The mistreatment of the US energy industry might be the scandal of the century. For years we’ve bought oil from the middle east. They in turn have used that money to fund Islamic Jihad, both here and around the world. Iran, the number one state sponsor of Islamic Jihad, gets its money almost exclusively from oil. We could pull the rug right out from under Jihad if we used our oil and natural gas, instead of buying oil from countries that hate us.
It’s perhaps the scandal of the century because we could cut the guts out of Jihad, create millions of jobs, and strengthen our position in the world, all at the same time. It’s a scandal, because this has been deliberately covered up. Arab oil interests are well known donors to foundations in the United States, and they do this to manipulate our politics. These companies also have lobbyists in D.C. that work to keep us from using our own energy by shutting it down with “environmental” regulations and red tape. Whenever some Hollywood nitwit wants to make a film attacking “fracking,” they always have plenty of money to get it produced.
The middle east has been nothing but a bleeding sore in the world for the past sixty years. Despite the misinformation in the media, “terrorism” is a product that is manufactured exclusively in the middle east. Islam is the motive, and the curious Arab temperament serves as the vehicle. At bottom, Jihad is paid for with oil – oil that we are buying, because our government is standing in the way of developing our energy sector. Another problem is that the government isn’t helping it to get going. The Saudis have, for months now, been selling oil on the cheap to try to starve out our nascent hydraulic fracturing industry. That’s why gas prices have been so low for months now. The government should place a protective tariff on oil so that our industries can get up and running.
The millions of jobs that would be created are almost staggering to consider. Great paying jobs that can end this quasi-depression and set off an economic boom? Why aren’t we doing that now? Why hasn’t this been going on for years now? It’s a very poor American that doesn’t want to see the energy sector developed. Of course, government and the media is loaded with poor Americans that wouldn’t know patriotism if they saw it.
To end this quasi-depression; to suck the life out of Islamic Jihad; to revive the economy and create millions of great paying jobs, the energy sector needs to be both supported and protected. A tariff is a good place to start, as is cutting regulations down to just what is needed to protect people and the immediate environment from damage. It’s essential to our future as a country that we do this and do it quickly. The world is changing, economically and politically. It’s important that we have a strong rock to stand upon to tackle the future. Developing our energy sector is one of the most important things to do in order to accomplish this.