The Day the Electricity Died


Townhall: Imagine one of your kids freezing to death in your home. Eleven-year-old Cristian Pineda’s mother found her son dead during the Texas blackout in February 2021. Or you have a power outage for three days, losing a couple of hundred dollars worth of food because your refrigerator didn’t work, as Michelle Jones did last summer. The food she had just bought to feed herself, her daughter, and her granddaughter spoiled without electricity.

This is likely to become all too common in the future.


My years as a Wisconsin state senator and in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration gave me some insights. My senate district included a coal plant, a natural gas plant, two nuclear plants, a biogas plant, biodigesters, wind towers, and many miles of Lake Michigan shoreline—and since then it has added a solar plant. Here are some lessons I’ve learned.

First, we need to understand a little bit about how electric grids work. They cannot store electricity without a battery. Batteries are scarce and expensive. Electric demand must be met with electricity generation, always. If supply cannot keep up with demand, the utility will shut down electricity for some or many.

For nearly a week, Texas utilities were unable to meet demand. They shut down the electric grid. Five million people lost power, and from 250 to 700 died. If an electric grid breaks, all the people it serves will be without electricity for weeks or months.

Nonetheless, Progressives favor energy policies that will make grid failures more frequent, widespread, and prolonged. They want to close coal plants without enough full-time power ready to take their place. They seem unconcerned about reliability. They want coal plants torn down even if we have to keep paying them—like selling your car to get a newer one while you still owe lots on the first. Read More …

Opinion: Empires throughout history oftentimes self-destruct making them vulnerable to an outside army.

In ancient times, the mighty Babylon gave way to Medo Persia after King Belshazzar’s drunken orgy guests saw the ‘handwriting on the wall’ (Daniel 5).

The Medes and Persians could not take on the swift Greeks under Alexander (Daniel 8), and after dying at the early age of 33, Alexanders four generals eventually gave way to Rome.

Rome faded out of existence around 400 AD and from there many kingdoms came and went.

In the modern era:

  • Spanish Empire – 1492 to 1968
  • Ottoman Empire – 16th to 20th centuries
  • Russian Empire – 18-20th centuries
  • British Empire –  19-20th century
  • United States – 20-21st century

What comes next will be a surprise to many secular students of history. Our Bible tells us that Rome, which was never conquered, will rise under the leadership of a fierce king, who according to the great prophet Daniel, will rise out of Europe (Daniel 9:26).

This kingdom will trample and dominate the world (Daniel 7:23). It will be divided into 10 divisions (Daniel 7:24) and will dominate with the most evil leader in history (Rev. 13:1).

His name is Antichrist and the platform for his government is being constructed at warp speed today:

  • Social credit score
  • Central bank digital currencies
  • Climate sustainability
  • Environmental, social, and corporate governance
  • Carbon footprint tracker

The most astounding part of this final empire is that thanks once again to the great prophet Daniel, the final kingdom will have only 7 years (Daniel 9:27).

Why Daniel? Because the Antichrist will try to do what every antichrist before him failed to do. Annihilate Daniel’s people. The Jewish People.