Libs & Progs pretend to hold serious convictions, and demand everyone else conform TO those convictions. As I have posted before, it is nonsense to believe Libs even HAVE convictions (how many anti-gun celebs have armed bodyguards? How many pro-mass-transit celebs live in the midst of a major urban area and only use mass transit?), and here is a Lib county – in CA, of course – proving the point:
Santa Cruz is a hypocritical County. It has banned the use of fracking as a means of extracting oil. But it also banned all onshore oil and gas development. No more oil or gas to be developed, by any method in Santa Cruz County.
Much of the destruction of our economy is ENABLED by businesses who do not respond to this kind of nonsense. NOT doing so is reflective of the communist claim that a capitalist will sell you the rope with which to hang him.
If the voters of these counties do not believe in the extraction and exploitation of fossil fuels, they should demonstrate the courage of their convictions and reject their usage. Because they do not do so, the fossil fuel companies should demonstrate the intelligence to NOT provide them any fossil-fuel based energy. Seriously. They use that energy to attack the Market, Products and Services on which their – and our – economy depends; why enable that behavior and idiocy?
Why destroy OUR living standards based on convictions the destroyers themselves do not hold?
Further (and this is not limited to oil alone, more in another post), providing a product to people who demand it, but who refuse to allow the replenishment of the supply on which they draw is absurd. (And for workers to vote for the party destroying their jobs through these demands is just insanity.)
If these folks don’t want what fossil fuels bring, then the oil companies ought to have the maturity to not sell them any. No gasoline. No Natural Gas. No diesel fuel. No deliveries by truck or car or train or plane of ANYTHING at all. NO electricity other than locally-generated wind, wave, and geothermal – captured and distributed without ANY metals (smelted in electrical blast furnaces, mined with machinery using oil and made by tools using oil), plastics (made with oil). Further, No makeup (made from oil). No nylon. No plastic. No ATMs (plastic components), no asphalt roads.
If they demand to live in the pre-Industrial Age, then MAKE THEM.
As long as we allow these people the conceit of rejecting a product, but simultaneously demanding its use – we are enabling our own destruction.
How stupid is that?