Monday, April 20, 2009

Magical Mystery Tour

It isn't nice to be duped. It's tragic really. When a person gets taken in by a Ponzi scheme or a scam artist, it is a loss of innocence somehow. No one likes to be victimized. It's one thing when a young person is taken advantage of due to lack of life experience or education. It seems another thing, though, to witness an entire nation of people of all ages being scammed. The scene I see each day lately is sort of like going to a magic show where you know it is all illusion, but the audience participates and pays for the privilege of being fooled. At least in the magic show you know it is all for entertainment and you can't take it too seriously. Some magic acts involve hypnotism where an entire audience succumbs to the power of the hypnotist on stage who manages to convince people of his superior mental powers. Someone's wallet inevitably ends up in the hypnotist's pocket. While the audience laughs, applauds and touts the skills of the magicians, the magicians are laughing all the way to the bank. It's very clever, deceitful, cunning, sly, wily, and the audience who paid for the show walk out amused and shaking their heads in awe.

An acquaintance of mine has asked me over and over, "Why would anyone in the government be taking these steps on energy if it wasn't the right thing to do?" Further she asks, "If this global warming/climate change isn't true, then why are so many people on board with it?" "It must be true!" she insists. "All of these smart government officials are doing this for our own good!" "They're saving our planet!"

But there is a reason magic is included in a category called the "Dark Arts."I am astounded at how so many magicians have made it into our government. Since the early 1900's magician politicians have been scamming the American people using taxpayer money to benefit themselves. In the 1920's "progressive" magicians brought us into the age of the government nanny state. In the 1960's I remember the rallying cries were against the Industrial Military Complex. Supposedly those were the "bad guys." As usual the dissidents were the "progressive liberal democrat socialists" who just hated the military, the supporting industries and, I guess the 'complex' part was the government which enabled the former. The irony there is that the "progressive liberal democrat socialists" were all about gaining government control over everything they were ranting against. The environmentalists in those days were ranting about an impending ice age and warning we were doomed.

The latest group of magicians is taking the "Dark Arts" to a whole new level. While Bernie Madoff sits in prison awaiting trial, Nancy Pelosi sits atop the House of Representatives while profiting from T.Boone Pickens' Wind Farm scams and using the power of her position to grease the skids for her $100,000.00 to $250,000.00 investment in Picken's Clean Energy Fuels Corporation. Pickens' wind farm schemes depend on permanent government subsidies and the use of imminent domain to access land. Nancy is refusing to allow new drilling for oil and gas, new nuclear plants, new clean coal plants. At the same time, she is funneling your tax money into "green" initiatives to benefit her own investments. Smiling all the time, she proudly announces, "We're saving the planet!" Slight of hand? Or conflict of interest? Pretty nice trick, eh?

While you are worrying about how to recycle mercury based fluorescent lightbulbs made in China, Al Gore is raking in millions from his businesses based on carbon offsets. While Hank Paulson, former Sec. of the Treasury, convinced the entire government to borrow trillions of your taxes to prop up Wall St. and the banks, he is making money out of Gore's magic trick, too. Paulson, along with several Goldman Sach's cronies, is one of Gore's investors in Generation Investment Management, Inc., an investment group focused on Climate Change / Carbon Credit Trading firms. I guess Paulson would not want Goldman Sach's to fail, now would he?

"Suspend belief," the magicians tell you. "Believe us!" "We know what's best for you!" Well, science has proven that Global Warming is a hoax. The facts are that Pickens' wind farms use more energy to produce the equipment than they provide, take up huge swaths of land, kill migratory birds, not to mention the visual blight they create. Facts are that ethanol uses more energy to produce than it provides, and creates more pollution, not to mention the food shortages it creates. Facts are that Compact Fluorescent lightbulbs are lousy light and create mercury pollution in our environment. Facts are that the world has been cooling since 1998. Facts are that there has been no nuclear power plant accident in this country for thirty years and even then there was no exposure and no one hurt. Fact is that carbon dioxide is necessary for life to exist and is great for plants. I could go on with facts of this sort for pages and pages, but, if you love magic, would you listen?

The latest magic trick is this: Our magicians are finding out that not all of the audience is hypnotized and not buying the illusions. So to work around this obstacle, the magicians are bringing in the big dogs, i.e. the U.N. Obama's Energy Czar magician, Carol Browner, is going to the U.N. for a global mandate on Carbon offsets. (Browner is a former member of Socialist International, one of George Soros' many anti-American groups.) By going to the U.N. to set up an environmental treaty which Obama will sign, the American people will have no say in the matter, no votes through Congress, no possible chance to stop Gore, Pickens, Pelosi, Paulson, Browner, Soros, and their buddies from their collusion to steal more economic liberty from Americans. American sovereignty circumvented by magicians. America's children sold off to the magic tricks of some mighty clever socialists using our government and global pressure to take their future away.

Welcome to the Magical Mystery Tour. You might want to take a look behind the curtain.

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