Back in the early 2000s, an eco-warrior activist published an op-ed in a local newspaper declaring that I should have my children taken away from me. Not because I was a particularly bad parent; I can whip up a batch of mac-n-cheese with hot dogs with the best of ‘em! He argued that I should have my kids taken away and raised by the government because I was a “climate denier” and I wasn’t afraid to say so publicly. One can’t help but be reminded of just how nasty and evil these weird weather cultists are when looking at the images out of Texas this week.
These people are awful, and you should understand that if everyone froze to death in Texas today, that would be a totally acceptable outcome for them. How did we end up with Texas being plunged into darkness and powerless like some Third World hellhole?
The first mistake happened at about 1 a.m. Monday morning. Temperatures plummeted Sunday evening in Texas, so everyone in Texas did what normal people in a First World country do – they turned up the heat in their homes so they wouldn’t freeze to death. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which runs the power grid, didn’t think ahead that it could get cold in the wintertime and didn’t recognize that power loads were suddenly skyrocketing. If they had realized it was cold outside, they could have arranged for more power generation to prepare for it.
As a result, Texas nearly lost 85% of its power grid on Monday morning. Thanks to not having enough generation from reliable sources of energy, a bunch of natural gas and coal-powered plants were knocked offline when the grid was tripped. Oops.
And then it got so cold outside that the insane wind farms (the other short-term stupid mistake) that now provide 25% of Texas’ electricity all froze. Americans who still had power in other states were then treated to some surreal images on TV: Helicopters powered by fossil fuels were dumping loads of fossil fuel-derived chemicals to try to de-ice wind turbines, which are not ironically created from fossil fuels as well. We probably won’t know how many Texans died from freezing to death or from carbon monoxide poisoning until next week.
The long-term stupid mistake that most states made happened years ago, when they first allowed the “green energy” camel to stick its nose in the tent. How did they accomplish this when no one was looking? The old-fashioned way: Bribery.
Wealthy industrial scions like the Rockefeller Foundation went around to every state in the union in the early 2000s and made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Here’s the offer they made:
“We (the Rockefeller Foundation, Al Gore’s non-profit organization, or choose any other wealthy globalist scheming group) will pay all the expenses for your state to hold a series of “blue-ribbon” climate panels. Just imagine! A series of meetings, hosted and paid for by us! We will even provide the moderators for these panels, and you can occupy a bunch of bureaucratic seat-warmers and keep them busy for weeks in these meetings – and it won’t cost the taxpayers of your state anything! The only catch is that these blue-ribbon panels will only discuss solutions to the climate ‘crisis,’ and any real science or skepticism about global warming cannot be discussed. Again: Free meetings – paid for by us!”
Between about 2001 and 2006, every governor in every US state – Republicans and Democrats alike – took the money from wealthy environmentalist groups for the “free” bureaucratic climate change meetings. It didn’t cost anything to the taxpayers, so where was the harm in it?
You’re seeing the harm right now in 2021, as people freeze to death in one of America’s most energy-rich states. Those “free” climate panels came up with “solutions” such as massive subsidies to build unreliable wind and solar panel grids (which are usually manufactured in China). If you want to build a new natural gas plant in Texas today, you get no financial help from the government at all. If you want to build windmills or solar panels (which don’t function when it’s cold, dark, dusty or cloudy) you get a sweetheart deal in terms of subsidies, tax breaks and other regulatory advantages.
Someone already observed that more people died the first night of the blackouts in Texas than died in the Capitol protests on January 6th. But don’t worry: The Green New Deal psychopaths are just getting warmed up, now that the Biden regime is running the show and crippling America’s reliable natural gas power through executive orders.