reply to post by Sublime620
This is difficult to believe, but we read it on here daily; while the Titanic sinks, folks go about arguing about how to arrange the deck chairs!
I read Michael's book "Crossing the Rubicon" a year ago or so, and would most definitely recommend it strongly to all...
Folks, I’m not trying to be a jerk with what I’m blogging here, but it’s high time you face the music, if you haven’t already; this peak oil
deal is very real. Everyone is scared to death and so full of denial about it. If you are in any doubt, first look up the meaning to this work
"cognitive dissonance". Understand that it is a very normal human psychological reaction when first confronted with the inevitable reality that we
have already passed peak, and from here on out it doesn't get better. Understand that what oil that is left untapped only is a small band aid, and
even at best it would only supply us with a year or two of oil, and to get the infrastructure up and running we would be ten years out before it would
even get to market. But the reality is we live in a global oil market...what oil is left is in fields now that continue to decline in production.
You can go on arguing A biotic oil until when the cows come home, and even if the wells do replenish, the rates aren't fast enough...
Realize you have been burning fuel and buying plastic stuff you didn't need and charging it spending like a drunken sailor and without any care in
the world towards any conservation or move to alternatives. You used to condemn and spit on the liberals when they suggested alternatives...now here
we are. You have to see now that oil is responsible for fertilizers that grow the crops that feed the world (nearly 8billion in population...the
growth made possible by...you guessed it...oil...nearly perfect correlation with oil production and population growth), oil is used to get the food to
market...oil is used to build containers that hold the food...get you to the store...get you to work...that are responsible for the very design of the
suburbs...everything folks!!! We live in a petroleum based economy, and the petroleum is running out at a time when global demand is at an all time
The sooner you accept this and get past the shock of it (it could take a few weeks or even more than a month until the shock does finally wear off)
the sooner we can all gather around the camp fire and start to talk about the solutions. We are literally looking down the barrel of the canon here
and it's armed and lit!
So it doesn’t really matter who’s fault you think it is (republican or democrat); everyone has been at the party and overstayed! Now it’s the
next day and the sun has come up, and many are still passed out on the floor. It smells like puke, and there is spilled drinks everywhere. This is
reality now folks. Things will never be the same again, and I’m sorry to tell you that your grand kids and great grand kids are going to have a
hard time because this generation and the ones before have used up more than half of all oil, and the oil that is left is going to exponentially get
more and more expensive to get at. Plus they won’t be able to get it all out anyway.
You can argue with me if you want on here, but it really doesn't matter if you think I’m right or not. When you research the facts, and get past
the mis and disinformation you find out that in fact production is decreasing annually now. That is reality. "Drill drill drill" or whatever the
useless slogan is, isn't going to solve this problem and your kidding yourself if you think it is.
Get the book. He's been right about everything so far. It also has a lot on 9/11 conspiracy as well as the shadow govn't and underground drug
That said, I do really hope for the best...that is that we can transform into alternative energy based economies, learn to know our neighbors better,
start growing our own food instead of useless lawns, turn off the gas mowers in favor of quiet, clean manual mowers, start living in our means,
walking to work and / or using bikes, trains, or buses...start powering down, using CFL's and LED's and pushing hard for a new era out from under
the control of these heartless ghouls who run the show now and who Jordan Maxwell says having already all the gold and wealth that they need, are out
for our very souls...
What I'm not sure on is how I'd rather see it happen; slow burn or fast crash? Either way, the evidence strongly suggests that the inevitable is
going to happen. I almost am inclined to go with the former just to usher in change faster, but either way, I hope that is the least painful. At
least I don't have far to fall.
If you're still reading this, my heart is with you and your families for the days and years to come. I really don't think it's going to be very
easy for many of us. I want to say "god help us", but I think we need to for once start taking responsibility and help ourselves, if we don't who
is, certainly not the big oil folks and fascists in power...we need change and we need it yesterday. Hopefully the new administration will roll out
some major new paradigm shifting programs to move us into 100% fossil independence...hell even half independence would be great! Then begin to get
out from underneath international bankers and fiat currency stranglehold slavery…now that is also going to require that institutions such as the
Vatican and other big control structures let go of their power and melt down their gold crosses and statues and place back into circulation all this
gold they now horde and help people…folks there is more than enough resources to go around (1% now control 40% of the world’s wealth!) but we have
to get past denial and the cliché’s; the mythology, and begin to become informed.
[edit on 7-10-2008 by skyshow]