Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:42 PM
Tace (6,263 posts)
Unthinkable | James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust
Apr. 2, 2012 -- In the drunken, drug-crazed twilight of its run as Leader of the Free World, America's collective imagination swerves from one breakdown lane to the other while the highway patrol throws a donuts-and-porn party down at headquarters and the news media searches the gutter on hands-and-knees looking for the spot where it dropped its brains.
The other day, Larry Kudlow, the king popinjay at CNBC, told viewers that the United States has more than a trillion barrels of oil waiting to be drill-drill-drilled on our way to "energy independence." This is the kind of malarkey that America thrives on these days, the way yeasts thrive on sugary mash.
It's a complete falsehood, of course, but the working dead over at The New York Times said substantially the same thing in a front-page story the week before. The Timespersons have only one source for their stories: Daniel Yergin, chief public relations pimp for the oil industry, because he makes it so easy for them by providing all the information they will ever need. The oil and gas companies would like to direct the fire-hose of loose and easy money out there into their stock prices -- building to the magic moment when, Mozillo-like, the executives can dump shares, cut, and run for the far hills where no SEC officer or DOJ attorney will ever think to look. This is just another racket in an all-rackets society.
4 replies, 944 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Response to Tace (Original post)
Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:34 PM
Speck Tater (10,618 posts)
4. JHK always tells it like it is.
"The ultimate destination of "energy independence" will be a nation with no cars and trucks to run. We'll get there, you'll see."
A while back somebody posted something about our bright future of driverless cars running on computerized autopilots. At the time I posted that we will be a driverless society not because computer will drive our cars, but because we won't have any cars to drive. I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking about that.