Host Mike Adams, during the recent episode of the "Health Ranger Report," asked Martenson about the viability of relying on the "green deal" and shutting down fossil energy, when obviously, the American power infrastructure would require a higher energy storage density to accommodate electronic devices and appliances.
Martenson agreed that this occurrence would definitely kill economic activity simply because "energy is the economy."
"Let's imagine that I give you the option to go on one of two rocky islands. There's just a bunch of rocks, plus one of these islands has a pallet full of $100 bills and this other one has a pallet full of pineapples. Hope you choose the pineapple because that's your energy source, right?" He analogized and went on to explain: "The money itself is useless in this context. Maybe you could start fires with it if you could bang rocks or something. But energy is everything."
He also elaborated on how energy is tied to the financial system by citing going up mountains, as he was a climber himself. "Your ability to grow your economy, to make it higher up that mountain, was a function of having enough calories. And if you got socked in for a couple of days with a storm and you burn through your calories, you might have enough to get back down. But you would not have enough to carry on."
The author of "The Crash Course," encouraged the audience to use the "energy goggles" to see that energy is everything and not follow Germany's example. "They've already run this experiment. They hobbled themselves. First, they shot one foot by taking out their coal plants and dismantling their new plants and going with their energy program – solar and wind," he said, adding that the country spent a couple of hundred of billion. As a result, Germans have exceptionally and exceedingly been punished with high electricity rates.
"And then they shot the other foot by cutting off the gas that they got from Russia without a real fallback plan," he pointed out. And now, German industrial energy-intensive industries are down by over 20 percent, the strategist reported. It's like the Great Depression or even lower status than the depths of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic era, which he believes, is a political shutdown. "This is an economic shutdown. That's what the future looks like when your energy starts to go away," he warned. (Related: Chris Martenson – When false narratives break.)
Elsewhere in the show, Adams brought up the delicate web of how affordable energy creates the capacity for global supply chains because of low-cost transportation. And of course, the ships (Trans-Pacific container ships, for example) that carry commodities are not powered by batteries, electricity or renewable energy, the alternative media platforms Natural News and Brighteon founder highlighted.
"Those ships don't run on batteries, right? And those ships don't run on sails or solar or wind. So, there are certain sectors of the economy that will, for many decades, still absolutely depend on combustion engines. For example, farming and diesel tractors," Adams stressed, pointing to diesel, which is the most reliable and cheapest power source there is. Plus, it is safe to store because it is practically non-combustible, "which a lot of people don't recognize for some reason."
Martenson concurred, getting it out there that the West has already created energy delusions which are exceedingly dangerous. "It's going to be exceedingly different, but all these people might just be totally delusional that wind is now cheaper than coal. If that were true, we wouldn't see wind companies going belly up for financial reasons. We would see it just take off like wildfire all on its own because nobody has to sell a better energy system. If something better than diesel came along, we would use it. Nobody would have to convince us of anything right? No sales job," he commented.
And so, he warned Americans that if the green deal continues to take over the American economy, it's going to be very, very difficult to pick up and keep moving. We will all be remembering the good 'ol days.
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