The “low” gas prices – only twice as high as they were! – we’ve had the great privilege of enjoying for the past two months or so courtesy of the Biden Thing’s emptying of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve has temporarily salved the supply problem created by the Biden Thing.
Enjoy it while it lasts – like the still-warm weather most of us are enjoying this October.
They may change sooner – as often happens as regards the weather this time of year. It is not unusual for a 75 degree October day to give way to a next day in the 40s.
Another change is already coming, as a result of OPEC’s turning down of the Biden Thing’s request to open the spigot to keep the “low” prices from going up prior to the mid-term elections – after which they are certain to really go up, as the increase in supply is merely temporary and cannot be maintained absent an increase in supply. Which the Thing has made very clear he intends to limit.
Who is perhaps the most politically cynical (as well as senile) Thing to have ever occupied – just the right word – the White House.
We will probably never know how many people actually voted for the Thing – as opposed to unvetted absentee ballots cast for the Thing. It is an important difference but one that no longer matters because it is the things that control the counting now. And that counts – literally – a great deal more than the voting, itself.
It was the apotheosis of political cynicism for the Thing to drain the Strategic Reserve to temporarily salve the supply scarcity his deliberate policies engineered. He – his handler-things – did this solely to salve the pustulating anger amongst the people being deliberately impovershed by these policies – in furtherance of this “wonderful transition,” as the Thing styled it – in order to avoid the political problem of too many actual votes being cast to be compensated for by ballots counted.
It is one thing to tilt an election when all it takes is the addition of a relative handful of ballots to counter a close-shave number of votes. It may smell fishy – but it’s harder to gainsay, especially when the “winner” has the power to prevent a reconciling of votes to ballots. It is another thing when the number of people voting – against the last-time “winner” – is so obviously disproportionate that it is politically impossible to “rectify” the results via the counting of the necessary number of ballots. Because to do that, in-your-face-style, would have the effect of rendering obviously El Presidente-illegitimate the “winner” of such an election.
So, the Thing opened the spigot – hoping it would “reduce” the cost of the fuel his policies caused to nearly triple in cost. Just for the now. Just enough to get enough people to vote for their own impoverishment.
And so – just for the now – we are only paying about double for gas and diesel.
The Thing hoped the “low” prices would last just long enough – that being into the first week of November – after which, he could safely (electorally) resume impoverishing the American people in furtherance of the “wonderful transition” he has in mind (what there is left of it) for them.
Anyone who doubts this is what he has in mind for them deserves what they get if they vote for it, come November.
The Thing needs energy scarcity – in order to be positioned as the “solution” to it. That is how government works. The Thing’s solution, of course, being what is styled “clean” energy – by which it means electricity. Which it needs us to “transition” to because electricity is easier to centrally control. It is easy to meter how much power you are allowed to use at any given time, according to the whims of the Things who control it.
And so, artificially expensive.
Well, there won’t be enough electrical energy for you – and the other deplorables outside the orbit of government employment. The Things will have all the power they need. Just as they always have enough money – having unlimited access to ours.
You will be told to make do with what they allow.
Energey rationing – whether via cost (you can’t afford it) or literally, via the meter – will be a fact once the “wonderful transition” passes a certain point of inevitability. That point will be reached – and we’re getting close – when there are no longer realistic alternatives and end-runs around it. Once the car companies invest beyond-redemption in EeeeeeeeeVeeeeees – and the people who “cling” to their non-EeeeeeeVeeeees are forced to put them on blocks via outright bans on their use or via impossible-to-pay costs, such as gas that costs $7 or even $10 per gallon.
Which it will – as surely as winter weather is coming – if enough people fail to vote to counter the number of ballots that will be counted.
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