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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Green Gulag

8,000 people die in the UK every year due to what is being called "Fuel Poverty". Fuel Poverty is a trendy term for those who can't afford to heat their home because all the solar panels and windmills, the coal bans and the wars on fracking have made it too expensive for people not to freeze to death..

The left, which never misses a chance to blame profiteering for the failure of its policies, is staging "Die-Ins" outside energy companies to protect the real "Die-Ins" that they caused. But the real "Die-Ins" don't involve bored university students lying down on the concrete and posting the results to Tumblr. They end with the generation that saved Europe from Hitler dying in their own homes.

Rising fuel prices can in no small part be attributed to environmental mania. Energy companies are not run by saints, but neither do they have an interest in pricing their product out of the reach of ordinary people. It's hard to sell home heat to the dead or the destitute. On the other hand environmentalists do indeed want to make it hard for ordinary to be able to afford to heat their homes. That's not a conspiracy theory. It's their policy.

Talk of using carbon credits for "super-energy efficiency" is an admission that a movement using dead seniors as a prop is actually pushing to make energy use as expensive as possible and to reduce its use as much as possible. The "Die In" crowd isn't for lowering energy prices, it's for adding more taxes that will benefit their own parasitic clean energy experts.

Say what you will about energy companies, but their business plan involves selling a product. The anti-energy environmentalists want to make it as expensive as possible. The costs of their policies are not just a talking point, but a grim reality.

The family that has to choose between feeding their children or being able to drive to work and heat their home is not a talking point; they are the new Kulaks, the victims of an ideological activist policy that is killing innocent people for the Green greater good of the environment.

Stalin killed millions to industrialize the Soviet Union, the Green Left is preparing to kill millions to deindustrialize North America, Europe and Australia. It's already doing it. While its activists are trying to peg the blame for fuel poverty fatalities on a government which is badly out of cash, it need look no further than its own activists and celebrities who preach the green life from their mansions.

Clear energy has become the new Communism, an ideological program that can never be achieved, but for which we must all strive no matter how many die all along the way. In Scotland, the perennially deranged Scottish National Party called for generating 100 percent of the country's electricity from wind, wave and tidal power by 2020.

This plan would add 900 pounds to the average fuel bill. And that is how fuel poverty gets started.

Wales, which has the highest fuel poverty rate in the UK, is working on one of Europe's largest wind farms and has a plan for total clean energy by 2025, if anyone is still alive and hasn't frozen to death. Wind farms don't tend to do too well in the cold and human beings don't do too well without heat.

The current "green" policies will see higher prices for two out of three homes in the UK by the end of the decade. It's not energy companies, but government policies that are responsible, especially when companies and homeowners get saddled with the cost of wind farms and various voodoo measures to fight global warming that mainly end up putting money in the pockets of well-connected Greenies.

Americans complaining about high gas and oil prices can buckle up because that is only a taste of what is coming this way. Two years ago UK petrol prices hit 6 pounds per gallon. That's nearly 10 dollars, though for the imperial gallon which is higher than the US gallon. If you think it costs a lot to fill up a tank now, consider that the UK has a better ratio of production to population than we do. The high prices aren't an accident, they're part of the green program.

The Obama agenda isn't to make energy prices affordable, it's to make them so horribly impossible to afford that we'll use less energy.

Fuel poverty is the agenda here and we know that's so because he told us so.

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times  and then just expect that other countries are going to say ok," he said. And, "If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted. That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches."

That doesn't mean Obama can't heat the White House at 72 degrees or Hawaii level temperatures. It means that you can't do it. That's what fuel poverty really means. It means you have to freeze and if you die, then the community organizers of tomorrow will use your corpse as a prop in their ghoulish protests outside energy companies which have to not only cover all the clean energy boondoggles, but also take the blame for passing on the costs.

Every clean energy program comes with a rider for ending fuel poverty by 2015 or 2025 or 2255, which would be at least slightly more realistic, but it's the clean energy that's causing the fuel poverty. A program to create fuel poverty cannot be expected to prevent fuel poverty. A plan that makes energy use more expensive will not end fuel poverty, even with any amount of government subsidies.

The only thing that can end fuel poverty is cheap energy and that is what the left is dead set against.

Yet oddly enough there was a time when people were able to heat their homes and drive their cars, when they were even able to carry shopping bags, minus Wales' tax on shopping bags, and afford to eat. That brief golden period was stomped out by the friends of the working class, who knew how urgent it was to make life harsh and miserable and who are busy finding ways to make it even worse.

All this is for the greater good. Someone's greater good anyway.

Clean energy is supposed to make for energy independence, but since going green the UK has become a net energy importer. Scotland risks going the same way. Enough ideological investment in not-ready for prime time technologies leads to people freezing to death and purchases of energy from outside to cover the shortfall.

When all else fails, fake the figures. Promise impossible energy savings from energy efficiency. Obama's original stimulus plan focused heavily on energy efficiency in order to save money and create jobs. It accomplished neither goal, but the right people in the right companies got paid, which is how it always works.

Green is too big to fail, even when people are turning blue. The left from Prince Charlie to the Caliph of Chicago keep telling us that we have to make do with less and part of making do with less is shivering in homes without heat or the planet will be destroyed.

You can't make an energy efficient omelet without killing 8,000 or so people a year.

Progress doesn't just mean unsightly factories and people putting on suits and going to work in corporations and all the other things that the left despises. It means the technological progress to keep large numbers of people from dying.

If the US or the UK are to embrace the living standards of Africa as Prince Charles would like us to, they will also embrace its mortality rates. A reduction in the standard of living at this scale and on such a comprehensive level amounts to mass murder.

The Soviet Union killed millions for its ideology. The Western left has only begun and the day will come when a few thousand pensioners dead in their homes will be weighed as the smallest part of their toll.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

The socialist French prefer to fry their elderly, what was the number from that heat wave a few years ago? Think it close to twenty thousand but that was just a one off. Well Daniel it is the Marxist way, get rid of the no longer useful using the elements. The cold is cheap and easy, with no smell afterwards.

Gnostic mass movements in various species such as Marxism, greenism always seem to attract the same type of altruistic sociopaths. Their method of purification inevitably demands the lives of others for sacrifice, why not ask a zealot why they want Africans to eat food cooked with excrement. When I ask the enthusiastic WWF kids in Toronto handing out pamphlets that question and use a more profane term well the smiles come off in a hurry.

They no longer want chaos capitalism or have much use for it since most of the heavy lifting has already been done, as the winners an losers can't be pre-determined. No what they want is the good old reliable poverty of authoritarianism, where they can sit on top and order the game. Having a scientific basis for it is the just the killer app of our time, the new koranic truth.

Pascal Fervor said...

"The Soviet Union killed millions for its ideology. The Western left has only begun and the day will come when a few thousand pensioners dead in their homes will be weighed as the smallest part of their toll. "

Welcome to my understanding of sustainability nuts Daniel.

A few years ago I dubbed the over 100 million murders and billions living in fear during the 20th Century as the Prog's Pilot Program.

What will you do to effectively monkey wrench their full scale project?

Anonymous said...

Daniel: I'm afraid that it is even worse than that. Not only are they rabid ideologues but incomptent ones at that. You have to really take a good long look at all of them to see who is the monkey and who is the organ grinder.

Drow Ranger said...

They want to pull this crap on us in Canada too. Just look at Ontario.

Anonymous said...

Organic foods is the latest rage with affluent fools, together with Vuitton bags - and a clever ruse to make a lot of money from a plot of land not big enough to farm

Anonymous said...

As a UK pensioner household we now only have a room temp of 60 F in our home. We cant afford to pay for a higher temperature but are constantly bombarded with leaflets on how to improve our energy efficiency. We have had loft insulation but like most UK homes built before WW2 have solid walls meaning we cannot use cavity wall insulation. The Government kindly offer us a 'low interest loan' to put on cladding on the walls & to replace our doors & windows with new double glazing. They inform us that they would 'pay for themselves' in under 20 years. We'll be lucky to live that long seeing that we can't afford to pay our energy bills let alone the initial outlay for this loan. Yes, we're victims of the AGW /green is good scam!

mindRider said...

See how the greens slap two flies with one whisk with their wind/solar/bunk energy: the more people at the bottom die prematurely from cold or heath, lowering life expectancy and the more it makes care acts affordable....

Edward Cline said...

The end game for the whole "green" movement is the extinction of man from the planet. Whether or not the fools who promote "green energy" realize it or ever admit it, that is the only scenario the Greens will accept. They, however, wish to stick around to make sure man is extinct and doesn't appear again, although how they propose to do that and not "spoil" the planet, is a conundrum they can't explain.

FrankS said...

Eco lunacy is also behind the current floods here in England, caused by a deliberate decision to stop dredging rivers and let them revert to their natural state. Mention fluffy words like wildlife and nature and people will think anything is a good idea… until it all goes pear shaped. Only now are politicians starting to think it might be a good idea to resume dredging, and Marxist Muppet Ed Milliband has seized on the deluge to bang the AGW drum. Many still believe that the best defence against floods is to make sacrifices to the Great Green Goddess Gaia – and what sacrifice could better placate the pitiless harridan than that of human lives.

@MotherGoos3 said...

@anonymous "why not ask a zealot why they want Africans to eat food cooked with excrement" What a great line. I'm stealing it for use on twitter.

The Bear said...

Actually Edward Cline, the LEADERS of the global elites (of all stripes really) is not the EXTINCTION of all humans. While there are eco-activists that view that in the manner of a religious crusade, that is not the real goal.

No, the goal of the elites is the reduction of humanity down to a breeding population of only those numbers of slaves needed to maintain their global Plantation system. This number is somewhere between 500 million and 1 billion people in order to maintain a technological society sufficient for the wants and needs of the elites and the sustenance of their slaves.

They are convinced they only have a few decades to achieve their goal before sufficient resource depletion combines with too critical a mass of somewhat empowered peasants for them be able to successfully exterminate the excess of peasantry without the resulting conflict destroying the planet.

Anonymous said...

"Energy companies are not run by saints, but neither do they have an interest in pricing their product out of the reach of ordinary people. It's hard to sell home heat to the dead or the destitute. On the other hand environmentalists do indeed want to make it hard for ordinary to be able to afford to heat their homes. That's not a conspiracy theory. It's their policy"


Yep. Screw the poor, we knew you couldn't afford any of this and we've priced it that way. Virtually every chirpy little TV blurb about solar energy features a home in the boondocks, a new build, that must have cost well over $1 million to build, let alone add all the eco crap,


Keliata

Anonymous said...

Green energy policies broke the Spanish economy. That reality is taboo for the MSM.

Their (state) contract wholesale rate paid for solar juice boggles the mind: $ 0.50 per kW-Hr!

Madrid turned down, flat, the opportunity to import French juice at one-fifth the price -- which, BTW, would've been available 24/7. They 'knew better' than to import 'costly' atomic energy from the boys up north.

An astonishing amount of Madrid's debt revolves ENTIRELY around this solar mania.

Now that the bloom is gone, the largest German solar manufacturers have abandoned the business of PV arrays -- taking monster write downs. (Siemens, et. al.)

The fact is that Greens toss environmental sugar all over the countryside -- making the whole land diabetic.

This is what happens when you put superannuated teenagers in charge.

Perfectionism is the enemy of the good -- and of the living.

Pascal Fervor said...

The Bear, you could have been reading my blog and gotten that, because I've written about it for years. But more than likely you came upon the same thing yourself. Everything you laid out -- like the half billion to one billion remnant -- can be found from many sources.

The thing is, once the mayhem has begun, good luck limiting it. And good luck avoiding a dark age darker than 600-1000AD.

See, the power-mad Progs and the Sustainability Progs have had mostly silent backing of misanthropic Progs who understand what those lesser nuts do not. Ruthlessness. Nihilism is not just for moronic schoolboys. Their hatred of humanity is of Biblical proportions and their motivation can be understood by understanding that the envy of God's power is what makes them this way. Since they cannot be God, they will all they can to obliterate His highest creation. Someone like Daniel here may understand this instinctively, but for any number of reasons unknown to us has not addressed it directly. As a young boy at Purim, he probably cranked his grogger energetically. Today: not so much.

Wombat said...

Great article. Of course I have little sympathy for anyone who lived through the post war boom and who now has trouble heating their house. Terrible luck notwithstanding it didn't take a lot of effort to achieve financial safety over that time period. They voted for massive national debts to sustain the economy while they worked and when they retired they voted for eco-fascism "for our grandchildren".
Screw mum and dad, right? I mean, as long as that pension they voted for keeps coming in, having pissed their saving away and retired early regardless.

What poverty they endure before they pass is but a small portion of the suffering they owe.

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes it is like that Daniel. I worked for three years in the UK's "Energy Saving Trust", a quango funded by the laughable Department for Energy and Climate Change. I started off agnostic on the climate change debate, but left after all that time working in the "belly of the beast", convinced the whole green energy agenda it is a mendacious abuse of taxpayers and energy bill payers money, perpetuated by leftist ideologues.

ericcs said...

What used to amaze me (but does so no longer because I'm now numb to it all) is the continual ignorance by the progs of a little thing called the Second Law of Thermodynamics, including the associated concepts of entropy and energy density. All these things are part of reality, which the progs deliberately ignore in their narrative-driven fantasyland where they overturn and replace God.

The Second Law unequivocally allows us to calculate with utter certainty that green energy can never replace oil, gas, coal, and nuclear forms, other than by some tiny percent. To try to do otherwise, especially by force, will mean a return both literally and figuratively to the dark ages, including massive suffering by most of the population.

Anyone who attempts to tell you otherwise, regardless of their background or apparent motivation, is simply peddling a monstrous lie.

Anonymous said...

For those who think this is about ideology, you may be too kind. Back at the beginning of our long nightmare, I remember reading that Valjar and others in her cartel wanted to open a carbon credit exchange, modeled after Wall St, in Chicago. Maybe the scam was too obvious, even for the O's, as far as I know, it never happened. The day I read that article was the day I knew climate change was just another fraud. Since then, Al Gore has proved it.

sophie

Anonymous said...

Wombat, I am a Boomer, trust me the 'post war boom' had many ups and downs for most of us. If you were a member of a national union, maybe, but a lot of us were not. What most of us had was a pretty solid work ethic and a belief in America.
'Stealing from our children' was not on the agenda, indulging them was the far more widespread practice. You sound like one of those children. Every generation gets big things wrong, yours will too, starting with saddling the rest of us with the 'gift' of Obama. Anyone even slightly dry behind the ears saw right through him.
Besides, blaming one's elders' for current problems is a loser attitude, they didn't get a perfect world either. They got The Bomb, the Iron Curtain, along with the iron lung for polio, and mumps, measles and sundry other horrors, like Viet Nam and the Draft..
Sorry to sound rude, but I was there, and I don't think you were.

Sophie


FrankS said...

@ Sophie: + 1

LFMayor said...

I for one plan on rendering progs and their useful fools for their fat, which i will then transform into candles and lamp oils. The residual patchouli oil found upon them will also be harvested and re-sold to help fund efforts.

Are you all really just going to sit around and whine on the internet and wait for them to kill you slow? Organize. Arm. Prepare. Win.

Or don't. They will have their Social Darwinism, all costs be damned. Fine, these terms will simply have to be considered acceptable. I intend to show them that sometimes you really get what you've asked for.

Wombat said...

Sophie, I'm not blaming anyone for my world. I'm making do with what I've got, and yes, you obviously can't tar everyone with the same brush, but that doesn't mean I've got to extend sympathy to the plight of the poor pensioner.
The term "they made their bed" springs to mind.
Me and mine are destined to live through what will be remembered as the darkest winter in the history of humanity, so a few freezing boomers who have lived a long and fruitful life invokes no pity in me at all.

Anonymous said...

Oh Wombat, It's a shame that reading history has become superfluous. "The darkest winter," etc.. Surely you jest.

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