It’s common sense today that the most vital resource running human society is oil. Oil has utterly transformed the way of life in the world today, essentially taking civilization from an agrarian, decentralized society to that of a centralized technologically industrial society. Unfortunately, most living today haven’t even come to fathom the cataclysmic shift in society upon the emergence of oil and its eventual dependence.
However, most have little to no idea how oil even came about; including its history, the people who came to dominate the market, the way its use spread into all parts of society, and how its profits were then recycled into tax-exempt foundations, influencing the very culture of society.
People today know the world is backwards in so many ways, yet hardly anyone takes the time anymore to research through history and put the pieces back together as to how it got this way. No one can understand the present without first looking into the past.
It might come as news to some, but the wealth obtained from oil has been used to revolutionize healthcare, medicine, agriculture, and even the very history books that are supposed to give naïve kids the facts and realities of life.
It’s time the veil of knowledge be lifted and people become informed. I encourage anyone to find the time (maybe skip a Netflix movie for this) and check out the documentary below by researcher James Corbett, in the hopes that it can at least open people’s eyes to some of the more powerful, yet largely unknown sources of power affecting society today. I think it will give people a glimpse into just how society might have gotten to the way it is today. Only an informed citizen can bring about true change.