posted on Oct, 15 2005 @ 01:36 PM
So, Bob, my man, your basic claim is that you do not "believe in Peak Oil" because the U.S. has a history of bad and mistaken policies?
I think that we should keep in mind that in the 50s, Peak Oil was such a futuristic and misunderstood threat that it was almost baseless, in
consideration of the views of the people who were in a position to prepare the nation for it. There were also, no doubt, vociferous disbelievers in
the notion back then, as there are now.
Moreover, there was just Too Much Money to be Made at the time to put the Fear of Oil into the populace - it didn't make sense to do this
economically from a micro or macro standpoint - with respect to both the government's financial agenda as well as the private sector's, keeping in
mind that the government is run by regular people with vested interests in private sector success.
If I based all my beliefs on the strength of American policy to "Do The Right Thing," I think I'd have a bridge in Louisiana to sell myself, or
something. It certainly wouldn't be a basis from which I would ground myself before exploring important critical theories.