Egypt A Peak Oil Revolution
By Binu Mathew
05 July, 2013
What is happening or just happened in Egypt could be the first Peak Oil revolution which is sure to replicate many times over in many countries around the world. The root cause of Tahrir I as well as Tahrir II was the economic condition of Egypt which put the middle class and the working classs under severe stress and made life unbearable for them.
Tahrir II was directly caused by the widespread fuel shortages and high energy prices. It is not just the craving for democracy or the opposition to Muslim Brotherhood, that led to these revolutions, but the despeartion of the people. In both these revolutions the army took over and people seemed to be happy! The underlying message is that when citizen's life hit a dead end, people will throw away the rulers. New one will come and that one too will be thrown away sooner or later. Will it make life better for them? No. Here is a spine chilling video that opens a window to the future that awaits us, may be for all of us...
This is the beginning of the end of political stability. May be we are entering an age of political insanity, like what we see in the video here. When men turn against men, when religions divide , when races collide, when ethnic groups wipe out each other, when language becomes a weapon
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Binu Mathew is the editor of www.countercurrents.org. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a Japanese translation of the article
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