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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbWGoPEN9l8

In spite of the music, the fast cutting, the hyperbolic over-dramatization ("It will be a Mad Max world"), this actually does present a pretty tight summary of the major implications of Peak Oil.

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coremarc
Oct. 19th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Can you acknowledge that the media is paying attention? (albeit the hyperbolic and dramatic television version.)
kmo
Oct. 20th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Well, I think that the post itself counts as a sort of acknowledgment, but I still don't think the corporate media is doing anything like it's civic or intellectual duty. Of course, legally, it has no other duty than to make money, and that it does well.

I would encourage you to take in the entirety of Chris Martenson's Crash Course and tell what combination corporate media offerings would equip one with that sort of clear-eyed understanding of that set of issues.

http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse

"The Media" is not a monolithic entity, and this is even more true of the audience that "consumes" its products. Michael Moore's films get financed and distributed because people at media corporations have concluded that they can make money by pimping Moore's work to a particular demographic. Someone at the History Channel concluded that Peak Oil could be presented in the context of disaster porn and thereby tweak the neurology of viewers who like to watch shows about deadly meteor strikes, super-volcanoes, global pandemics and the like.



muloka
Oct. 23rd, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
I recall near the end of the film The Corporation Michael Moore says something along the lines to illustrate how sociopathic the corporation is that they'll make their own nooses if they know they can make money from it.
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