This posting contains 2 rather long videos. Nearly a couple of hours. Both well worth watching as they condense a whole lot of insight into a really rather small space.
One is a “Systems Technical” one that basically points out just why the WEF “Decarbonization plan” will fail, and likely catastrophically. That comes down to 2 basic points, and one complex one. Oil is needed to keep things going, there’s not enough minerals to change that in 10 years; complex systems are not predictable and collapse is sudden, often not recoverable.
The other is more political in orientation and it goes into the background of two folks who’s understandings are good and where I’ve come to enjoy their “show”. Along the way it also points out how the Political Stupid & Broken Narrative of The West (i.e. UK, USA, and EU / NATO) dooms them to failure vs Russia. Largely from believing their own B.S.
On the first one, from Peak Prosperity, it does a nice job of illustrating the numbers behind just why we can’t succeed at “Going Green” right now; and it points out the downside of trying really really hard when you are not ready. Many times I’ve said “I know they can not do it, so I’m not worried that they will do it.” This points out why you ought to be worried if they try too hard to “do it”. Collapse of the interconnected systems of the economy, farming, society, et. al. We’ve sometimes pointed at that outcome, but not explained it.
The second one is more about the actual history and culture of Russia & The Eastern Orthodox ex-Byzantium world; and how that is interacting with The West; but also about how the stupidity of shutting off Russian fuel and financial access has resulted in a collapsing EU, people in the streets, a sharp Right Turn, and a robust and growing Alternative Economy centered on the BRICS nations (perhaps soon to include Saudi Arabia and Qatar…)
In essence, both of them are pointing out how the WEF policy ideas, filtered through the EU Elite, the UK Royals & Parliament, and the USA Idiots In Charge are largely trying to break systems they do not understand, before they are ready to create new ones, when they have no idea how to create new ones, do not have the actual materials available AT ALL to build the needed scale, and will not have the energy or labor to build them once they have succeeded at breaking the old ones (that presently keep us all alive and well). In other words, on a Global Scale these Ignorant Elite are busy believing their own B.S. and eFing Around applying it to the Global Economy & Nations; and now we are at the start of them Finding Out.
Street Protests in the EU / Europe writ large are the prelude to riots that are the prelude to insurrections and revolts. I’ve often said these Elite need to remember “The French Haircut”. Yet they do not. How far down that road will we go before the lesson of history is learned (or reprised?) is TBD. To Be Determined.
Just when will the “Go 100% Wind & Solar!!!” Useful Idiots learn that there is just not enough copper in the world’s mines to do it? Likely never… In the Peak Prosperity video he includes a wonderful chart that lists the essential metals needed for just the first generation of Wind & Solar to completion, then the annual production in 2019 (a good economic year) and divides the two, yielding how many years of production is needed. For copper it is 189. For some others, in the 10’s of Thousands of years. That, BTW, is why I’ve often said “it just will not happen”. Yet he points out a larger issue: We need / use a LOT of oil to do that mining. Is there enough oil production to do that in, say 40 years instead of 40,000?? What happens if you shut down oil in 10 or 20 years, but do not have those minerals mined yet? Eh? (You collapse into a New Dark Age…)
I do not agree with his bit on Peak Oil. It ignores that we have control of exploration and production and that there are already hundreds of years worth of “Ultimate Resource”, but it only becomes “Reserves” at a given price and time. So yeah, shut down leasing for drilling on all public lands, you get “Peak US Oil”. Open drilling as was done by Trump and you get “World’s largest oil producer”. Basically it’s a variable not a constant function.
Per the more political side of things, IMHO the Eastern POV understands Russia better than folks in The West. In particular, somewhere past about 1/2 way, they talk about the nature of Putin and why Western Leaders just do not understand him. Branded with the false narrative of Evil Incarnate Lusting For The New Russian Empire; they can not see that he is largely pragmatic and just working to protect Russian Culture, Language, And People from an aggressive assault by the WEF & Cancel Culture (seasoned with Soros…). I’d come to similar conclusions long before seeing their POV on it; but it is nice to know others see the same things. Largely for the same reasons: Listening to Putin when he gives speeches, reading their text, seeing what he actually does in Russia, watching him try to NOT damage Ukrainian Infrastructure & People until forced into it by NATO intervention (pragmatically doing what will work after giving up on the better option…)
Where I included a video by Alexander Mercouris (after the bit about “jerk seasoning salt”), I’d alluded to him being English (based on accent and presentation). Turns out he was born in Greece, but his parents escaped one of the Greek coups and then he was retrieved to England. He’s also been an English lawyer of some sort. So a bit of a cross culture life. Alex Christoforou is a fellow Greek (Cypriot) who joins him on “The Duran” blog / vlog discussions. Both have their own independent channels The first chunk of this video has them giving a bit of personal biography that turns out to be both interesting and important. Both of them come from Politically Important Families, but then went their own ways… yet have insight into that culture.
Also a surprise to me was that Dr. Turley is also a Greek Orthodox Christian. I had no idea. It does look like something about that background gives a better understanding of Russia and the Russian mindset.
Do note that at present the EU & UK are having about a 10% to 20% reduction in their natural gas flows. This is about 5% to 10% reduction in their “Carbon”. Now both currencies have dropped about 1/3 of their value vs the $ US (that is also losing value fast to inflation….). They also have a political revolution in the starting phases, governments being turned out, and massive marches in the streets. It isn’t even winter yet… With that small a step toward the WEF “Decarbonization Goal”, this is what you get. What do you think will happen with a double of that “decarbonization”?
Sanctions on Russia have put the UK & EU into One Small Step toward the WEF goal, and they are already shutting down Aluminum smelting, Glass making, and a dozen other industries. Folks are screaming about heating bills, and marching in the streets. The shutdown of fertilizer production will assure a crop reduction (failure??) next year and a very hungry population. From 5% to 10% of the WEF Goal. You have 8 years to the 2030 “deadline” (with the emphasis on ‘dead’…). So you MUST do more than this much shutting down each year to “get there”. 10% x 8 = 80%. You must shut down MORE than this much fuel available each year for the next 8 years. What do you think will happen?
This is your “taster”…
IMHO, the EU & UK Political Elite have been doing a LOT of eFing around, and expect to do 10 Times as much eFing around in the next 8 years; so what is happening now is just the very start of them “Finding Out”. The Lord may forgive them for “knowing not what they do”; but the People? Not so much.