I actually divide the population into those who assume and those who think. Ayn Rand brilliantly summed it up, “The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other – until one day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.”
… for the first time in political recorded history, in June of 1775, Thomas Jefferson penned that idea into the immortal words ‘all men are born equal’. On that day equal, individual rights were finally, openly declared in a founding document of a country.
When presented in just the appropriate manner, an idea that totally lacks knowledge, that is truly incredible, can sweep through a nation and … in this case the world. The cacophony of panic is virtually impermeable to reason.
First, you need to know, there is no sunrise or sunset. If you know what I mean, thank you, and, here’s the rest of the story.
“It seems inconceivable that the descendants of the brilliant thinkers that created the freest nation ever can be swayed to stupidity by a has been NFL quarterback that dislikes an originating flag image on a shoe. That thousands of people will for that flimsy reason denounce the founders of this country.”
… grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Today, combined-cycle natural gas turbines are the most cost effective means to generate electricity, yet that method has been rejected by the BC Liberals. Had we chosen to generate electricity with natural gas, the industry would have a stable market that would not only provide employment but build the infrastructure needed if and when the opportunity to market our gas around the world does come to fruition in the future.
“Sure we have a carbon footprint. We just need to be proud and grateful that it happens to be a size 18 boot-print rather than being ashamed of it.”