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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Why Liberals Hate Fossil Fuel

Have you ever asked yourself why liberals and progressives hate fossil fuel? Does it ever make you wonder why the Democratic Party, which calls itself progressive, would prefer that you, the taxpayer, be forced to pay dearly for the priviledge of using energy? The energy that lights our homes, powers our appliances, moves our trains, planes and automobiles. Fossil fuel is the lifeblood of modern civilization. Without the amount and flexibility of carbon-based fuels (coal, oil and gas) modern civilization as we know it could not exist. Without them all other energy sources fail. When there is no wind turbines fail. When there is no light, solar panels are useless. Not to mention the breadth of material that are oil-based including building materials, plastics and fabrics without which our society would exist, but would hardly be referred to as modern. So why then do modern Democrats and Progressives want to deprive you of these wonderful sources of energy, which are cheap, plentiful and the key to modern life? It's because they cannot stand that your are not living in a straw hut, getting your water from a stream where you also go to the bathroom, growing your food in a clearing and dieing from Marlaria. They can't stand it because with fossil fuel you can live as well as they do. Because with fossil fuel they cannot control your environment. Because with fossil fuel even if you are not as bright and gifted as they are you can have a nice life; and that is what they despise the most.