PART 16 - Energy and the silent lie
How easy is it for you comprehend what it means to add 100 million people to the United States population in 33 years? How can you intellectually, rationally and emotionally accept that number of people added in a blink of time? Do you have any comprehension of the consequences?
What's the easiest path for dealing with that next added 100 million people into our country? Short answer: ignore, deny, discount, pretend, reject or refute!
There's another answer: Lie like a thief. Lie like a politician. If you tell the lie long enough and often enough— people accept it as the truth. It's called the lie of "sustainable growth."
Back in 1860, one of my favorite authors, Mark Twain said,
"Almost all lies are acts, and speech has no part in them. I am speaking of the lie of silent assertion; we can tell it without saying a word. For example: It would not be possible for a humane and intelligent person to invent a rational excuse for slavery; yet you will remember that in the early days of emancipation agitation in the North, the agitators got but small help or countenance from anyone.
"Argue, plead and pray as they might, they could not break the universal stillness that reigned, from the pulpit and press all the way down to the bottom of society-- the clammy stillness created and maintained by the lie of silent assertion; the silent assertion that there wasn't anything going on in which humane and intelligent people were interested.
"The universal conspiracy of the silent assertion lie is hard at work always and everywhere, and always in the interest of a stupidity or sham, never in the interest of a thing fine or respectable. It is the most timid and shabbiest of all lines…the silent assertion that nothing is going on which fair and intelligent men and women are aware of and are engaged by their duty to try to stop."
As you read in Part 14, you noticed that Time Editor Richard Stengel represents "silent assertion" in his promotion of a lie. He's so ensconced in the lie that he thinks it's normal and acceptable that we add 100 million people in three decades.
Four weeks ago, I sent information packets and graphs to Publisher John Temple of the Rocky Mountain News; Dean Singleton of the Denver Post and several other top national newspaper publishers.
I sent out similar packets showing our future dilemmas to top ABC, NBC and CBS executives in the Denver area. I said their kids would be victims of Colorado growth from 4.3 million to 9.7 million.
I explained our water crisis. I asked to be interviewed to educate the public. I included self addressed stamped envelopes for them to respond and give me ideas on how to gain national coverage on this population crisis. I've done the same at 60 Minutes, Prime Time and Date Line. I sent letters to Brian Williams, Katie Couric and Charles Gibson.
How did they respond? Take a guess! "Silent assertion" to the maximum!
Why? The more papers and shows those guys sell, the bigger their Lear Jets and nicer their luxury cars. They can't be bothered about the consequences.
Electorate Freedom – The Internet RULES !
If it wasn't for the Internet, this country would be sold down the river even faster than it is now. Our borders would be dissolved and our sovereignty as a nation would be a thing of the past.
As it is, the vast majority of Americans don't have a clue as to what's coming. Furthermore, they trust in those same leaders who use "silent assertion" to keep them in the dark.
This series informs and educates while offering solutions through actions. You can't expect Bush and Congress to deal with this national catastrophe accelerating every day. They represent "silent assertion."
So what is the lie I'm talking about in Part 16?
PART 16 - Energy and the silent lie
Stephen Benka, author of "The Energy Challenge" outlined the magnitude of our energy crisis by citing projects from the US Department of Energy from 1999 to 2020. The world's total annual energy consumption will rise 59 percent and the annual carbon dioxide emissions will rise 60 percent while the world population increases from 6.5 billion to 7.5 billion."
Interestingly, few of the top scientists call for population stabilization. Other experts call for unending "sustainable growth."
The late Julian Simon, compelling economics professor at the University of Illinois, wrote, "Technology exists now to produce in virtually inexhaustible quantities just about all the products made by nature. We have in our hands now the technology to feed, clothe and supply energy to an ever growing population for the next seven billion years."
To that I say - Time Editor Richard Stengel and Professor Julian Simon's spirit should climb into a rowboat together – and rescue ALL of the 4 BILLION unfortunates -- as they paddle toward LaLa Land. On their journey, stop by China, India, Mexico and Bangladesh for a dose of reality.
What's that reality? Last year, Denver, Colorado suffered rolling blackouts because we didn't have enough natural gas to heat our homes. Of natural gas, an expert on gas production, Mr. Moniz wrote that, "U.S. consumption represents half of that for the industrialized world…with China, Central and South America expecting to triple their usage over the next 20 years."
Where does that leave you and me, average citizens of the United States as our leaders shove this population juggernaut down our throats?
As Dr. Albert Bartlett said,
"Population growth is given as a cause of the problems identified, but eliminating the cause is not mentioned as a solution.
We are prescribing aspirin for cancer."
Please consider three definite outcomes, outlined here by famous economist Kenneth Boulding, who is a tad sharper than Julian Simon.
§ The Dismal Theorem: If the only ultimate check on the growth of populations is misery, then the population will grow until it is miserable enough to stop growth.
§ The Utterly Dismal Theorem: Any technical improvement can only relieve misery for a while, for so long as misery is the only check on population, the improvement will enable more people to live in misery than before. The final result of improvements, therefore, is to increase the equilibrium population, which is to increase the sum total of human misery.
§ The Moderately Cheerful Form of the Dismal Theorem: If something else, other than misery and starvation, can be found which will keep a prosperous population in check, the population does not have to grow until it is miserable or starves; it can enjoy stable prosperity.
That's what we're trying to do in this series. We don't need to create one more Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, San Francisco, Dallas or Houston with big city traffic, air pollution nightmares, and rampant crime. We don't need to add 100 million Americans, now or ever.
It's time for a "consciousness shift" and action toward a balanced, sustainable and viable United States of America. Go to thesocialcontract.com for more information on what you can do to create change in our country.
* If not you, then who ?
* If not now, then when ?
* If not for your children, then whose children ?
Whatever you do, avoid becoming a part of the "shabbiest of all lies… silent assertion."
What YOU can do for a better future for your country:
YOU can make a difference, really!
The United States is a fragile Republic. A republican form of government is not a spectator sport. It means you must jump in, roll up you sleeves and take personal and collective action. Of course, there are other options; you could let a dictator take over and do everything for you, but that path would give you Cuba, China, North Korea and other unsavory examples.
Get smart. To stop this invasion locally and nationally: join www.numbersusa.com for free and you can join www.fairus.org and www.thesocialcontract.com
For readers of this column, I present you with an opportunity: If you appreciate the gravity of what this nation faces by adding 100 million people in 33 years, please write me with ideas and/or producers on television who might interview me. I need phone numbers, emails and addresses of TV/radio and newsprint leaders across the country. I will speak on behalf of all Americans and expose to the general public what this nation faces if we continue on this overpopulation path. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.
To stop Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid from giving a blanket amnesty to 30 million law-breakers, we MUST take action. Call for a full 10 year moratorium on ALL immigration. We need time to secure our borders (build attractive, tall-humane physical fences, PLUS virtual fences) and to get our house in order. THIS IS URGENT ! During the most recent 12-month period, we were joined by nearly 2 million legal immigrants PLUS more than 3 to as many as 6 million illegal aliens. The "official" numbers are grossly, intentionally understated by the Department of Commerce (Census Bureau)… to fool you.
CALL NANCY PELOSI
Washington, DC - (202) 225-4965
San Francisco, CA - (415) 556-4862
EMAIL NANCY PELOSI email@example.com
EMAIL FORM FOR NANCY PELOSI www.house.gov/pelosi/contact/contact.html
Senator Harry Reid
202-224-3121 in Washington DC
775-686-5750 in Reno, NV
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Switchboard for live listener: 202 456 1414
We must 'sour the milk.' Bring out your points in the call:
1. America cannot support another 100 million people added to our country in 34 years, i.e., water crisis, resource depletion, air pollution, gridlock, loss of quality of life, etc.
2. America cannot support lawbreakers being given citizenship.
3. America must maintain our English language as primary, period.
4. America wants only legal immigrants who play by the rules, and speak English.
5. America 's working poor deserve a chance at jobs taken by illegals.
6. America already has too many people. I support a 10 year moratorium on all immigration.
7. Americans must maintain our high-quality public schools for our children.
8. We can no longer tolerate 350,000 or more expensive birthright citizens (anchor babies) annually, that subtract from our own citizens.
9. Voluntary repatriation is a great thing; Attrition through enforcement by stopping their ability to wire money home, obtain rental housing and jobs will encourage early departure.
10. An amnesty failed in 1986 (gave more than 3 million carte Blanc citizenship), and it will only be worse today (as proposed, SB-2611 will give citizenship to 30 million). We're being displaced out of our jobs and out of our own country.
Call your elected leaders with relentless and never-give-up passion.
To stop illegal aliens in your community, you may follow the course of action taken by Mayor Louis Barletta of Hazelton, PA. He offers a bomb-proof ordinance that takes business licenses away from those who hire illegals. He legally halts landlords from renting to illegals. Without work and without housing, illegals cannot stay in your community. Check out his web site for instructions: SmallTownDefenders.com
Visit D.A. King at the www.thedustininmansociety.org to see how Georgia created the most effective laws to stop illegals at the state level.
Please check out William Gheen at www.alipac.us. He's a mover and shaker. He will direct you to specific actions that make you more powerful and impactful.
Frosty Wooldridge presents a 45 minute program to colleges, high schools, civic clubs, church groups and political clubs across America titled: "COMING POPULATION CRISIS IN AMERICA: WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT." Go to his website for further information on booking the program. www.frostywooldridge.com
Would you like to support the PRR? Send donations to: 21st Century Paul Revere Ride at POB 207, Louisville, CO 80027. www.21stCenturyPaulRevereRide.us;
Check out www.populationmedia.org for an exciting method for creating overpopulation awareness in Third World countries. Their prime directive works with the media in order to educate and activate leaders and women worldwide.
Whether we like it or not, global warming is upon us. We can take action to correct it. Please join www.stopglobalwarming.org for up to the minute information and action items.
Awareness Campaign web site, www.mcs-global.org, which is purely to help save and protect human health and environmental health globally. Diana Buckland is founder and global coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Diana makes impact all over the world by alerting everyone about chemical sensitivities caused by poisons sprayed, injected and applied to our crops and elsewhere.
From Part 5 of this series, "Destroying our oceans", if you would like to become involved please refer to www.savetheoceans.org for a first rate lesson on how to take action in order to cleanse our oceans, restock our fish population, move toward recycling and cleanup of our world's most important living resource. Watch shows on PBS that expose where we threw two million tires into the waters off the East Coast and all the damage those tires are doing to marine life. You'll find out what you can do to have them raised from the deep. Additionally, check out www.greenpeace.org for actions at the national and international levels.
You're invited: I am writing in request to invite you to participate at our March for America National Rally. March for America National Rally will be held June 14th, 15th and 16th 2007, over Flag Day weekend. Key location will be at our Nations capital in Washington D.C., as well as State Capitals nationwide. This event is part of a truly grassroots nationwide movement of the American people known as Let Freedom Ring America. Sincerely, Melissa Gardner, March for America co chair 916-339-3167 firstname.lastname@example.org
To make visual impact: Additionally, we have 300 remaining Paul Revere Ride T-shirts left that feature: "Stop Illegal Immigration" on the front and the very cool "21 st Century Paul Revere Ride" logo on the back with web sites. State your size.
$15.00 per shirt includes shipping.
PRR, POB 207, Louisville, CO 80027
You can also learn from and assist like-minded folks;
Check out www.alipac.us 1-866-329 3999;
On April 1, 2007, the Paul Revere Riders will again ride to stop the illegal invasion and accompany Arizona long haul truckers and motorcyclists in a freedom border ride to block illegal aliens from crossing our borders. We invite all veterans, truckers and bikers to join us. Contact Rusty Childress at www.immigrationbuzz.com and www.americanfreedomriders.com for further information. Please write with your ideas on what to name the ride.
Frosty's published books include:
"HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS";
"STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE" ;
"IMMIGRATION'S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES" ;
"MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA:
INTO THE WIND— A TEEN NOVEL" ;
"BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION";
"AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTICA".
His next book: "TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP".
Frosty lives in Denver, Colorado.