In a comedy movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Will Ferrell (“Lars”) and Rachel McAdams (“Cigarette”) star in the Fire Saga, an objectively terrifying but loving musical duo that represents Iceland’s hopes in the title race against Europe’s best musical talent. A duffs and a dreamer, Lars has grown up winning Eurovision, but the most popular tune in the Fire Sea is a bar song called “Jaja Ding Dong”. No. About Hostess Confectionery.
It’s a clever little formulaic comedy, but even for these things the audience needs a little respect for the suspension of disbelief. The challenge that the script writers face in the first place is to explain how this terrible group was chosen to carry the Icelandic banner – and make it believable.
Here’s how they do it. To qualify for Eurovision, Icelandic performers must win the Söngvakeppnin musical competition, but for that, Iceland’s best talent was evident: Katiana, an electric singer, portrayed by American pop star Demi Lovato. The result was an impossible feat, but since the competition with the 12 finalists was a necessary prerequisite, the judges finally chose Fire Saga to participate in a random draw.
Fire Sea Söngvakeppnin’s performance was disastrous, even for them (it’s, above all, a comedy). We see Cigarette comfort Lars as the rest of the finalists join the After Party on a boat. Which blows away.
So in addition to eliminating all other competitors, the judges have a choice that they would never have made otherwise.
Rumor has it that when President Joe Biden saw it, he praised Icelandic music for going through an “incredible transformation.” It’s a conscientious objection, eliminating the choices of choice and leaving an option that sounds good only when you’re drunk.
More recently, Biden has discovered another “incredible transformation.” It is time to discuss one of the biggest – and growing – issues facing family and business during his presidency. At a joint news conference after his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio on May 24, Biden was asked about “high gas prices” and whether Americans should “be prepared for a recession.” Biden did not answer, citing the promise of a new job, partly because of the shift away from gasoline.
Readers familiar with Bastiat’s work or with any real-world experience are forgiven for a moment for thinking about the futility of modern American politics before shouting at the palate, sighs, King Lear-style elements, or moving on.
“Here’s the situation,” Biden said. “And when it comes to gas prices, we’re going through an incredible change that is happening. God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less dependent on fossil fuels when it’s over.”
Believing that exorbitant prices are good because it means people will change the whole way of their lives, one of the reversals of the Biden administration’s high gas price pat response is with things like blaming Putin and corporate greed. This was probably best illustrated by Transport Secretary Pete Butigig on November 28, 2021. MSNBC commented that families own electric vehicles. [EVs] “Never worry about gas prices again.”
Just before Biden took office, the AAA national average petrol price was $ 2,378. By May 25, 2022, it had almost doubled, to 4,599, with predictions that it would get worse. While it is not uncommon for the president to set gasoline prices, the president’s policies could affect them, and in Biden’s case, Alaska has sent a clear message allowing the Keystone XL pipeline and canceling planned oil and gas leases. The fuel markets had to reconsider their long-term expectations (providing a dampening effect on price rise and as a counterweight to OPEC Shenanigan) for additional American influence and supply in the oil market. This has led to further uncertainty in the market, which in itself contributes to inflation. Rising demand and refinery disruptions have been significant contributors to the economy’s resumption in 2021, such as Russia’s hostility towards the end of Ukraine. In this context, the Biden administration announced on May 11 the cancellation of offshore oil and gas leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.
Petrol, the people’s preferred mode of transportation fuel, is still booming. The high price of petrol and diesel means it will cost more to get people to their place than before. They further imply that it will cost more to transport and produce goods, so people will have to pay more for food, clothing and other necessities and needs. Our purchasing power has decreased. We are relatively poor, especially the poorest of us who have fewer “luxury” items to sacrifice for our needs. But we all have to make choices that we would never have made otherwise.
Whatever the President says, it is No. Makes us stronger and better. It would be a thing if EV makers would win over customers in a time-honored way of producing good products at low prices (remember that human time is also a cost). But in the perverse view of the Biden administration, the only way for people to prefer EVs over their gas-powered cars is to Make petrol prohibitively expensive. It shows just how unpopular their “less reliance on fossil fuels” is, and they know it. It similarly calls for an “incredible transformation” in the same way that “if you were the last man on earth” predicts masculine irresistibility.
In the world of fiction, the Fire Saga succeeds against all odds, and EVs become people’s favorite without any problems. In reality, regardless of the benefits from the Fire Saga, Iceland will be in national mourning for the loss of such a tragic and tragic life and talent, and Icelandic culture will suffer irreparable damage.
Also in real life, no matter what the benefits for EV makers, if the price of gasoline takes them to the stage of replacing their perfectly powered gas-powered vehicles – which is an expensive capital investment – with even more expensive EVs, people will suffer a lot. Biden thinks such a “change” would be “unbelievable”. For most of us, that would be awful.