James Howard Kunstler this week, on oil and human stupidity:
This much can be stated categorically about the USA these days: the more distressed our economy gets, the more delusional thinking you will encounter. People want to assign the cause of their misery to this or that (socialism, abortion, Jews, the New World Order). People want to believe that their world is a safe place with bright prospects (climate change is a myth, we have a hundred years of shale oil).*
Hands up those who've heard similar arguments in NZ. Yep, thought so.
* Or lignite, in the NZ situation