Liberal plan could fall victim to unintended consequences? How shocking!
Link: Electrical ‘Smart Grid’ Not Yet Smart Enough to Block Hackers
(FROM: Fox News)
Before anything else, let me caution that I am by no means an expert on electrical grids or anything of the sort. My father-in-law is an electrical engineer; I can barely hang a shelf. Still, I am getting to be an expert on liberalism, liberals, and how the manifestation of their idyllic fantasies much more often than not result is disastrous, unexpected consequences.
Look at the welfare system, at how despite any amount of good intentions, Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty has resulted in stifled growth among lower classes and more. Look at global warming, how radical action based upon theories based on economics rather than the environment could lead to the most dramatic shifting of wealth and capability in human history, and could result in more pollution being emitted by those with the least controls. Look at the potential for universal, government-run healthcare to completely destroy the driving force behind technological advances in the medical field.
Point being, when the government gets involved . . . run. The Postal Service is out of money. The aftermath of Katrina was bungled (though I still maintain that the responsibility was in the hands of state and local government). Consumer lending? Say no more.
So, please excuse me if I’m a little skeptical of the Barack Obama’s plans to accelerate a so-called “smart grid.” Our federal government has yet to prove that it can tie its own shoelaces without falling down a flight of steps. Add to our government’s ineptness the seemingly unacknowledged threat from those across the globe who want to destroy our way of life, as well as a rising Red China just teeming with technological whiz-kids, and increased involvement from Washington into our power grid just doesn’t sit right with me.
Hopefully, President Obama will wake up on this one. If the power is off, after all, he’s left without a TelePrompTer.