I have been told that I express an illogical glee in my notes on peak oil. No doubt this sounds very disturbing.
I can't help it! The globe has reached the stage of tragi-comedy. Religious buffoons are threatening each other with nuclear bombs. They brazenly censor science. They print money and believe themselves rich. We are returning to the dark ages, the inquisition, and the crusades. I conclude that the human race learns nothing in the end. Mighty civilizations are fated to repeat the same sad follies that have brought them to ruin, again and again, since the age of Sumer.