By: A. Dru Kristenev and Toddy Littman
Although the word ‘cabal’ came into common use after the early 1600s, the Chaldean root: to acquire, fits right in with the more modern definition of a conspiracy or plot, as in overthrowing a government. Why else create a ‘cabal’ if not to acquire power?
You have got to be wondering why I’ve chosen this particular word to describe what President Obama is about when he already occupies the most powerful office in the land, and as generally accepted, the world. This is going to be a deep discussion, so hang onto your scuba mask so you don’t drown under the obfuscating rhetoric and blow-by that continues to spring from the oval office.
How many of us have truly considered who are the beneficiaries of all the ‘green’ bucks that continue to be laundered through the executive branch? The multiple billions of dollars that have been awarded via Stimulus and grants constructed to prop up the alternative energy industry – a term used for lack of a better one since there is no actual industry in motion, just a scheme (look up that word, too, while you’ve got your dictionary handy) – are going precisely where?
In answer to that, there is the oft-mentioned $535 million to Solyndra, but let me add these few to the list:
• ½ $186 million for federal weatherization in California produced a total of 538 full-time jobs; 3 homes weatherized and 14 jobs in $20 Million grant to Seattle • $510 million in stimulus loans and grants to green-tech companies: Tesla Motors, RecycleBank, EdeniQ and Amyris (at forbes.com). And then there’s the Soros’ investments in ‘green’ tech growth capital with government funds (at changingwind.org) – (though you’ll be interested to know that both articles linked therein are, strangely, no longer available… hmmm).
Although these are drops in the bucket, as they say, it should be noted how hedge funds that drive oil speculation and oil moneymen like T. Boone Pickens are now hip-deep in ‘green’ technology. Why is that? And why are think tanks like the Milken Institute pushing for federal Competitive Renewable Energy Zones to tap into the $11 billion for grid upgrades ‘created’ by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009. By the way, isn’t Milken, better known as the junk-bond king, the guy who went away for securities fraud? We should examine where our advice originates (at renewableenergyfocus.com). What is most disturbing is the assumption that government can and should design and implement the “plan” for grid modernization to accommodate government-driven (read that “compelled”) private investment into “renewable” sources that maybe pans out to 20% of (unreliable) energy generation, with losses of 40% in transmission alone over copper conduction lines. (Kristenev, A. Dru, 2009, Energy Barons. ChangingWind, softcover editon, Page 418)
Who, then, is Obama, our ultimate corporate (billionaire) lobbyist-in-chief for alternative energy, as Toddy tags him, working to benefit? Certainly not the average citizen, you or me, as we will be in hock to the handful of billionaires that own the rights to this or that technology that “converts” the wind, Sun and whatever other inconsistent and obscure energy source they can conjure up for “usage fees.” President Obama is the front-man for the legal regime that manufactured the separation of mineral rights from those of the land, thereby dividing property owners from the full usage and enjoyment of their land. And what about airspace? How does that figure in to this creation “of a legal system to control invented energy generated by inventions?” (I stole that from Toddy Littman, too.)
Think about it. Harnessing contrived methods of transmitting free energy, the only purpose of which is to take profits… who can afford the manipulation of government and the political hacks in order to accomplish this except for the small number of outlandishly wealthy such as the Soros’ and Buffetts of this world? A scheme is built where a contraption like a specialty windmill “gathers” energy without burning, or really “generating” anything, as opposed to what occurs with coal, natural gas and oil, all to sell to the highest bidder, who then backs the socialist government which gets its cut via leases. The cycle is self-proliferating… lawyers breed laws that feed the money-source that engenders the governmental regulations to keep the circular-dwindling of individual rights in motion.
The entire thing is owned by the invention owner because the legal regime was created for that purpose, to bilk the people through the legal control of the alternative energy industry, being defined by government as a “public utility” and given a specific local monopoly. Beyond that is the fact that there is no liability to the invention owner. Do not forget that most legislation quite often is created to protect government, and its cronies, from liability (which is the whole point of lobbyists like Obama).
This all goes to the “end user license agreement” applied to every use of technology, including now the “generation of energy.” Here again we will be “licensed” to use energy. The more we license, the less we own, because we relinquish our rights in favor of government-granted privilege, “government-granted” because it is a privilege created by “legislation,” known to the “end user” as a license. This is the road to capitulate to government, “constituted” by us to be our servant, handing over to government the free usage of our property in exchange for an “allowed” use (so long as we pay the government fee of course), wherein it is a “use crime” to access it unless duly licensed.
We shall go one step further. Recall the June 28, 2012 ruling of the Supreme Court (note our last article: “Let’s go back to Egypt; Freedom is just too hard”) to understand that the Obamacare decision opens the door for a government mandate to purchase energy according to government standards. The days of culling energy with a personally owned windmill, solar panels or even a wood burning stove could be over. Instead, you’d be taxed, or fined for “generating” your own power except under government purview and by prescribed acceptable means. Even the gas station will go by the wayside, replaced by a “power station.” Funny how all that stimulus money that was designated for electric vehicle charging bases that never materialized, seemed to dissipate into thin air. The Phoenix company, eTec (parent company ECOtality) secured a $99.8 stimulus grant in 2009 (part of the $2.9 billion to DOE) to build 12,000 charging stations across five states (at usatoday.com). They have released almost nothing to the press since August 2010 (pdf file at etecevs.com). So, where have they been and what have they done with all that cash? Looks like they’re using part of it to sue California energy regulators for giving a contract to build charging stations to NRG, a New Jersey outfit (at latimes.com).
Oh yes, it looks like they’ve built 556 of the planned 12,000 plug-in corners thus far (at blinknetwork.com). That’s progress as progressives look at it. On top of that is the ridiculous cost of the electric vehicles in the first place, not to mention that those charging stations are still being powered by coal (Charleston Daily Mail, 12/14/10: “National energy policy isn’t making much sense; electric vehicles depend on coal; wind and solar can’t supplant it”).
We are witnessing cronyism at its worst: Obama working the country as lobbyist-in-chief to corner the alternative energy market for his billionaire chums, trying to persuade his constituency that he’s a “man of the people” when, in truth, he is anything but. He is a sellout and corporate toady. He’s also the one who said we want to be Brazil’s (Petrobras) “biggest customer” for oil, the company that saw Soros’ investment of U.S. funding not once, but twice (Progressive Brute Force Marketing: Egypt). Obama is setting up for the oil barons to become the alternative energy barons, plain and simple.
Who loses? You, me and all the minorities Obama calls his base, who are facing bankruptcy at the hands of White House crony energy policy. New energy scheme, same owners, same old cabal, yet with greater financial leverages, no cost of drilling, no cost of mining. It’s all in who owns the “rights to harness” the movement of the oceans, or the wind, where maintenance is the highest “cost of production,” irrespective of the intrinsic environment over our own land being made unavailable to us for our use without paying The Alternative Energy Piper Lord their homage, what they so appropriately call “royalty” á la “end user license fees.”
Thank you for reading,
A. Dru Kristenev and Toddy Littman
A. Dru Kristenev is a citizen of the great Northwest United States, former journalist and author of the Baron Series, novels of political intrigue, world markets and presumptive power brokers based on research of the underpinnings of real-time political and global financial maneuvering, and who’s instigating it.
Visit ChangingWind.Org for news links and insightful postings by a legal researcher as Toddy Littman, “Gold Baron” character, who reappears in the sequel “Energy Barons.” You can also find Toddy on twitter “@ToddyLittman.”
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