69 million page views

The Scenario Beyond Oil

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]

Submitted by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim (United States), Feb 21, 2006 at 13:51

When the West will stop its dependency on oil in hopefully the near future and develop alternative energies which they are working on more seriously now.

The scenario of the world beyond oil will not only help solving environmental problems but it will free us from Muslim (Arab) oil and make clean energy available at a cheaper price. The oil producing countries which became rich by the virtue of oil and not their intelligence because even extractiing their own oil is beyond their grasp will witness Middle Ages again, camels and not cars because they haven't developed alternative resources so far since they have been busy spending their money wantonly on trivial things.

Just look at the balance sheet of an OPEC country. Their standard of living will fall to near zero. in addition, a new problem namely water scarcity will emerge and cause a lot of distress. I am not saying I wish them such a black future fate but I would like to call them back to reason and reality before it is too late.

Folks we are now in the year 2006 and not in the seventh century. Focus on the present and let the past rest in peace. When asked a question start answering and don't waste time saying things like "in the name of Allah the merciful the benevolent" umpteen times. Stop saying "the prophet peace and prayers be on him" again and again. You will waste a lot of time and energy. When asked a question don't give examples of people in the seventh century give examples from the present. Don't waste too much energy on firey talks, revolutionary, nationalist, patriotic ideas. Calm down a bit. Cool your hot head. It will help you to divert your energy to more useful and important issues and you will make progress.

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)