It is well known that the Biden administration is allowing gas prices to get out of control on purpose. Biden, his energy secretary, and his transportation chief admitted they are trying to force Americans to “transition” to electric vehicles.
Never mind the fact that we still need fossil fuels to generate the electricity to power EVs. Biden is blindly letting gas prices surge, thinking this will convince Americans to take on more debt to buy a Tesla.
But there is an ugly secret about EVs that will make you run back to your gas guzzler. Even Biden knows it but doesn’t want to tell you.
[The Biden administration admitted] that critical pieces of EVs and solar panels are part of a long, dark story of child labor, forced labor and child exploitation, citing cobalt mining in Africa and polysilicon production in China.
“We are drawing attention to… the use of child labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the mining of cobalt (an input in lithium-ion batteries),” Thea Mai Lee, deputy undersecretary for foreign affairs, wrote in this year’s report on child labor and forced labor by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs.
“Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo labor under harsh and dangerous conditions to mine cobalt ore”[…]
In the 2020 report, the bureau noted that the cobalt then went to China, where it was made into batteries shipped to America.
The Department of Labor noted that “40,000 children, some as young as 6 years old, work in cobalt mines. Often working in tight spaces underground without proper safety equipment or procedures, child laborers face serious risks of injury or death. [Source: The Western Journal]
Biden is throwing billions of dollars into the “green industry.” He even included tax credits for rich Democrats who buy electric vehicles. He is allowing energy prices to skyrocket, so you will have no choice but to buy an EV.
All the while, he knew that the cobalt that goes into EV batteries is being mined by children in the Congo.
Children in this African country are subjected to harsh labor and dangerous conditions to mine the ore. The ore is then sent to China, where is it used to make rechargeable batteries.
Not only this, but Biden’s buddies in China know all about this. They actually own, operate, and finance most of the cobalt mines in the Congo. Yet Biden turns a blind eye to all this, so he can enrich his friends in the “green” energy sector.
Nothing is being done by this administration to end these horrible conditions for children. Biden sits back and lets the problem grow, so he can push green technology.
But shouldn’t Americans know Biden is helping China and Congo exploit children? Shouldn’t we know that our tax dollars are going to help further slave labor, child abuse, and exploitation?
Author: Bo Dogan