An electric car may soon make “sense” – if the price of gas rises to $6 ot $7 per gallon. This might happen as soon as the next couple of days – weeks – if the Biden Regime is successful in turning an internal territorial squabble between the Russians and other Russians – or at least, between people whose territorial squabble poses a far lesser danger to Americans than $6 or $7 per gallon gas – into a “splendid little war.”
Oil – from which gasoline is made – already approaches the $100 per barrel mark. Without a “splendid little war” to push it beyond that mark. The “media” – as the public relations combine for the corporate-government nexus styles itself – is working hard to egg that on.
With a “splendid little war” – the term is associated with the contrived (by America) Spanish-American War – the cost to fill-up could rise so high it may seem “sensible” to charge up. And this might be precisely why the regime has such a woodie for war with Russia over a territorial squabble that could trigger exactly what the regime wants, for Americans.
This being desperately needed as the last “crisis” wanes – and to salve the real crisis, which is the waning legitimacy of the Biden regime. The president selected is viewed by a majority – including many of those who may have voted for him – as a TelePrompted geriatric, a kind of American Brezhnev who barely has the stamina to walk under his own steam away from the podium, after having read the TelePrompter. It is not merely that he is old and obviously in decline, mentally as well as physically. It is that the country is obviously in decline. People – voters – care far less about Critical Race Theory and the merits of sexual fungibility than they do about how much it is costing them to live. How much it is costing them to eat.
It is incomprehensible – from a rational, national self-interested point-of-view – to fixate as it were some kind of emergency for this nation on the internecine territorial squabbles of the Russians while Americans are paying $10 for a 2×4 and $3.50 for gas that cost $2 before the current president was selected. When the shelves at American supermarkets begin to resemble the shelves of Soviet supermarkets.
Unless, of course there is an emergency. Or several.
The first – most obvious – being the waning faith in the Cult of Sickness Eternal. A pathologically ill 30 percent or so of the population still clings to their “masks” but the rest are recovering and for that reason have stopped wearing. And fearing. That’s an emergency – for any regime that needs a high level of fear to keep people obedient and also to keep their minds off of things like empty shelves at the supermarkets and $10 2x4s and that it costs them $50 to fill up now vs. $35 before the current president was selected.
The second emergency is the looming mid-term congressional elections, which are only nine months away. The imminence of these elections almost certainly accounts for the relaxing militancy of the Cult of Sickness Eternal – even within the sanctum sanctorum of the Cult, Washington, D.C. All of a sudden and just-like-that the mayor/priestess of America’s Vatican City has retracted her bull that formerly required penitents to show proof of having been baptized into the faith in order to enter a restaurant, bar or gym and has even relaxed (for now) the requirements regarding the wearing of the Holy Facial Vestment.
Other previously Jesuitical jurisdictions – among them Maryland, New York and Massachusetts – have done a similar about-face. What could possibly account for this if not the looming specter of possibly being defrocked by an electorate that is sick of all of this?
One that requires radical measures. A “splendid little war” would suit. Everything the public is beginning to blame the president selected (and everyone who may have voted for him) for would be shoved under the rug of “patriotism” – a kind of rebooting of what the Germans styled Gleichschaltung, or marching in step – which has been booted up many times in America’s past. Most historically recently by The Chimp – whose favor with the public was also waning, just prior. Then he became The Decider.
Here we go, again?
A “splendid little war” would also normalize hardship, economic and otherwise. The people of Oceania were grateful that their ration of chocolate had been “increased” to 30 grams by the all-beneficent Party. Will they be grateful when Biden – per Trudeau – imposes new “mandates” so as to end the “mandates”?
The electric car emergency.
EVs have been regulated into existence, their mass-production forced not by market demand but by the demands of people like the president selected, who recently demanded that all new cars average more than 50 miles-per-gallon by 2026. This is a demand for the mass-production of electric cars, since cars that aren’t cannot average 50-miles-per-gallon. Not without diesel engines or by shedding hundreds of pounds of deadweight they’re forced to carry around because of other regulations – those pertaining to “safety.”
Thus, more electric cars, including partially electric ones (hybrids). The emergency here is that they cost so much – relative to the cost of gas – that relatively few people want to spend the money necessary to buy one.
Ergo, make gas a lot more expensive, as by triggering a “splendid little war.” Then electric cars will seem “economical.”
Assuming anyone can afford to buy them.
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