Green Energy: A Catastrophic Disaster To Environment and Economy by Robert Socha
“All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed, they must exclusively rely on force,” George Orwell.
The intentional misnomer “green energy” is anything but good for the environment. The energy required to construct the materials necessary for green energy production is alarmingly high. For example, I have even read that one of the massive windmills force-fed to local communities that need to get on board with “renewable” sources never produces an energy return on investment without government subsidies. Nonetheless, the tips of the toxic and unrecyclable blades move so fast that birds, some rare breeds, are being killed regularly by their turning. Unfortunately, this information is never allowed to be part of the conversation.
The same misinformation is also applicable to the solar industry. Solar power sounds desirable and is a fantastic opportunity to utilize the energy the sun creates. Still, current technology is vastly limited, would not exist without subsidies, and its waste in used panels is similarly toxic and unrecyclable.
Electric cars are not “good” for the planet. They consume five pounds of earth for every mile driven based on their need for rare earth minerals usually mined by children in developing (third world) countries. The machines necessary to extract these minerals from the earth are massive and consume diesel fuel like a parched roofer having just completed a build in Houston with 110% humidity and 100 degrees. And where is the electricity created to charge these rare earth batteries? Carbon-based power plants, that’s where! These “green” batteries also require sophisticated plants for recycling once their usefulness expires. The industry cannot build plants fast enough to satisfy demand. But, again, this force-fed industry would not exist without subsidies. The free market would never have engaged in such tomfoolery.
“How much does a mile of travel or a movie weigh? Such an odd-sounding question isn’t about distance or time; instead, it points to the inescapable reality that every product and service begins with, and is sustained by, extracting minerals from the earth,” Mark P. Mills[i].
Segue: I wonder, too, if oil is genuinely unrenewable. I wonder if there is some undiscovered mechanism in the earth that replenishes oil much like the human body replenishes blood, and if you don’t take too much, it can be a sustainable resource.
Nevertheless, a constant barrage of misinformation pollutes our ears daily and can weigh down the soul. Mostly everything we hear today promotes the global transformation to “green energy.” This pollution is especially true when people and institutions in positions to control the flow of information restrict dissent because their agenda necessitates one point of view. Dissent is stifled.
With the installation of the current administration in the United States, the narrative promotes the government’s supposed responsibility to take care of everything, especially the climate. Wading through the “green energy” cabal’s smog to glean what is true is an arduous process that consumes time like those massive machines mining rare earth minerals consume oil-based products. Most of us cannot invest our time so liberally; life’s demands require unsubsidized utility.
“How strangely the tools of a tyrant pervert the plain meaning of words!” – Samuel Adams.
A simple summary, falsely assumed, is that mining and using oil-based products is creating a climatic catastrophe whose only savior is “green energy.” This lie is costing the average citizen dearly. You can’t print and give money away without inflation. You can’t replace “fossil fuels” with “clean energy” at the same rate unless you use a nuclear alternative. You can’t regulate “green” without the cost being transferred to the consumer. Shouting “green, green, green” via multiple sources doesn’t validate its accuracy. You can’t pretend something is so and make it so.
A respite is available for us to navigate these “clean” energy waters avoiding shoals and rocks of deceit and conquest. Let Scripture steer your thoughts as Bowdich[ii]navigated the dense fog to pilot his ship safely to Salem’s harbor. The mind is a terrific battlefield and can be transformed and renewed by reading God’s living and active Word. So today, if you hear His voice, harden not your hearts, open those venerable pages and hear Him say, “come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest[iii].”
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.