Global oil production is around 75 million barrels/day. It's price has been varying between 80 and 100 buck/barrel. That's 6 billion/day or 2 trillion/year for the cost of the planet's energy.
Meanwhile the US military costs 700 billion/year. 1/3 the cost of the planet's energy. This does not include the cost of the domestic police-state that has locked-up so many American's that it has 1/4 of the planet's prisoners.
Meanwhile, US steel production has dropped from number one, to off the list of the top-ten global produces and regional planners are expanding police-powers over the future of your property.
Anybody see a problem here?