Editorial: It is far better than that other F-word. Frack, from the root fracture and, in the oil and gas industry “fracking,” is used here and often by this writer to convey a breaking apart to find value. It has become one of my favorite words especially when reading reports by Leftists.
An odd thing about being a Conservative Writer is the number of Leftists one has to deal with daily. Of course writers of every perspective should read those who disagree and on the “happy communist” web site, Huffington Post, recently comes another report of an obvious attack on America’s prosperity and energy independence.
The Huff interviews Mischa Barton, erstwhile Marissa Cooper and current indie film star, talking about her latest project. “It’s with Billy Zane and it’s a zombie, post-apocalyptic movie about fracking,” Barton said. “I really liked the script because it’s just interesting.” The film, called “Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard,” has this summary on IMDb: “A young group of militia soldiers are all that stands between a coming dead horde and their rural town.” Click here for the Huff video interview.
Fracking produces zombies? Mischa takes a clue from Japanese filmmakers in the 50s who used anxiety over nuclear weapons to bring Godzilla to life. Now we have fracking zombies. Frack that. Why stop there, let’s do a movie where oversize blue people wrap their hair around a tree and talk to spirits. Oh wait, that’s already been done. Yes, abandon all technology you ignorant masses to worship creation rather than the creator – perfectly inane.
At some point reality intrudes even for those in the Obama Administration that assert, like the Ancient Romans, they wish to crucify a few energy companies to keep the rest in line.
Fracking has been used in Oklahoma for many years. The process is regulated by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Fracking typically occurs many miles below the water table. There is no risk to water, air, tree, bird, bee, or human.
Further, the process born of American ingenuity is maintaining the economy despite President Obama’s crushing business regulations and deliberate destruction of the health care system.
Surging oil and natural gas production brought on by hydraulic fracturing is lifting the U.S. economy by lowering energy costs for consumers and manufacturers, according an industry-funded report.
In 2012, the energy boom supported 2.1 million jobs, added almost $75 billion in federal and state revenues, contributed $283 billion to the gross domestic product and lifted household income by more than $1,200, according to the report released today [Sep 3, 2013] from IHS CERA. The competitive advantage for U.S. manufacturers from lower fuel prices will raise industrial production by 3.5 percent by the end of the decade, said the report from CERA, which provides business advice for energy companies.
“What really surprised me was how powerful an impact it is having to such a broad base of the economy,” John Larson, vice president of economics and public sector consulting for IHS CERA and lead author of the report, said in an interview. “It makes it to me a story that all Americans really need to come to grips with and understand.” Click here for the full story on Bloomberg.com.
Of course that doesn’t stop the mentally marginal Matt Damon from attacking fracking as he did in the movie Promised Land. Damon’s irrational fear based flick proved as dead as a zombie at the box office late last year. Thank God for small favors.
Celebrities like (still desperate for fame) Yoko Ono and Mark Ruffalo have been speaking against fracking for some time, but the Barton film is the first time the undead have entered the debate.
What about a movie where zombies rise from irrational ideology? Maybe communist zombies, but then again, history shows those stories true so that is nothing new. The problem of course is that sane people find facts, resolve fear and move to more productive activity. This process grows individual wisdom, but is missing in Hollywood’s worship of fame, addiction to profit and drug induced lack of intellectual curiosity.
Frack that zombie!