Tuesday 19 August 2014

The Philosophy of "The Loss Leader" (re: Nuclear Power, Incineration and Fracking)

It happens alot, one of its symptoms is "Greenwash" (a useful adjunct to the miasma of disinformation and news management for the unsustainable resource exploiting industries), however, its importance is most frequently overlooked. Take "Fukushima" for instance, in terms of the international safety profile of the nuclear industry it has, of-course, been disastrous yet the economic consequences have been massively underestimated. The "Powers that Be" ("P.t.B"s), are desperately trying to ameliorate the political consequences of the disaster but haven't a clue how to tackle the economic or environmental ones. Unfortunately (for it), if we were to remove the key log of nuclear power the old-order would be carried to its doom by fallen timber (because without nuclear weapons the old empires have no "presence"),  that's far from the whole story though for, in an even more profound sense, the notion that man may "subjugate" the atom underpins an entire philosophy of domination and exploitation that exists at both economically deterministic extremities of the socio/political continuum, therefore nuclear power will remain a necessary loss-leader for the most exploitative regimes.
 Municipal waste incinerator projects always run at a loss, they simply encourage people to accept the perpetuation of the brightly packaged (and lucrative -for some-), gewgaw culture whilst imagining that they are "cleaning up" their waste in an environmentally friendly way. Fracking and incineration are also both necessary loss leaders, neither are actually profitable in themselves; incineration provides an apparently benign end-user for the oil industry but fracking is truly, "the Plebs scrabbling in the Roman dirt beneath the emperor's balcony for debased currency"! As the most recent edition to the mutinous crew "Fracking" is actually (for most people who oppose it), the most transparently ludicrous of the three for it smacks of exactly the same desperation as that displayed by the citizens of Rome as they grovelled at the emperor's feet.

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