Our Owners Don’t Want Solar Power
We can launch a space probe beyond the Solar System, but we can’t build a cheaper and more efficient solar cell?
We can launch almost 7,000 artificial satellites from more than forty countries, but we can’t power the world with solar energy?
Why can’t we?
To borrow a riff from George Carlin …
“Because the owners of this country don’t want that.
“I’m talking about the real owners now; the real owners, the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions.
“Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice.
“You don’t. You have no choice.
“You have owners. They own you. They own everything.
“They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations.
“They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the State Houses, and City Halls.
“They’ve got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media companies, so they can control just about all the news and information you get to hear.
“They gotcha by the [bleep]. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying, lobbying to get what they want.
“Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else.
“But I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking.
“They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking.
“They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests.”
Don’t think a college or university education will give us anything other than a thorough brainwashing.
Our owners own the entire educational monolith from kindergarten to graduate school.
College or university schooling will NEVER teach us that we could have wired up the entire planet to solar power over fifty years ago.
Instead we’re taught that solar power is a fanciful notion — blue sky technology dreamed up by light green tree huggers.
Harland Manchester (“The Prospects of Solar Power: Increasing hope for ultimate success in harnessing the power of the sun to heat our homes, cook, run motors, distill sea water,” Reader’s Digest, Jun. 1955) wrote …
“Since 1938 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has spent some $500,000 experimenting with sun-power machines. ‘If we had to rely on the sun for our power today, we know perfectly well how to do it,’ says Dr. Hoyt C. Hottel, chairman of the MIT solar program.”
Is this a case of Solar Power Amnesia?
Professor Hoyt Clarke Hottel (1903-1998) was exaggerating, but MIT anted up a mere $500,000 for solar research from 1938-1955 compared to $2,100,000,000 spent on the Tennessee Valley Authority from 1933 to 1958.
Building Hoover Dam in the 1930s cost $49,000,000 and over 100 lives.
Even very low tech makes a difference.
I’ve used ordinary mirrors to heat my home.
I just propped one up against a tree, bush, hedge, or wall, and aimed it at a window.
Using several mirrors means less trips outside to target the sunlight.
MANY innovators know MANY solutions to MANY of our planet’s energy needs, and they are ignored by our owners.
Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) shuffled along my carpet to generate static electricity, and said …
“There’s enough energy in this room to power the entire world.”
Thomas Cowan, M.D. (Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor’s Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease, 2016) wrote …
“This [structured water is more dense than that of bulk water] is hugely significant because it means that all you need to do to get water to flow, and for mechanical work to be done, and for it to be done indefinitely, is to put a hydrophilic tube in a pot of water.
“This is a perpetual motion machine! How can this be? Where does the separation of charges (i.e., the voltage) come from? This has huge repercussions for the way one can generate ‘work,’ which is a consequence of flow or movement. Currently, a huge fraction of our energy needs are met by using oil, natural gas, gravity (hydroelectric dams), and nuclear reactors — all to make water flow so that it will do ‘work.’ We use these power sources to separate charges to create voltage to do work that we call electricity. But maybe all we need are commonly available hydrophilic surfaces such as gelatin proteins and water, with ‘flow’ or ‘work’ as the natural consequence. What could be more revolutionary than this?”