October 16, 2012

Today's head scratcher

Imagine solar panels covering the broad expanse of grassland that was the site of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. Maybe you can envision windmills dotting the landscape of Valley Forge?

Is lining the runways of Ford Field at Pearl Harbor with solar panels any less obscene?

 16 years of no global warming  and it is time to abandon the green energy/global warming onslaught. I am for saving the environment and reducing the use of fossil fuels where it makes sense, but at some point the cost is too high. There is no more efficient, cheaper alternative to fossil fuels available today. Except maybe nukes, and the environmentaltards are never going to allow more nuke plants to open.

I am not sure when it started, but the Government has turned the military, especially the navy, into a big social experiment. Much to our peril, I think. To paraphrase Clausewitz, the purpose of the military is to project through force a nation's political will. In other words, to break stuff and kill people. I am aware I never served and lack the bonafides to comment on military matters. But it does not take years of service to know the role of the navy is to protect America's interests at sea, not to be a poster program for green energy.

To destroy one of our nation's key historic sites to propagate a fad is beyond the pale.  We might as well mount windmill blades on the Washington Monument.

1 comment:

Dax Montana said...

" Government has turned the military, especially the navy, into a big social experiment."...Didn't that happen when Truman integrated the troops?

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