Gas Pains in Fenton

Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin coined the term, “useful idiots” and what is happening regarding the proposed natural gas compression station in Fenton, NY lends itself well by comparison.  Lenin predicted that liberals and other weak-minded people in the West could be relied upon to be ‘useful idiots’ as far as the Soviet Union was concerned.  Inciting indigestion via ignorance, those local like-minded haters of capitalism, fossil fuels and America’s progress use the misinformed citizens in and around Fenton to gin up opposition to this job-creating business.

Even though the company proposing this project complied with all zoning, review, regulatory and statutory requirements from the local, county, state and federal governments, anti-big business, fossil fuel activists created false narratives to scare people into action.  Opposition has to happen under false pretenses because the activists understand that their hatred of capitalism is not acceptable in the main stream of American thoughts and values, so they are forced to fabricate alternative excuses explaining why they are trying to shut down this development.

Torn from page one of the community organizer handbook on activating the masses is to create a narrative that involves danger to their children.  Using the nearby schools as reasons for denying this project, opponents have no explanation for their apparent disinterest in safety when it comes to the myriad of potentially deadly substances passing by the school on a continual basis by both rail and interstate highways, both located closer to the schools than this project site.

Although the activists would have the public believing that the vast majority of citizens are opposed to this endeavor, the fact that only a dozen of these supposedly concerned folks took advantage of a free tour of a similar facility should speak volumes about facts fighting fictions.

Page two of the community organizer handbook is the threat to property values and quality of life concerns.  Again, this is an obvious canard if you simply look around.  This project is being built in an industrial area, along side of many other industrial businesses, including at least one that stores thousands of gallons of petroleum products on-site, right next to the river, and even closer to the local high school than this proposed location.  The area is already zoned industrial, and it is adequately separated from the communities’ neighborhoods surrounding it.

Recognize this for what it actual is:  Radical anti-capitalism, anti-fossil fuel, anti-progress new-era socialists engaging the “useful idiots” of the Chenango Valley school board to do their bidding in stopping a completely legal and legitimate business from creating much needed jobs, while using the taxpayers monies to fund a ridiculous lawsuit.

It’s embarrassing enough to find ones self unwittingly being played like a pawn as a “useful idiot.”  It’s quite another to learn that your tax dollars are being spent by them.



Symbols continue to be more important to liberals than actual results.  This explains their sudden outburst of outrage when it comes to monuments and statues.  If their collective distain for such things was genuine, why now, why not last year, or the year before, or the year before that?  These icons to our countries heritage can’t talk, hear or fight back, so they make perfect targets for the liberal cowards who assail them.

Denying history doesn’t erase it.  The Democrats were pro-slavery.  Destroying the symbols of our legacy changes nothing except exposing those responsible for the lawless and destructive criminal thugs that they are, attempting to wash away the stains of their own historic sins buy assaulting Trump in effigy.

Slavery predates the formation of the United States by more than 3,000 years and was practiced in the first civilizations in Mesopotamia, continuing in almost every other civilization in the world.  The Byzantine-Ottoman wars resulted in enslaving large numbers of Christians in the 1400’s and as late as the beginning of the nineteenth century, an estimated three-quarters of all people were trapped in bondage against their will in some form of slavery or serfdom.  The United States of America was the first civilization that not only recognized the evils of slavery, but was willing to fight a civil war to end it.  More than 600,000 Americans sacrificed their lives in order to do just that.

Judging two-hundred year old societal norms from the lofty heights of todays supposed enlightenment movement’s morally superior frame of reference is unethical and unfair.  The human condition has evolved and become enlightened in the quickest and many would argue best ways, in a culture created and nurtured in and by the United States of America.

Along with slavery, we also burned witches at the stake, publicly tortured and even executed criminals in the public square, mistreated and killed American Indians and unjustly interred thousands of Japanese-Americans during WWII.  At the time, these were thought of as good, sound practices, not worthy of debate.  The examination of those actions is clearer, brighter and more discerning from the self-righteous perch of self-proclaimed aggrandizement courtesy of the smug wisdom of the liberal elite here and now.  Tomorrow’s analysis of today’s abortion position in America will rival our enlightened distain for yesterday’s slavery as sins of the worst order, unimaginable in that present time.

The bigger and more important point is that the United States of America was willing to put at risk the very survival of our new nation in order to end the evils of slavery and we did so at significant risk, sacrifice and cost.  Ironically, the hoodlums currently threatening our monuments, our history, our statues and our fellow citizenry are as dangerous and poisonous to today’s nation as their fellow travelers in the Democrat party were to us in 1861 when the first civil war began.  Continuing and expanding their behavior might just see them face the same fate as their forefathers.



Zero Credibility



In the effort to censor and destroy conservatives, the discredited liberal media machine has wrongly intertwined the phrases “White supremacists” and “White nationalists” in order to falsely unite the two into a singular meaning vilifying conservatives.

The truth is that nationalists of any color, any race identify with their particular culture, color, ethnicity, or race, within the shared context of also being citizens of a particular country.  Supremacists view themselves as superior to others.  When you add the word “white” to either term, therein lies the dog-whistle; however it harkens to the hounds of liberalisms hatred, falling silent on the ear of conservatives.

Major media outlets long ago abandoned reporting, and instead now recruit for, define and orchestrate the liberal agenda.  Relying on the mistaken notion that the average consumer of news is too stupid to know they are being led, media elitists forge, twist and manipulate public opinion disguised as reporting.  This is why they hate the alternative news outlets like the Fox network and talk radio.

Traditional media’s veneer of credibility melts in the light and heat of the unvarnished truth and they grossly miscalculate the wisdom of the average American at their own peril.






A classic example of Not-In-My-Backyard, (NIMBY) is evident concerning the proposed natural gas compressor station in the Town of Fenton.  An active rail line runs through this area, transporting all sorts of explosive, corrosive and poisonous materials continually, every day.  A major interstate highway runs along side this area accommodating thousands of trucks carrying explosive, corrosive and poisonous materials traversing the area continually, every day.  If safety is really the issue, where is the fear of these already ongoing activities?  Until a few years ago, the Hillcrest Federal Depot stored a wide host of military goods and supplies right in the heart of that neighborhood and nary a word about safety.  Not 300 yards from this proposed facility, a petroleum product distribution company already exists with many trucks delivering all kinds of fuels all over the area.  And what about the countless convenience stores everywhere, with thousands of gallons of gasoline directly beneath our feet.


This project creates 150 local jobs.  The pipe is already here, it is in the ground.  The company complied with all of the rules and regulations in making this business decision and the legal permits were sought after and obtained.  For those of us with a good memory, you’ll recall the former Port Dickinson mayor Wilfley fought the placement of this pipeline hammer and tong, claiming the Port Dickinson Park would be dangerous and ruined.  That was all false hysteria.


On what authority did the Chenango Valley School District decide, on behalf of taxpayers, that this was an issue worth suing over?  Did the Board of Education survey the taxpayers?  What about those of us that actually think this is a good idea?  I live in Port Dickinson and I support this project.  Not only did the school board exceed and abuse their authority, they saw fit to hire a law firm from Albany, thereby taking taxpayer money out of the area for a fight we shouldn’t be waging.  How much does this cost taxpayers?


NG Advantage made available a free tour bus that took concerned people from the area up to a similar site in Vermont, in order to demonstrate what that facility looks like when in full operation, and to address concerns and questions.  Only 12 individuals chose to take this trip yet scores of lawn signs indicating opposition to the project are overwhelmingly prevalent throughout the area.  It is abundantly clear that people have made up their minds in the absence of all of the available information because they don’t want or need the truth; they simply don’t want it in their neighborhood, period.


The next time these same NIMBY people complain about the depressive state of New York, the lack of jobs, opportunity, and the “brain drain” we see as our kids seek friendlier environs by voting with their feet, remember, it is just this kind of narrow-mined mentality that largely defines what is wrong with New York State.