20 years til oil runs out

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

we’ve got about 20 or 25 years until black gold runs out. what’s next? the european union is looking to africa for answers. the last time this happened we had this thing called colonialism.

this time around one might call it economic colonialism. the european union has a plan. they want to harness the energy of the sun above and below the sahara and transport it to the 27 member countries. more details to come in a later posting about the sahara energy project. but the long and the short of it is, this could become economic colonialism.

unlike the chinese government, which is willing to invest in african countries and assist in building infrastructure (like roads, etc.) in exchange for locking in reasonable rates on natural resources, the european countries look set to just you know do like they’ve done for the last 300 years. set up shop, bring their own people in to do all the work, rape the countries of their natural resources and hire random locals to do work of ‘driving miss daisy’ proportion. let’s just hope that’s not the case this time around.

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