Glenn puts forth a modest proposal.
Is there a war on appliances? Or is it a war on you?
I’d tell you to keep your cool, but that’s going to be hard when Team Biden takes away your air conditioner.
And the Biden administration certainly has an appetite for regulating household appliances in a way that seems calculated to make your life worse.
Now, in the latest episode of Team Biden’s “war on appliances,” the Energy Department has turned its attention to air conditioners, specifically room air conditioners of the sort used disproportionately by poor people, minorities and the elderly to keep cool in summer heat.
New energy-efficiency regulations promise to make these units more expensive for consumers and potentially less reliable and less effective at, you know, actually cooling things off.
As Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) tweeted: “They’re after our stoves, our washing machines, and now, our air conditioners. Funny you never see them coming after private jets. The only goal of the ‘green’ agenda is making you SUFFER! That’s it!”
It does seem the common thread in all these environmental proposals is making ordinary people’s lives worse. Especially senior citizens’ and minorities’.
They point to climate change and the environment. But if those problems are bad enough to justify putting our most vulnerable citizens at risk during summer heat waves, I think we need to see that our most powerful citizens share in their sacrifice.
Therefore, I have a proposal of my own: Ban air conditioning in Washington, DC.
Sure, it’ll be less comfortable. But let’s face facts: We won two world wars with a capital city that was largely devoid of air conditioning.
Now there’s air conditioning everywhere in DC, but is the government working any better?
Oh, it’s working exactly as intended. It’s just that the Serf Class definition of “working better” differs greatly from that of the Master Class; in truth, they’re diametrically opposed. For Them, the sole criterion for judging such things is whether any given measure, program, or restriction increases their own power, wealth, and control over Us, not whether it actually improves a damned thing for the lowly subjects they so disdain and despise.
Ban A/C in the Swamp? Sure, why not. But we won’t really be making solid progress towards improving our lot until we ban THEM. Which is where the torches, pitchforks, pikes, and gibbets come into the picture.