posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 09:38 AM
I am not sure why anyone would be surprised about Bush's statements. I remeber about 2-4 years ago, a report came out, saying that there was only
20-25 years worth of oil left on this planet. I remeber that it was suggested that this was a linear oriented projection as well, and did not account
for the world's current exponential increases in oil consumption, so that projected time frame could be a whole lot less than originally
Since Bush & Co. have so much vested into oil production and consumption, they will take full advantage of the the rest of the oil on the planet while
the profits are soaring. It would not be smart of oil companies to prematuerly shut off their income while the promises of even larger profit margins
are sure to come in the next several years of oil wars around the world.
I am sure the technology to revolutionize our transport industry has existed for decades, but as long as the powers that be are making billions of
dollars in profits, why bother changing anything until we "have" to. Once the oil companies set up other companies to research and implement (aka
control) the new energy sources (cold fusion, EM, antigrav propulsion, etc), only then will the oil dictators allow us to slowly change our way of
life to more efficient and modern measures of energy consumption.
Also to consider is the fact that the entire American economy exists because of the oil industry and the OPEC trading dollar. Bush has to prolong the
change of the transport industry from oil to another energy source for as long as possible to secure and maintain America's prominence on the
world's economic stage. (Afterall, that is America's biggest war; to keep the dollar worth more than toilet paper, which is really it's true
So to start thinking that Bush is some kind of hero for "forcing" us to become more independent of mid-east oil over the next 20 years is a bit of a
farce. (If the world even lasts that long) Oil independence is coming anyway regardless of what Bush says or wants. The world will be forced to change
energy sources anyway, and with Bush now "writing in stone", a timeline to achieve that oil independence, it almost stifles (reverse psychology
like) any possible change from coming earlier than that set timeline.
So kudos to Sweden for pushing those boundaries set by Bush. Hopefully they come up with something practical and efficient way sooner than even they
Here is a nutty whacky sidebar theory:
Bush's challenge and timeline for oil independence and (hopefully) achieving an energy source that is "next generation" (aka antigrav engines),
could coincide with the arrival of Apophis (an Extinction Level Event sized asteroid). Apophis is supposed to "narrowly miss" (yeah, right) Earth on
about Sept 29, 2029.
The oil companies, having made their Quadrillions of dollars in profits from oil consumption over the last 20+ years (suggesting 2000 to 2025 or so),
release a new type of energy system for the "well-to-do" masses, allowing us the initial "baby steps" into personal space travel vehicles that
will allow the populations that can afford it to escape the boundaries of Earth and to live "Winnebago style" in the reaches of our solar system and
This timeline will give the people of earth about 4-5 years of potential escape, allowing those that can afford to, to survive, and for all those with
not enough money... well, you can hope that Apophis hits nearby you, so that it is quick and painless, as I am sure the after effects of the
Post-Apophislyptic Earth will be very stereotypic Hell-like living conditions...