Brace for blackouts

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Very soon in Victoria, some 20% of the state’s capacity to generate electricity will be shut down by the government of Premier Dan “CFMEU” Andrews. Power prices will go up yet again, as Alan Moran tirelessly explains, all this being no more than another costly sacrifice to be laid before Gaia’s altar. Andrews finds it convenient to present himself as a true believer, and like most true believers seems to think that conviction is justification in and of itself. In this regard he has much in common with the Xhosa tribesmen of South Africa in 1856, who succumbed to a costly madness that saw them slaughter their herds in the belief that it would make their lives happy and complete.

At the Blackjay blog — always worth reading — physicist John Reid looks at that incident and is reminded of the gross and pointless damage now being inflicted in the name of greenishness:

In April or May 1856, the teenaged Nongqawuse and her friend Nombanda went to fetch water from a pool near the mouth of the Gxarha River. When she returned, Nongqawuse told her uncle and guardian Mhlakaza, a Xhosa spiritualist, that she had met the spirits of three of her ancestors.

She claimed that the spirits had told her that the Xhosa people should destroy their crops and kill their cattle, the source of their wealth as well as food. In return the spirits would sweep the British settlers into the sea. The Xhosa would be able to replenish the granaries, and fill the kraals with more beautiful and healthier cattle.

There is much, much more via the link below.

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