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What’s Mandarin for “Green?”

October 5, 2010

In the continuing effort to remind everyone that Green energy is perfect, the left side of the world is cheering the decision by the White House to put solar panels back in place.  Of course, they never cheered when the Bush administration put several up, but that’s another story… Solar panels, batteries, all that fun stuff… hey it takes away our dependency on foreign oil.  But Michelle Malkin reminds us that it doesn’t remove our dependency on foreign countries.

As some of you may have read, the Chi-coms are flexing their regime muscle as the world’s dominant producers of the precious minerals used to manufacture solar panels, electric cars, wind turbines, and other environmentally correct products. China accounts for 95 percent of the rare earth metals market…

Well, then… would I rather have my energy needs in the hands of potentially psychopathic fomenters of terrorism?  Or perhaps I should opt for the world’s next superpower that already owns a staggering amount of our debt?  Hmmm…

Ah, and what about mining for the metals here in America?  I’m sure we have plenty of them here.  Michelle goes on…

After years of obstructing the industry, Democrats are now rushing to re-open rare earth metal mines in the face of this national security threat. The last one shut down in 2002. It could take up to 15 years to get it back up and running again.

Four words: Too little, too late.

It’s now when we should remind everyone that the same liberal policy that actually prevents us from getting oil out of our own land also prevents us from getting the metals we need for green energy.  We can grow all the corn we want for ethanol, provided we actually do it organically.

And don’t forget that most of these green sources are still way less efficient than things like oil, coal, and even dams.  But it’s not whether we can make our energy clean, it’s whether we can make our energy DISTANT… as in: not now, but really good later.  We’ll just all have to sacrifice now.  Well, China should be laughing all the way to the banks they already own.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lynn Comp permalink
    October 5, 2010 9:17 pm

    what was that about buying something from us only to sell it back at 2x the price? Who says they’re really not capitalists at heart 🙂

  2. Anonymous permalink
    October 5, 2010 8:36 pm

    Not to mention the Chinese are also probably the leading producer of lead storage batteries. Btw, how “green” are storage batteries?

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