Sept 14, 2010
Hey Dad, all those huge propellers scattered all over the landscape and out in the sea and everywhere, do they ever go around?
Ah! They do sometimes, but you have to be quick to catch one revolving. You see, they need an awful lot of wind to make them turn. They’re very, very heavy, and if they go too fast, they’ll break. They have a thing called a brake to stop them breaking if it gets windy. Nevertheless, they’re forever breaking anyway.
But Dad what are they all for?
Well, you have a privately owned corporation – that’s a kind of shopkeeper – called the United Nations that says we can’t have any fossil fuels any more to keep us warm, feed us, and get us from A to B. Not that fossil fuels are fossil fuels anyway, but that’s a different story. They say it’s better to look at wind generators to prevent global warming.
But Dad, I keep looking at batches of them but nothing’s happening. Those propellers aren’t getting anyone from anywhere to anywhere, and its freezing cold. Who owns them? Who pays for them?
They’re owned by the ‘fossil fuel’ companies – the UN – and I bought them for you.
But I don’t want them. You can keep them!
I don’t want to give them to you either, but that doesn’t enter into it! Your grandchildren will be buying them for their grandchildren and so on. If the next gene-ration is allowed to be born that is!
I don’t get it!
Perhaps it’s better that way.
If the propellers break, as you say they always do, how do they get out to sea to fix them?
The UN oil corporations have fleets of fossil-fuelled helicopters, whose job it is to fly armies of mechanics, white-coated supervisors, electricians and painters out to sea to repair them; swarms of worker bees, dressed as worker bees in reflective stripey-yellow jackets from the queen-beehive. They descend on them in a kind of sting operation. But usually they don’t bother since everybody else is too busy putting a meal on the table to notice if they’re broken or not. The stupid things never revolve anyway so who’s to notice the difference?
But why are they there?
Exactly! Now go to your room!
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 3:54 am