Are the people who rule us merely incompetent, but well-intended? Or are they deliberately malicious? It has to be one or the other.
So which is likelier?
The events of the past going-on-three years have been revelatory, in terms of sorting that out.
We have known for at least the past six months that the “vaccines” urged on us – all-but-forced on us – are not vaccines. It is now a reluctantly acknowledged fact. It also well-established that they are dangerous. Yet these people continue to push these drugs on people – in the name of staunching a “pandemic” the putative leader of these people tells us is “over.”
Can that be well-intended incompetence?
We are told by these people that we must “electrify” transportation, by which they mean we (but not they) must give up the cars we have in favor the electric cars they insist are necessary to staunch what they insist is the “catastrophic” “changing” of the “climate.”
Yet these same people promote electric cars that very few people can afford to buy because they are made to be high-performance cars that happen to be electrically powered. They require much-larger-than-necessary (for basic transportation) battery packs to deliver the high-performance they tout and these require at least twice the energy inputs (and raw materials) necessary for basic transportation – which you’d think would be the maximum allowable . . . if we face an imminent “crisis” of “catastrophic” proportions.
They also have to know that by pushing these energy-hog electric cars, they are increasing demand for the power that cannot be produced in quantity adequate to meet the demand without increasing generating capacity and burning more hydrocarbon fuels to do that – thereby increasing the “emissions” of the inert gas they insist are threatening “catastrophe.”
Can it be attributed merely to well-meant incompetence?
Why are these same people curling their lips at partially electric cars – i.e., hybrid cars – given these have the potential to massively reduce the amount of C02 gas generated because they burn very little gas, draw very little energy from the grid and are half or less the cost of most electric cars, which means many more people could afford to buy them than electric cars?
Is it possible these people simply want most of us out of cars altogether? If that is not the case then why aren’t affordable, practical and very low-emissions hybrids (and even non-hybrid economy cars) being lauded and encouraged rather than pilloried on the basis of gross exaggerations about their “emissions” – in the same way the same people grossly exaggerated the “threat” of the “virus”?
Could it be other-than-malicious?
Some may say we didn’t know whether “masks” “worked” until we knew they didn’t. But everyone knew that pulling up a neck scarf or using a dirty old bandana to cover one’s mouth didn’t “work” – in other than a Kabuki-compliance sense. How else to describe the motives behind requiring people to cover their faces – with anything, literally – when everyone knows that’s silly (and something worse, too) as other than deliberately malicious?
If people were actually “asymptomatic” contagion spreaders – and the motive was to “stop the spread” – then neck scarves and bandanas would not have cut it. Same as regards not “locking down” the huge chain retailers while doing exactly that to every small business. We are expected to believe that well-meant incompetence accounted for this. But it beggars the definition of “incompetence” to believe this, for what degree of imbecile does one have to be to actually believe a “pandemic” can be stopped by leaving people free to wander around big stores but not the smaller ones?
On the other hand, a malicious person might wish to insist on just that, in order to consolidate the economic power of a few large retail chains at the expense of independent alternatives to them.
We can ponder motives all day long.
It might be wiser to stop wondering – and instead, refuse to accept what these people insist is “necessary” – regardless of the intent behind it – without them first establishing that it is, in fact, necessary.
They say a “pandemic” is on the loose. Prove – rather than assert – it. Before ordering anyone (or any business) to “lock down.” Which it would not be necessary to order if there actually were a real pandemic on the loose.
They say we must wear a “mask” – whatever that is – so long as it is a “mask.” Why? Establish the fact of the benefit – as well as the fact of the risk, for not wearing one. There being no more legitimate reason for mindlessly wearing a “mask” – anything will do – than mindlessly obeying an order to hop on one leg while war-whooping with one hand.
The “climate” is “changing” – and “catastrophically”? Prove it. Establish the fact rather than demand obedience based upon assertions. Establish the harm caused by fractional increases in the fraction of the Earth’s atmosphere that is carbon dioxide (0.04 percent). Stop implying that a fractional increase of that percent is “catastrophic.”
VW’s actually clean diesels were forced off the market (and VW’s even cleaner diesel-electric hybrid never got to market) over these people saying they “emitted” more than “allowed” . . . by these same people. Shouldn’t these people be obliged to show the harm caused rather than us forced to accept the consequences of their assertions?
On account of the latter, people are no longer able to purchase $22k diesel-powered small cars that average 50 MPG. They never got the chance to buy an 80 MPG diesel-electric hybrid.
Because of these people.
It’s clear what their motives are. It would become even more clear if we required them to back up their assertions that we must do X – and may no longer do Y – with hard facts rather than assertions, before anyone is ever again forced to do (or not permitted to do) a god-damned thing.
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