In 1858, the few survivors of the Xhosa civilization lay starving and weakened. How did a powerful and proud group of Africans who valiantly resisted British colonization succumb and become docile servants to the colonizers?
A 15-year-old girl had a vision in 1856 that led her to proclaim the Xhosa would recover their former glory if only if they destroyed all their cattle, agricultural tools and grain supplies. Upon completing this, new cattle would spring from the ground, the dead would be resurrected, crops would be more abundant than ever before and the British would be driven from the land.
Many of the Xhosa embraced the prophecy and slaughtered their cattle and other means of sustenance over a two-year period until, in 1858, the Xhosa, starving, bewildered and heartbroken that the vaunted resurgence of their civilization hadn’t occurred, fell prostrate at British feet.
The parallels with the West in the 21st century are clear. Our civilization depends not on cattle, but carbon-based energy sources such as coal, oil and natural gas. There are false prophets among us such as Al Gore, Greta Thunberg, AOC, Barack Obama and other climate fraudsters who believe that if we just slaughter our “cattle,” new means of power will miraculously spring forth from the wind, sun or perhaps fairy dust.
President Biden listened to the prophets and, on his first day in office, shut down the Keystone Pipeline and shut off federal lands for oil exploration and pumping. We are now in the first throes of our own self-immolation with rising energy prices and a cold, miserable winter in the offing.
The false prophets will continue to encourage the suicide of a culture they hate, aided and abetted by representatives like G.K. Butterfield who cheerlead our self-destruction through his promotion of the Build Back Better Act with its $550 million dedicated to various green energy projects.
Some people cling to the quaint belief that a congressman should represent his constituents’ best interests such as affordable gasoline and not having to choose between food and a full tank. Given that G.K. has a few more votes in him, constituents need to keep the pressure on him to not vote for the BBB and to side with the people he promised to represent.