Friday, November 9, 2007

Bio-fools...

If you believe in the law of unintended consequences, as I do, this will not surprise you.

The western appetite for biofuels is causing starvation around the world, as farmers switch crops to more profitable biofuel materials and regular food supply crops are neglected.

What is the 'western appetite for biofuels'?

Liberalism, that's what it is. Leftism. "Progressiveness". Biofuels are at present not only more expensive per energy unit than oil-based conventional fuels, they are also at least as destructive to the environment if not more so. (I've written on this before, so I'm not going to bother searching for that link at this moment.)

And now the poor, the losers of life's lottery, the weak, the needy, are hungrier than ever, because liberals can't stand the oil industry's profitability. Their zeal for redistribution of wealth has exacerbated exactly the kind of poverty they claim to oppose.

But the most ironic part is the source website of this linked article; CommonDreams.org, the source for breaking news and views from the PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY.

I guess they'd know about the biofoolish business; it's their business.