With crude oil prices topping $143/bbl today, and the king (yep,
they still have kings) of Saudi Arabia telling us, "Consumer
countries have to adapt to the prices and the mechanisms of the market
it looks like we are going to be screwed for a long, long time if something is not done
immediately to get the price of oil down.
It is no secret that the reason prices
have been allowed to skyrocket is to force a behavior adjustment for the sake of "manmade"
global warming. It does not matter to the extremists whether the unintended (probably
intended) consequence is the tanking of the country's economy in the process. They have
successfully prevented the tapping of vast reserves on American soil for both crude
oil and shale oil. According to the news reel below, the available oil from shale deposits
alone are measured in the trillions of barrels, and could surpass the oil in the Middle
East. They have prevented the building of new refineries to the extent that we actually
buy a lot of processed petroleum products like gasoline.
prices are so high and citizens have finally begun demanding that the Congress do something
about the situation (I seem to remember the current crop promising to lower gas prices
- $2/gal in 2006 - if put back into power), the mantra we hear is that even if we start
today, it would be 10 years before the first drop of gasoline was delivered. That 10
year figure is only valid if all the litigation time to fight back the extremists is
factored in. Industry experts say that 2 years is more like it if given an unimpeded
path to completion. This is the country that built the mightiest navy on Earth within
two years from the time the Japanese decimated the Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, so
don't tell me we couldn't bring massive extraction and processing capabilities online
within a couple years. Just the threat of actually doing it would cause a panic in the
oil futures market, but we need to do more than threat. We must follow through and gain
complete independence. When in the world are we allowing ourselves to be held hostage
by a handful of countries who hate us and would prefer that we be decimated? Why in
the world are our elected officials encouraging this?
You cannot pin this situation
on the Republicans any more (no, I am NOT a Republican) by accusing them of being the
oil barons. Check the records dude, there are as many or more Ds as there are Rs invested
in the oil situation. Remember that Al Gore's father made the family fortune on Occidental
Oil. How about Rockefeller? You know about Richard Cheney working for Big Oil because
the Old Media inundates you with it while never mentioning "their guys." It is time
for a revolution against ALL the haughty fools in Congress and demand that roadblocks
be removed for allowing our companies to extract, process, and distribute our own oil.
There is absolutely no validity to the notion that Americans deserve to suffer for being
citizens of a great nation. We out-produce every other country in the world. We are
the main force in feeding, educating, and caring for indigent peoples al over the world.
That is not a criticism of other countries or other their citizens, just an indisputable
fact by any measure. Our economy and well-being depends on affordable energy, and we
are feeling the effects.
Please, if you are an American, contact your congressmen
and senators today and demand that they get out of the way of our becoming energy independent.
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster