Americans tend to be idealist! While former generations had realistic ideals contemporary Americans, despite having a higher education, (or perhaps because of it), cannot discern real ideals from Utopian dreams. As an instance, take electric vehicles… Everyone assumes the ideal that these innovations are the answer to alleged carbon reduction in our atmosphere. At best they are an offset because ultimately they are tied to the electric grid which is carbon based fuel in its use of coal, natural gas or oil. Indeed with the increased use of electric vehicles there will be new and increased demands on the grid to power this Utopian ideal. Unfortunately, most folks only use casual research to formulate their “facts” and give short shrift to the fact of this reality. Thinking back to Middle School science most of us over 55 were taught combustion engines are leagues ahead of electric motors in power and efficiency. This despite leaps in efficient use of energy storage such as batteries. That said however, batteries and other devices have their own demons but that is a story for another day.
A second green illusion is that solar panels, the Messiah of the Green Age
, which allegedly is produced by common sand, the most abundant mineral on earth. In truth, solar panels are produced by silica a component of sand, but not from sand itself which contains too many impurities for practical panel manufacture. Instead it is produced by the mining of purer silica containing quartz and processed through combination with high quality coal. Additionally, this process of heating these two minerals at 1800 degrees C. requires coal for heating and smelting of them. Both procedures by the way, produce Sulfur dioxide a pollutant itself. So once again it is a Utopian illusion and far from reality.
Back in the day when the environmental movement started it was enhanced by a grassroots movement called Back-to-Land
, which consisted of individuals, families and small groups which produced their own needs be it food, water, waste disposal, and energy though their own small scale efforts. This is what Catholic Distributionist’s called subsidiarity
, that is, the name given to the principle that a central authority should have a subsidiary or secondary function, performing only those tasks which cannot be performed at a more local level. Today with the modern “Green Movement” we see the opposite that is a conglomeration and integration of huge principals and money for immense projects that do far more damage to the environment than they remedy.
Overall despite voices in the wilderness decrying these very facts for decades some voices are beginning to come through and some from unlikely sources. One of these is Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans
). I’ve always been one to warn of Greek’s bearing gifts
, so to speak and therefore question the motivation behind a seeming pivot of Mr. Moore’s raison d’être
(Social Liberalism) and it is obvious that his greater motive is population control, which has been from Malthus on down the underlying, (and I stress the word, lying) MO of the environmental movement. Nevertheless, that is no reason not to view this important video just from the standpoint it exposes the hoax of the fraudulent green movement; not that population control isn't also an evil that needs to be addressed via an exposé.
|Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans | Full Documentary | Direct...|
So what, if anything, is the answer to our environmental woes? A second wave of Back-to-Land
movements at the grassroots level is called for. This of course, is far from World Economic Forum’s Great Reset
, which calls for aggregation of people in “green cities” under close scrutiny and limited freedom. Essentially, this Back-to-Land
movement is idealist no doubt, but it is not necessarily Utopian. Though hard work, practice, experience and true research it is eminently achievable. The key is dedication and effort. A fundamental strength of a new Back-to-Land
movement is that we now have an aging generation who through trial and error have seen the benefit and flaws of such a system. Pick their experienced brains for true knowledge it is key to any future success… that is unless you like the prospect of “owning nothing and being happy”!