This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, November 23, 2016:
The complete quote from Rahm Emanuel’s early days as soon-to-be-former President Obama’s Chief of Staff is: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Starting in 1969 with the Club of Rome’s declaration that “The common enemy of humanity is man,” green radicals have been seeking or creating opportunities to promote the concept that man is the great polluter and his capitalist efforts to use resources to improve his standard of living should be resisted.
Just such an opportunity presented itself when a private oil transportation company began constructing an oil pipeline from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota to Illinois. It would carry light sweet crude to refineries there,