Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Ugly Ugly truth about Bio-Fuels and Hydrogen

As promised in my opening post, I intend to speak the truth no matter how controversial and painful it may be. And occasionally I find someone else who is willing to do the same. I was planning to write about the tragic consequences of the bio-fuel initiative in depth. However, I found an article that almost says it all about as accurately and direct as it can be said. The Bio-fuels Scam by Mike Adams. Mike covers everything from the rush to jump on the bandwagon to the not so sincere political motives. However, what Mike doesn't talk about is the dirty little secret that really drives the move to bio-fuel. That ommission motivated me to write this post now.

The reason bio-fuels are so prevalent is the same reason that hydrogen fueled vehicles are being thrust upon us. Commoditization. You see, it is quite simple. The richest people in the world that run the most profitable companies in the world sell commodities. Items like fuel, food, paper and other consumables are the most profitable things in the world. You need food and fuel everyday no matter what.

Well, what if you didn't need gas everyday? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know what that would mean for oil companies like Exxon and Citgo. You also don't have to be too incredibly worldly to know that the richest most powerful people in the world aren't about to walk away from the greatest source of power and wealth the world has ever known. So, with experts predicting that the oil is running out at an alarming pace, they need a backup plan and fast.

So, here is the deal. If you are Big Oil USA, you have billions and billions tied up in refineries, transportation, distribution and retail outlets. You also have an entire global community that is predisposed to coming to you for their fuel needs. There is only one solution. If you can't sell oil, you need something real similar. If you can't do that, you need to at least keep control of the fuel supply market and protect your hold on market sector.

Bio-fuels like corn ethanol are the perfect scenario. You can use your refinery, distribution, transportation and retail assets to deliver the product to the consumers in the same fashion as oil. Sure, the profits will be less initially, but you have maintained control of the cash cow and the golden goose is back online. This is also a great alternative for the auto manufacturers. They can keep building cars almost identical to their current models with very little pain and expense.

Hydrogen is a distant second choice for Big Oil USA but still feasible for the oil companies. The expense of this conversion for them will be very costly. However, regardless of the expense involved, they will still maintain control of the market sector. The good news for Big Oil USA is that they can jack up prices now so that the consumer pays for their future expenses in advance. If you don't think they would do that, check you local gas station prices (or your last fill-up receipt).

Okay okay, so you are not all that offended by their motives. Honestly, if that was all there was to this deal, I wouldn't be offended either. Unfortunately, the ugly truth is that there is more to it. And, it is a morality issue that is very very ugly. What makes the Big Oil USA's agenda disgusting and immoral is that they are lying to and tricking the world community. And it is completely intentional and strategic.

Here is the lie and the trick. The lie is that electric vehicles are not the solution. They tell us that electric vehicles can't replace fuel powered vehicles. They tell us we need bio-fuel and hydrogen powered vehicles. This is tragically immoral because it is trashing our environment and creating a tremendous financial burden for future generation to come. The trick is the tremendous amount of misinformation and false research that they fund to convince consumers that electric vehicles aren't the ultimate solution. The the amazing efficiency of electric vehicles is a whole topic in itself. However, this topic is crucial to the point of this article. So I will point you to two very important resources: Who Killed the Electric Car and Plug in America. If this isn't ugly enough for you, wait till you learn about how the auto manufacturers and your very own American government are helping them stick it to us and our future generations.

The auto manufacturers reasons for playing along is very similar to Big Oil USA's. They have billions of dollars in research and development, tooling and infrastructure invested in making cars that burn gasoline. Making the adjustment to ethanol bio-fuels is not that expensive and a great alternative for them. Hydrogen is far more expensive, but still uses the same basic automotive designs. However, converting to Electric vehicles requires a complete redesign. This would cost billions and billions. And, there is more. Electric vehicle need next to no maintenance. No tune-ups, no filters, no oil changes or any of those other things that keep auto dealership's service departments making money.

Your government participates for the most pure of all basic reasons. Money. Good old fashion simple corruption. These big companies finance campaigns, committees and plush retirements. Rather you like it or not, this kind of corruption permeates every level of federal and state government. So what ever Big Oil USA wants Big Oil USA gets.

I have said a lot in this post. But, the bottom line is that Big Oil USA needs you to buy into bio-fuels and hydrogen. They are willing to lie, cheat and steal to make sure you do. The automakers are helping them lie, cheat and steal because it is in their financial interest to do so also. Your government is helping them because it is filled with corrupt crooks that are in it for themselves and only give a damn about this country in their speeches.

Well, is that controversial enough for you? Does big corporations doing irreparable damage to the environment and your financial future qualify as a dirty little secret? I can only hope you answer yes. In fact, I would be thrilled if the ugly truth made you stomping mad. So mad that when it is time for you to buy your next new vehicle, your choice is determined by your convictions rather than status or image.

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