Thursday, July 19, 2007
The ethanol industry, in the name of "going green", has fooled us into thinking that we can reduce our dependence on foreign oil by simply growing more domestic corn. The amount of corn that would make a significant impact on oil imports is astronomical. Meanwhile, the increased corn production already is pushing food prices ever higher. Bought milk lately? Any savings we get from ethanol is going to be eaten up by increased costs in other areas. The same goes for most other "green" ideas. Recycling, for example, is a government subsidized unprofitable feel-good crock of shit. We have so much room on this planet we could bury all the trash we produce for years to come in a VERY small area. Furthermore, the ethanol "solution" is unworkable in the United States. Corn is not the most efficient crop to make ethanol. Sugar cane is. Brazil grows tons and have reduced their oil imports greatly. But Brazil has the climate and resources to do this with sugar cane. We don't. (Hawaii couldn't possibly supply our needs alone.) We would have to import. SOUND FAMILIAR? This global warming foolishness, once people get wind of how much it will actually impact the average person in higher energy and food costs, will likely go the way of the dinosaur. And, mark my words, WE WON'T, especially if we are smart enough to say no to the lefty loonies and their "carbon offsets." The only people who are really pushing this crap on us are Al Gore and his rich cronies, who can easily afford to live the way they always have and buy their way out of any inconvenience. The rest of us will suffer. Ironically, it's the right who are usually accused of not caring about people.