Marvin Gaye's Answer: Peak Oil

By Cody Wayne

"There is no conspiracy. Nobody is in charge. It's a headless blunder operating under the illusion of a master plan." - from the film Cube

Cube is a surprisingly riveting horror/sci-fi film about a group of people who wake up in a maze of cubes. Each cube is a large empty room with little hatches centered on all six sides. These people all happen to bump into each other near the beginning of the movie while maneuvering their way around, spending the rest of the time trying to figure out what the hell they're going to do. They've all got strengths and weaknesses that help and hinder the process of finding the way out without getting killed because, of course, some rooms are benign while some have some twisted death-traps. There's no food or water. They are living each second with the sole thought of surviving until the next second. What makes the film so riveting is the amount of stress juice that must be coursing through the characters' veins. And I must say, the first five minutes alone make it worth the rent.

But the ultimate question is WHY? Why was this monstrous maze of cubes designed and built to begin with and why were these people placed inside? Why the hell is this happening? What's going on? Now, if this isn't one of the grandest allegories of life in all of its manifestations then I'm Dick Fuckin' Cheney.

Look at us. We're basically big-brained monkeys in a giant machine fighting for our survival. We don't really see it, though. That's the Grand Illusion. The Best Trick Ever Performed By Who-The-Fuck-Knows.   And perhaps, if the great illusion of our daily existence was revealed, perhaps we would find ourselves, like the characters in Cube, wide-eyed and staring in disbelief at the nightmarish superficial structure that has been created before us over the millennia. Did Some One create what we have before us? Was it some few? Was it the Illuminati? The Masons? Could Some One have been behind this whole thing, all the way since we picked up sticks and stones as tools?

"There is no conspiracy. Nobody is in charge. It's a headless blunder operating under the illusion of a master plan."

It is weird to think about what it must have been like to have no other thought than minute-to-minute survival - pure instinct - pure primate. But as we banded together into cohesive civilizations, the free time provided by the division of labor offered an opportunity to explore spirituality and recreation, greater community and sustainable  advancement, the latter proving to be the downfall of all. In other words, they finally had the opportunity to explore the higher functioning parts of our ever-evolving brains. Now I must ask, as you look around your environment as you do your daily thang, thinking about our beginnings, even our cellular beginnings, where would you place our now global civilization of conscious beings in terms of overall historical evolutionary development, or does the mere thought of contemplating such a thing seem stupid, a waste of time?

What was the Big Idea? Who planned this shit? Who IS in charge here? Take me to your leader! Who let it happen? Has it all been a series of iddy biddy individual inheritances throughout the last 25,993 years? Is it all the individual educations and experiences, feelings and discoveries, sharings and spreadings from one to another through so many threads in an unending web? Is it all the inherited traits of every conscious human being building and building and building like a 6 billion-piece orchestra with no conductor, just playing what they can and picking up the rest from their neighbors? But building towards what? What the fuck are we doing here? Who's learning from who? Who gets it? What's going on?

"There is no conspiracy. Nobody is in charge. It's a headless blunder operating under the illusion of a master plan."

There are so many answers, but they're just answers. "The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery.," says the Good Man Ken Kesey. Finding the answer means you're done. Then what? Instead, I propose that we need to get lost in the mystery, and boy oh boy are we in a mystery right now. Scooby Doo and his Crew wouldn't have enough time or gas to investigate every illusion we've conjured up for ourselves over the last few thousand years.

The illusion surrounds our every waking moment. It's become more and more apparent as we, The People, have increasingly begun to slap ourselves in the face and get real. Thus The Matrix, 1999. Thus Fight Club, 1999. Thus Seattle, 1999. We've been able to crash the major corporate media party and pull their curtain back to reveal the hidden workings, but the illusion is so massive and our relationship with reality so far removed that the vast majority of people are still locked in their hamster wheel, barely considering any alternative way for human life to live and prosper. It's too much to think about with our busy Western lives, and it's precisely this characteristic of being busy, or "business" one might say, that lulls us to sleep, as if hypnotized by the lifestyles we've locked ourselves into, lifestyles created for us so that weird inhuman Leaders and Executives can enhance their power and wealth. Look at the way in which illegitimate entertainment and major news stories find their way to the forefront of daily public debate. Michael Jackson, Scott Peterson, Terry Shaivo, American Idol, America's Next Top Model, the "nuclear option." It's like a perpetual bedtime story for a perpetual sleep. Our evolution is being stunted by a handful of sick pathological mutherfuckers in flashy suits who are only interested in hoarding our money and wasting our time! They are consciously destroying us to raise the bottom line, and we sit back idly and bask in the illusion that They are in charge, that They have the plan, that They can fix any jam.

"There is no conspiracy. Nobody is in charge. It's a headless blunder operating under the illusion of a master plan."

I know what you're thinking, but killing is wrong. But if you think our media has sunken to its most ill and illusionary form, it will only get thicker, sicker, and trickier.  Ever since I watched some early-morning news on acid about eight years ago, I've never been able to take it seriously. It's insane to think about all the shit going on in the world at any given moment and how our Leaders and Executives decide which shit is the shit we need to know about. What's even more insane is to think about the shit They know about and then Their decisions on what to do about that shit. This type of media and information transmission is not a conspiracy. It is the sanctioned act of human Executives providing information to adult United States humans that was previously reserved for the entertainment of 12-year-olds and vegetables.   We're letting people in suits determine for us what we should pay attention to. I've even seen news programs spend several minutes talking about the upcoming season finale of shows on their own network. They are advertising for their own shows during news time, the time which should be set aside to update your brain with the world information that would have, perhaps, I don't know, changed your perspective on the world and, as objectively as possible, opened your mind to the events that will, in some way, affect your life. Coulda woulda shoulda, right? Yeah. Does your regular news outlet change your perspective on the world and/or open your mind to the events that will affect your life? I remember a time, about September 10, 2001, I believe, when Afghanistan barely existed. at least not in the world created for me by my Executive News Masters.

"There is no conspiracy. Nobody is in charge. It's a headless blunder operating under the illusion of a master plan."

I suppose I could've done my share of research, paid more attention to the embassy bombings and the U.S.S. Cole. Maybe I was just an ignorant fuck after all. But I've done the research since then. I've come across a lot of things. Do you get the news? Do you even know what's going on, mother fucker?! I don't mean to yell, but my inner voice is totally irrational, unforgiving and spiteful.

I just so happen to know what's going on. I know exactly what's going on. It might sound arrogant, but it's all really quite simple. I feel as though all of the very general and basic research that I've done into all major worldly subjects since September 11, 2001 has finally led me to the Grand Unifying Theory of Everything, a.k.a. the GUT theory as described in theoretical physics. In theoretical physics right now, the main goal is to bring all the known forces of the universe together into one equation of everything. As it is now, we have an equation for the force of gravity, for the electro-magnetic force, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. We see all of these forces as separate, but physicists are positive that these four forces are actually all the same force. In other words, there must be a simple explanation for Every God Damn Thing that is, was, and will be.   What physicists have found is that for this theory to work, there seems to be a need for more spacial dimensions in the universe, dimensions that interact with our plane of existence in fundamental ways to create all that is, was, and will be, but they're dimensions that we can not ever fully comprehend or directly experience, which kinda throws a wrench in the whole thing, doesn't it.

But this is not the case in our current global-societal situation. There actually is a known and perfectly unifying theory for all that is fucked in our global societal system right now. But before getting in to all that, it's very important to point out what should be obvious to all. Our current Leaders and Executives are dead-set on Armageddon. They are the silent cheerleaders for the apocalypse. Listen to what they say. Look at their policies. They've opened the floodgates for corporations to make their billions at the expense of our living environment and all of its resources, including other humans. There is no sense of a Furthering for our planet or our species in their world view. Our great Leaders have officially said, "Fuck it. Let's do it all now. Let's sell everything. Fuck the future. There is no future." There is no master plan.

"There is no conspiracy. Nobody is in charge. It's a headless blunder operating under the illusion of a master plan."

The answer to our current situation (not to everything, of course) is Peak Oil. It is the Theory of Everything. Our Leaders know it. Our Executives know it. And oil companies definitely know it. But we've been kept in the dark by our major media sources. Peak Oil has managed to be a non-issue with our media. Why? Perhaps because of the uncontrollable panic that might arise in massive numbers of Western human drones. Fear is clearly a valuable commodity for our Leaders and Executives, but panic is too unstable. Think about the market! I'm sure you can think of a myriad of reasons why our L's and E's don't want the media to make a big stink about the End Game of Peak Oil. Make no mistake: We are about to experience the absolute decline, not only of western civilization, but of global civilization. We are about to run out of oil. The illusionary era of cheap and infinite energy is over.

All you have to do is think about the ways in which oil has been exploited since the invention of the internal combustion engine to understand that we are in deep fucking shit. Oil runs our daily lives. Oil provides for every modern convenience known to civilization. It's the reason we can still feed 6 billion people. at the moment. Since we began using fossil fuels as our primary energy resource in the 19th century and coupled with improved medical practices, our population has been skyrocketing out of control. This population size is absolutely unsustainable (but it doesn't feel that way, does it?).We are about to crash. We are about to crash very hard and very soon. We will feel the crash within our lifetimes if not in the next two to five years. For many, only when the electricity is no longer flowing, the food is no longer readily available, and the stores are all closed will they finally see that.

 "There is no conspiracy. Nobody is in charge. It's a headless blunder operating under the illusion of a master plan."

In other words, we really really really really really really fucked up this time and we need to pull back the curtain of illusion once and for all. This isn't like the Mayans or the Roman Empire goin' down, this is the Whole Fucking World being reduced to conditions much as they were 200 or 300 years ago or simply being eradicated. There is no Plan B as I've read in countless lesser-known books and websites. Do the research. Make this The Issue. There is a lot of potential for things to get ugly, but in the end, the Survivors will have the chance to start things over right. Be smart and be a survivor.

Or maybe just think about it like "Survivor: Planet Earth". without the cameras.

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