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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Coast to Coast Apathy

I listened to Matt Savinar on Art Bell's Coast To Coast radio program last night. Matt did a good job getting the word out on oil depletion and the coming oil crisis but had to fight through all the wacko calls. The callers invariably sound reasonable at first but then eventually drift into their pet theory. One fellow from Canada commiserated over bureaucrats with the host and then asked whether they had heard about John (the time traveller) Titor1.

Next caller, please.

Someone calls up and starts launching into connections to HAARP.

Next caller, please.

Then someone calls up and opines about the utility of hemp; did you know that Henry Ford used hemp oil for his car fuel at one time?

Next caller, please.

Then someone calls up and says the future belongs to hydrogen combustion. The caller drones on and on and the host finally admonishes him with a warning to callers to refrain from pontification.

Next caller, please.

Finally, Richard Hoagland, a UFO expert, called in, praised Matt, but then claimed to have THE answer himself. Basically, we just have to ask the government (or if they get belligerent, get a FOIA or sue) to show us plans and formulation for their classified "free energy" transportation schemes. Hoagland had "seen" these in operation himself and faulted Matt for not showing enough interest for pursuing this path.

Fortunately the show then ended. If it had gone any longer, we probably would have discovered solutions by analyzing the Shroud of Turin, the lost city of Atlantic, and the latest Bigfoot sighting.



1 I don't believe in any of that crap (time travel and about 99% of Art Bell's topics), but found it peculiar that Bell's guest host, Ian Punnet, had never heard of Titor, and thus probably committed a cardinal faux pas to the tin-foil loyal audience.

2 Comments:

Professor Anonymous Anonymous said...

Basically, we just have to ask the government (or if they get belligerent, get a FOIA or sue) to show us plans and formulation for their classified "free energy"

Expect more calls like this over time. Calls for the release of:
the 100 MPG carborator
'magnetic motors' (parandev)
power plants from the crashed spaceships, and on and on.

Every one of us is looking at the end of cheap energy via the rose-colored glasses we view the world. Some love technology and move from one fix to another (lets burn scrap wood one month lets make stirling engines the next), some see it a "return to simpler times", some see it as an 'end of humanity', others see it as a human-on-human preditory free for all.

Some things will be easy to call WRT the future - like how you'll go to the market and the jars of product won't say "not for canning" but part of the sales pitch will be how their product is packaged in re-useable glass and lids. But when it comes to our enjoyment of the use of energy - well - the magic 8 ball we are behind has said "outlook hazy"

5:08 AM  
Professor Blogger WHT said...

well said.

8:09 AM  

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