The recent election hinged on one single issue: whether the brainwashees of looter totalitarianism would or would not manage to turn off the lights in America by banning electrical power generation.
The average yokel voting Republican will, of course, understand none of that. To them the idea is to keep forcing them nasty Jezebels to have unwanted babies–babies brainwashable into the Lebensborn indoctrination facilities that crank out goodthinkful, altruistic, church-going ‘Murricans willing to stand up to gun-grabbing commie atheists and their Saracen buddies.
The average Dem, CPUSA or Green voter will testify in abject and altruistic sincerity that its vote was cast to Save Humanity from Imminent Extinction at the hands of despicable Nazi Plutocrats eager to broil or drown us all like kittens in a bag for filthy lucre. A few will pipe up for saving kids in gun-free Lebensborn schools from being gunned down by well-meaning school chums who take the virtues of the initiation of deadly force a bit too far. These conflicting world-views are painfully clear to libertarians, who have no investment in either collection of fantastic mythologies and superstitions.
But to the men behind the curtains in all those parties–persons conversant with the equations formulated by James Clerk Maxwell during the Civil War, and who understand the meaning of such physical arcana as force, erg, joule, energy, work and Watt–the only thing at issue was whether the generation of electricity in These States would remain legal or be banned.
So why bother arguing with dupes who can’t grasp the fundamentals required for an understanding of the facts of reality? Far easier to send them scurrying this way and that, yipping and yelping about carefully planted red herrings and non-sequiturs that have nothing to do with the real issue.*
Republican dupes will yelp about the race suicide danger of Mohammedans reproducing faster than Christians, or the Kristallnacht gun laws them “liberals” (by which they mean commie atheists) are fixing to pass once the Second Amendment is repealed. Democratic dupes will at the same time rally their faithful against the imminent rewriting of the 14th Amendment to read “All Ova fertilized…” that Hitler-worshipping Christian National Socialists are plotting in their klaverns and bunkers. The peaks and troughs cancel out, much like the Fenton Silencer in the Arthur C. Clarke story, and generators pour forth electricity.
And so it is that while yellow journalists for both versions of the United States of Paranoia scurry to and fro with their frothings, the South Texas Nuclear Project just south of Houston will continue to light up city after city as more reactors are added online. Even Bernie supporters up north can flip on their Macs thanks to the CANDU reactors piping electricity out of godless, feminist Canada to the northeastern People’s States.
But to whom will the torch of science, political economy and engineering be passed as ‘Murrican mystical superstition is gradually replaced–not by skeptical Los Alamos physics and math–but by European looter groupthink and State-mandated pseudoscience?
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