What if I told you that all wars were waged over resources, that at the moment the most important resource in the world is oil, and that the war in the middle east and the trade war over the Alberta tar sands, seemingly different conflicts involving different parties, are actually the same war, waged by the same economic force and subject to the same economic necessities, one of which is within your control?
Oil demand is a function of price and availability, normally existing in inverse proportion to one another. Price has been artificially manipulated many times by coordinated strikes on availability, a strategy that presumes abject dependence on oil. A truly free and resilient economy would not be subject to such coordinated strikes, because alternate sources of energy would be available at competitive market prices.
The failure of capitalism is its willful disobedience. Knowing that oil is doomed to be replaced by an inexhaustible supply of solar, wind, hydroelectric, tidal, geothermal, and other renewable energies, the fossil energy cooperatives have pushed monopoly economics on a global scale. This means that while we should have been building solar panels and wind turbines into all the buildings since the 1960s, we have instead been been inventing sideways drills and injecting toxic chemicals into drinkable aquifers.
This is roughly equivalent to perpetuating the slave or illegal immigrant economy. In both cases, an inferior technology, combined with an unjust method, is substituted for natural progress. Both can be readily dispatched by application of economic pressure, boycotts, charities, paying fair wages, etc. Tell everyone about solutionsgrassroots.nationbuilder.com. This will allow people to switch their home power bill to clean renewable energy.
If you want to stop the endless war you have to stop the endless need for oil. This can has been kicked down the road. Can it stop here?