The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 46
The enemy is already here; indeed, the enemy was
pretty well born here, in Pennsylvania. Today the enemy makes its headquarters in cities like Riyadh, Tehran, Baghdad, Kuwait City, Abu Dhabi, Caracas, Moscow, Tripoli, Geneva, Houston, and Ottawa.
The enemy's deadly weapon is gasoline.
"Oil Creek" Pennsylvania
Yeah, I know, this sounds quite melodramatic; I intended it to be - I wrote this to be inflammatory. However, while this story may
be overly dramatic, that doesn't mean it's not completely true. If it didn't incite
intense emotion it wouldn't have captured my and my business partner's attention.
We are in a war where nothing is sacred; not family, not religion, not a concern
for the health of our family or fellow man, and not even national pride or patriotic
spirit. No humane sentiment is of concern to this enemy; all kindly matters are
On several occasions, the world's super-powers (whoever they were at the
time) have gone to war to force or defend trading rights. As Anne Korin and Gal
Luft point out in their books* and public speeches, for centuries "common" salt
had been the reason for war.
In the 1800s Britain and France went to war in Asia to
force entire populations to use and become addicted
to opium that was produced and sold by their respective commercial entities under "Royal Charter." When
the indigenous governments tried to interfere and protect their citizens, Britain and France used their national armies to force the issue at gunpoint. The
Britain defends its right to opium trade was one of Britain's most profitable. To
force people to use opium
be fair, if there is a fairness element in this history,
Britain and France weren't the only countries involved
in the opium trade, and they weren't the only ones to use military force; they
were just the two most egregious offenders.
The important point here is that Britain is typically portrayed as being a "compassionate nation." So, if a compassionate nation is willing to kill people to force
them to become addicted to drugs (drugs that they wouldn't let their own citizens
freely use), just imagine what uncompassionate regimes, cartels, and business