Shuck and Jive

Thursday, June 14, 2007

"Not meeting demand is not an option. In fact, it is an act of treason,"

Still in denial about Peak Oil?

Check this out:

Scientists have criticised a major review of the world's remaining oil reserves, warning that the end of oil is coming sooner than governments and oil companies are prepared to admit....(Read More)
C'mon, Shuck! You are jivin' with us, right?

As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his latest book, A Man Without a Country:

“Can I tell you the truth? I mean this isn’t the TV news is it? Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we’re hooked on.”
“ . . .All lights are about to go out. No more electricity. All forms of transportation are about to stop, and the planet Earth will soon have a crust of skulls and bones and dead machinery.
And nobody can do anything about it. It’s too late in the game.
Don’t spoil the party but here’s the truth: We have squandered our planet’s resources, including air and water, as though there were no tomorrow, so now there isn’t going to be one.
So there goes the Junior Prom, but that’s not the half of it.”


  1. I just wish the alarmist environmentalists hadn't derailed nuclear power or forbidden oil-refinery construction. Some of the environmental problems we're facing now are direct results of that short-sighted protectionism.

  2. I don't know a way to justify thinking that nuclear power is anything but short-sighted. Maybe its a tiny bit longer-sighted than, say, coal-burning. I guess it has that going for it. But its not renewable, and it leads to tons of nuclear waste that isn't safe no matter where you dump it.

    I wish people had listened to the alarmist environmentalists, because then we would already have solutions for these problems.

  3. Well, at least there's no sense in fretting about the impact of cars on global warming or climate change or whatever. Somewhere between four to forty years, we won't have to worry about it, eh? Then we can watch Paris Hilton et al. drive around drunk on the last chugs of gas while we entertain ourselves to death.

    As for "renewable" energy sources, astrophysicists tell us that the sun will one day go Red and solar energy will no longer be viable. Do you really want to waste your time on short-term solutions based on non-renewable sources of energy like the sun? What we need is a Matrix solution. We could put Planned Parenthood in charge of it!

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  5. *Sigh*

    It's so hard to be serious with a fundi mentality on board.

    I realize that some people hate God's creation (His green earth), and wish to see it destroyed by the use of fossil fuels, but there actually is a permanent, clean solution to the energy crisis.
    We just need to shut down the oil industry, stop buying oil from Saudi terrorists that finance Al Qaida with the profits from our money, and do the SMART THING for once.

    Keep trying, chris. Maybe one day you'll catch up. :)

  6. Hemp! Hey, great idea! Farmers in North Dakota are trying to get hemp legalized in the U.S.

  7. We know that the greatest obstruction
    to breaking our dependence on fossil fuels is the oil industry, which has a disproportionate amount of influence in government. That's the problem, so what is the solution?
    I think the average person has no idea where to even start with this.
    It appears that all the decisions are in the hands of corps and gov, and there is nothing we can do about it. And I do believe the obsession with wealth (by corps./gov) makes them utterly indifferent to long-term impacts of those decisions.

  8. Yes, DH, this will take a government effort. I guess I am still enough of a believer in democracy and grassroots activism to raise awareness and influence change.

    Thanks for checking in!