Comfort vs. Conscience

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posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 08:58 AM
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Our nation, and the world, are facing a very serious problem that is flying towards us like an out of control asteroid. It's the depletion of the world's oil supply and ever rising demand. As China's energy demands grow (near equal to ours), one thing is clear, we can either face up to what that reality means or ignore it, at our peril.

We don't have to engage in war after war for petrol when we can employ the finest minds on earth and our financial resources to bring an end to this wretched dependence on fossil fuels by coming up with a comprehensive national energy strategy.

There's absolutely no reason not to, especially morally speaking. We either choose to extend life and the quality of it, or we choose the path of killing for foreign resources. Our nation is better than that! It's time to stop this madness - and past time to put the energy industry in its place.

Say no to never-ending war & greed and say yes to a comprehensive national energy strategy!

Here's a little meditation on where we're at today...



Baby George in the Land of the Bubble People

By Phil Rockstroh
Online Journal Contributing Writer

The Bush administration is a mere reflection of the bubble-wrapped people of the US and their outright disregard of anything on earth that does not serve their selfish, short-term needs and cravings. Bubble Boy Bush merely mirrors our hidden aspirations and agendas—which can be summed up thus: of paramount importance—the end all, be all of all things—is my comfort level. All things in creation exist solely to serve this end.

Yet a dreadful knowledge gnaws beneath the surface of our awareness: at a deeper level, we Americans realize that in order to live in the manner we have become accustomed, we must continue to plunder the resources of the world at a rapacious rate—and we know that our actions are not only unethical, but unsustainable as well.

But the implications of acknowledging these realities are too overwhelming. The knowledge that we maintain "our way of life" on the bartered blood of the innocent is too unnerving and damning.

We banish such thoughts from our minds, yet they arise as a host of diffuse anxieties and distorted fears. In addition, the dilemma is steeped in bitter irony: for the more anxious we grow, the more desperate we become for reassurance. And what do we find reassuring? Well, of course, the bubble-enclosed life we have always known. It must be maintained at all costs.

Therefore, we crave even greater levels of comfort: Our gas-guzzling motor vehicles must be made larger; our food portions bigger; anti-depression and anti-anxiety medications must be made even more widely available. Meanwhile, the bubble swells to the bursting point.
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posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 11:31 AM
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Happy thoughts and blind faith in innovation and science doesn't change the need for mass depopulation.

Oil is CHEAP and ABUNDANT and we grew to match that energy source. No other known energy offers both of those. No matter how easy it is to sit back and proclaim nuclear power or zero point energy is the answer, neither one can run a farm machine as easily or cheaply as oil.

No matter what you read on the internet, the DOE, SOE, and many private groups are all looking for an answer and not finding it.

The real answer is to live on nuclear, hydrogen, tidal, wind, and other alternate energy sources... people need to die. Be it starvation, disease, or war... people need to die.

All the models keep pointing in the same direction, and no innovation has stepped up to stop the final conclusion. People will fight before they just give up and die, therefore, war.

The US may seem random and insane a lot of the time, but in the end it has the same top priority of any other country, survival. And the US has information and technology of almost unparalleled levels, but does have unparalleled resources. These go into many fields that help predict the future and prepare for it.

People think the US is just a bunch of fat media slobs with a money-hungry halfwit president. Which is exactly what many want people to think. Look away from the action of the "only super power". Look at the US as a messed up commical joke.

The real answer, its preperation. Look at the US oil reserves... if poor countrie dstart to starve, that leads to war. War shuts down oil fields, then the US has the largest reserves.

Any ways, none of this really matters because what will happen will happen.



posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 03:23 PM
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EastCoastKid, I'm sorry but I have a hard time understanding Mr. Rockstroh's point in this article. It seems more like a rant than a logical observation of the Peak Oil crisis. Frankly it's kind of depressing and shrill. With all that finger pointing and rhetoric he could have at least made a suggestion as to how to get out of this mess.

At the bottom of the article the author states about himself "Phil Rockstroh, a self-described, auto-didactic, gasbag monologist, is a poet, lyricist, and philosopher bard, living in New York City.", well EastCoastKid, you could have just pulled this rant out of nearly anybody's blog. I'm sorry I don't put any wieght behind this article.



posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 01:18 AM
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And that's your right.

If we don't start planning today for what is surely about to come upon us, then shame on us. We deserve our plight.

YOu're not one of those dandies who think that just b/c we are we have everything coming to us, do you?

[edit on 7/6/05 by EastCoastKid]



posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by EastCoastKid
And that's your right.

If we don't start planning today for what is surely about to come upon us, then shame on us. We deserve our plight.

YOu're not one of those dandies who think that just b/c we are we have everything coming to us, do you?

[edit on 7/6/05 by EastCoastKid]


Nope, not a dandie ECK, just think that article you posted was about as insightful as a "Anybody But Bush" pamphlet. Shades of propoganda and irrelevant ranting, about as interesting as reading chocolate chip cookie recipe's frankly.

I don't think the author realises how many "bubble people" ARE actually concerned, how many would like to see some real and coherent solutions brought forward. The finger pointing and name calling is about as produtive as putting a donkey in the Kentucky Derby. Everyone KNOWS that the US over consumes, the point is WHAT to do about it, it's not helpful to call the "motherland of invention", the US, the land of bubble heads.





 
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