Yeah, it worked real
well last time to throttle the producers.
How about instead, they actually ask: who is "big oil?"
is that oil resources the world over are controlled by state entities. Specifically, those of hostile
states. Mostly because our government
sat idly by while said entities stole
that oil wealth at gunpoint from private companies.
And our solution? Regulate and restrict domestic production out of existence and then go on witch hunts against what little private oil companies still exist. And then blame the resultant high prices on the companies
, calling for further regulations and further witch hunts.
Prescribing poison to cure a case of poisoning, to paraphrase Ayn Rand's observation. I almost feel guilty of cliche for saying that again
, but then I remind myself that it's not me
who keeps perpetrating the same insanity over and over. I'm just the one who is pointing it out
. So yeah, it's necessarily going to sound a little repetitive. If that annoys anyone who supports this idea of "big oil" being responsible, then I would kindly suggest that you stop it