Thursday, July 2, 2009

Energy Problems...Government Solutions

Eliminating government is the most obvious first step towards energy independence. Let's start with the Department of Defense.
Sam needs his steroids taken away before he kills us all.

The fraud of foreign wars and the 'war on terror' contribute heavily to U.S. energy consumption. Bringing our troops home from the 761 military bases scattered all over the world would go a long way toward energy independence. Using a downsized military at home for defensive purposes only, eliminating the corruption of the military/industrial complex and getting rid of Israel's stranglehold over military policies would be a good start.

The Department of Defense is the world’s largest buyer of oil and the nation’s largest single user of energy. In 2006, DoD purchased 110 million barrels of petroleum, costing $13.6 billion. {source}

The Department of Defense uses 4.6 billion gallons of fuel annually, or an average of 12.6 million gallons of fuel per day. A large Army division may use about 6,000 gallons per day. According to the 2005 CIA World Factbook, the DoD would rank 34th in the world in average daily oil use, coming in just behind Iraq and just ahead of Sweden.

In FY 2006, the DoD used almost 30,000 gigawatt hours (GWH) of electricity, at a cost of almost $2.2 billion. The DoD's electricity use would supply enough electricity to power more than 2.6 million average American homes. In electricity consumption, the DOD would rank 58th in the world, using slightly less than Denmark and slightly more than Syria (CIA World Factbook, 2006).

The DoD uses 93 percent of all US government fuel consumption (Air Force: 52%; Navy: 33%; Army: 7%. Other DoD: 1%) {source}
Since these numbers come from government sources, you can bet they are underestimated.

War and military policy for the profit and power of a few psychopaths is not energy efficient.
A large number of poor people also die in vain.

How about FEMA, The Department of Education, EPA, the IRS? And that's just a few of the big ones. No need to stop there. Shutter their doors. No carbon footprint and hot air from these frauds and the world is closer to being 'saved.' This is not to say that there is no need for the rule of law. We have laws already to take down the various criminals in all of their endeavors. They're just not being used.

The billions not spent on these government entities, if they were made obsolete and dismantled and the money not stolen from taxpayers, would certainly stimulate the economy in the long run.

Without war as the first step, we can then move on to all of the other problems we have because of corruption; the federal reserve, bankers, Wall Street, health care, sustainable agriculture, "the war on drugs," U.S. manufacturing, globalism, the welfare state, etc. etc.

Or maybe I have it a little out of order. Perhaps we should start with the global bankers and the Federal Reserve. After all, historically they have the most to gain from war.

I can visualize a 'green' world in our future but only without the thieves that deceive us.

Oh well, just another one of those "I had a dream" moments. We all know that any move pushing too far in the direction of smaller honest government would result in the deaths of many Americans on our own soil, again, blamed on 'foreigners' that want to destroy us and getting that old 'kill 'em all and let God sort it out' American patriotism back in line. Would the majority be fooled again?

Dreams without action don't come true. How do we stop this madness?


  1. The US military should have been dismantled long ago in favor of local militia. A standing army dooms any country it inhabits as seen worldwide. Mad men always end up in charge and it always grows exponentially in size, expense, and murder.