Throughout history, the development and control of energy has been simultaneous with the growth of civilization. The control of primary energy sources has also been a source of political power by a few. Initially, it may have been found in human power, and the control of slaves granted that political power. For England, to control the seas, they needed to control the wind, which they did with their ships. Later, it was coal cartels and, more recently, it has been petroleum.
Solar Thermal Magazine reports:
“Greedy Lying Bastards” is a new feature length[sic] documentary, scheduled to be released in 2012, investigating the role the oil industry plays the world over in all facets of people’s lives from politics and economics to the environment.”
The film asks, “what happens when one industry has too much power.” And, in this way, the movie may represent the soul of the OWS movement.
Here is an amusing but related view of energy history seen through the eyes of transportation, as an alternative trailer to the “Revenge of the Electric Car” being released in selected theaters today:
Primary source: Solar Thermal Magazine
See Also: “Greedy Lying Bastards”
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