Friday, July 17, 2015

Oil-Qaeda: The Indictment - 6

Oil-Qaeda Justice
The mass-murdering Oil-Qaeda has gotten away with it for a century, but maybe things will change along with the climate (The Private Empire's Social Media Hit Squads).

There is an old saying, by Abraham Lincoln: “you can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time,” which has credence.

As everyone knows by now, the U.S. government is filled with GOP climate science deniers, which speaks to the "fooling some of the people all of the time" par of the saying (Inhofe's One Man Troofiness Crusade).

But as it turns out, in general the people of the world for the most part are not fooled by the deceitful, criminal propaganda of Oil-Qaeda.

A poll bears it out:
Climate change is what the world’s population perceives as the top global threat, according to research conducted by the Pew Research Center, with countries in Latin America and Africa particularly concerned about the issue.”
(Guardian). The people generally are against imperialistic wars, and are specifically against Oil-Qaeda's war against the environment.

The problem is that the private empire has more influence on government than government has on the private empire (MOMCOM: The Private Parts, cf. Hillary Gets Heckled).

The people have become like the serfs of old who had no power (American Feudalism, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11).

The king could do no wrong when he did anything for or against the people (Sovereign Immunity Source: Toxins of Power?).

When the people finally get fed up enough with this scenario, if it ever happens, and Oil-Qaeda is brought before the juries of the world, "there will be blood."

The previous post in this series is here.


  1. That's a big "if" Dredd, and i think we're out of time - no matter what humanity does from here on out we're looking at extinction, probably before 2030 the way things are going. There are simply too many intractable problems to overcome, while the entire financial train we've operated under has been shanghaied and has led down a spur that leads over a cliff - which we've just gone over with the first car (what with the latest information on ocean temperatures, all time hottest years piling up one after another, and the clowns in charge clearly having no idea what they're doing).

    Thanks for another great post.


    1. Tom,

      Yes, the eventuality of civilization as we know it going down is not iffy.

      What is iffy, however, is who will go down first, the 1% or the 99% ?

      My estimation at this point is that it is a crap shoot (The 1% May Face The Wrath of Sea Level Rise First).

      It is too late now for "sue the bastids" because of official trance-like dilly-dallying.

      That leaves the unofficial "me-too just us squad," which means that they will be saddling their horses at some point (Comparing a Group-Mind Trance to a Cultural Amygdala).

      Widespread panic, anger, hatred, and frustration --all mixed together, is a form of "Just Us" taylor made for the 1% elite.

      Wha are the 1% ?? (billionaires in beggar clothing as needed?)

      In historical terms, it is "whomever the mobs hang."

      Precision is not called for in such cases (who needs precision when "just us" is all you've got).

  2. First comes the ice melt, then the methane hydrate disintegration, then the ice collapse.

    No dates are certain, just if-then-else scenarios.

    1. Sea level rise (SLR) immediately follows either melting (ice water flowing into the ocean) or glacier disintegration (ice sliding into the sea from the land).

      At this time it looks to me like 1m / 3ft of SLR is a greater threat to civilization than methane gas is.

      When will 1m/ 3ft of SLR happen?

      Depends on annual acceleration (upward sloping graph), or surges / abrupt-acceleration (e.g. "doubling" in Dr. Hansen lingo).

      Some U.S. East Coast areas are already half way there (Greenland & Antarctica Invade The United States - 3)

  3. and if they occur within say a year of each other (even a few years) - we got trouble in river city (and it starts with p and rhymes with restitution and that's pollution)! We're talkin' radiation and salt water penetrating crop land (and water tables), ports, homes and roads under water, ecological ripple effects that accelerate die-off - the list goes on.
    The debris alone would be mind-boggling (another gyre?).


  4. Indeed Tom,

    A lot of places that have land tundra will or can release methane prior to the ice cover melting.

    The land tundra has been exposed and releasing methane all along.

    So, even though the ice cover protects subsurface methane hydrates / clathrates (until that ice melts) it is still released from melting tundra on land.

    There is a lot of methane on land which is released whether the sea level rises or not.

    Global warming has so many destructive weapons at its disposal that there is no defense except "LEAVE FOSSIL FUELS IN THE GROUND."

    The powers that be are extracting them as fast as they can rather than doing the right thing.

    There will be empire induced catastrophe unfortunately.