Bush, Climate Change, Collapse of Industrial Civilization, Corporatocracy, Energy is God, Iraq, Military Industrial Complex, Neoliberal Capitalism, Obama, Oil Addiction, Peak Oil, Privatization of War, Resource Wars, War for Profit, War on Terror
Someone said in my last post that I’m making energy into a God. I’m here to tell you that energy is a God. Like a diehard cigarette addict smoking through their tracheostomy, we continue to use the stuff in the face of extinction-threatening effects to the climate. Our foreign policy revolves around how to get the stuff. In patriotic flag-waving fervor, we send our kids off to war over the stuff. Hell, we’ll butcher an entire country to grab the stuff while dressing it all up as a War on Terror. We even have a term for those poor souls suffering from the affliction of sitting on the stuff. We call it the resource curse. True to form, Iraq is the most glaring example of this feeding frenzy by the multinational oil companies, accompanied by wholesale corruption and that thunderous sucking sound of taxpayer money down a bottomless pit:
I’m still amazed at the statistic that a majority of Americans still buy the propaganda about the Iraq war, i.e. ferreting out Al Qaeda or WMD.
But sometimes the truth just slips out: