Readers may already have had opportunity to use the title of this piece. Don’t be surprised to find it the up and coming, all purpose, rhetorical question. Yes, one usually hears this question asked sarcastically as “Who couldn’t,” but these are times where sarcasm falls flat.
For those brave enough to say it, provided is an answer that may be given to those 1) too stunned to think of one because of their suffering or 2) too fearful to express what common sense tells them, or 3) just too dumbed-down so as to be incapable of thought. (See the movie — now not so much fantasy/farce as documentary — Idiocracy for examples.)
Today we have a case where the question could be raised. It came in the news out of fossil energy rich Texas.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas emphasized the need for people to reduce energy use… As temperatures dropped to near-record lows Sunday… “We are experiencing record-breaking electric demand due to the extreme cold temperatures that have gripped Texas … At the same time, we are dealing with higher-than-normal generation outages due to frozen wind turbines.”
- Question: Who could see this coming?
- Answer: Certainly today’s God-envying, sustainability worshiping rulers. They learned well from all collectivist predecessors of the 20th Century on how to murder over 100 million subjects while relegating the rest to penury, misery and state imposed terror.
You are free to go back to sleep. My friends and I will pray that you awaken before you freeze.