08/13/2005: "none"music: Turkey in the Straw
I've got not a single thought in my head right now. Peaceful, so peaceful. Were I to allow any thought to occur, I'm sure it would be the kind of horrible thoughts engaged in by politicians, philosophers, and prophets, the gloomy kind of thinking that gets in the way of any possible human happiness. Lately, I've been thinking how we're doomed, that any day now our whole civilization will collapse, leaving nothing for us to look forward to. Cheap oil is running out, and when we had a chance to find a new way, our leaders instead let the oil companies have their way, sucking the oil from the Earth and the money from our wallets. What can replace this soon to be lost bounty?
The alternatives will not be possible without the oil to bring them into being. That's why the world blew its chance back in the '70s, because we had to have our free-trade party when we should have got down to business.