June 13, 2013
|Source: Mike Brandley, Auctioneer Blog|
As long as there is a drop of oil in a well, man will hang on to his addiction which is killing him and making the Earth sick.
A delusion can lead to a collusion and a lot of collusions can lead to collisions and collisions can lead to death.
So is the life of man. He goes from one delusion to another delusion and from here to a collusion, searching for capital gain, and finally he reaches a collision, a downfall to all of his delusions. History is full of fallen delusions: old and forgotten civilisations.
Right now, man is stuck with the oil delusion and trying to move forward to another one, the agro-biofuel delusion.
The nuclear delusion has turned out to be too expensive and dangerous and besides there is the horrible problem of the radioactive waste.
Nevertheless, some countries like France, for instance, are still chasing this energy delusion. The French government is planning on constructing more than 200 nuclear plants in the near future.
Meanwhile, on his way to another delusion, man gets collisions here and there, once in a while or quite often. It all depends on how well or badly he manages his delusions or collusions:
On March 29, 2013, ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline burst in Mayflower, AR, spewing an estimated 5,000 barrels of tar sands oil through town neighborhoods and into a marsh connected to Lake Conway, one of the biggest recreational fishing areas in the state (YouTube).
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Giampietro M. & Mayumi K. (2009). The Biofuel Delusion: The Fallacy of Large-Scale Agro-fuel Production. Earthscan, London, UK. 318 p.