Today’s top news story is one is about the global war for power domination, and it’s one that I’ve been dying to write for a very long time. A war that has caused historically low fuel prices. Now I know that the world has been led to believe that the current low gas and oil prices are the result of an oil war between fossil fuel’s ‘big boys’, but those rock bottom prices are really due to a different war being fought. And, it’s a war that was once both fought and won a long time ago. However this time roles have reversed so the ‘shoe’s on a different foot’, and the former winner is quickly becoming the loser.
Global War For Power Domination
I acknowledge that folks think that the price of oil dropping is due the market being intentionally flooded by petro-giants trying to control the market, but this old fart figures the real cause is due to a struggle that was fought a long, long time ago. You see, going back about a hundred years or so folks were transitioning from horse powered to horsepower. At first folks scoffed at the idea of ‘horseless’ carriages, saying horses could go where no ‘new-fangled contraption’ could. And to some extent they were right, because it was a time in history when almost all horseless vehicles were electric. The reasons were simple; there were few reliable combustion engines, electric vehicles were quiet, emitted no exhaust, steam engines were too large and unwieldy for anything more than industrial use, and the petroleum industry was still in its infancy. Therefore electricity was the most viable choice.
Electric Vehicles Lost The War
However, then the power war began. Within a few years of the development of petroleum and the combustible engine, everything changed. Gas became far cheaper, widely available, and because extra fuel could be hauled, it allowed travel even to places where there was no fuel or electricity. Using petroleum products, people were no longer geographically restricted by limited access to the availability of electricity and the restrictive range of batteries that needed to be charged for hours. Needles to say, electricity lost the power war.
Petroleum Losing The War
Fast forward to today, and that power war is being fought as petroleum once again battles electricity for market dominance. Unfortunately for petroleum, it finds itself where electricity was so long ago. It has become prohibitively expensive, has limited availability, poisons air, water and land, and is blamed for a whole of very nasty planetary changes. Electricity is far less expensive than petroleum, and with the advent of environmentally friendly wind, solar and geothermal technologies, far more widely available than petroleum based fuels. Oh, and electricity requires no refining, is completely renewable, and produces almost no poisons.
Choke-hold On Information Circumvented
Needless to say manufacturers today are very quickly retooling to produce electric vehicles as hundreds of millions transition to electric bikes, motorcycles, cars, boats, planes, and trucks. And huge trucks, with companies like Volvo, Mack, Mercedes, Navistar and more producing corporate fleets for corporations like Walmart. Petroleum’s biggest weapon is that it strategically bought and controls the vast majority of the world’s media, which it effectively used to brainwash the public into believing whatever it wanted them to. However, traditional media has lost much of its former power and glory due to a shift in lifestyles and social media circumventing petroleum’s choke-hold on information.
Too Little Too Late
So, instead of the low fuel prices being the result of a war ‘within’ the petroleum industry, it’s the industry fighting a war to stay alive. It’s surrounded by better alternatives and mobs of people who are very upset at all of the horrifying damage it has caused. Just as electric vehicles became obsolete, petroleum powered machinery is now fading quickly, and the petroleum industry knows that if it does not take drastic measures immediately, it’s demise will happen far faster than anyone ever anticipated. So gas prices are plunging by 50% to 100% or more, but much like the dilemma electric vehicles once faced, it’s too little too late, for once people make the move over to the awesome electric transportation modes of today, they rarely ever make the move back to poison producing people movers.
Petroleum Taking Its Rightful Place In History
And, because so many people have gone electric so incredibly fast, oil production now far exceeds demand, making the entire industry dog-eat-dog. So, it has ravenously and viciously turned on itself in a cannibalistic frenzy to stay alive. The sad thing is that petroleum industry had the ability to transition to far better power sources a very long time ago, but to protect profits it chose to continue to produce ever more poisons. And while I pity all them folks who have made their careers helping monsters destroy the world, folks who are, or are about to be unemployed, I reckon that life will go on just like it did when horse and buggies were technologically kicked to the curb. Soon the only time people will see petroleum powered vehicles is when they’re displayed in museums along with all kinds of other antique tech, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
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