The Obama Pink Lenses: Scratch ’em, scratch ’em, scratch ’em!

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Before the Bullets Start Flying

The title of this post is taken from an article written by Tony Allison, A Bridge Too Far. The article is yet another Peak Oil warning shot that is likely destined to get lost in the cyber hay stack of the blogosphere. It makes for an interesting read because, in general, Mr. Allison’s web site cannot be considered to be a Peak Oil site and because the article points to the hand-cuffed initiatives that will be the likely response to Peak Oil by the Obama Administration.

Mr. Allison writes: “The Obama Administration needs to work closely with other major energy-consuming nations on a massive program to jointly prepare for the effects of ongoing global energy depletion.” If read between the lines, the inference is that industrialized nations should incorporate the energy guidelines of The Uppsala Protocol, as prepared by Colin Campbell, the founder of ASPO International.

In a nutshell, The Uppsala Protocol proposes that energy, i.e. oil, consumption be downgraded on a sliding, annual scale by governmental decree to match the anticipated oil depeletion rate, now targeted at a mind-numbing 9.1% by the International Energy Agency. It is not suggested that one hold one’s breath awaiting such an international undertaking. Firstly, the corporatist and globalist powers-that-be have no interest in directly contributing to their own economic meltdown (indirectly the meltdown is out of their control) and, secondly, The Protocol calls for the voluntary participation by industrialized nations.

Taking the latter institutional matrix into consideration, the circle for non-action would seem to be complete. Without a structured and agreed-upon downgrading of consumption, global competition for an expanding share of a constantly-decreasing pie funnels the consequences towards a zero-sum bull’s eye, ergo, the title of the post. Does anyone doubt that declining oil supplies will be horded and stock-piled by the world’s militaries?

Obama Victory

The lollipop of “change” has been offered to the American people and they have taken it, hook, line and sinker, i.e. President, Senate and House. After all, relative to: 1. the eight years of the Bush Administration; 2. the construct of social and political reality as cooked by the corporate media, and; 3. the limited scope of perception and understanding that are part-and-parcel of the spectacle of mass, large-scale democracy, how could the decision have been otherwise?

Change, no doubt, is in store in spades. The deck chairs on the Titanic have merely been switched from red to blue. Nothing changes, except for the spin. Relative to the global context, the change of administrations is about as relative (and analogous) as a change of diapers.

Democrat or Republican administration, the evolving condition remains the same: industrial empire collapse, a choking planet, financial meltdown and bleeding of the middle class, global military positioning, Peak Oil, 9/11 Truth, North American Union, etc., etc.

For NAmerican secessionists it’s business as usual.