Hi Bill

thank you for your encouraging comment.

Our elected leaders are no different to the rest of us, generally speaking. As with any job, we do it based on previous learning and experiences over the years.

Problem is, this is something quite new and different. No one has been through this — -unlike say, a previous war or financial depression.

Energy collapse is something that ‘can’t happen’ for no better reason than if it does, the global economic system goes down completely. And that means total social breakdown on a scale never before seen or imagined.

All wars are fought over resources, on the basis of the other ‘side’ has more than they should have. So wars become inevitable, because denial of the situation is inevitable.

So while political leaders can see the future as well as ordinary mortals, they must keep their jobs (and in some cases their heads) so they assert that there is no problem — -and the mass of people vote in agreement with them for a few more years.

It is a collective denial that runs right through our collective political psyche.

In any event, no one can say when SHTF time will arrive… so as long as supermarkets and filling stations are full there’s no need to panic and everyone can rest easy. Which of course most do.

It just isn’t ‘news’ that anyone wants to read anyway. The masses just aren’t interested.

We continue to produce ‘oil’ and choose to ignore the cost/production ratio which is coming closer the ‘evens’ every year, where the energy-cost of extracting oil is the same as energy obtained from that oil.

when we reach that point we stop.

In the meantime our leaders offer solar panels and windfarms, to convince us that everyhing will be ok.

Maybe it will — -who knows??

co-author of The End of More, in paperback and kindle on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00D0ADPFY email pagett.communications@blueyonder.co.uk

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