If you are a person who grew up in the late 90s and during the infant stages of the 21st century, then you would have all too often heard about the world running out of fossil fuel. Believe me or not, it is the first critical moment after which the world went crazy about emissions and subsequently began the impetus to build electric vehicles that are badged clean by those who do not use their brain.
It is important to note that the world which we live in today was determined 25 years ago. If you are thinking that is not possible, think again. It usually takes that time for a propaganda to be rooted deep within and take shape. Countries and superpowers have time and again displayed this calculative attack on the masses to enslave their brains so that they can plant ideas on them. By doing so, they would let people believe that they are thinking whatever they are, but in reality, they are just dancing to the tunes of some top-level person who holds massive power.
In this case, one whole generation was tuned to believe that running cars was the reason the ozone layer got a ‘hole’ in it and that it is the sole reason for global warming. The so called social activists took it up instantly, having fallen for it without much thought, and whole world went ablaze. The activists do not think about the fact that personal transport are the least polluting among all transport methods. Planes, ships and trains all pollute way more because they are less efficient. Even buses and trucks are more polluting, but the government will not acknowledge it, because deep down they know they are the lifeline of any country. Can any of us think about getting milk, veggies or food in general, if all trucks are electric and only have a range of about a few hundred kilometres and when it runs out of juice takes several hours to fully recharge its batteries?
The propaganda however is strong and has led to the downfall of the industry that revolves around and depends on cars and bikes. Today, I see youngsters take taxis and public transport instead of having their own vehicle. They think that they made their choice, but I cannot help but think their thought process was driven by the first critical point.
But the world governments cannot go against countries and organisations that drill out fossil fuels. So, they saw it fit to raise taxes and subsequently put the bill on the public, while on the other hand maintained intimate relationship with such countries. But their motive attained its full stretch when people started believing that running cars and bikes are the only reasons for global warming. Sure, humans contribute to it. But the world always keeps changing. Global warming is a continuous process that is well beyond human reach and it has occurred many times over, even before the humans came on earth as archaeologists have time and again found out. Those who are oblivious to the fact cannot be dealt with reasoning.
The second critical point came when the world was made to believe electric vehicles are the future, just like Indians were made to believe learning English language is the future. But those who do not want to use fossil fuels should stop using its by-products too. Everything for wax to kerosene to plastics, all came from chemical compositions that was derived from crude, remember.
Making batteries is a filthy business, but more importantly, it uses rare earth metals. The term ‘rare’ is important here. When the metal runs out, where will people go for batteries? By following an idea without a clear picture and a contingency plan, the world is going down a path much dangerous than before. The critical points are something that governments will use to keep people under check. Soon enough the next generation will not think about having thrills that comes through driving, for it is deemed dangerous. Cab business will thrive, public transport will thrive, but for those who want the luxury of private transport, they would be singled out, for the whole world would think differently.
I am most worried about the fact that metal fabricators, shop foremen, component manufacturers, mechanics and many more who are one with the industry will be out of jobs and nobody will be there to save them. The whole world will just sigh and move on with their chipset-driven world. What is the future? Well, I know it was already determined in the past and the present will determine the future of the next generation. It is the world we live in.