Sunday, July 22, 2018

Car-dependency is US Achilles heel

If the US people protest enough, the elites will change out Trump for another. But as long as the US is dominated by car-dependent autosprawl, the oil industry will still be the horse that the bankers ride.

Don't fall for the Russia collusion hype. Of course, there is collusion, but it is not just Trump. It is the top US elite. Why? They need to control the world oil/gas market. Russia and Iran provide the boots on the ground.

Russia projects power beyond its economic size for several reasons:
  • large oil/gas reserves
  • willingness to slaughter civilians
  • autocratic government
US would gain nothing from a very expensive war with Russia.