"Climate tsar" John Kerry says axed pipeline workers can just switch to building solar panels because he doesn't understand how markets or specialized skills work

Jan 28th

Remember the tens of thousands of jobs Biden put out of work his first week in office?

You know, those guys who were working to build clean, cheap American energy infrastructure?

Biden's "climate tsar" John Kerry said Wednesday that those dudes can just learn to build solar panels.

"The president of the United States has expressed in every comment he has made about climate the need to grow the new jobs that pay better, that are cleaner," said Kerry. "What President Biden wants to do is make sure those folks have better choices, that they have alternatives, that they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels."

He went on to say "the same people can do those jobs."

Yep, this dum-dum thinks that a bunch of highly specialized workers – men and women who have spent a lifetime honing their skills in a particular trade – can just up and start over at the bottom of the totem pole building solar panels and windmills. Presumably, their mortgages will pay themselves and their families will eat magic food while they look for said jobs and shift to entirely new careers!

I'd like to see someone force John Kerry into a new field of work – maybe as a sandwich artist where he can't screw things up too bad – and see how well he affords his lavish lifestyle after a month or two.

Remember, this is what the elites think of you, folks. You little people can just run off and frolic in the fields singing kumbaya and be so appreciative that big, smart people like John Kerry are watching out for you!

Kerry also shows a tremendous lack of understanding in economics, but I shouldn't be surprised considering he's arguably the worst Secretary of State the nation has ever had and has been wrong on pretty much every piece of foreign policy ever.

Here's the reality: no matter how much the government pushes for windmills and solar panels, there is never going to be a widespread market for it. Sure, there will be some demand because of government subsidies, but remember that government doesn't actually make wealth – it's only using tax money to do these things.

But no matter how hard these things are pushed, they simply aren't feasible energy replacements. We need massive amounts of energy for everything we do and make.

The only way to change that is to kill off the majority of the human race Thanos-style.

Even if you covered every viable square inch of land with "green" options, they wouldn't come close to the output needed to manufacture, build, transport, and grow what we need for daily living.

Instead, you need energy sources that are high output, relatively cheap, and increasingly environmentally friendly.

You know, like natural gas and oil fracking.

(And don't even get me started on nuclear.)

The market will always, always aim for the most efficient engineering solution, and despite Kerry's claim of higher pay, the jobs that are actually the most in demand will always pay better (unless you're a politician).

There's a reason, for example, that your car isn't shaped like a brick. There's a reason shoes don't point backwards. There's a reason those scary AR-15's have a particular "military-style" shape. There's a reason the computer I'm typing on has the form and function that it does. There's a reason wheels are round.

Yet Kerry wants to sell you the opposite.

He wants to convince you that driving a rock-shaped car is actually better, that we should wear our shoes backwards, and that a triangular computer would be better than a rectangular one.

In fact, I think there's an Office episode about that...


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