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Energy, Power and International Socialists

Posted by revkharma on November 12, 2007

Way back, when the Soviet Union collapsed, there were those who said we were going to get a ‘peace dividend’ from all the money we would not need to spend on the defense budget. It’s a noble idea, but pretty much not realistic. The international socialists just did not evaporate. They did not just give up, even though the machinery of the State that supported their goals went away.

I’m not the first to make this observation, but many of the leaders (and most of the followers) seemed to have moved into the Green movement. The environmentalist lobby has consistently thwarted much of the economic growth in the west, and now with the advent of Global Warming..oops Global CLIMATE CHANGE as a political cause, there is much more reason to fear international regulation of economics, particularly aimed at the USA.

Russia, following the breakup of the Soviet Empire, was a basket case: politically weak, economically staggering, militarily a non entity. (except for those pesky nukes!) They are now reasserting their demands for a place at the global power brokers table. Russia is right behind Saudi Arabia as the second largest holder of petroleum reserves in the world. They have asserted rights to mine the sea floor under the Arctic Circle, and seek to enforce control of any pipelines that cross it’s former captive states.

In the US, on the other hand, we are prevented from developing virtually any energy resources at all. Nuclear power has been halted, with no new power plants built in more than thirty years. Environmental lawsuits have prevented any new petroleum refineries from coming on line. The now infamous ANWR oil reserves have been locked away for fear of disturbing the sleep of a group of nosebots or some such nonsense.

We are prohibited from searching for oil off our coasts. The utter silliness of this is shown by the fact that China is preparing to drill off the coast of Cuba. The rigs will be off the coast of Florida. Probably as close or closer than if we were drilling for our own oil!.

They lost the Cold War, but it is beginning to look as if we have surrendered to the new Socialist Army without a fight. The propaganda war has been won handily. Russia is ascendant as a world energy superpower, and we are sitting by, hugging trees, crying over lost polar bears and watching the Russians as they continue to pull away from us.

Not a pretty scenario is it? Tell me what YOU think?

Keep the Faith!

The Rev

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3 Responses to “Energy, Power and International Socialists”

  1. Killer said

    Umm, interesting, if a bit confusing to read.
    But, what does this have to do with the Russians? What am I missing?

  2. deaconkharmafuture1 said

    it doesn’t killer, it was my attempt at navigating the site as a newbie with a pda. sorry.

  3. deaconkharmafuture1 said

    posted now in separate area rather than as a comment. sorry again for the flub.

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