The Middle East is, as many see it (as Bill sees it) a cesspool of dictators, terrorists, mad people violating the rights of other, perhaps, less mad people. A veritable perfect storm of crazy. And, in giving some deep, insightful thought, Bill decided to enlist his website, The Daily Caller, to investigate and contribute an explanation of the myriad of reasons. And, lo and behold, if Bill and cronies didn’t come up with the smoking gun (or, to perhaps put it more accurately, the smoking organic kale): Hippies and their damn organic, environmentally sustainable, low carbon footprint food, dammit!! Per Stabley Times:
Unrest in the region has been triggered, O’Reilly’s site claims, by increased food prices as a direct result of liberals and their insistence on protecting the environment. Daily Caller claims that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ruined the Middle East by requiring ethanol be added to gasoline, which he claims has caused a food shortage in the region, meaning that the various revolts taking place in nations like Libya and Egypt haven’t been about civil right or political corruption, but instead about a lack of corn.
Don’t believe Stabley Times with their clear liberal bias? Well, here’s an excerpt directly from the article How hippies are ruining the Middle East (too) from Bill’s site:
And the connection makes sense. While a lot of different factors played into the revolutions that swept the region, one thing that really gets folks going is when they can’t afford to feed their wife and kids. But why were the food prices spiking? One major factor: ethanol mandates and subsidies.
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