The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Throwing Fuel on the Fire?

The Cheney/Bush junta has decided to take advantage of the recent spike in gas prices by easing environmental restrictions on production and diverting gas from the strategic reserve but, while they hope to boost their popularity they are playing with fire. Not only in feeding the disaster of global warming but in this case an economic disaster as the high price of oil is one of the few things keeping the dollar values stable. In all likelihoood, the international alienation resulting from the rogue state behavior of this administration along with the 3 trillion dollar national debt will drive other countries to switch to the more stable and valuable euro as the international reserve currency sending our economy into an irretrievable tailspin.

This bodes ill for us in that a collapsed economy will make safety net programs, education, SSI, and Medicare unafordable. That may be the ultimate goal of the right wing but for the rest of us it leaves a bleak future at best.

1 Comments:

At 9:27 PM, Blogger liberal elite said...

Look on the bright side, Prole. The old order has to go down in flames once and for all before we can return America to the people.

It may take a generation or two, but the country is too big to be a viable police state. It has to become a democracy, or a state of popular sovereignty. With the poverty, the people will be able to unplug the war machine, too.

After all, it's the ultimate expression of our affluence and fear.

 

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