We keep falling for the same tricks. ‘Solutions’ to the world’s problems (like Thorium and Fusion Torches) appear to be just around the corner. We all get excited, we ask the ‘authorities’ for permission to implement it, they defer to their masters (the hidden, secret ones no one knows about). They know energy independence will make us stronger and less dependent. They will manage the eventual demise of the concept, unless it somehow advances their broader agenda.
We need to understand the power, before we tackle the energy.