the left’s attempts to prevent Donald Trump from running for president by making the Jan. 6 demonstrations some diabolical plan to destroy the country. This whole dog-and-pony show is about one thing - bloodying up Donald Trump so he cannot run again because they know they cannot beat him in a fair election. They have tried and lost twice. Come 2024, we’ll be beating them again, and we should all watch and pray that the election is clean and honest! Remember, the Jan. 6 crowd did not possess a single firearm! Tell me again how 140 people wearing funny hats and t-shirts tried to overthrow a nuclear power by protesting? It don’t pass the giggle test, it don’t pass the guffaw test!
Until next week…
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