Dear reader, some significant things have been happening in South Australia. No It’s not the enlightenment of Corey Bernardii to same sex marriage. Nor should we hasten to add is it the likelihood that Christopher Pyne might cross the floor of parliament on the vexed issue of School funding, but something much more fundamental. The way the state just blacked out!
Before the analysis, before the complete wrap up of what happened in S.A, the PM, was on the airwaves telling us that there are ‘dangers in being solely dependent upon renewables’. Then from left stage the chorus chimed in. Josh Frydenberg clamoured that “ this is what happens when you put all your eggs in one basket’. And the newly minted Resources Minister Mr Canavan, was hard at it convincing his party that doom and destruction await those who choose to go it alone on renewables. Then the colourful, some might say ‘populist’ Nick Xenephon got on board, and chirped, ‘there are dangers in veering away from other fossil fuels, gas and coal’.
Good to see the lobbyists are doing what they’re paid for. Diverting public funds away from sensible future planning into last centuries technologies. Makes the shareholders feel secure, and the public can shove it up their transformers. Since when should the public be enjoined to a sensible energy debate? Energy needs certainty! Only one thing certain in the massively privatised energy debate, it wont be the shareholders who’ll be paying. Thats some certainty. Certainty you can bank on.
Turned out that the system went down because the power lines went down Wouldn’t have mattered what power was on line, the bloody thing wont work if the cord is broken. I found that out with the train set and the Scaletrix years ago. Doesn’t matter how good the transformer is if the power aint going in one end and out the other. That’s physics 101. But it didn’t stop the experts apportioning blame to an entire populace, because they’d committed the criminal act of ignoring the advice from very powerful vested interests. That’s the problem wit policy debate these days. It’s corporate policy. The message to the electorate is, corporatise, or be buggered.
Good news though for South Australia and all taxpayers of Australia. Lockheed Martin have been awarded the contract to fit out the new (already obsoletes ) subs. They’re the good folk who’ve spent a trillion billion million dollars on giving us the F35 stealth fighter. Arguably the best war winning weapon since the Brewster Buffalo became our front line defence at Singapore. We don’t know much about armaments, but we believe Lockheed Martin is the front runner, in developing the new ‘rent seeker’ air to air missile. The missile can track any loose change, or element of public funding not yet diverted away from education and health and magnetically, through an ionisation pulse feed particle generator, divert those funds away from the public, directly into the Lockheed Martin coffers. As a spokesman for Lockheed Martin implied; ‘this is a huge boost for the defence industry, and once all funds are depleted from the vast bulk of society to keep them safe, they’ll need our weapons systems just to maintain law and order.
Hooray for South Australia. Hooray for Australia. Laissez faire capitalist globalism is all good. Ask Gina, she just you tubed it. God save the Minerals and Energy Council.