198. PEAK CREDIBILITY
It's a few days after Christmas, and the peak oilers are already starting to cannibalize each other. You see, the whole peak oil Internet phenomenon runs on red meat, and if there's a lull in the bad news, the believers start to lose interest. It's gotten so bad that there was a guy on peakoil.com yesterday trying to sell his peak oil hideout!
So what we are facing in the short-term is not a shortage of oil -- but rather a shortage of red meat to feed the doomers. This is a grave crisis for the peak oil cottage industry. Rather than resource wars between nations, we are going to see wars between the top peak oil spokesmen, as they ruthlessly stab each other in the back to salvage a share of the ever-dwindling supply of peak oil credibility.
Kunstler is already firing salvos at Ruppert:
I regard the 9/11 conspiracy theories as a fantasy and a distraction from the real problems we face. It is especially unfortunate that they became associated with the Peak Oil issue, and that was obviously a result of Mike Ruppert's elaboration of them in his book Across the Rubicon, which brought discredit to his otherwise good reporting on the global oil situation, and tainted others like myself who regard energy as the crucial geopolitical and economic issue of our time. There is enough confusion in this nation without conflating the real concerns over energy with paranoid fantasies about government plots.Source