Tough Times Require Tough Resolute Action
Fighting against the Coronavirus must force decisive action against another more diabolical sickness
By Marc J. Rauch
Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher
THE AUTO CHANNEL
Originally written and published March 2020, but more relevant today than ever!
The lives of millions and millions of people are at risk. The financial burden is astronomical. The long term consequences are cataclysmic. It is inexcusable, indefensible, unconscionable, and unforgivable. We have never, ever experienced this kind of man-induced damage!
Well, that's not entirely accurate. For the past 100 years we have had to deal with millions of deaths caused by the petroleum oil industry and the use of petroleum oil fuels. We have had to suffer from deadly respiratory and mental illnesses caused by petroleum oil fuels. We have had to survive major world wars and regional wars fought over petroleum oil. Untold numbers of people, companies, and countries have gone bankrupt to pay for this petroleum oil fiasco. We have been lied to, deceived, misled, and defrauded by Big Oil and their paid stooges again and again and again.
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we lose our freedoms it will be because we have destroyed ourselves from within."
Attributed to Abraham Lincoln. Supplied by Tom Quinn
The people responsible for producing gasoline and tetraethyl lead knew their products were poison. They knew that gasoline components such as benzene are unsafe in virtually any quantity...the American Petroleum Institute even published a report in 1948 that makes this very statement. Yet they willingly and openly distributed the poison, and continue to do so to this very day. The largest, most important oil companies supported and funded Hitler and the Nazis, and they supported and funded Lenin and his socialism. Russian communism led to the enslavement of hundreds of millions of people in countries around the world, and it continues, and is sustained by petroleum oil profits.
Although we currently have our hands full in dealing with the spread and containment of Coronavirus, we should also be using this time to put an end to the use and distribution of gasoline and diesel fuel. We could be limiting the use of petroleum oil to manufacture non-fuel products. People aren't driving so much, so cut down on gasoline and diesel and use more ethanol and bio-diesel. We ought to not be interested in distributing domestic oil around the world any more than we would be interested in distributing narcotics and deadly viruses around the world. Ultimately, there is no difference between supplying narcotics, viruses, and petroleum oil fuels. In any event, tar sands and oil fracking projects can't survive at current crude oil prices, so close up those projects. Poison at any price is still poison. Deadly poison still disables and kills, regardless of how low the price of gasoline and diesel fall.
This is the perfect time to ramp up production of ethanol fuel, to mandate the use of E30, E50, and even higher ethanol blends for use in all internal combustion engines...YES, ALL INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES CAN SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY USE MUCH HIGHER LEVELS OF ETHANOL. This can be put into play immediately.
The ethanol industry shouldn't be made to suffer while motorists continue to use poison petroleum oil fuels. The ethanol industry can pull us out of the muck and mire of pollution caused by petroleum oil fuels.
A HELPING HAND
Many companies in the ethanol industry are turning to the production of sanitizing liquids, such as hand sanitizer to replace the critical shortage of these products and to remain alive. Making hand sanitizers is actually a wonderful metaphor for the entire ethanol industry, because using ethanol to make hand sanitizer is like a warm, strong, friendly helping hand to sanitize the wayward thinking that has infected us and get us back on the right track. Ethanol is a clean and safe, domestically produced substance that can be made anywhere from a wide variety of raw materials. As David Blume recently said to me, "No war is required to make ethanol or the products that it can be used to produce." For those who don't know, ethanol can be used to replace almost every item that requires petroleum oil in its manufacturing process.
By comparison, it's a dead end to continue relying on the old so-called "fossil fuels" (that designation is a contrived figment of oil industry imagination to give petroleum oil fuels some prestige that it never deserved or earned). Try to use gasoline and aromatics to sanitize your hands and eating utensils; it's literally a dead end. The public should stay at least as far away from all petroleum oil fuels and lubricants as we're now being told to we should stay away from each other.
Obscured by all the Coronavirus activity and warnings was a story done by CBS' 60 Minutes on March 15th, which reintroduced the problem of lead poisoning in drinking water. One of the sources of lead is gasoline. Although leaded-gasoline is banned in the U.S. and most other countries, it is still used in about half a dozen "dog-meat" eating nations. But it doesn't matter if the use of tetraethyl lead is now banned in non-dog meat eating countries because it has remained in and on the ground, in our water, and in the air. And just as there is no safe quantity of benzene for humans, there is no safe quantity of lead. Tetraethyl lead was poison the moment it was first used in gasoline, in place of ethanol, to mitigate engine knock problems in high compression engines. It was never safe, and it continues to kill, maim, and hurt.
When things get back to normal, I think we'll have a new spirit, a rebirth of the independent ideas and ideals that created our country. And every other country that seized on American liberty to transform their nations should be jumping on the same wagon. Ethanol doesn't just make us energy independent, it makes us independent from needing products produced in countries where their tyrants have no concern for human and animal life.
Be angry at the Communist Chinese for causing the Coronavirus epidemic; be as mad as hell as you want, and do something to make sure that we don't take this kind of crap ever again from them or any other country. But it's not enough to be mad at them, we must be just as angry at the tyrant oil industry and all the people and entities that routinely spread their lies to get us to "swallow" their poisons. Someday soon, we'll get past the Coronavirus problem; unless we take equally strong action against the oil industry we'll continue to die under their brand of death and destruction.
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