Green Is The New Red

(Note: I DO NOT own the above political cartoon. Many apologies to its creator)

Have you ever quit your current job to look for a new one? Sounds quite foolish, doesn’t it? Well, believe it or not we are going through pretty much the same situation with certain policies within our own US government. For years, we have been using cheap and reliable sources of energy such as oil and coal, otherwise known as fossil fuels. However, certain powers that be want to eliminate their use in favor of so-called cleaner green energy: solar, wind, etc. They say that green energy is cheaper and cleaner and will benefit all of us in the long run. Billions of taxpayers’ money have poured into the coffers of the green energy proponents so they can make green energy the norm. They shove their green philosophy down our throats in an effort to get us to believe this is the way to go, while they push for the elimination of fossil fuels. Sounds good, right? Wrong!

As anyone who has bought and used a Chevy Volt can tell you, green energy isn’t as cheap and reliable as its proponents say it is. The funding for its research has been anything but cheap and it has been proven an unreliable source of energy time and again. Nearly half a billion of taxpayers’ dollars went into the funding for Solyndra, a company that specializes in solar energy. Spearheading this funding was our very own dear President Barack Obama who believed companies like Solyndra were a wave of the future to provide cheap energy and lots of jobs to cash-strapped Americans. However, the company filed for bankruptcy and went belly-up like a dead goldfish, the reason being that solar energy hasn’t proven to be as reliable as fossil fuels. Even if green energy is put to use, it still needs fossil fuel to back it up. So, Solyndra and Mr Obama, I WANT MY MONEY BACK! NOW!

I tend to refer to green energy proponents as watermelons, being that they are green on the outside but red on the inside. What do you mean, Mr Brown?

Anyone who has been alive for at least a few minutes is familiar with the demon known as communism. This is the belief that all classes should be equal and that all wealth should be equally distributed, frequently by force. Moreover, whenever we hear the word “communism”, one color usually comes to mind – red. Now, try to keep up with me because, if you don’t, your brain may transform into a disgusting mass of tapioca.

Many of us believe that communism entered its death throes with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989. While the fall of the Iron Curtain revealed to us the massive failure that communism is, it hasn’t by any means become extinct. Many of us heaved a sigh of relief and believed the greatest evil of all time had be slayed. However, as many of us who have watched a ton of Godzilla movies (I being one of them) have come to realize, the dragon is alive and well. It is a metaphorical shape-shifting demon that even though its name and face may change, its principles pretty much remain the same. The communists are a very crafty bunch and while many of us had let our guards down in thinking communism was dead, its supporters learned from their mistakes and adopted tactics in an effort to get everyone to accept it. Communism garnered such a bad reputation throughout its history, that its very name came to symbolize all that is evil and ugly, so its name had to undergo a change to make it sound more appealing. To put a fine point to the subject, modern day communism isn’t known by just one, but many names. Just as a mountain lion is also known as puma, painter, catamount, cougar, an older woman who likes to play with younger men (just kidding), communism also has its myriad of monikers: family planning, homosexual rights, animal rights, the Green Movement, liberalism (this name is starting to become a dirty word itself), progressivism, etc. Communism is going to exist until Jesus returns (no, Jesus was not a communist, liberal, or progressive).

Honestly, communism is itself a moniker for another word: humanism. We’ll explore this concept on another date.

Getting back to our watermelons, as I have mentioned above, these people are nothing more than communists in disguise. They play with our heart strings with names that sound innocent while, at the same time, they are planning to pull the metaphorical rug out from under us. At one time, there were many that believed that communism was a just and noble cause, but the lens of history has shown us otherwise. Moreover, the above-listed monikers of communism are seen as “just and noble causes.” Keep in mind, whenever you are dealing with communism, there are one of two things you are going to pay for it with: your money or your life. Get with the program or we’re going to make your life a living hell!

The watermelons talk about cheaper energy but this green stuff is anything but cheap. A great example is the cfl light bulb. These light bulbs are being pushed down the collective throats of Americans as being energy efficient and safer than regular incandescents but nothing could be further from the truth. The only way these bulbs show any kind of efficiency is if they are screwed in upside down, and safety? HA! You pretty much have to clear the room where one of these bulbs are broken. Check out this link for other hazards of cfls: http://youtu.be/iH4bB6LB0rA

Moreover, when it used to cost the consumers about $1 for a regular light bulb, we may pay as much as $50 for one cfl! Does that sound cheap to you? Oh, I get it – the amount you save in energy will make up for the cost of the bulb. Silly me! Just recently, as we are undergoing a rise in the cost of gas, our very wise President said we can save a lot of gas if we would keep our tires inflated and our cars tuned up. Translation: I know I lied and said that gas prices were going to be low during my administration, but I really don’t care. I hope the prices go even higher! Michelle, put down that cheeseburger! I wonder what Peggy Joseph has to say about all of this?

Wasn’t this the man who said he would get Americans back to work by the summer of 2010? So, why is it that he has hindered the construction and operation of the Keystone Pipeline which would have added thousands of jobs to the American workforce and, not to mention, brought gas prices lower. Oh, no, let’s spend millions of taxpayers’ dollars on unreliable energy sources and take it on the chin when those dollars are sucked into the proverbial black hole. Oh, Peggy! Where are you?

Whenever you are dealing with communist concepts you can rest assured it is going to very expensive for most of us. They like to tell us we are going to benefit from it in the long run, but this is nothing more than a ploy to keep us content until they fabricate their next scheme. Here’s an assignment for all you tree-huggers out there: become a student of communism. I know, I know, you’re already a communist; I get it. However, you need to really study it with an open mind – its history, principles, and proponents. Hopefully, when you see the similarities between it and today’s Green Movement, you will do the right thing and abandon its precepts.

For the watermelons to demonize and abandon the use of fossil fuels (a form of energy we have used for decades) in favor of green energy is akin to quitting your present job to look for another one. You’re so confident you will find a better job, but in the meantime, you have no income coming in to support yourself. Until the time comes when we won’t have to use as much, we’re going to have to find cheaper ways to use the energy we already have. Yes, that means Drill, baby, drill! If the watermelons would just get out of our way and let us openly drill for oil in our own country, we can see the gas prices take a nosedive.

So, Mr Watermelon-In-Chief, please wise up and stop putting our money into a rat hole. Before you waste mine, just let me have it back because I can spend it more wisely than you can…on things such as a new incandescent light bulb.

You all have a good day and I’ll see you on the rebound.

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Author: V. E. Brown

I was born in Roanoke, VA on October 16, 1968. A few years later, my family settled in the Washington, DC area where I grew up. I graduated from Friendly Senior High School in 1986. I attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC as a geography major. Looking for a change of environment, I made Durham my permanent home in 1988. In October of 1986, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and began attending Mt Zion Christian Church. In 2003, I met a lovely young lady from Liberia named Autherine and we were married a year later. I believe in the deity of Jesus Christ and the inerrancy of God's Holy Word, the Bible. I follow a Christian/conservative worldview. I enjoy reading, writing, movies, badminton, football (Dolphins, baby!!!), bowling, board, video, and computer games, and traveling.

1 thought on “Green Is The New Red”

  1. Communism had a chance to go away in Russia, but the people, the older people, who had known a stark and bare but fairly stable way of life under Communism were afraid of CHANGE. So when Putin ran, and they all knew he was ex-KGB (if there is such a thing as ex), they put a Communist right back into power. Putin did all he could in his first two terms, eliminating his major foes, one of whom was a radio broadcaster, putting him in jail on trumped up charges. Then Putin, not having managed to turn back ‘Democracy’ in Russia quite far enough in his first two terms, put a lackey in to take his place for one term, all the while managing from behind the curtain. Now Putin is back in, and I will bet a ruble against your Obama button that Putin is in to stay. Russia has once again accepted a dictator for life, and most of their liberties, hard won, are soon to go forever.

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