Kunstler and the Hooverization of Bush

For all his faults, JH Kunstler continues to amaze me. His writings can be polemic diatribes that wander aimlessly, but they can, as some of his books are, be pure gold.

When he focuses, as he does in this piece on his blog, he's damned good.

just a little taste:

"The conventional belief is that oil is fungible, meaning that once it enters the universal market pool, it finds its own way to customers, determined by who will pay the most for delivery. This idea was based on the assumption that there would always be a swing producer -- some entity that could always open up the valves and goose up the world supply, keeping global prices within a reasonable range. The global production peak -- Peak Oil in shorthand -- seems to have obviated that mechanism. It's especially problematic that even Saudi Arabia and the Middle East generally appear to have peaked (see Twilight in the Desert by Matthew Simmons). From now on, access to oil may be determined by other things."

Go read it.

Go to the postings for today

Technorati Tags: ,

Kunstler speaks the unspeakable.

That is what makes him so irritating.

I for one, still like to live close to the banks of that big river in Africa. I don't want to face the fact that my suburban home is in the middle of a cluster-f///'d community. There is no realistic way out. I need the job just to barely keep treading above water. The job requires me to be in this geogrphic area. So no way out. Gotta hope PO is just an illusion, a mathematical what-if game. A bad dream.

kunstler is scapegoated hard and often by those who live inside and on the bubble.

"Tell people something they know already and they will thank you for it. Tell them something new and they will hate you for it." - George Monbiot

Hooverization is a lengthy process, and will require MKG (mad king george) to be out of office for the piling on to truly begin. But he had the opportunity to actually lead the country. Instead, he is basking in his power and simply moving forward with business as usual, albeit with an eye towards enriching his DOD buddies as well as his oil buddies.

History will undoubtedly have quite a lot of fun with all his foibles at this crucial juncture of world events.

But j, he'll be dead. What does he care? He's already said he doesn't.

ianqui -

Thou art indeed a most wicked woman.....*grin*

Here is a rather revealing link: http://api-ec.api.org/filelibrary/ACF431.pdf

It's the API, trying to show us what a great value gasoline is.

What they show me is exactly how much inflation has eaten into the economy in the last 20 years.

It also shows me that as the feds have legislated more in the areas of health care and education, they have driven prices through the roof...