Nationalizing Refineries: Latest Doublethink Announcement

Posted in Katin/IPCRESS Blog by Katin on June 19, 2008

Writen by Katin for IPCRESS Blog

Yesterday, the Democrats announced their desire to nationalize the nation’s oil refineries so that government can better oversee what’s going on in the industry. This is something sure to create a lot of discussion, but what are we to make of it?

Urgent: House Democrats call for nationalization of refineries House Democrats responded to President’s Bush’s call for Congress to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling. This was at an on-camera press conference fed back live. Among other things, the Democrats called for the government to own refineries so it could better control the flow of the oil supply. FOX News

This announcement ties-into the often-made observation that “American” oil refineries are being shut down, forcing us to rely on “foreign oil.” Supposedly, nationalizing the industry will re-open these refineries, produce more “American” gasoline, and bring the pump prices back down. But, that’s not what’s going on. First, there is no “American” oil, just like there is no “Saudi” oil. The oil is owned by giant multi-national corporations which are entities unto themselves.

Second, there is no shortage of oil, as most intelligent people already know. Shortages are contrived in order to maintain higher prices, just like anything else.

Third, these giant corporations and government form a unified whole. There is no “Business Sector” chafing against the regulations of “Big Government.” They’re the same people, and nowhere is this more the case than with Oil. The politicians are going to act in the interest of the Oil Companies, because they ARE the Oil Companies!

Announcing that government is going to take control of the oil companies serves to promote the important myth that government and Big Oil are indeed separate elements. This story is merely telling the people that the oil companies are NOT nationalized and NOT under the influence or control of government. Because, what people are thinking is that the price hike is the result of monopoly control and that the politicians are all in on it. To derail and confuse this perspective, they come out with statements such as this. “Nationalizing” the oil companies merely formalizes a relationship which already exists. This is the same as the Federal Reserve Act. People point to 1913 as the year when the Big Banks “hijacked” the US government, but the fact is that this occurred long before the FRA. The FRA merely put the official governmental stamp of approval on it, making things a little more streamlined.

This doublethink strategy is part of the process whereby The Establishment sells its programs to the public:

1. Decide what you’re going to do and then do it. The project may be evident to the people at this time, but so long as it’s not “validated” on network teevee it’s not n “issue” yet.

2. Announce the “proposal” to the people, thereby indicating it doesn’t exist yet. At this point, the bogus democratic system opens it up for “debate.”

3. Steer the debate to confirm what you had planned at the very beginning, getting people to think that everyone else was in support of it.

So, The Establishment decides that a certain number of illegal immigrants must be brought into the country in order to compete with American labor and keep wages depressed. They construct a system which enables this and then proceed to bring the workers in. Then, after this system has been established, the issue of “Illegal Immigration” is raised. They portray it as a conflict between “Business Interests” and the interests of politicians who are supposedly representing the people. The phoney debate ensues… all designed to conceal the fact that the “Business interests” and the “Political interests” are the SAME interests.

Finally, the debate is steered to allow the businesses to do what they have been doing right along. In other words, by the time the matter comes up for “debate,” it’s already over. Even now, with the infrastructure for the North American Union nearly completed, politicians simply avoid discussion of the issue. They write it off as an “Internet Conspiracy Theory” even though it’s obvious that such restructuring is underway. Once it is completed, they’ll go through the motions of the fake debate.

We all know that oil is controlled by a consortium and most of us know that it is not scarce or running out. Prices are manipulated and set by the consortium. Getting people to believe that government is somehow going to “control” this is a complete fraud–because they’re all the same people. A similar scam was pulled during the pre-war years when they instituted the so-called “Anti-Trust” legislation (which did more to break-up organized labor than control monopolies.)

It’s all more grist for the ongoing Presidential bullshit mill. Expect more “topical” issues such as this to be popping-up this summer.

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  1. Andy said, on July 6, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Great great great post! A fundamental truth that very few world citizens can accept, and most of those who do also accept the corporatocratic manufactured truth at the same time.

    How do we get this message through and change the human consciousness to reject the phony truth and retain the actual truth? Hmm… what do people pay attention to and trust more than anything these days… TV!!! Maybe we can write a sitcom where the moral of every story is gov’t = business. But with cute chicks, witty jokes, and of course plenty of commercials…

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