Sunday, January 29, 2006

Peak Abiotic Oil Tag Teams Spew Symbiotic Propaganda

In the one corner are the so called "Peak Oil" protagonists such as Mike Ruppert shilling "the end of the oil age, the world is now fighting over the last scraps....", "You have to pay high fuel prices because soon there will be no more oil".

In the other corner are the "Abiotic Oil" team, such as the GCN spin masters, ridiculing the Peak Oilers using phrases like "Oil is a fosil fuel is pure oil company propaganda" and shilling the notions "Anyone who mentions Peak Oil is working for the Oil Companies" and "Oil Companies invented Peak Oil to disguise their price gauging plans". Then they push lines like "We will never run out of oil", "There is more oil in the Earth than we could ever use".

This is a dead end debate as they're all pedaling oil company propaganda! Heads They Win, Tails You Lose! While one team blames a lack of supply as the reason for high prices the other team promotes care-free consumption with notions like, supply is inexhaustible and its our God given right to use as much as we want, the faster we burn it the better the economy will be.

It seems likely oil has abiotic origins, but, so what? So does gold. There could very well be a lot of it down there somewhere, how much can be extracted and at what cost, who knows? With consumption growing at 7% per year, every 10 years we've used up as much again as all previous consumption combined. Perhaps the real debate should be "Will (accessible) oil peak or will we all choke to death first?"

It should also be perfectly obvious by now, the genocidal frolic in Iraq is nothing about getting oil out of the ground but rather keeping it in. The idea that "the sooner we can get it all out of the ground and burn it, the better off we'll be" is the real propaganda.

So what does the US gain from the death and destruction in Iraq? Being a net oil importer, it seems to be a lose lose situation. So who gains? Well (apart from the military industrial contractors) the new up and coming giant in oil production seems to be enjoying record prices for the fruits of their expensive deep drilling techinque. Good timing!

Now which nation is building nuclear reactors for which oil state? And which nation is being goaded to go on yet another expensive campaign of mass killing? Is there a pattern here? Seems to be an even bigger lose lose situation for all but a few.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mystery Date said...

my money's on choking to death first

Sunday, January 29, 2006 2:06:00 PM  
Blogger Monkey Migraine said...

I have to agree, it seems like a silly debate. I heard an interview where the one who claims bacteria create oil call it "crushed dinosaurs" (which does sound pretty silly when you put it that way) but this isn't something you can really debate. It's a lot like the global warming debate, where both sides have evidence, but that doesn't address the real problem - what are we going to do about it?

Sunday, January 29, 2006 4:31:00 PM  

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