This is a very good article by Austin Hill, titled "'Just Believe': The Closing Of The American Progressive Mind On Matters Of The Economy And Energy."
"Have you noticed that the cries of the cultural and political 'left' in
the U.S. are becoming more venomous and shrill? As President Barack
Obama flails on the international stage and approval for his domestic
agenda and his party in Congress slips away, so-called 'progressive'
Americans are also watching something else slip away: the chances of
politicians and government bureaucrats getting a strangle-hold on the
petroleum energy industry."
"..free people on at least three different continents have elected
governments that are abandoning the progressive goal of destroying the
petroleum energy industry and moving in the exact opposite direction of
the Obama Administration."
"True believers in President Obama’s agenda probably won’t allow
themselves to ask difficult questions or to consider how the world is
changing, at least that probably won’t happen anytime soon. The rest of
us, however, need to speak up, face the facts, and stop ignoring harsh
realities on the economy and energy policy."
Well, we do speak up, but we're muzzled because we don't follow the Democrat Party line and the Obama's Little Red Book of anti-business, anti-oil, anti-self-reliance philosophy.