by Daniel Greenfield
One time, as I was riding in an Uber from the airport, the driver began explaining perpetual motion.
Even though we were in a motor vehicle which needed regular infusions of gasoline to keep going, the driver, who was a devotee of ancient Egyptian technology, claimed that the pyramids were really generators, that modern technology had been stolen by the white man, and that free energy was real.
He also had a video of a perpetual motion machine powered by a bicycle chain. “It generates energy by sliding down,” my driver assured me. “And then it gets pulled up by its own weight. It’s real simple.”
I never got around to asking him why he didn’t use the perpetual motion bicycle chain to power his car.
But now, Senator Bernie Sanders has announced his own perpetual motion energy plan.
In Bernie’s new Green New Deal, 20 million new jobs will be created to fight, what the elderly socialist claims is, a “climate crisis”. These jobs will be “good paying, union jobs” in “energy efficiency retrofitting, coding and server farms, and renewable power plants”, not to mention the eternal New Deal fantasy of government work camps under a “a reimagined and expanded Civilian Conservation Corp”.
And this perpetual motion plan will pay for itself by, among other things, “collecting new income tax revenue from the 20 million new jobs created by the plan.”
The bicycle chain slides down. And then gets pulled up. And creates 20 million jobs. It’s real simple. Read the rest HERE.