I’ve been thinking of writing about something known as petroleum-politics or Petropolitics. But, until now I really feel that the subject is fragmented in me so I need to sort my perceptions into places, first.
In the other hand I doubt if I really have time to think about them, or why should I. Well, if I ever get to post them in here later, I think they might go this way
All about world’s ever pressing need for petroleum, in particular. This is not limited to capitalism as the need for petroleum also involves socialist states.
A review of the petroleum industries in the free world, their motivation or nature, that again is not limited to them because in socialist states, state and bureaucracy merely took over, assumed role or assimilated, everything formerly of private capital.
The need by capital, to mean both capitalist and socialist in the case now, to exploit resources in traditionally international spaces.
The universal natures of politics and politicians of time. The need by states to provide for their people, the need for political-economic-social stability internal to them.
Lobby and/or corruption, a symbiotic relation, interests of capital and states have naturally
colludebecome mutually beneficial along lines if not one.
International conflicts in the race by states to get hold of free territories, the universal natures of people – patriotism and nationalism readily rallying behind states.
Added in there are: regional, cultural and racial differences that are generated further with the conflicts. The prospects of neo-global polarization of east-west-black-white, of insurgencies and world terrorism.
The main engine that drives world’s economy and politics, propelling the world in its present course is Petropolitics. The thing has contributed much in shaping local and foreign policies of nations. It shaped laws, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea [UNCLOS] is no different.
This world has been spinning on an axis called petropolitics. So very natural and perceived to be normal, to many people it’s just the way of the world. Living for the day is man. And that may be dangerous. The dangers of armed confrontation and wars is never been real.
By the way, have you ever wondered why all the fuss about cigarette smoking when nothing is said about one car out there is 10,000 X more hazardous than one cigarette smoker? Well, that’s because we do not have thing called tobacco-politics with us. The thing is dwarfed, dying, if not already dead.
And look who says what is, or what is not, more important thing in this world. Like, the stride for alternative energies, say hydrogen, for all reasons, can wait.
Maybe I missed lots more than are stuffed in this thing called petropolitics. Maybe somebody should polish and finish the ideas. But is not everything antedated, antiquated, nowhere in time, thus boring?
Ohh, what me worry. I am not Clark Kent.