The connotations distinguishing the numerous instances of the prevalent term “evergreen” in Pacific Northwest regionalism could have resounding effects nationally, that will unfortunately fall prey to the trending news hierarchy saturated by clickbait, fluff, and newly unleashed vernacular instantly forcing 70% of the country into a lingering irrelevancy. Whether it is the stately Douglas fir, the lush vegetation due to the moist climate, the adherence to environmentalism, Washington is known as the Evergreen state. Emerging from the maelstrom of evolutionary dynamics nullifying short-term memory, and replacing reliable context with orchestrated vitriol, are the indelible cadre of Blue state Left coast governors. The trio holds a special disdain for any shade of purple on a map displaying registered voters, and possess idiot savant level powers in discovering obscure and despicably innovative methodologies to tax even the construct of matter down to the quantum level.
Highlighted by the outwardly unremarkable, but deftly furtive tax guru and dear leader Jay Inslee of Washington, a career politician exploiting the uses of the word “evergreen” across the entire state in imposing the monstrous tendrils of the Green New Deal, residents must prepare for higher gas prices, while businesses will be forced to participate in the prevaricating economics driving the Al Gore marketplace of the carbon dioxide marketplace. If that is not all in this once in a lifetime deal for viewers at home, lawmakers managed to squeeze language allowing ID’s to be interfaced with cutting edge National Security Association style technology so powerful, that an individual simply reading about it can be instantly identified, located, approved for a federal grant, and be nano-cloned in Belarus. At the intersection between the road kill of reading comprehension, and the self-driving Tesla captained by the listless portly teenager transfixed by his TikTok brand that plowed over the unfortunate skill to learning and effectively processing information, bleak is only the tip of the iceberg in describing the level of optimism for the next decade.
Inslee is infamous for morphing tax-payer funded higher education into a UN-style internment camp of fledgling anarchists on the public campus of Evergreen State University, and his lack of stewardship has handicapped the state with an influx of regressive legislation. While the three-term governor could not surpass the viral headlines of students at the aforementioned public educational institution forcing white students and staff off of the state-owned land in seizing the campus for a day of vile protests, the pundit made a brief and forgettable appearance in the early stages of the Democratic Presidential primary run. Of course his platform was climate change. The demagogue officially scrapped his farce of a campaign August of 2019, bowing out with laughable polling numbers, finishing on par with the likes of Michael Bennett, and Steve Bullock, while throwing salt in the wounds of tax payers. His critics and reasonably-minded constituents however, cannot overlook the paper dictator’s attention to employing a intricate security detail of Washington state patrol officers for each stop he made on the campaign trail, and in the end, he opted to bill the state and its residents for their troubles.
Inslee’s relentlessly aggressive exhaustive marathon NASCAR race approach approach to draining the will of law-making contemporaries in drafting an overextended and insidious parcel of bills to achieve a “zero carbon” threshold of fossil fuel emissions by 2050, officially gained traction at the conclusion of the 2021 legislative session. The carbon-cap pricing bill passed through bureaucratic channels with the ease of a violent cop-loathing felon avoiding jail time after committing rash of ultraviolet violence in the Seattle area, a foregone conclusion in Washington, yet the template for a blatant tax grab scam disguised by tiresome salvo of metaphors and directives drawn the international attention of environmental activists. Co-sponsored by 22 Democratic politicians, and ferried through the state House with a 56-43 vote, all that is left to finalize this sobering process is the anti-climactic binding signature from the Inslee. The moral of this stagnant narrative is that if it has happened in California, Oregon, and now Washington, a carbon-cap law is in all probability being discussed and debated behind the chamber doors located in the vortex of each and every state Capitol.
The opening proclamation to Washington House Bill 1091 is a stark indictment of the oil industry, the entire manufacturing sector still left in North America, and pays homage to the ulterior motive of environmental activists, who have raised the level of intellectual dishonesty and hysteria in declaring “climate change” is now “climate crises”. Elected officials, many with legal backgrounds or supported by state-funded attorneys, composed this inflammatory and partisan preamble.
“The legislature further finds that the health and welfare of the people of Washington is threatened by the prospect of crumbling coastlines, rising water, and more intense forest fires caused by higher temperatures and related droughts, all of which are intensified or made more intensified and more frequent by the volume of greenhouse gas emissions.”
Social and evolutionary dynamics preaches that when dealing with a eusocial entity, individualism is sacrificed for the fate of the organization, and any type of negotiation, or interjection of logic, or reason from a non-associated being is meant with staunch resistance, a consequence that may be referred to as futile.
Not even the incorruptible NSA-inspired of blockchain technology, can remind the hive mind of cognitive dissonance of the dubious and fluidic ledger of the environmental movement. The unreliable track record of the “science of the decade” trendy research beginning with Global cooling transmuting into “global warming”, and finally the modern prevarication of “climate change” devolving into “climate crises” is three Greta Thundbergs short of a Happy Meal.
With HB-1019 is soon to become the law of the land, Inslee and cronies managed to codify highly subjective and controversial hypothesis into official policy and reminded voters to the baleful axiom of legalism in that once legislation is enacted, it is impossible to undo the damage. Dishearteningly, a net zero damage sum can never be attained, as multiplying a fraction with a fraction will never reach zero. The Washington Governor’s improbable Iron Curtain series of a five year plan merging three separate governmental agencies through a revenue inducing diabolical masterpiece, displays his inimitable prowess is discovering novel mechanisms of taxation.
The 46 pages of legalease often purposefully cryptic, unveils a carbon emissions monetary system based on the “credit”, or one metric ton of carbon dioxide emission from “transportation fuel” that fails to meet state department of ecology standards defined in the bill. Non-compliance equates to strict and costly sanctions, however, companies can purchase “credits” in preventing fines, and proving that the system is not about the environment at all. In all probability, businesses will gravitate to regularly buying and selling the hall pass to operate at full capacity without fear of retribution on what could develop into a carbon credit black market, and net emission levels will remain unchanged, yet rivers of billions will flow into government. In an almost surreal delusional fantasy derived from nanny state leadership, organizations running in a “deficit” or with an acceptable carbon footprint, will theoretically be able to trade and barter “credits” with firms dealing with financial issues wishing to exceed emission standards. On paper it simply looks like a malfunctioning manure spreading fan.
The bottom line is that mega-corporations Amazon and Boeing, which operate massive facilities within the state are ecstatic, while small business are forced to make some costly changes, and indirectly fund the Washington’s alternative energy cottage industry. The truly vexing notion to this section of the bill, is that the Evergreen state produces such a wealth and excess of hydroelectric power, that the Bonneville power administration is able to resell electricity at lucrative prices on the secondary marketplace. Everything that is wrong with the foisted emergence of non-traditional energy sources was the arduous costly scenario experienced by unfortunate Texas residents during the rare freeze, and the power brokers of the BPA culminated a very successful 2020.
While tax payers will not be spared from the insatiable predation of funding filling the public coffers, the increased tariff on gas, and a new sliding weight scale targeting electric vehicles, are only part of the fun in making living in Washington a truly special experience. Disturbing, on a multitude of levels, HB-1091 includes amendments to the state driver’s license code, introducing highly questionable elements that may compromise personal freedoms in the near future. Here is where reading comprehension is crucial, as the legislature and Inslee go all-in. Tucked into page 34 and in an extreme plot twist, is a stipulation updating Department of Licensing (DOL) policy on driver’s licenses and ID cards policy. In a classic example of a procedural “rider” the most insidious aspect to the legislation requires that selected forms of identification will be armed with a “radio frequency identification chip” and the latest generation of biometric identifier, based on intricately programmed harmonic databases that hospitals use to ensure that a patient going in for a knee surgery, doesn’t instead, have a kidney removed.
Performing a science fiction can’t make this up Orwellian script of the year, a tracking device combined with a “one-to-many” biometric matching system technology will be integrated into enhanced driver’s licenses as well as state ID cards. In theory, the AI framework is supposed to improve performance, by reducing errors and known glitches, and preventing fraud, and while the intentions of most politicians, even hardline Democrats are noble, why create potential detrimental complications through unproven tech fast tracked and sneakily interwoven into policy?
Residents will still have the choice for now in possessing a traditional driver’s license, travel between Canada on Washington’s northern border may be only be permissible, or for that matter air travel will hinge on whether an individual opts for the invasive experimentation with surveillance tactics. The wording in the bill referencing the hardware is chilling, “Applicants are required to sign a declaration acknowledging their understanding of the one-to-many biometric match.” Just what folks will be signing away is the key question.
Washington already boasts an active electronic automated billing system used for tolling vehicles and collecting traffic data for “engineering purposes”. The implementation of nextgen wireless location devices and one-to-many (1:N) system ups the proverbial ante. The biometric template stored within the ID, can be compared and contrasted to a resident’s dossier already in the system, and while the idea of condensing databases in a world of data gaps caused by intra-agency bureaucratic red tape is worthy, political extremists do exist who subscribe to designs on nefarious.
HB-1091 directly links the provisions on biometric identifiers and wireless locaters directly to an Revised Code of Washington (RCW) chapter appropriately titled “Facial recognition matching system”, which defines the DOL’s parameters and responsibilities for handling and processing personal image data. While law enforcement agencies are viewing the security updates with vested interest, Constitutional rights advocates should be on Defcon 3, and ready to file subsequent appeals. The audacity of Inslee and his court of minions transfixed by tyrannical delusions of Democratic Socialism to inflict decadent Soviet satellite state philosophy on a ripe and burgeoning economy of boundless natural resources, manufacturing, and high tech, at least from the perspective of the few remaining sensible Washingtonians, will hopefully face a wealth of deserved scrutiny and at a backlash that results in a thorough review and amendments to specified sections of the bill.
Somewhere, amid the vast hinterlands of the political wilderness, transparency has established camp and is hunkered down for the long Winter, as promoting redundancy in apparently updating infrastructure becomes a new fount of ideological control.
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