We Have Enough Oil Here in the U.S.

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 03:05 PM

By Phil Brennan

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Millions of Africans are dying or facing death; Americans are reeling as gas prices soar, threatening to wreck the economy and drive many into poverty; famine is rearing its ugly head in many areas of the world; and available remedies for these and other serious problems are ignored, ridiculed, or stymied.

None of this is by accident. It is instead the direct result of the sinister activities of a small but politically powerful clique of a privileged and wealthy elite which hates humans and will not be satisfied until humanity has been driven from this planet.

I'm talking about the members of the radical environmentalist movement, and I'm laying the blame for the continuing success of their anti-mankind efforts on every single one of us who have stood by and allowed these monsters to impose their hatred-inspired agenda on the world.

As a result of our inaction in the face of their assaults on mankind, we have allowed 1 million of our African brothers and sisters and their helpless infants to either die of malaria or face death from it when that scourge of mankind could have been completely eradicated by the use of a totally harmless chemical, DDT which the radical environmentalist movement has stripped from our arsenal of disease fighting weapons.

Let it be said loud and clear — there is not a single shred of evidence that DDT poses the least kind of threat to the health of the planet's people, yet on the flimsiest of grounds created by an alarmist book, "Silent Spring," by the late Rachel Carson based on myth rather than science — this life-saving chemical is banned and whole populations die.

Think that's an accident? Think again.

As I quoted Michael Berliner co-chairman of the board of directors of the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, Calif., in last week's column, the mankind hater's goal is nothing less than the extinction of humanity.

Berliner quoted philosopher Paul Taylor in "Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics" who wrote, "The ending of the human epoch on Earth, would most likely be greeted with a hearty 'Good riddance!'" and biologist David M. Graber as writing (in Oct 29, 1989): "Human happiness [is] not as important as a wild and healthy planet . . . Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along."

Berliner added, “Such is the naked essence of environmentalism: it mourns the death of one whale or tree but actually welcomes the death of billions of people. A more malevolent, man-hating philosophy is unimaginable."

Gasoline prices are soaring. Prices at the pump are pushing toward $4.00 a gallon and predictions are being heard that at least $10.00 is a probable pump price in the near future.

What we're talking about here is economic chaos, the beggering of what was not long ago the most prosperous economy on the face of the earth. In one fell swoop, the economy of the United States is being destroyed and widespread poverty is about to grip an America whose people cannot survive the deadly attack on their limited incomes that soaring gas prices constitute.

Remember, just about everything we need for survival, food, clothing etc., comes to us by fossil fuel-powered vehicles. Incredible hikes in fuel prices can only lead to incredible hikes in the prices we pay for commodities. We are about to become a third world country.

Who's to blame? The fault is directly traceable to those politically powerful elites who will not allow us to use the virtually unlimited supply of petroleum that lies within the United States, in Alaska's ANWAR area and in the gulf where China and just about everybody else but us is sucking up petroleum.

There's enough oil in the continental U.S. alone to give us all we'll ever need, yet we are not allowed to go after it.

It's recently been revealed that the Bakken Formation in the Great Plains holds an incredibly huge deposit of petroleum. Estimates of its potential range as high as the U.S. Geological Survey’s figure of more than 400 billion barrels.

As Dennis T. Avery, a senior fellow for the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. and the director for the Center for Global Food Issues, has written "At the higher end of its potential, Bakken could change the political economics of the world. One hundred billion barrels would be worth $9 trillion at today’s prices. Will America turn its back? Will we give up our autos, airplanes and air conditioners if the oil to power them is affordable and 'home-grown?'"

Why aren't we in a mad rush to get our hands on this bonanza Mother Nature has bestowed on us?

Ask Byron Dorgan and his liberal environmentalist chums, who The Business Investor's Daily explained are opposed to drilling in a tiny portion of ANWR's frozen tundra, the so-called "pristine" Alaska area that, when it's not covered with snow, resembles the surface of the moon.

The article stated, "He and his fellow Democrats also oppose new oil production in the Outer Continental Shelf and off the Florida coast where China and Cuba are gleefully setting up rigs 50 miles from Key West.

Dorgan and is ilk are captives of big environmentalism. And we're letting them get away with it. They want to kill us all, and we're giving them the weapons to do it.

In Pogo's words, "we've met the enemy and it is us."

Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist and World War II Marine who writes for Newsmax.com. He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web (http://www.pvbr.com) and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s.

He also served as a staff aide for the House Republican Policy Committee and helped handle the Washington public relations operation for the Alaska Statehood Committee which won statehood for Alaska. He is also a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association For Intelligence Officers.

He can be reached at pvb@pvbr.com.

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