The Origins of the Phrase "Fossil Fuel"
There's a dollar sign behind everything, nothing is accidental. Are you getting ripped off? Yes you are and so am I. Scarcity is the trick. Please listen carefully copy download upload share and teach people about this mega scam. It's another crime against humanity. – Leroy Fletcher Prouty, Jr. video intro, YouTube
Dominant Social Theme: Oil is a scarce commodity and we're running out of it!
Free-Market Analysis: In this video we learn the origins of the phrase "fossil fuel." It is most interesting and again buttresses our contention that much of what passes for "reality" in the modern era is actually elitist propaganda – dominant social themes that feature scarcity memes.
It is now coming out generally, as the Internet Reformation rolls along, that oil and gas are abiotic – formed from geological processes, not old dinosaur bones.
But those who market, sell and control oil do not want people to have the perception that oil is a common commodity. Otherwise, it would be more difficult to charge a hundred dollars or more for a barrel of oil.
Thus the emphasis on the promotion that "oil is scarce." The elites have apparently funded an entire movement – the Green movement – to ensure that "environmental" regulations are in place that make it hard to dig for oil and gas.
The elites have also managed to restrict oil and gas exploitation mainly to developing countries where they could easily control the government and political processes. The elites create control via mercantilism, pulling the levers of government and passing laws that support their interests.
The elites constantly market scarcity promotions. We just ran an article yesterday in which we posited that "fossil fuel" was a signature phrase of the power elite and one that (like "Rate Earth") was intended to ensure that people mentally associated oil with vanishing supply of biological resources. You can see the article here: Libertarian Truths and the Big Lie of Peak Oil ... Now Confirmed?
In this video, "The Origin Of Oil - Leroy Fletcher Prouty Jr. Colonel, United States Air Force," we learn the probable origins of the phrase "fossil fuel." In doing so, see once again how an elite promotion is structured and evolves.
Prouty, who is dead now, was apparently an advisor to Oliver Stone in the making of the movie, JFK. Prouty is what we would call today a proponent of various forms of "directed history." Here is his bio as we found on in ArlingtonCemetery.Net
Leroy Fletcher Prouty Jr., 84, a retired Air Force Colonel who also worked for Washington area corporations, died of multiple organ failure June 5, 2001, at Inova Alexandria Hospital. He lived in Alexandria, Virginia.
Colonel Prouty was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. As a young man, he sang with professional big bands in New England. He was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. He served with the Army Air Forces during World War II as a transport pilot in North Africa and Saudi Arabia.
After the war, he was assigned to Yale University, where he established an ROTC program, and to the Air Defense Command in Colorado Springs in 1950. He was a squadron commander stationed in Japan during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement in 1963, he worked at the Pentagon. His honors included the Legion of Merit.
After he left the military, Colonel Prouty was vice president for general operations of General Aircraft Corp., vice president and Pentagon branch manager of First National Bank of Arlington and vice president of marketing at Madison National Bank. Prior to his second retirement in the 1970s, he helped establish the government marketing division at Amtrak and was a speechwriter for the corporation's president.
Colonel Prouty held a patent for a disposable razor with a continuous, rotating blade and wrote two books, "The Secret Team" and "JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy." He was a consultant to Oliver Stone on the movie "JFK." His other interests included painting.
It is Prouty's contention in this video that the phrase "fossil fuel" was developed in the late 1800s by John D. Rockefeller's brain trust in order to emphasize its non-existent scarcity. These top oil men were given the idea by a scientific conference in Europe, Prouty relates.
This conference sought to define "life" by explaining its chemical composition. And since the chemical composition of oil is similar in some respects to living species, the Rockefeller gang seized on the chemical definition to create the perception that oil came entirely from "living" substances.
Common sense, however, tells us that given the depths to which people now drill for oil, the chances that that oil and gas are generally created from old bones, plankton, etc. are minimal at best. There may be some element of condensed and pressurized plant material but it is only logical that these energy sources are part of a larger geological process. Make up your own mind. See here ...
(Video from GeorgeGreekTrucker's YouTube user channel.)
Posted by gabe on 04/02/12 11:18 AM
Fracking in the Marcellus Shale is now profitable at $3.50/mmbtu... the equivalent of $20/barrel oil... so much was made that gas prices are now $2.12/mmbtu... and the majors are in the proccess of trying to consolidate the industry again after the "pesky" independent competition screwed things up increased production so much over the last 3 years. the majors knew about fracking for 60 years... and intentionally ignored it and discouraged this recent boom in production... now that the costs have been lowered and techniques proven by the independents the majors are focusing on the best way to react(HBO specials on the evils of fracking, or banning coal burning are two leading "solutions".)
Posted by Capn_Mike on 03/24/12 09:24 PM
Ya wanna learn about this?
Google "The deep, hot biosphere" by Thomas Gold.
Posted by nithsdale on 03/22/12 09:30 PM
Great video! Kudos to your staff.
Prouty may wonder why "fossill fuel" is still applied to oil but that is no mystery to anyone who knows the history of Hollywood. One of that area's great tourist attractions, when Hollywood was being formed, was an area called the LaBrea Tar Pits. These were California pools of petroleum that bubbled up just like they did in Pennsylvania when the oil industry began but they had an added curiosity feature. Supposedly, large dinosaur and raptor skeletons had been found in the Tar Pits and Harry Sinclair grabbed on to the first newsreels of this penomena and adopted the dino as Sinclair Oil's symbol! Oil and Fossils! It wasn't just a Rockefeller promotion when Sinclair made it a national symbol!
Sinclair's dino also made that strange fossil a most sought after toy, stuffed and machined and even today toy collectors want them back in the early 20th Century! This may have had more effect on future geologists than we care to pursue here given what Star Wars has done in the last thirty years with science in general!
Posted by Bischoff on 03/22/12 07:04 PM
"... but it is only logical that these energy sources are part of a larger geological process. Make up your own mind."
Any decent physicist would have made up his mind about "fossil fuel" long ago. That oil and gas is abiotic is not hard to determine. The energy of the sun plays a considerable part. However, I won't go into it any deeper, except to refer you to the Irish physicist Maurice Cotterell, who deals with the subject authoritatively.
Posted by shakingfist on 03/22/12 12:40 PM
It seemed a lot "easier" relative to the energy and technology available at the time. A couple cases come to immediately to mind:
The early oil fields in and around the Los Angeles basin (have you ever heard of the La Brea tar pits).
Also, at the beginning of the 20th century, William Engdahl writes that there were pools of oil that were lit as a system of geographic markers. When the extraction rights were unwittingly sold to British interests, costly exploration was largely unnecessary as the easiest sites were already identified.
Granted, it's not falling off a log, but it's not sending a man to the moon either.
Posted by Seen on 03/22/12 01:00 AM
"... is that exploration companies use the plankton theory and end up finding oil."
I'd have to look up the Plankton Theory myself as I'm not familiar with it, Dilence Sogwood. I would imagine that this has to do with what between 70-80% of the composition of the ocean floor and pulled under the Continental Crust at Convergent plate boundaries via Subduction, which I recall correctly is believed to confirm Subduction through the release via volcanic regions via the melt and melt's rise via magma. If I recall correctly, this is the very process; Abiotic Adcovates use to assert oil is abiotic. Bare in mind, subduction not only pulls down Oceanic Crust but water as well. If I recall correctly, heat acellerates decomposition, and we're talking about tremendous pressure here, which also produces heat and even at least partial melt inheret in the process of Metamorphic Rock via heat, pressure (essentially the heat's catalyst), and partial-melt.
The video vaguely discussed how it moves; this sounds like a vague reference to either a byproduct to pressure or Isostatic Adjustment then there's the Continental Rebound to consider, which I am compelled to point out would explain the adjusting sea levels with the absence of firm oceanic temperature rises, but it also diminishes the memes of people can control the planet and effectively play worshipping Gods to 'Gaia'.
Think of it like an Aquaifer, there's confined and unconfined aquaifers if the well is feeding out of a confined well. Off top of my head, I don't recall which replenishes better than the other much like some rocks have better porosity/permeability that effects 'saturation'. Personally, my hunch is that the 'Green Movement' and environmental regulations are geared towards limiting competition until the better replenished well can be attained. If you want to reference profits, the best profits is limiting competition that is more likely to sell below your margin through regulation, this enables the 'competitor' to go bankrupt and then expand, consolidate, and by needing the resource would be forced to take on an effectively a monoply of the commodity. The third piller is by controlling coal and oil, which were respective components of early Industrial Revolutions enabling population increases would render the present population unsustainable aka 'cull'.
Posted by mantis on 03/21/12 06:34 PM
Very interesting video. However the fact that oil was misleadingly named to imply scarcity at the time when it was abundant does not mean it is still abundant. Oil may well have a non-biological origin and instead be formed by a geological process but that doesn't mean its stocks get replenished on any timescale meaningful to our civilisation. It may take billions of years to form. I have the opinion that there really is a scarcity, the wars over the last remaining resources may be all to real.
Posted by Dilence Sogwood on 03/21/12 04:36 PM
Haha, next you are going to ask if the whole industry could be thousands of little Potemkins. The get the oil out of a big bucket they keep hidden and pretend to be drilling in Montana.
Posted by Dilence Sogwood on 03/21/12 04:34 PM
DB asks: Do I believe them [geologists]?
Response: yes, the ones that go get the oil. I sure do. ... Not the ones that write white papers for Duke or Cornell.
Posted by Dilence Sogwood on 03/21/12 04:32 PM
you mean like wheat, or fish, or water?
and when exactly was extraction "easy" -- sure prior to having specialized tools and technology there were reserves that were easily exploitable by today's standards, but it wasn't "easy" back then.
Posted by Dilence Sogwood on 03/21/12 04:24 PM
Acutally the problem with this:
"Common sense, however, tells us that given the depths to which people now drill for oil, the chances that that oil and gas are generally created from old bones, plankton, etc. are minimal at best"
... is that exploration companies use the plankton theory and end up finding oil.
But it's sure not from dead dinosaurs, which is actually what I was taught in 4th grade.
Reply from The Daily Bell
So ... They TELL YOU what they using - the "Plankton theory." Whatever that is.
Do you believe them?
Posted by gamma ray on 03/21/12 01:41 PM
I imagine that most DB readers understand the major issues involving scarcity of resources is a consequence of manufactured crises whether the cause is classic fiat misallocation, suppression of new technologies, or outright deception.
To flat out imply that oil is likely very abundant ignores the reality of what thousands of professionals are telling us about a rapidly decreasing ERoEI ratio (energy returned over energy invested). Are ALL of them lying and have they found a way to hide vast reserves? Aren't the Saudi super giant "elephant" oil fields reaching the point where trillions of gallons of water must be pumped in to extract ever deeper and sequestered pockets of oil?
Another way to look at all of this is to consider that the power elite require a certain minimum per capita of energy to control their serfs. Thus they understand that as cheap energy declines in abundance, their economic and political top-down control paradigm will falter. Hence, the rush to technocracy, energy rationing, constant surveillance, and all other facets of totalitarianism. This also explains the focus on depopulation.
Furthermore, following this line of reasoning, we can understand the motives of TPTB to suppress decentralizing energy technologies such as those described by the documentary Thrive. (They do this in other industries as well. Just look at how successful TPTB were at suppressing Dr. Burzynski's remarkably effective antinucleoplastin cancer treatment. The results of the FDA clinical trials were astounding, yet the sheeple remain largely oblivious to a once-in-a-century type of medical breakthrough resulting in the early death and suffering of hundreds of millions.)
One thing is certain, the DB staff has hit the nail on the head with their insightful explanations of how fear based memes represent the core strategy of elite domination.
Posted by seer on 03/21/12 01:30 PM
It seems obvious the "fossil Fuel" hypothesis or theory is highly questionable. Man's ability to extract this oil is "costly and energy intense".
Why have we not been able to document any cases of easy extraction from a new massive oil field? Oil does not exist like a lake underground. The next question is given the intricate structure of nature, what purpose might this oil serve in preserving the health of this planet as a whole? No, I do not want to hear God placed it there for man to exploit.
Posted by laceja on 03/21/12 11:30 AM
Should have had a better geologist.
Posted by Word4ce on 03/21/12 11:13 AM
Prouty seems to ignore one gigantic fact about petroleum: it is HARD to find. I have many friends in the oil and gas business, and it is patently obvious that the stuff is extremely expensive to extract on a reliable basis, not to mention refine and then transport over typically long distances. The so-called conspiratorial labeling of it as "fossil fuel" is mildly interesting, if true, but I believe that this ploy has long since been rendered irrelevant by the enormous costs of exploration in deeper and deeper POTENTIAL deposits, as well as the very costly and messy new processes such as "fraccing" (shale oil). If it were as easy to go get this "2nd most abundant liquid" (after water), my father would not have left the oil business after drilling 8 dry holes ... And I would have long since joined him on Easy Street, stacking our gold in the Counting Room!
Posted by antoniomanno on 03/21/12 10:48 AM