If George Bush Gave the Equivalent of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Now we are caught in a bloody great insurgency, testing whether that conglomerate or any conglomerate so greedy can get away with stiffing the world.
They are met on the great commodity futures trading floor.
They consistently honor the brokers and traders who make multi-millions in bonuses for driving the price of oil over $100 a barrel, allowing them to take early retirement while the bottom 20%.of the people struggle to make ends meet.
It is altogether fitting and proper that they should do this.
For in a larger sense, they dare not rest, they dare not slacken, they dare not forget that competitors abound.
These free marketers, struggling day after day, strive for $200 a barrel – which they claim would cut greenhouse gas emissions more efficiently than the government ever dreamed could be done.
Thankfully, the world will little note and quickly forget what is said here, for it will be too busy trying to find the money to pay the bill it has been handed here.
It is for each consumer, employed or laid off, to cash in your savings so that oil lobbyists can rig legislation that allows drilling wells in new, previously protected and environmentally sensitive regions.
It is also in the cards for your children and their children to go to war so this nation can meet its needs in the post-peak oil era – the work being so nobly advanced today in Iraq.
The public must re-dedicate itself to this task remaining before it – that from these honored traders and lobbyists it is to expect nothing even though the poor and the near poor, without a dime to their names, pay to the last drop of blood in the oil wars to prove their commitment to the cause of unbridled capitalism.
But hey – those at the top are highly resolved that the dead and wounded from the oil wars shall not have died in vain, that this nation , under martial law, shall have a rebirth of the unitary presidency, and that government in cahoots with conglomerates, benefitting only conglomerates, and then becoming a conglomerate, finally kills all life on this earth.