Again with the WE pronoun that attributes equal access, intent, opportunity, and power to all… as if the great amorphous mass of humanity is behind the technology that limits choice. It is precisely this use of the collective we that works as a deliberate and calculated means for HIDING the culpability of those who DESIGN the systems.
In many ways, the human experience mirrors a chessboard. You focus on the pawns but they seldom direct the great game.
People, for the most part, adapt to the societies in which they find themselves. If they don’t, they get steamrolled over.
And since people must accrue capital in order to survive, and jobs tend to come from those who HAVE capital… people will live where there is work, or where they can afford to live.
Other technologies that might have promoted FAR more efficient use of fossil fuels OR alternatives to it, were blocked by the $, power, and influence of Big Energy. As can PLAINLY be seen by the way that the Troika inhibits what the people in Greece can actually do; and also seen in the ways that U.S. citizens’ wishes are being thwarted by corporately-devised policy decisions made in absolute secrecy (TPP, TIPP)… people are largely forced to deal with what is imposed on them through the financial system, existing technologies, and the legal system… which these days protects trespassers and punishes those who dissent, blow whistles, expose lies, etc.
A massive set of armed guards works to enforce the program. (Look at how it’s used on the Black Community.)
There are always posters who RELENTLESSLY focus on this frame. They have no OTHER jobs apart from being here, and they largely sound alike and repeat the same messaging. One name that shows up often disappears and another screen name “miraculously” replaces it to parrot the SAME talking points. Someone is financing this and doing so to control debate and manufacture consent FOR the status quo.
This “we are all guilty sinners” crap plays well (as Frank Luntz, no doubt, figured out) since it works from the Bible’s oft’ repeated control text: Original sin.