The rise of a superfluous class of pseudo-elites whose role is to teach and enforce an astro-turfed pseudo-morality manufactured by academics in activist pseudo-disciplines and spread by disordered personalities on social media before becoming entrenched as a pseudo-culture.
I don’t know whether Biden’s grandfather tried to persuade people to agree to allow underground gasoline reservoirs (I’m not sure if that’s the right term) to be built in their communities, but whether he did or not, it would make sense that many people would not want such a thing in their area.
Biden seems to be saying there’s also a NIMBY factor concerning charging stations. I don’t know anything about charging stations, but the locating of them does seem to involve some complicated issues at times:
I think he did say the American Oil Company (which is where his granddad worked), but he garbled the name a little bit. As to his digressions, and so on: I’ve seen vids of him when he was young, and even back then he tended be kind of a rhetorical jazz musician–just kind of wandering from subject to subject at will. Anyway, whatever he’s doing, and however he’s doing it, it’s caused him to be 'way more successful than I’ve ever been .
This looks like the video of his speech. He does flub the dub, but he appears to be speaking ad lib to some extent. I guess he starts into the electric car discussion in earnest at around 24:49:
I think his point was that just as the underground tanks eventually became mainstream, so the charging stations might also become mainstream.
I faced somewhat the same problem in the early 1980s working for a seismic oil exploration company, as what is called a front-end man. You had to negotiate with government departments- federal, provincial, local- and private landowners. It was pretty straightforward in Alberta; they were used to the idea and knew what it entailed. Moving into new territories in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the local farners were somewhat skeptical when you explained you wanted to drive through their fields, drill holes all over them them, and set off explosives.
Malone claims to be the inventor of mRNA vaccines, although credit for the distinction is more often given to later advancements by Katalin Karikó or Derrick Rossi, and was ultimately the result of the contributions of hundreds of researchers, of whom Malone was but one. Robert W. Malone - Wikipedia