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SOME ADVOCATE “ENERGY INDEPENDENCE” AS OUR RESPONSIBILITY
Part of the “foreign oil” America uses comes from OPEC.
OPEC nations are Islamic, thus consider Christianity a blasphemy,
denounce democracy as a heresy.
Blasphemy and heresy are Satanic and the destruction of their
adherents will be rewarded. Such is the view of many
Islamic fundamentalists, even the quest of extremists.
And for oil we pay money to them???
Almost all of the revenue of the OPEC countries comes from oil
The drilling/extraction of that oil, as well as significant (if not pre-
ponderant) revenue derives from Western (esp. American)
petrochemical companies and Western nation consumption
of refined petro-products.
The distribution of OPEC wealth provides extreme, ostentatious
wealth for the elite, while leaving the vast majority of the
population rather, if not actually, impoverished, suppressed,
unemployed, and worse.
Thus the Mideast kingdoms and their myriad privileges and
princes depend upon a Western presence, not only petro- financially, but
“existentially”. The West is both potential
protector from popular uprising and provision of funds for
protracted, projected dynastic enrichment.
What “trickle-down” economic enhancement provides
for the populace derives from Western capital infusion for
Payments to OPEC are a quid pro quo for that aspect of popular suppres-
sion (by royalty) which protects Western petrochemical facilities and
equipment, as well as product. Termination of Western capital into
OPEC would end our collusion with their ruling echelon, further
impoverish their people (think Iraqi sanctions), and result in revved
rage readings (religious and otherwise).
Cessation of Western payments for, and usage of, OPEC oil would result
in replacing the prevalent infusion from, influence by, and power
(geo-political and potential military) of other countries such as
Russia, China . . . even India.
Therefore, to resolve any dilemma regarding OPEC oil . . . .(choices)
We should: 1)
Stop trading with bastards that don’t like us and our religion and show
them how much they need us and are helpless (or hopeless)
without us. (What else would Jesus do??)
Use up all our reserves first, for we alone will set the price so
much cheaper and thus enable such increased usage
for such factorial short-term profits.
Thus postpone eventual need to resume OPEC derivation/
extraction which Russia and China and even India will
have exploited fully . . . . but of course will share so
cooperatively with us . . . .with U. S.
We should: 2)
Do none of the above.
We should continue the present paradigm of oil production,
propping-up and proxy-postulate positioning of emirates
(etc.), populace/extremist controls, etc. as we have been
For in the Middle East, our presence and even our payments
represent an investment in a global-domain socio-politi-
economic conflation of control, thus their, and our, national security.
The petro-resources derived are actually but the
“interest” we derive from that kind of globalized-
We might “profit” more . . . . . but at what cost?