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The Plot Thickens...

...an essay by contributor and Tioga County resident Jerry Troeger.  You can't make this stuff up.

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In a recent link posted by Nick Schoonover of the Tioga County Landowner’s Group captioned “Follow The Money Trail”, some light was shed on the well-funded and well organized opposition to natural gas development, especially here in New York State.  However, evidence suggests that there is far more to the story than most people are comfortable talking about and its implications are ominous.  I ask you to consider the following:

In spite of his remarkable business accomplishments, wealth and powers of persuasion, George Soros is not anyone that I particularly admire or trust. His rise to power reads like an excerpt from a political strongman’s handbook.  He likes to manipulate things, including the economies of whole countries like Czechoslovakia, and his financial ambitions nearly broke the Bank of England.  In terms of his vision for the future, Mr. Soros is also one of main architects of the proposed ‘New World Order’.  If you are not familiar with the concept, it provides for one World Government, one World Bank and by definition, one ruling class.  There is little doubt as to where the rest of us fit in. In short, this is Socialism on a global scale. My main concern is that his radical vision of the world ‘as it should be’ may someday become our reality. 

I cherish my right to free speech and welcome the opportunity to pursue my dreams. Anything less is not what the Founding Fathers of our country had in mind for us when they crafted the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  In this fundamental way, there are numerous grounds for disagreement between our two philosophies.

Within his vast financial empire, Mr. Soros and his constituents are heavily invested in foreign energy importation.  He makes a lot of money on the fuel we purchase so the more we are dependent on foreign energy, the more money he makes.  Insuring that investors like himself are able to leverage these markets effectively requires extensive capital and cooperation at the highest levels.  He has both.  And although I will not directly accuse anyone in government of collusion, it seems odd that any efforts to lessen our dependency on foreign sources of energy are being shot down on a regular basis.  Somewhere, there must be a method to this madness.

The proposed Keystone oil pipeline from Canada for example, which would have cut  oil prices drastically in the U.S., provided thousands of jobs and increased our supply, was indefinitely delayed by the White House over ‘environmental concerns’ when nearly every credible analyst called its implementation absolutely safe and a ‘no brainer’ for the betterment of our economy.  The same is true with regards to natural gas development in our area.  We are being strategically bogged down in a sea of bureaucracy and indecision while millions of taxpayer dollars are being spent on worthless ‘Green Energy’ schemes that have led to little more than bankruptcy.   They have also fattened the pockets of many of our elected officials and their families. It’s all just a bit too cozy.  And if you ask yourself whose interests all of this serves, I do not think you will find your name on the list.  I know mine isn’t.

Bringing things closer to home, there are more thought-provoking facts to consider right here in New York State.  When Governor Andrew Cuomo first took office, he appeared to be receptive to the possibilities associated with natural gas development.  He then appointed Joseph Martens as the new Commissioner of the D.E.C., replacing Pete Grannis. Not long afterwards, Cuomo had a change of heart and began to back away from the gas industry as a whole. The curious thing here is that, prior to his appointment, Martens spent twelve years as the head of the Open Space Institute, an organization founded and funded by none other than George Soros.  The question then becomes: was the Martens appointment one of merit or one associated with an agenda?

The recent (and ongoing) influx of over 16,000 letters to the D.E.C. in opposition to natural gas drilling is being solicited by the well-funded and politically motivated MoveOn.org, another Soros affiliate.  And the infamous Walter Hang who, in my opinion, is a hack whose job it is to stop gas development by any means with his ‘truth be damned’ policy and deceitful approach to ‘public awareness’, is in part being funded by environmentalist groups with ties to…you guessed it…George Soros.  You do not have to be a rocket scientist to connect the dots—and this information is readily available on the Internet for anyone to see.  All you need do is take the time to look.

The controversy over natural gas is not about the water we drink, I assure you.  This country and most modern countries throughout the world use natural gas in over ninety percent of its households.  Historically, gas has been used for heating, lighting and cooking for over one hundred years yet we still have an abundance of good, clean water readily available at our fingertips.  What does that tell you? Supporters of the natural gas industry have systematically debunked all contrived fears over the drilling issue and the SGEIS is one of the most comprehensive and enforceable energy regulation documents ever written, yet inexplicably the battle rages on.

Getting back to where we started, let’s paint this picture in broader strokes. In order to fundamentally transform any society, the first thing you need to do is to disrupt the existing one in as many ways as possible.  The economy is always a good place to start because it makes the job much easier.  Conversely, one of the LAST things you want to do is inject money into that society because it makes the job much harder.  Money empowers people, stimulates their creativity, boosts the economy and reinforces their sense of self-worth and individuality.  Most people understand this and are eager to work for the things they want because they have goals that can be achieved in a Capitalist society. It is what makes this country great.  But does this in any way fit the profile of a Socialist philosophy?  Or is it simply an obstacle on the road to transformation and control?

No matter which end of the political spectrum your core beliefs fit into, there is the possibility that aspirations for a global transformation by a powerful few could be at the heart of the domestic energy issues we are currently facing nationally, as well as locally.  Of course, I could be wrong.  But the evidence is suggestive and it raises more questions than answers.  In other words, when things don’t make sense, I wouldn’t be too quick to bet the farm until I knew the whole story.  Right now, none of us do and that’s my point.

If it is in fact the footprints of Global Socialism we are seeing on our doorstep, then the pieces of the puzzle will begin to fit and there would be reasonable cause for concern.  Time will bear witness to the truth.   It always does.  I only pray that while we are able to do so, the decisions we make now are the right ones.  If we are wrong, we may not get a second chance.

It is said that “The truth will set you free!”  Now more than ever, it may be the only thing that will keep us free. We owe it to ourselves and our children to find out what that truth is. 

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See related One of Nine posts here and here.

 

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