posted on May, 6 2005 @ 12:07 AM
If there is a major war for oil it won't be the fault of any President, Dictator, or Communist Regime, it'll be all YOUR fault. Well mine too, and
every other consumer in the world. Don't forget only half the oil used is for cars and heating the rest goes to manufacturing all those wonderful
plastic throw away items we all love so much. No, if there are wars, it won't be governments to blame, you'll all demand that they do something when
all of a sudden a bottle of Coke costs $6 bucks because oil is at $150 a barrel.
I think people are missing a big part of the Peak Oil discussion, and that's the manufacturing aspect. Just take a quick glance around the room
you're in and see how many items have petroleum in them, every piece of plastic does. All of your CD-Roms do, and your DVD's too, don't forget
their cases, and oh yeah, your keyboard too.
Not many of us would say "Let's go to war for oil!" if gas tripled in price, but wait till all those single use syringes at the hospital triple in
price or your Nike's go through the roof because of all the petroleum used to make 'em.
We have got to look at Peak Oil as a whole picture not just whether or not we can afford S.U.V.'s. There's sooo much more to it than the "price at
the pump". Even if we stopped driving cars alltogether right this very moment then we'd still only cut the oil useage down by less than half. People
look at China's astronomical growth in their oil consumption and think it's because of all the new cars their drivin' but it's more than that for
sure. The Chinese and Indian middle classes are growing very fast and there buying all those wonderfull gadgets that eat up oil in their
If we want to avoid wars for oil then we're gonna need to do alot more than start driving hybrid cars. But regardless, at some point we're all gonna
demand that oil be secured for us in order to preserve our way of life. We don't wanna go back to the 1700's.
No, you won't hear people scream "Let's go to war for oil" but you'll demand lower healthcare costs and want to keep inflation down, try to keep
us competitive globally, and all of those arguments. Meanwhile all the world leaders know you have to keep cheap oil to achieve those things, so
you'll be asking them to fight for oil, without even knowing it.
At anyrate.....YUP war=bad oil=bad Were gonna have a bad war for bad oil.