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Published on August 4th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley


New Video Uses Class Warfare Theme To Bash Electric Cars

August 4th, 2017 by  

This story about a new video that bashes electric cars was first published on Gas2.

Fueling US Forward is a front group for the Koch Brothers. Its mission is to promote the use of fossil fuels so its masters can get even wealthier and continue their quest to buy the entire US government. Its purpose is to bash electric cars.

A few weeks ago, it released a video that does a hatchet job on electric cars, suggesting that they pollute the environment far more than conventional cars could ever do. It went on to claim EVs endanger the health of poor black children in Africa who are forced to eke out a subsistence living by digging cobalt from the ground with their hands.

Now it is back with Round Two in its campaign of lies and deception. This time, the video tries to create class warfare by suggesting that government subsidies for electric vehicles are a giveaway to rich people that leaves middle class and poor Americans holding the bag.

Could two of the wealthiest people in the world be any more two faced in their quest for more money? The direct and indirect subsidies provided by governments worldwide to the fossil fuel industry amount to more than $5 trillion a year, according to the International Monetary Fund. That’s more than $10 million per minute.

That’s perfectly OK with Charles and David Koch, though, because greed is good. Gordon Gecko said so. But let someone get a $7,500 tax credit for purchasing an electric car that cuts air pollution and it’s “The sky is falling, we must run and tell the king!” time for the Kochs. Mustn’t let anyone else get a piece of our pie. We want it all for ourselves.

When you watch this video, jot down a list of the lies you find and share them with us in the comments section. Then keep that list in mind when the next election rolls around. Because the same people who caused this video to be created own the majority of Republicans in Congress, virtually all of the #FakePresident’s cabinet, and a good chunk of the judiciary. Not to mention the majority of governors in the US.

Their greed knows no limitations, no boundaries, and no restraints. The only thing that can restrain them is the power of the ballot box. The party line from Koch Industries and the dozens of fake institutes they fund is that government should not pick winners and losers in business. Yet government has conspired with them to help them amass their nearly limitless wealth, a fact they hope you will conveniently overlook.

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Steve writes about the interface between technology and sustainability from his home in Rhode Island and anywhere else the Singularity may take him. His muse is Charles Kuralt -- "I see the road ahead is turning. I wonder what's around the bend?" You can follow him on Google + and on Twitter.

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