posted on May, 25 2010 @ 09:26 AM
Originally posted by ipsedixit
This spill is a real wake-up call. The oil crisis is creeping up on people in ways that are starting to feel more and more apocalyptic. Mining the tar
sands and drilling in rediculous underwater places are two examples of how human beings can get accustomed to and normalize the most bizarre
Support your local alternative energy initiatives . . . even if your elected representatives won't.
"two examples of how human beings can get accustomed to and normalize the most bizarre circumstances." Indeed. I repeat this and shake my head
We look at the theory of how the Easter Islanders used up their land's resources and we think "primitive fools", "at least we know better".
Instead of heeding warnings from past leaders (Jimmy Carter, ex), conservation and Green Technology was deliberately set aside (by more recent
leaders) in favor of an oil based economy.
Conservation and different energy technology was ridiculed and made to seem bizarre, for sissified hippies, not sexy like oil, or manly as raping the
Earth, or going to war over resources.
America will decline, not from lack of prayer in public schools, or over taxation, or not hanging the 10 Commandments in a courtroom, or abortions, or
gay marriage. As Americans quibbled over these issues, urged on by political corporate sympathizers, other nations saw fit to solve their dependency
on oil for their energy needs.
Rather than steering citizens into the light, political corporate sympathizers have kept the US in the darkness of a primitive energy economy.
America will decline not over social issues, but be surpassed by other countries (China, India, etal) that were willing to invest in research,
development, and production of 21st energy sources/products. Primitive fools.