I get it. Big Oil is so greedy it will stop at nothing in order to ensure alternative fuels or green energy is blacklisted to protect its profit margin. In Cars 2 it’s the lemon cars that round out the evil cast of cars that are used to carry out Big Oil’s evil plans. The story follows Tow Mater who involves Lightning McQueen in a race where the fuel Allinal, a fuel said to be superior to ordinary gas, receives its welcoming introduction to the public. Well, Mater becomes a spy, literally, to save the racers from an organization, Big Oil, set to stamp out the competition. Big Oil intends to expose Allinal as a dangerous fuel, thus branding alternative fuels as dangerous as well. The twist is that Big Oil itself creates Allinal for the sole purpose of demonizing it by televising it blowing up cars.
Wow, anti-oil propaganda from the most successful animation studio in the world. How much does Pixar make as a studio? Are they greedy? If this film made more than 100 million dollars would this be trumpeted as a success or as a greedy failure? But since we’re on the subject of money I want to know who’s doing the most damage to the pocket book of the consumer. If we examine what Obama wants to do or will do with his energy policy could we avert our evil eye away from ‘Big Oil’ and redirect it at ‘Big Government’?
Obama said, ‘Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket’. How many want their electricity bills to ‘skyrocket’? Coal is used to create our electricity, but Obama has said, ‘So if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can – it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.’ He wants to force us to use alternative energy which will be expensive to implement and make coal unaffordable or unavailable. This will cause our energy prices to ‘skyrocket’. According to Chicago Tribune business (and here) our electricity will indeed go up 40 – 60% by 2014. Why? The closing down of coal plants. Five AEP coal plants are going to be closed already or pay billions in EPA mandated renovations.
But how great is alternative energy, more specifically, alternative fuel? Let’s look at ethanol. It makes our engines burn hotter making gas burn more quickly (therefore we fill up more) and stressing our engines more. It’s more expensive to refine than gas. It’s using 40% of our corn crop making food prices go up including meat. Ethanol is a worse pollutant than gasoline. So how is this saving us and the environment?
Alternative energy? Should we drive electric? An electrical car charge can get you a hundred miles and then the gas engine kicks in when the charge is depleted. Sound good? Well, charging it back up takes up to 8 hours. Where do you plug up? How much will it cost to create those stations where you can plug up? (If these cars take hours to charge up that would have to be a pretty big station because you’d have to park your car for the duration). Other factors that put a drain on the battery other than time are a/c or a greater load to carry among other things. On top of everything else we use electricity for do we drain the electrical grid with our cars as well? By the way, if electricity rates will ‘skyrocket’ under Obama’s plan won’t that make your electrical car expenditures skyrocket as well?
Steven Chu said, ‘Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels of Europe’, that is, $8 a gallon. Does Steven Chu work for Big Oil or for the Obama administration? Obama also wants a ‘gradual adjustment’ to oil prices (an increase) although it is reported that he does not agree with Chu. Lie.
I like how liberals determine who is greedy and who is not. If a company is successful and makes lots of money, therefore, it is greedy unless it serves some liberal purpose. The liberal does not ask why that company is successful or implies an always impure motive. It is successful because the consumer likes the product and the service. If the product in question, oil, were so pernicious and hated by the consumer the consumer would invest in businesses that provided an alternative voluntarily. The key word here is voluntarily. But only liberals, for the most part, hate real choice and therefore want to mandate for the rest of us that we buy green. And saddled with the pushing of a mandate are deceptions and lies to convince the rest of us to go along with it. Pixar’s convinced or Disney or whoever they are. So much for family friendly.