Note to Barky and the rest of the Klown Kar Kommiesars: want REAL transformation? REAL hope, REAL change?
Get your bloated, tyrannical government the hell out of the way, then. Of course, it’s the last thing they want, or would ever allow to happen.
The Frackers tells their story. It tells the story of George Mitchell, son of a Greek immigrant, who was convinced that hydraulic fracturing — fracking — could bring in vast amounts of natural gas from the Barnett Shale in north Texas.
It tells the story of Aubrey McClendon and Tom Ward, whose Chesapeake firm bought mineral leases atop vast shale deposits, becoming America’s No. 2 gas producer but overexpanding disastrously.
It tells the story of Harold Hamm, a sharecropper’s son who rose from picking cotton to a $12 billion fortune by prying oil out of the Bakken shale of North Dakota.
And it tells the story of Charif Souki, Lebanese immigrant and proprietor of the Los Angeles restaurant where Nicole Simpson ate and Ronald Goldman served their last meals, who charmed others into financing a liquid natural gas export terminal in Louisiana.
This is mostly a story of private enterprise in action. Government studies provided some early support for fracking, but government energy experts lagged far behind these wildcatters in appreciating the potential for extracting gas and oil from shale.
It’s also worth noting that these men were not motivated simply by greed. Mitchell had a vision that America could liberate itself from dependence on foreign energy, and had the satisfaction of seeing the nation on the road there when he died last summer at 94.
Their motivations matter less than the positive results they achieve for all of us…except to the squalling brats of the Left, whose own motivation consists mainly of juvenile envy and a desperate wish to blame their own failures on someone else, and whose motivation therefore remains for the most part unexamined. These are real, true American stories of struggle and success, of creativity and innovation and drive unleashed and unfettered–thus, ultimately, of freedom, and of the wondrous and unforeseen benefits it can create. No wonder Barky and his confederacy of dunces are so opposed to it.