reply to post by SplitInfinity
You'll certainly get no argument out of me on the greed aspect, or on the lobbiest aspect, but neither could be construed as an American invention,
greed goes back thousands of years. Maybe another one to lay at the feet of Pandora.
We also agree on the craziness of a world utterly dependent on oil, but there again, we're talking about powerful lobbies and their preferential
treatment by those who hold the monopoly on money creation. None of what you're proposing (whatever this new technology may be) would be possible
unless and until that money monopoly is broken and the huge cartels like the oil industry are disbanded. Can you see that happening?
So where you and I differ is apparently on the potential for a reboot of America's "greatness". You seem to think doing an end run around the
greedy ba$tids to develop new industries is possible. I wish I could agree, but IMO that has always been impossible because the people who would have
to fund such an enterprise would do exactly what their system was set up to do ~ choke out real competition and buy up or steal the ingenuity of the
inventers. That's why no one's been able to do such an end run thus far. And even back in earlier times when there were prohibitions against such
naked power grabs, the power grabbers were working quietly behind the scenes, collaborating with Wall Street and sell-out politicians and building and
building and building their empires while choking out any upstart competition.
You say its time and I say we're OUT of time. I would love to be wrong. Make me wrong, please.