Today is the day. This afternoon I’ll bundle up my wretched documentary evidence and head off to the tax accountant for another government mandated pummeling. It’s like heading for the dentist with a toothache. You know there will be pain and annoyance. But what choice do you have? Well painful realities seem to be the order of the day.
This morning I was listening to an interview Tucker Carlson had with a farmer about what the cost increases on fertilizers will do to the price of food. The numbers were staggering. He said that fertilizer prices had skyrocketed already and that natural gas prices were driving it. Part of this increase in natural gas prices stem from the Biden administration’s shutting down of coal powered electrical plants. Add to this the decision by the Europeans to shut down their nuclear power plants and you see the perfect storm that is driving energy and food prices to unsustainable levels.
You know, I’m starting to believe there is a chance that Biden will be forced to make an about face on his stupid “green energy” policies. When people start suffering extreme hardship, actual hunger, that amount of anger might drive a revolt on both sides of the political street. November might be more than just a “bloodbath.” If we see blue states flipping their congressional delegations, I have no doubt that Dopey Joe will flip his script and discover his inner conservative.
I know this sounds far fetched but there is currently a perfect storm of economic conditions that will hammer home how delusional green energy really is. Wind and solar power generators provide single digit percentages of our electrical capacity and even these low percentages are of low quality and necessitate additional gas turbine capacity to jump in when these green utilities inevitably peter out.
And as much as this is hammering the American people, I think it could be an even bigger catastrophe for the Germans. They’ve buckled under the pressure from the Biden administration and agreed to the sanctions against the Russians and cancelling the start up of the Nord Stream 2. What happens if the Russians stop sending them gas? They’ll be buying it from the Saudis. And it will not be cheap. Add in the likelihood of a recession associated with all of this sticker shock for energy and food and you’ll see a manufacturing country like Germany experiencing extreme economic pain.
Of course, there won’t be any joy in my heart as I too suffer the consequences of Biden’s madness. We’ll all be reeling from the effects of inflation on our lives. But if any good can come from this it should be the realization by young people that idealistic and simplistic approaches to complex and deadly serious aspects of life are disastrous. Powering an industrial economy can’t be achieved by wishful thinking and good intentions. It’s the work of engineers and industrialists who have to work within the constraints of available resources and real-world tradeoffs between costs, environmental damage and reliability.
Maybe it will take an actual economic depression to pound home to these idiots the real world we live in. We never seem to make any permanent progress. Why are they called progressives anyway? Because they grow progressively more stupid?
Chemist – “The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us… Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business.” -Ronald Reagan