The rise and rise of petrofascism

Saskatchewan is more than a Petrostate, it’s governed by Petrofascists.

Surviving C21

By Julian Cribb*

A new world superpower is arising. One that is unelected, borderless, controls most governments and, increasingly, employs the familiar tools of repression and deception to attain its goals.

In Australia, the US and Britain, young people calling for urgent climate action are being arrested and gaoled. Harsh new laws are being passed to prohibit free expression of opinion about climate and fossil fuels on the internet.

At COP26, the largest single delegation was from the fossil fuels sector with 508 representatives, compared to 165 from the USA, 312 from Russia, 279 from Canada, 134 from India and 60 from China. Petrodelegates outnumbered the largest country delegation, Brazil with 479, rubbing home the message that fossil fuels are not just a ‘country’ – they are a superpower. 1.

The political muscle of the petro sector (coal-oil-gas-petrochemicals) is flexed publicly almost every day. Politicians from a dozen countries and…

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One response to “The rise and rise of petrofascism

  1. It seems that we cannot have a fossil fuel industry without it trying to kill and/or enslave all other sectors of the world’s economy. It is a threat to everyone else, as things stand right now.

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