There is no doubt that the BP oil spill is a global tragedy. Many complain that we are consuming too much fossil fuel, but yet they are unaware of, or ignore their own glutinous life style and consumption. Many do a lot of feel good things like recycle and drive energy efficient cars—and that’s great, but what about all the other products we use that are produced by oil; plastics, batteries, shoes, carpeting, cups—the list is endless and doesn’t even address other consumption habits like going to the movies, out to dinner, vacation travel and much, much more. A friend emailed me and told me I should drive down to Florida and help with the cleanup. My response was, you should walk down and help with the cleanup. My point is, the majority of Americans are mass consumers and many want to cut their nose off to spite their face—stop US oil production without personal responsibility for their own consumption Al Gore is a prime example of this type of liberal hypocrisy while lauding sanctimoniously.
Al Gore, like many others, like to point their finger in blame, but ignore that in order to survive with the lifestyles you and I have, we have to use fossil fuels. Electric cars, solar panels, and wind turbines are not the answer, yet. They don’t amount to squat and they don’t solve the problem. Research shows they cost too much and produce too little. If you don’t believe it, price out the cost of converting your home and all your consumption to, so called, clean energy. It may be an eye-opener.
Until alternative resources are more viable we have to begin using more coal and nuclear sources. One could argue less oil will cause greater opportunity for more environmentally safer fuels using the theory that “necessity is the mother of invention”. Historically that hasn’t been the case. What is happening is we are buying oil from other countries which in turn creates another problem—the loss of American jobs, industry, and American money is pumped out of our country. There are other options; we could sell our cars, cell phones, computers, and the plastic chairs we sit in. Look around you and notice all the consumption… (Yes the very paint on your walls). What about reducing bathing time to 1 day a week and no shampoo, deodorants, or razors, no regular hair cuts or manicures. Then we close the Starbucks, AMCs, night clubs, and put in place a ban on all outdoor and in door lighting and night time activities. The hackneyed phrase “you can’t have your cake and eat it too, comes to mind. I’m an average American consumer—and I do applaud those energy conscientious individuals—I’m just not ready for dirt floors.
My final point; obama doesn’t want to clean this oil spill up too quickly as it helps his agenda in a few of ways; it hands the environmentalists a heavy hammer, makes oil production appear unsafe, and he can leverage this against the despicable ideology of his political opponents. Personally, I believe big O’s inaction is do partly because of his inability to grasp the bull by the horns because his natural instinct is to take legal action. We hired a lyer lawyer to run our country, what do you expect? Besides, by not doing anything he gains the position of blaming Bush, again, and the media will fail to take Big O to task.
Red Dog, out…