$200 A Barrel
Ever see one of those big huge RVs driven by an elderly couple, with a bumper sticker proclaiming "We're Spending Our Children's Inheritance?" Well, if you're in that situation, you better track those old coots and crones down in whatever RV park they're hiding in, get those damned keys in your hand, and give them a Greyhound ticket home, because the way things are going they really will spend your whole inheritance this summer.
Associated Press reports: "A new Goldman Sachs prediction that oil prices could rise to $150 to $200 within two years seemed to motivate much of Tuesday's buying, although a falling dollar and increasing concerns about declining crude production in Mexico and Russia contributed, analysts say.
"Light, sweet crude for June delivery jumped to a new record of $122.47 a barrel before retreating slightly to trade up $1.29 at $122.26 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil prices have nearly doubled from about $62 a barrel a year ago, which Goldman sees as a sign that the world is in the midst of a "super spike" in oil prices. Analyst Arjun Murti said in a research note released Monday that prices would ultimately force demand to fall sharply."
In other words, this business of yuppies commuting from Albuquerque airport to Los Angeles every day and people jetting off to Chicago for the weekend is going to come to a screeching halt. These holiday visits to Grandma in Kansas, or shipping the kids off to your ex in Texas so you can jump a jet down to Cancun and cavort by the pool with your secretary--looks like you're going to have to settle for the local no-tell motel. Vacations in Europe? Fuhgeddaboudit.
From now on travel is going to be a major life event, just like it was in the 19th century. From now on it's pretty much going to be grow where you're planted, because the necessary fuel costs to cover North America's huge distances will be unaffordable for the overwhelming majority of Americans. Oh, and this business of living 50 miles away from your job in a nice lily white suburb and commuting so you won't be forced onto a bus or a train with violent niggers and smelly Mexicans? Forget that, too. Indeed, we will probably be seeing more laws forcing White people to use public transportation with a corresponding increase in White victimization by murderous racist minorities.
Travel will become a luxury for the rich and poor working people will just have to lump it, as always in America. Whichever coast you live on, you might get to the other coast or to another city two, maybe three times in your life.
Guys, this doesn't seem to have sunk in yet. You people think that this is just some kind of burp or hiccup, and that once a new President gets elected everything will "get back to normal." Not at $200 per barrel, it won't.
You need to understand--these changes that are occurring now in 2008 and 2009 are forever, at least as far as your lifetimes are concerned.
But the again, you elected Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, twice, and now you seem poised to elect a bubble-lipped nigger who is even more incompetent than Bush, so you can damned well live with the consequences, you stupid bastards.