The speaker who followed me, an academician who had the appearance and manner of a Brezhnevite fossil preserved in alcohol, did not agree with me at all. But he proved my point, clinically, by laying out the full Club of Moscow case. I was wrong, he said. The world is running out of resources, and it is America’s fault. America is exhausting the world’s oil, and not only that, Americans are using up the world’s oxygen.
That’s OK, tovarisch. With your plummeting birth and longevity rates, you’ll all be gone long before the oxy runs out.