January 24, 2009
I see the media care about the likely systems of energy proposed to replace oil and suppress contamination, and apparently everything points out to nuclear energy, deceitfully advising it to be the least contaminating.
Nuclear energy is dangerous on one side because it is subject to human control and on the other because their waste is very difficult, if not impossible, to dispose of without contaminating. And I wonder why solar, wind and sea energies are not more researched, being as they are natural, cheap sources of energy. In my opinion there is a fundamental cause for the preference: its set-up costs place it very far from a relatively average pocket. Corporations – again this word! – must be formed to organise power plants. We, the people in general, the only part that can have in it is our investment in those corporations and which in fact helps to exploit us, ironically.
In effect, the costs of building wind mills to produce energy would little by little decrease as demand grows, placing them at the reach of households. The same would happen with solar and marine energies.
In real fact, what makes governments opt for nuclear energy, in my opinion, is that obtaining the source of energy – uranium – is not at the reach of any household, therefore practically impossible that the power (not a pun) given by the privately controllable sources: oil and uranium, would always be held by the powers-that-be (not a pun, either).
Energy is the real source of power for those who command. We need it and are ready to pay for it: in homes, motor-cars, aeroplanes, industry, sea craft, war machines, everything relies on energy, and…we pay for it the price which curiously enough is not inside the frame of the “free market”. At least that gives a subtle appearance of public control, but we all know that eventually it is not so.
The control keeps being held by those who control the governments.
It is so easy if we unite, but no, every effort is done to keep us the furthest from one another.
On this the strength of power is based. (Again not a pun).