At the opening of the 1950 classic film noir, D.O.A., Edmund O'Brien strides purposefully into a big-city police station, proceeds down long, endless corridors, and finally arrives at a door marked Homicide Division. "I want to report a murder," he says to the head detective. "Who was murdered?" asks the cop. "I was," replies O'Brien.
In this, year two of the dreadful administration of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., we Americans know just how he feels. From the moment this blustering blowhard of a United States senator of no accomplishment from a meaningless state took office in January 2021, he has been busily poisoning the country for the simple reason that he can, he wants to, and there is no one to stop him.
The beneficiary of the hinkiest election in modern American history thanks to the illegal changes in balloting occasioned by the unnecessary Covid panic, and given the narrowest possible margins of control in both the House and the Senate, the superannuated chief executive has done everything in his power to show his contempt for the American people, to damage our patrimony, and make our lives increasingly miserable.
And yet, like O'Brien, we're not quite dead yet, and still staggering around trying to catch our murderer before time runs out. Barring the hand of God, the first opportunity we'll have to put Biden out to pasture won't come until November 2024, and while the congressional elections this fall could possibly remove both houses of Congress from the geriatric clutches of the bibulous Nancy Pelosi and the baleful Chuck Schumer, that can only stanch but not stop the country's internal hemorrhaging. Like the hapless Frank Bigelow, desperately searching in his last hours for the psycho killer who poisoned him before the "luminous toxin" kills him, we're unsure whom to trust, with both friends and foes suspects alike.
"This can't be happening," we think, but it is. Under the cloak of Covid "emergency"—the punitive lockdowns, the destruction of our education system, the loss of social contact, the delusion that our fellow humans were carriers of a deadly disease who needed to be shunned or even imprisoned—Americans' constitutional freedoms were summarily abrogated without a shot being fired, and we were consigned to effective house arrest (and worse in places like Australia and Canada). Our freedom of movement—essential to life in a country as large as the United States of America—was drastically curtailed and our transportation system deliberately wrecked. Meanwhile the "climate change" canard continued apace, and the push for electric vehicles was intensified, even as the nation's electric grid was tangibly collapsing.
Since Robinette took office, gas prices have more than doubled, part of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve has been emptied, our hard-won energy independence achieved during the Trump era has been frittered away, and we've been reduced to begging erstwhile enemies like the "kingdom" of Saudi Arabia to do the jobs Americans just can't be allowed to do. If this looks like a conspiracy to you, don't worry: it is. And one that the conspirators have been quite open about for decades. They're a suicide cult, hell-bent on killing us as well as themselves:
Analysis has now shown that the carbon embedded in existing fossil fuel production, if allowed to run its course, would take us beyond the globally agreed goals of limiting warming to well below 2˚C and pursuing efforts to limit to 1.5˚C. The global carbon budgets associated with either temperature limit will be exhausted with current fossil fuel projects, and in fact some currently-operating fossil fuel projects will need to be retired early in order to have appropriately high chances of staying below even the 2˚C limit, let alone 1.5˚C.
Therefore, we, as over 400 civil society organizations from more than 60 countries, representing tens of millions around the world, call on world leaders to put an immediate halt to new fossil fuel development and pursue a just transition to renewable energy with a managed decline of the fossil fuel industry.
The first step in this effort is a simple one: Stop digging. No additional fossil fuel development, no exploration for new fossil fuels, no expansion of fossil fuel projects. We need to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Just about every word in this screed is either a false premise or an outright lie. The notion of keeping global temperature increases to under 2℃ is purely arbitrary, while the idea of carbon being a pollutant is anti-humanism at its most pernicious, since we are carbon-based life forms who breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide—the very stuff of life for the green trees and fields the Left constantly celebrates, the concept of symbiosis being apparently beyond them. The unsightly forests of Brobdingnagian windmills currently uglifying landscapes around the world testify to the success of their monomania.
Their blatantly dishonest attempts to link "climate" with weather, however, have had their intended effects on public opinion, pushed largely by propagandistic media outlets such as NPR and the New York Times, which has a whole "hub" devoted to the subject as well as a regular section on "climate and environment." It's important to note here that the Times's reach extends far beyond its direct readership, since its news judgment sets the table for every other media outlet in the country, while your tax dollars subsidize NPR's increasingly deracinated fixations on "climate change," race, and trannies. And naturally you know who's on board with the whole thing:
Which is an astute observation, Margaret, since their goal is our perpetual enslavement.
Speaking of dead people, the USA led the world in percentage growth in murder in 2021.
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, incidentally. It's hard to think of a better 'on deadline' plot device. As Rust Hills said once that a good story is one where something happens to somebody and does it ever with Bigelow. I also had no idea that its composer, Tiomkin accumulated four Oscars and worked on 100 pictures.
Closing statement by Republican candidate Ron DeSantis, final presidential debate, Oct. 23, 2024:
Forty-four years ago, my namesake stood in this spot and asked viewers of that debate “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” and to consider the answer to that question in making their voting choice.
I regret that I have to pose that question once again, but this time under far more ominous background conditions. When Ronald Reagan asked it, he was referring to the incompetence of an administration that may have failed to deliver economic progress but still maintained that as its objective.
Today our opponents consider such progress as pernicious. They advocate “de-growth” policies that would destroy the middle class and consign millions to poverty in order to attain some nebulous objectives for combatting “climate change” and achieving “environmental justice”. They tell us that we must embrace limitations on our mobility, our pursuit of the dream of home ownership, our aspirations for a better life for our children, and even on the food we eat. They tell us that we must embrace a lower standard of living to “save the planet”, even while their elites make no such comparable sacrifice. They tell us that “you’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy.” Do you really think so?
The choice we face is clear: they concern themselves with pronouns, plastic straws, and Palestinians. We concern ourselves with prosperity. Please consider that once again when you cast your vote.
Thank you and God Bless America.
Someone wrote that fossil fuels are what permitted the end of slavery. We don't need poor people to do our dirty work, machines do it. Horses not needed; we have cars, trucks, which move faster, can keep us warm or cool and don't leave manure all over the streets.
If only we didn’t have eunuchs in charge of the stupid party there might be some hope. But alas since the Marxist/Democrat/Hate America Party has control of all the levers of information in this country, we are indeed doomed.
We would be an incredibly lucky Country if our enemies nuked DC, NYC, LA, SFR. We might actually recover our nation from madmen.
The Dawn of the Living Dead.