For those of you who didn’t catch my previous post, I am providing a link, so you will understand oil depletion ( peak oil ): https://globalcitizenblog.com/?p=1461
One of my favourite books of all time is called “Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press”. This one book, is a group of articles from journalists who had their works bashed, ridiculed, and/or suppressed, all in the name of pleasing higher up powers. These “powers” stood to lose money and/or influence, if these stories where popularized/published. Reading this book changed the way I saw life, and the world I live in. The bibliography for the stories, has led me to other books and their stories. One of them being “Crossing the Rubicon”. After all of the reading I have done, leading up to this book, and only having read the first 219 pages, I am convinced that 9/11 was an inside job. But this is not the subject of this blog post. The reason I bring it up, is because a small group of powerful people had an agenda, and despite the numerous warnings, let the actions occur. I am not going to argue with people here, over that statement. Just read the book, and then come running your mouth.
Over time, I noticed that I keep preaching oil depletion ( even after some saw gas prices near $5.00 per gallon [ ouch!!! ] ), but the public in general doesn’t seem to care. Let me state this clearly, “OIL IS AN EFFFING FINITE RESOURCE. AND IT WON’T LAST FOREVER.” I think there are three main reasons, that the general public doesn’t care. 1) Oil/Gas prices came down because of oil induced recession, 2) The government isn’t telling the public about peak oil, & 3) The mainstream media is not talking about peak oil.
Now point #1 is a boom to bust cycle. As Oil/Gas prices went up ( which is the backbone commodity of the industrialized world [ Don’t believe me? Just research how much oil is a part of the modern life. ] ), until the public said “Uncle”, and couldn’t take any more. The public had to reduce their spending on other things in life ( Including those sub-prime mortgages, which also were resetting to higher rates. Sub-prime just made this whole thing happen a lot faster ). With lesser demand, Oil/Gas prices went down. The public may think that lower prices is the norm, but it won’t last. As oil depletes more, and demand catches up, we will be right back to higher prices.
With this boom to bust cycle going on, somebody is going to get very rich off of the boom, and somebody is going to get very poor from both the boom and the bust. Which leads me to point #2. Why isn’t the government informing the public about what is really happening? For anybody who may say that they are informing us, because they are talking about alternative energy, I say that that’s a whole lot of BS. The infrastructure just isn’t there, and we are at the peak NOW! We are already looking into the abyss. This leads me to believe that somebody wants this event to occur, leaving most of the public with their pants down ( now you know why I talked about 9/11 earlier ). Somebody stands to gain a boatload off of higher Oil/Gas prices, and later the public in general stands to lose a lot more than just money. The public stands to lose more of their freedom, due to the riots that I predict will follow. It’s one thing to have to shell out more money for gas, but it will be a totally different ballgame, when oil depletion starts to effect the food supply. Some would say, I will just pay more. Well, you can’t pay more, for what is not there.
Issue #3 has to do with 90% of the mainstream media in the USA, being owned by 5 conglomerates, who are in turn, controlled by their big business advertisers. They don’t go around biting the hand, that feeds them. Big business has done a very good job, of keeping us dependent. They are not about to give that up, without a fight to the grave. The more chaos that the public has, the less organized they will be, and the more dependent they will become. The way I see it, it’s just another step towards the corporations ruling the world. Sooner or later, only Fortune 500 votes will elect, who is in charge.
There has to be more reasons for letting the event happen, without a true warning. I am open to your replies. Please submit. Maybe in the next few days, I will come up with other reasons, but I have another related global story that I am preparing, which I feel is even bigger.
You may want to take a look at "Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media". Edward… S. Herman and Noam Chomsky (1988). Here is a review on the book: “Contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.”A powerful assessment of how the U.S. mass media fails to provide the kind of information that we need to understand the world and what we can do about it.
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