I honestly think that most people want things to work out for the better. That the decisions they make, the things they do, the hopes and dreams they have, will, in the end, make not only their llives better but the lives of folks around ’em too.
So, when I rage against Leftists it’s not because their heart is in the wrong place–it’s because their HEAD is in the wrong place.
For example, when a Liberal fights to establish a minimum wage, it’s because they wanna help the folks who are poor and can’t pay their bills.
When they fight for Social Security, they really REALLY wanna help provide for the elderly in their times of need.
And when they build ethanol plants they do it because they really seriously think that going green is the way to go.
But they’re wrong.
On minimum wage, on Social Security and on ethanol plants.See, when a Leftists wants something built that is supposed to “Do Good” for the world, I honestly think that they mean well. I am SURE that they don’t consider the unintended consequences if what they do. The intent is enough.
But in the real world, those consequences have, well, they have consequences.
And they ain’t purdy:
Five ethanol facilities in Minnesota have been cited in the past 12 months for widespread air and water quality violations. They have paid more than $2.8 million in penalties and corrective actions.
So, plants that are built to promote “Green Thinking” aren’t really all that green?
But really, how bad can it be?
Buffalo Lake Energy in Fairmont will pay $285,000. It’s a new plant that began production in June 2008 with a wastewater treatment system not permitted by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
Aside from the delicious irony of a Green Product running afoul of government regulations like the MPCA this seems pretty serious and yet straight forward.
Another plant discharged wastewater into a creek illegally. Another burned wood that was painted or treated with preservatives, releasing lead and arsenic into the air. Another took discharge water that was supposed to irrigate a golf course and dumped it into the sewer.
Green is as Green does.
In the mean time, spare me the self righteous bull shit that is environmentally friendly legislation.