You want to know what I think is really fucking stupid? Oil production has flat-lined for five years and will soon begin to decrease as the difficulty of getting the oil increases. But here we are pretending nothing is happening. Instead of using this precious stuff which took us out of the choking 19th century to build a renewables revolution post haste before this basis of our world unravels and leaves us fighting over scraps in a world of failed states. That is what I think is fucking stupid.
When the oil crunch happens it will happen very quickly and irreversibly because the rapidly increasing worldwide demand will exacerbate the supply problem. Serious international conflict is likely and Australia’s backup supplies are hopelessly small.
I would like to see many of us, most of us, all of us who still have a sense of truth, to act now as if reality were real and not some subjective fantasy that can be wished away. That means to stop lying to ourselves and accepting the lies of others, and make substantial personal commitments, investments, and changes in our transport, energy, and food systems. We need to be a positive and sustainable example to the billions who are struggling to emulate us.
Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby