Death of a Civilization

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 02 Jul 2009 09:21:10 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

David Deming at - tells the tale of the Xhosa in Southeast Africa in the nineteenth century. They followed the vision of a young girl who "heard" that they must kill all their cattle. Many starved to death. The rest emigrated. Algore's carbon-is-bad vision will kill Western civilization, if we get rid of coal and oil before a viable alternative exists. [westernrifleshooters]

Like the prophet Mhlakaza, Al Gore promises that if we stop using carbon-based energy, new energy technologies will magically appear. The laws of physics and chemistry will be repealed by political will power. We will achieve prosperity by destroying the very means by which prosperity is created.

While Western Civilization sits confused, crippled with self-doubt and guilt, the Chinese are rapidly building an energy-intensive technological civilization. They have 2,000 coal-fired power plants, and are currently constructing new ones at the rate of one a week. In China, more people believe in free-market economics than in the US. Our Asian friends are about to be nominated by history as the new torchbearers of human progress.

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