Reposted from BOE REPORT
October 5, 20216:35 AM Terry Etam
I’m unsure what's politically incorrect, what isn’t today, however screw it – some elements of historical past are simply too absurd to not be amused by. It turns into even funnier when, subjected to sure lenses of political correctness, the mirth is multiplied into top-notch black humour. In immediately’s sermon, colonialism supplies simply such a beautiful tipping-of-the-table.
Consider a cultural oddity of final century – ‘cargo cults’ that appeared in some undeveloped nations like Papua New Guinea. Locals have been ‘blessed’ with visits from Europeans, who got here ashore from enormous boats. A main affect the Europeans left behind was Pidgin English, a shorthand model of English that's endearingly direct (Prince Philip grew to become identified on some shores as “Fella belong Missus Queen”). A sadder side was the event of cargo cults – simple-living folks with little publicity to the outer world who have been mesmerized by the bountiful, unusual, fantastic objects introduced ashore by foreigners. They related these items with the arrival of ships, and plenty of watched and waited years for ships to return, and with them, extra miraculous cargo.
Mock these folks at your peril, for now the tables have turned in a poetic-justice method. Those similar colonialists that landed ashore Papua New Guinea, bringing the stench of royalty and bedazzling primitive tribes with Euro-goods, at the moment are standing on the shores of the UK, staring out to sea, desperately hoping to see an LNG cargo ship arrive, and Papua New Guinea may very nicely be the house of that LNG.
Karma has a way of humour.
Nothing towards your power disaster, UK; it really is a tragedy within the making. The dart of accountability is aimed extra on the foreheads of the local weather lunatics you’ve let take the wheel. Their boneheadedness is actually breathtaking; it’s like they're standing on the deck of the Titanic staring down on the gaping gap within the aspect, and declaring that what the ship wants at the beginning is a salad bar. Hey, our governments have been infiltrated by these termites additionally, so I’m not laughing; I assume the one distinction is that, since our oil/gasoline sector is reasonably vital to the financial system over right here, our authorities is having a a lot tougher time killing it.
Here in Canada, a few of us would love to assist out. We would like to ship you some pure gasoline. We have loads. We simply can’t get it to you, as a result of we've federal leaders that care much more about what the UN thinks than about handle and run a rustic. A complete nation, that's. Putin builds Europe a gasoline line, then performs video games to maximise the haul of rubles. Canada chooses to not even get within the sport.
We are engaged on LNG export functionality, regardless of some weird inside obstacles. A couple of terminals could also be prepared a couple of years after you freeze to loss of life. If you need to know why we will’t get you any pure gasoline, a great native place to start out for the British is with the whack jobs at Extinction Rebellion, the piteous group of flailing and ignorant anarchists that originated there and unfold over right here like wildfire, a form of COVID-18. You can have them again, by the way in which; they block roads, annoy everybody, persuade nobody, and wander in circles evading actuality till the following siren tune beckons them to assemble once more in a formation of human mosquitoes.
For full disclosure, we might like to get you some pure gasoline not simply to maintain you from freezing to loss of life, however as a result of extracting and promoting pure gasoline pays loads of the payments. It would pay a hell of much more of them if we may get you a few of our gasoline. Erudite business veteran Dave Yeager posted a superb synopsis of the difficulty on Twitter final week: In late September, AECO gasoline traded at C$2.72/GJ, US Henry Hub gasoline traded at US$5.03/mmbtu (approx C$6/GJ), and Asian LNG traded at US$29/mmbtu (roughly infinity in comparison with Canada’s pathetic quantity).
Canadian producers are compelled to promote at this cut price basement worth as a result of we will’t get the product to international market, the place it will be most welcome. Canadians are typically oblivious to the sum of money being left on the desk, to not point out oblivious to your thundering want for the stuff.
Because your state of affairs there in Europe is so dire, I don’t actually have the guts to level out that the piano actually is being moved over your head, and XR is reducing the rope. “China’s central government officials ordered the country’s top state-owned energy companies — from coal to electricity and oil — to secure supplies for this winter at all costs, according to people familiar with the matter,” famous Bloomberg in a (sorry) firewall-protected article. Good luck competing with them. Over right here in Canada, we might liken that to a grizzly bear and a French poodle squaring off over a pork chop. Not being disrespectful of Britain’s may, thoughts you; simply stating that China has 1.3 billion folks to maintain from revolting, and they're working for the buffet and can shoulder examine anybody out of the way in which with out blinking.
I actually am detest to tell you although that it will get worse. Much worse. In close by India, the place coal accounts for nearly half of the nation’s power manufacturing, greater than half of India’s 135 coal-fired energy vegetation have solely sufficient coal to final solely three days. Government tips recommend a two-week provide. India additionally has over a billion folks, and can be on a life-and-death scramble for hydrocarbons in any kind. The UK’s 70 million well-looked-after residents are going face to face with 2.5 billion that want those self same fuels for survival.
And on that word, please don’t take the above bits of levity as a failure to know the seriousness of this international state of affairs. A chilly winter shall be devastating for a lot of the world’s inhabitants, and I’m not speaking a few authorities directive to set the thermostat to 65.
As one clown on Twitter put it, we're previous gas-to-oil switching and approaching gas-to-furniture switching. The headlines get ever extra ominous. Ten days in the past, it was European zinc processors that have been reducing output, now, as of early October, huge Dutch greenhouses are going darkish and reducing output. I had no thought how enormous Dutch greenhouses are, exporting over ten billion in meals, however I’m certain you knew that, being neighbours. To make the purpose crystal clear to any apoplectic activists listening in, that’s the meals provide shutting down, people.
Make no mistake: this disaster has been purposefully engineered by power charlatans and organizations that satisfied the world it now not wants hydrocarbons and might start dismantling the hydrocarbon system. Every ENGO celebration of a blocked pipeline is a direct and irrefutable piece of proof ought to the unthinkable occur. The video games are over. It could be actually nice to be simply writing about constructive power developments, like a burgeoning hydrogen financial system, or whatnot, and if the ‘transition’ had occurred in a rational method, that may be the story. But it’s not, and wishing you all the perfect that these cargo ships seem on the horizon. And quickly.
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