Some people who care about peak oil think that government doesn’t matter. Washington, Ottawa, London and all the rest are so clueless and corrupt about energy depletion, why even bother with politics? Just wait for the whole house of cards that is industrial civilization to come crashing down and government will become a bad dream.
We agree that too many government officials are on the corporate payroll. But we don’t agree that plutocracy makes politics irrelevant.
Even before the Occupy movement, we thought it was necessary to stand up for what democracy we have left and then to fight for more. Now, after the 99% has started to wake up from a decades-long consumer trance, we’re even more optimistic about people power. And more convinced than ever that the best scenarios for a post-peak world depend on citizens standing up for their freedom against those who would take it away.
That’s why we continue to publish pieces like today’s “Occupy peace on Earth, good will towards men” by Sherry Ackerman.
Peak oil is a great reason to stand up for freedom.
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