I voted against Brexit
— -but for or against is to miss the point.
Brexit was touted by Farage and his ilk, saying that we could have our country back and be Great Britain again. The Don spouted similar nonsense, and the rabble believed him — -and Farage. The majority remain convinced that prosperity is something that can be voted into office.
They are great buddies, according to Farage anyway. A man easily duped.
200 years ago, Britain was sitting on energy reserves bigger than Saudi’s oil now, Together with masses of iron and other minerals, and an industrial workforce who were effectively slaves to the capitalist system. (subsistence wages still leaves you as a slave) I come from a long line of mining stock — -so I know of what I speak.
We used the coal and iron to build iron ships and cannon. Then we created an empire by subduing ‘’lesser peoples’’ who didn’t have big guns.
That was what made Britain ‘great’. Those reserves have all gone, and without cheap energy, we cannot become the country everybody thinks we used to be. (A dream anyway, just like the “American Dream” — -it never existed.) It was a rubbish existence except for an elite. It still is. The American empire was created in exactly the same way.
The UK now functions as a debt economy. As does the EU to a greater or lesser degree. The EU came together as a group of prosperous nations; as that prosperity declines, the EU will not hold together.
All money is a function of available energy, so our future debts are a call on future energy.
But there isn’t going to be any, which means that future debts cannot be met. We currently exist by borrowing money from our grandchildren.
And what does that mean? It means that your pension 25 years hence will not be there when you expect it to be. It means that our economic future, Brexit or no Brexit, ceases to be, because there will be no industrial system by which it can be sustained.
Wind and solar energy?
they can power ‘homes’ but they cannot begin to supply the energy requirements of a modern industrial society. EVs? EV’s cannot function outside a fossil fuel based industrial system.
We have enjoyed the oilparty, now it’s over