One man against the many. The poor against the wealthy and arrogant. These ideas are the stuff of legends and sagas from the beginning of history.
So anyone wanting to get people to cooperate with their exploiters will use these themes in stories in order to manipulate potential victims.
While Obama keeps selling the fantasy of “Green Energy,” Natural Gas has been creating jobs even in these hard times:
…in 2009, 44,000 new jobs were created by fracking compared with 35,000 created by government green energy programs. In 2010 89,000 fracking-related jobs were created relative to 40,000 green jobs. And in 2011 another 111,000 new jobs will likely be created by fracking compared with 41,000 green jobs. And remember, that’s only if we don’t consider the jobs lost from the higher energy costs associated with green energy.
Naturally, the fashionable Hollywood Left is fully energized to stop and reverse this. Enter Matt Damon’s upcoming movie “The Promised Land.” It is Saint George and the Dragon with the Dragon playing Big Oil, the evil frackers.
But here’s the catch. Big Oil isn’t really one thing. It is many. And while the American Natural Gas industry is getting the business end of the sword, you might be surprised who is holding the hilt. Just go to the 2:25 mark on the trailer and look at the credits. According to a recent release from the Heritage Foundation:
Promised Land was also produced “in association with” Image Media Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, according to the preview’s list of credits. A spokesperson with DDA Public Relations, which runs PR for Participant Media, the company that developed the film fund backing Promised Land, confirmed that AD Media is a financier.
And who owns AD Media? In this case “AD” stands for Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi has issued a law establishing a media company with a capital of Dh100 million.
Law No 13 of 2007 was issued yesterday by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
The law states that the Abu Dhabi Media Company will be a general joint stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi government.
We know “the Abu Dhabi government” as the United Arab Emirates one of the oil companies/states of the Middle East. I don’t personally know “his highness” or the other princelings put on the board of the company. But doubt they are risking capital on a movie because their hearts are bleeding for the lives of people in the American Midwest.
More likely they want to gouge them for energy, and would like us not to have access to domestic natural gas.