All Peak Oil, All the Time part 6
RITA: Storm May Be the Coup de Grace for the American Economy and Many of Us As WellI am not denying that the scenario he describes may very well happen, but as I have said many times here before it will be deliberate. What better way to control your population than to make them poor and hungry; the better to shove your criminal agenda through.
[...] Fully 30% of all US refining capacity is in the target zone. Perhaps most importantly, almost every refinery capable of producing diesel fuel is in immediate danger. This promises (especially in the wake of Katrina) a devastating and irreplaceable shortage of the diesel fuel needed to power America’s harvest of grain and food crops this month and next. Without diesel fuel to power the harvesters and combines, crops may be left to rot in the ground presenting a double whammy: food shortages (with prices that may treble or quadruple) and export defaults negatively impacting the financial markets and trade deficit. [...]
We don't even have to get all cozy with hi-tech alternative energy sources, and change our current distribution structure to prop us up. There is biodiesel which is biodegradable and non-toxic. Some fleets of trucks are already running on the stuff. The National Biodiesel Board says there are delivery trucks rolling into the Gulf Coast right now.
George Bush has even signed two biodiesel bills into law. I am not sure if much will come of it, since the Regime didn't bother to protect the fifth largest port in the world.