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One nickname for the international oil industry is "Oil-Qaeda", coined by Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch.com, to describe that international oil industry (cf. Oil-Qaeda: The Indictment, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Oil-Qaeda: The Deadliest Parasite Of Civilization, 2).
Another nickname ("The Private Empire") used in this series was coined by Steve Coll.
The graphic shows a war machine in the image of a church towing an oil derrick, because religion plays a big part in the origin of the oil wars and the original addiction of Western Civilization to oil (The Universal Smedley - 2; A History of Oil Addiction, 2, 3, 4).
This Private Empire Oil-Qaeda is the purveyor of the oil wars (The Peak Of The Oil Wars - 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1).
In the previous post we discussed one of Oil-Qaeda's techniques for deceiving the public using the internet (The Private Empire's Social Media Hit Squads).
Before the Internet existed to spread their will, they evangelized via the bully religion (e.g. On The Origin of The Bully Religion, 2, 3, 4; Bully Worship: The Universal Religion, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Today, let's look at another deceitful philosophy distributed by the Oil-Qaeda / Private Empire's propaganda machine.
The purpose of their internet propaganda is to diminish and/or destroy the notion of Oil-Qaeda / Private Empire guilt for being a drug dealer that has addicted all civilization to fossil fuels (see video Merchants of Doubt below).
The gist of the philosophy is:
In Daoist metaphysics, distinctions between good and bad, along with other dichotomous moral judgments, are perceptual, not real; so, the duality of yin and yang is an indivisible whole.(Wikipedia, Yin Yang). If bad is just a form of good, then the Oil-Qaeda / Private Empire can't be blamed for addicting civilization to fossil fuels.
Creating the infrastructure that produced global warming induced climate change, which now threatens billions of members of humanity, according to the Oil-Qaeda / Private Empire is guilt free.
"You are just as guilty as we are because you use cars, and so is all of humankind," is one of their mantras.
Many people who are influence by eastern mysticism, see it like this:
... Shame and guilt are illusions that help to bind us to those standards. When we fail to meet them, guilt and shame are a system of punishment enacted to encourage us to "do better" next time. So let go of those standards. Let go of guilt and shame. Stop trying to be who and what you think you should be, or what others think you should be, and start being who and what you really are.(Path of Water, 21st Century Taoism, emphasis added). This is not the first time Chinese philosophy has been officially taught by U.S. officialdom (Is War An Art or Is War A Disease?, 2).
In the War College, as pointed out by the previous link, propaganda is taught as an old Chinese philosophy.
One which has been perfected by MOMCOM, a nickname for Oil-Qaeda / Private Empire that Dredd Blog coined (A Closer Look At MOMCOM's DNA - 4).
If you are aware of their tactics (see the second video below) you will see how far and wide the lies of the Oil-Qaeda / Private Empire / MOMCOM have spread, and how they have pulled out all stops in an effort to cover up their guilt and shame:
Internal fossil fuel industry memos reveal decades of disinformation — a deliberate campaign to deceive the public that continues even today.(Union of Concerned Scientists). The fact of the matter is that they are guilty of depraved-heart murder (Oil-Qaeda & MOMCOM Conspire To Commit Depraved-Heart Murder).
For nearly three decades, many of the world's largest fossil fuel companies have knowingly worked to deceive the public about the realities and risks of climate change.
Their deceptive tactics are now highlighted in this set of seven "deception dossiers"—collections of internal company and trade association documents that have either been leaked to the public, come to light through lawsuits, or been disclosed through Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests.
Each collection provides an illuminating inside look at this coordinated campaign of deception, an effort underwritten by ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, Shell, Peabody Energy, and other members of the fossil fuel industry.
And they are doing it on an unprecedented scale (MOMCOM's Mass Suicide & Murder Pact - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1).
You are not guilty for their wrongs, they are.
Don't forget that (The Psychology of the Notion of Collective Guilt).
And don't let Stockholm Syndrome brain-wash your sense of justice for Oil-Qaeda / The Private Empire / MOMCOM (Stockholm Syndrome on Steroids?, 2).
The previous post in this series is here.
Dr. Naomi Oreskes: