Throughout our history, inventions have been created to make our lives easier. It seems we are always evolving and trying to make our lives less complicated and more effortless. So, almost every time we, as a human being, have experienced something tedious and/or difficult to do or overcome, we have created something to make it easier to manage and complete. Our history would seem to indicate that the world believes an easier life is a happy life. To be honest, I fall victim, like everyone else, to being a fan of making life easier. But my questions to you are, “Is there a limit to making life easier? And, is it possible for people to be controlled and even eliminated purely by their cravings of convenience?”
How many times have you complained about having to do something. Not necessarily because you think the chore is difficult, but because you believe it is tedious? If I were to tell you I have something to make that tedious chore go away or be done in half the time, would it excite you? Well if it would, then I accuse you of being guilty of the plague that is killing the American Spirit! Why do we get so excited when chores are made easier for us? Most would say it is because their personal time is too valuable and they crave more of it. Chances are those same people are taking their valuable personal time to watch 12 hours of Netflix. (Valuable time Chief, you sure?). So, I would challenge America to think differently and value some of those day to day tasks, because when they are gone, who will we be?
Today, the top technology companies are competing to build the best Artificial Intelligence (AI). IBM has Watson, Amazon has Alexa, Apple has Siri. Sounds great, but it is scary. How many more jobs will be eliminated because we are trying to make things easier for ourselves? With these companies racing to compete, some say that within 5-10 years tens of millions of people will see their jobs eliminated. So, there goes those tedious duties you all worked so hard to get rid of, huh? Recently “60 Minutes” had an episode dedicated to AI, in it we saw the robot “Sophia” interact with the host better than most people would during an interview. Today, “Sophia” seems still a little artificial and robotic, but, she is already smarter than we are and within 10-20 years, she will be better than us. She will be able to handle all those tedious and difficult tasks effortlessly and without us.
Bottom-line, we need to stop driving our economy to cater to the “user-friendly frenzy.” Believe me, I think it is great that we are being given new cool inventions to make our lives easier. What I am worried about is if America knows when to stop? I don’t know if you saw that movie “WALL-E”. But in that movie, it showed new inventions humans created because they were too lazy to walk, eat, cook, and do everything tedious. Humans (in the film) invented their own demise through their own inventions. Even though that was just a movie, we are getting damn near close to that now as a society. Shit, I just saw one of those new gadgets that you stand on and it moves you without any exercise. I mean I am sure they will come up with a pill or something that will exercise your muscles without you actually exercising. Shit, sometimes I am terrified that the “WALL-E World” will become real!!!
So, I wanted to make this post to challenge America to change their economical mindset that is creating a life of laziness! Hey, some shit is going to be tedious America, get over it. Making inventions to make those things easier is going to breed us into a weak species. AND WE ARE NOT FUCKING WEAK!! Time to be a grown-up America and understand making things easier is not going to make us better as people. In fact, I believe it is going to remove what makes us people in the first place.
Growing up, I fell victim to the media portrayal of what a “good person” or hero was. In fact, it was hard to find someone who could live up to that idealistic persona. However, eventually I, like everyone else, learned that good people are not really like the false symbolism we see in the media and/or the film industry. Good people are just that… they are REAL people who have REAL problems like everyone else. The difference is they have chosen to try to see the best in others and do the best themselves. However, that is not always the easiest thing to do.
In life (for those of us who want to be good people), we learn that having a good heart may make us more susceptible to harm from our peers. It may also make it difficult to get things done that need to be done for the greater good. Unfortunately, there are people out there who will take advantage of that good heart. Basically, treating us like sheep in a wolf’s den. Sheep are good, but sometimes they don’t have the backbone or willingness to fight others to do what is right. Sometimes the “good” people prefer to just avoid the conflict and let things stay as is. So then, while they are good people with good intentions, they may not be really bringing good into this world.
In my opinion, someone who truly wants to do good to improve others and this world must have a little evil or “badness” inside of them. I know that seems ludicrous, but hear me out. Good people need to have a part of them that can be triggered to protect themselves from real evils and/or harmful situations. This necessary evil shouldn’t be something we promote or show on a regular basis because it doesn’t represent the people we truly are or want to be. It is just the part of us we need to keep us protected and to help us get the right things done. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” I believe having this evil helps us to understand and challenge our enemies so we can move forward.
Shoot, having that little evil side is the only thing that separates a lion from a herd of sheep. Both want to work to be good and do what is best for their family and friends, but only the lion bites back and attacks to save his herd. Do you ever wonder the real reasons why men and women can be both good and evil? Maybe whoever put us here, gave us that puzzle to piece together ourselves to become the best we can be?
To be good, one must have a little evil within them for protection and for the fight against true evil. So, maybe the battle hasn’t always been between “Good vs. Evil.” Maybe, instead, it is UNDERSTANDING the need for both Good and Evil and the BALANCE between good and evil. WOW, I have been watching too much Star Wars!
All in all, everyone should have a little evil within them. It is just critical to a true and healthy life. Shoot, what if more people had a little evil side? Maybe there would be more people not backing down from “the man” and fighting to change the world for the better. But unfortunately, the world all can’t be lions. Too many people choose to never bite back while often being eaten alive by wolves. Such a shame. Please don’t be that person.
Imagine a sport where thousands of men have become permanently damaged physically and mentally. Okay, I am not talking about war here, but a beloved American Sport. This sport could be considered criminal when you look at some of the intentional hits. In fact, if you listened to all of the voices around us, you would think that playing football would be one of the stupidest things a person could do. I mean how could this sport still be around? Why haven’t they banned it already? Well, I will tell you why. There is a lot more to football then just the brutalism we all hear about. Playing football will prepare you for life better than any sport or activity I know could.
Some people see stupid violence within football. I see a sport that can teach valuable lessons in “discipline, survival, victory, and defeat.” It can teach us how to work hard and how to sacrifice for a greater good. It is the ultimate team sport and it teaches us how to be selfless (Truly Selfless). Football is like a war fought on the battlefield of modern-day entertainment. Historically, our young men and women had to go off and fight to survive in the field of real war to learn priceless virtues. Today, football has given the warriors of this nation another path to manhood without war or bloodshed.
I played many sports growing up and I never found a sport like football. Go ahead, name a sport (famous in America ☺) where at the end of the game, men are struggling to walk after physically laying it all out on the line for his team? I don’t know one.
George Carlin once compared football to baseball. He said “In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy’s defensive line. And in baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe!“ I know that Mr. Carlin was joking, but, as a warrior myself, I certainly would choose football. In fact, I wouldn’t trade my experiences with football for anything.
Yes, I know concussions are serious (I personally had a few in college), but look at the bigger picture people. Although football has damaged some families, the sport has bred strong, brave, and tough men and families. The same families who fought to make this country so great.
Personally, I look at football as my savior. I was an only child who had little to complain about. When I was a boy who needed a lesson in humility, football gave me that lesson. When I needed a lesson in toughness, football taught me that lesson. Hell, even when I needed to relate and play on a team with people of different racial backgrounds and from different upbringings, football gave me the open-mind to understand and relate to them. You see football (to me), is not just a sport. It is a sacred symbol to every man, woman, and child who have learned the same lessons as I have through it.
So, is football dangerous? Yes, of course! But personally, I believe God and America will support anything that turns boys into good men. We must protect football from those that don’t understand the virtues of the sport. Football will continue to give generations of young kids the same lessons I learned. The same lessons that made me who I am today. So, don’t worry people. God will save football.
How many of you are getting tired of all these laws the government creates to protect us from ourselves? I like to call these the “Safety laws.” It seems every day more and more of these types of laws are showing up in our society. Laws that are intended to protect us from our own behavior such as safety belts, drug solicitation, non-smoking, riding a motorcycle without a helmet and even J-Walking, are just a few of these laws that are there only for OUR protection against ourselves. Since these laws are made for us, why does it seem like sometimes these laws punish us more than they save us? I certainly understand that there must be laws to protect us from hurting others. But if we are adults and want to take the chance in safety, why should the government interfere in our right of free will. Should we care if big brother believes if something is too dangerous to do? How far will our government go to protect us from ourselves? At what point will they make McDonald’s illegal to eat? I mean they have already banned trans fats and even Big Gulps in some cities. I guess (once again) I am forced to ask the obvious questions.
If the government continues to do everything to save us from ourselves at what point will our lives just become boring and suck? I mean, what if the government bans roller coasters to prevent heart attacks, hiking in the mountains to prevent falls, hang gliding, kite surfing, even swimming in the ocean, to prevent accidents, contact sports like football, baseball, basketball, soccer, etc. Remember when we had lawn darts and the slip and slide? If these were banned for our safety’s sake, would life even be worth living? Well the truth is, it is happening right in front of our eyes. We are even getting cars that drive themselves and jobs that work themselves to prevent accidents. As a country, we are seemingly writing off the fun in everyday life because of safety laws. Seems to me our government intends to continue to add more safety laws. Rather than remove some of the pointless ones they already have on the books.
I would even challenge the government and say that some of these laws that are intended to protect us may in fact hurt us. Have you ever heard of the Peltzman effect? It states that people may react to a safety regulation by increasing other risky behaviors, and/or offsetting some or all the benefits of the regulation. Maybe I drive faster because I am wearing a helmet or safety belt. Or maybe I don’t look out for cars when I am within the safety of a crosswalk. Anyway, it is something to think about, right?
I like to view the initiator of these laws as an old gentleman by the name of “Buzz Killington.” Maybe this gentleman was lazy or just had a ton of passive aggressive feelings towards people who like to “grab life by the horns.” It doesn’t take a genius to see some of these laws are against our American Freedoms.
I believe in law and order like most good-hearted Americans. The catch the government doesn’t seem to understand is that the laws must be RESPECTED for them to have ORDER. I believe laws should be made to protect people from others who may want to harm them or their property. But, I do believe our individual liberty and rights should permit us to do whatever we want as long as it doesn’t cause harm to others. Protecting a person from themselves breeds the legislation of morality and the taking away of one’s liberty. Respecting law is a must for the American people to survive. The more laws our government enacts to protect us from ourselves, the more they will lose the respect of the American people. I love my country. But I will forever hate Mr. Buzz Killington who is trying to take the fun and thrill out of our lives.
For many of us, we have spent our lives embellishing or basically “lying” to others to promote better versions of ourselves. We seem to do this to please and impress our friends and peers in the world around us. Some of you may believe you are true by nature and present a true self to others. However, I promise you that most of you are not. Believe me, I know the truth hurts. If you have a Social Media Account, guess what? You have been lying about who you truly are publicly ever since you created that profile. Most people would say I am full of shit, but if every picture is of you doing something interesting or exciting, guess what? You are presenting a false front, or (in other words) you’re lying because you probably work a normal boring job. Truth is you’re just a normal person having to do monotonous chores, common errors in judgement, and lead a generally uneventful life just like the rest of us. I know that your intent is probably not to deceive, but the reality is that is exactly what you are doing.
Now just to be blunt. You, I, and everyone are definitively “liars”. So, if this is the case, why do we continue creating these alternative perceptions of our lives if they basically are all lies? Well, quite simply, from my perspective, it is because we constantly want the world to see the best in us. Yes, most would say it is bad to lie or embellish regardless. But I see hope in it.
When people lie to promote a better self, they do it because they believe they can be, or want to be, that flawless person they show online. Although those online portrayals might be lies, at least, most of the time, people want to be seen as good people. We are humans, and I believe we are liars by nature. Maybe we are all doomed because of it, but the truth is that we are still here alive and well. So, if we are still here on this planet lying, is there still good within all of us? I believe so. Maybe those false versions of ourselves are just the personal benchmarks we all inevitably want to truly be in reality. No one should ever be punished thinking positively of themselves. Should they? Even if the truth is not the complete truth, people have the right to promote themselves as the best person they can be.
I think the core of this problem is our obsession with image and how image can impact and control a person’s actions. All of us are so fixated on how others view us. Honestly, making it nearly impossible for people to get to know who we really are. Hey, I am no angel but I promise you I won’t be showing any negative images on my online public profiles anytime soon. I mean can you blame me? I want people to see me for the good side of who I am (and nothing else). Because eventually people will remember me for that good side of who I am. That same side of me that I have promoted and protected for all these years. The same side of us we all dedicate time to promote and protect. Yeah, that side of me might not be the complete truth of who I am (or who you are), but at least we want to be good people. If we continue to want to be good people, this world will keep evolving toward the direction of good.
Personally, I always have been someone who has coped well with high-stress and uncomfortable situations. The reason for this is because I learned a very valuable lesson growing up. A lesson, I believe everyone should learn in order to live a healthy lifestyle. That is, Nothing in this life is constant except Change.
Lord knows life is not a fairytale, but we shouldn’t panic every time life sends us in a direction we did not anticipate or desire. Many people seem to love living comfortably with no surprises, and, inevitably, little progress, and to me that just seems incredibly boring. Look, I am not saying all surprises are good surprises, but isn’t that the beauty of life? If life was just constantly comfortable for everyone, where would all those emotions go that make us human? Believe me, I do understand people value their comfort. I am just saying, to live a full life, unpredictability must be present. Life shouldn’t be black and white. That is why humans see in colors.
Seriously, how can people say “YOLO” when their key goal in life is to remain comfortable? Being financially well-off and secure is key to being “America Comfortable,” but is America supposed to be comfortable? Hear me out. In our history, we have seen that when social change was needed, the people and government made changes and molded to prevent anarchy. It was not necessarily because they wanted to (at least some of them didn’t). Instead, it was because they had to. They had to change for the world to be better, rather than expecting the world to stay stagnate or change for them.
Social and economic change is a repetitive theme in American culture. So, why does everyone freak out when they find themselves in the midst of another social and economic revolution? Clearly, we have a new type of president, with a new approach to media, and yet the image most people seem to see is a country in Chaos. Instead of seeing it that way, I see a nation desperately trying to change. That is, we are just simply a nation reacting to a system failing to cater to the freedom foundation of this country.
For me, I see any change as an opportunity to make progress. Whether the change is something I want or don’t want. Change happens when change is needed. Quite honestly, that is the true beauty of change. Some people might see change as bad and I understand that. It is scary. The people who see change as opportunity are the people I relate to and they are the people who can help make our world a better place. As Fredrick Douglass said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.“
Today, both legal and illegal substances are plaguing the streets of America. For far too long, we have created a public misunderstanding of drug use that has led us to the point we are at now. Over time our government and educators have conditioned society to believe illegal drugs are our enemy, while legal drugs can be controlled honestly and whole-heartedly. This has unfortunately been driven by our media through advertising and editorializing. The result is that today, it seems like more people are suffering and dying from legal drugs than illegal drugs. So again, the question is “Where do we go from here?”
I grew up listening to drug-free seminars/programs like many children did in the United States. These gave me the perspective that recreational drug use was extremely dangerous to my health. Our educators were telling us that if you smoke a blunt soon you would be doing Heroin. As I grew up, I started recognizing obvious flaws in the system (much like everyone eventually does through experience in America). Some illegal drugs (i.e. Marijuana), have minimal evidence of damaging your health and, in fact, in many cases can be beneficial to your health. On the other hand, legal drugs like Hydrocodone, Oxycontin and even Codeine have become rampant killers. It seems to me, people are starting to understand the threat more and more, but why has it taken so long.
It seems for years our leadership has been hypocritical when it came to talking to us about drugs. While many people might freak out if they uncovered the truth about our government and media, I viewed it similar to a parent being over-protective of its child. Obviously, what they were stating about illegal drugs was not the overall truth, but there must have been a reason to lie all these years, right? Maybe they didn’t believe the public was capable or mature enough to handle and manage the drugs. So instead of entrusting the public with responsibility, they decided to punish the public through ignorance. Instead of legalizing illegal drugs, the government continues to imprison minor drug users. The government also believed the only ones responsible enough to give out opiates would be the medical specialists of the nation.
Entrusting legal (and illegal, e.g., medial marijuana) drug regulations wholly to medical physicians is the best decision to make, isn’t it? Well that certainly doesn’t seem to be the case. Through basic observations, (it is obvious) even the medical specialists cannot be fully trusted. It seems everyone I know has a medical marijuana card. And, much more critically, I have seen friends of mine get addicted to prescribed opiate medications. Although the medications were damaging their mental and physical health, the doctors were continuing to feed the addiction. All I could ever do was watch as my friends deteriorated from the beautiful people they once were. Instead, they morphed into an opiate addicted zombie state. As the addiction kicks in, life for the user feels dark with no hope in sight. This inevitable feeling cues a natural question for the addict to ask his/her self. “Is my life worth it?”.
Reality will not get better until you remove yourself from the drug reality. Regardless if you are overusing illegal or legal drugs, you must return to a sober state of mind. To remove yourself from the drug reality, one must feel their life is worth living. If not (or if they refuse to make a choice), the drug will naturally pull the trigger the addict can’t pull for themselves.
Drugs, in a way, are much like humans. Both can help and both can hurt. But most of all, they both can be understood through further research, experience, and moderation of usage. Moderation being instilled in an honest and open government is a whole hell of a lot better than what our country is dealing with now. If you are an abusive drug user, remember there is a better life out there for you. So, come back and join us in reality. We miss you my brother and sister. The older generations need our help more now than ever to improve our world! How can you help our generation save this reality while you’re being stuck in another?
Wouldn't it be great if our leaders were always truthful and honest with us? Some would argue that President Trump is trying to be more open and honest via his Tweets. However, most would argue he is doing a pretty shitty job of it. We need our leaders to be honest (truly honest) and respectable (truly respectable). And I cannot say that we have had one of those in my lifetime.
We need a leader who can provide reason and deliver the tough news to the country no matter what. Instead of only giving a shit about voting polls, our leader must be fully involved in catering to the needs of these United States. We need someone who always justifies the country’s lawful decisions publicly (despite emotional topics) through an honest and respectful review of the pros and cons. A tough decision that isn’t addressed publicly by our “Head of State” gives off a very cowardly vibe to some Americans. If you can’t look the country in the eyes and tell them why a decision was made, then I would consider you to be a coward as well. Wouldn’t you?
There is no reason a person shouldn’t be able to explain to the nation why a decision was or was not made. Unless, of course, the decision or law created is sketch and based on the wrong set of reasons (e.g. political positioning). Overall, when compromises can’t be made, I expect my leader to tell me the real reasons why with words coming from his/her heart.
Belittling the opposition is not the appropriate action an honorable Commander and Chief should be making. Instead of denigrating people with opposing views, a leader should be the ultimate symbol of empathy for all. Especially the misfortunate. When a person puts the effort in to understand why someone really has an opposing view, oftentimes, empathy comes naturally. Try and see for yourself. People would be open to see where you are coming from if you demonstrate the full understanding of where they are coming from. Simple as that. We must learn to understand each other’s perspectives.
The media can be ruthless, but it can be beneficial. What if our president had an open and honest webisode every night? Just imagine, a show without the editing and editorializing done by most of the major broadcasting companies. In each webisode, he/she could be comfortable enough to reason with the people and tell the country what’s on his/her mind every night. Really be able to lay out why he or she is doing what they are doing. This could possibly help bring the country together so they can at least understand why our leader is doing what he is doing, whether we agree or not. The people would understand that our President is not just some crazy lunatic with an extreme political view. The president would be able to talk about honest daily thoughts going through his/her mind.
Giving people the power to listen to their Commander and Chief daily could help to bring the public to at least an area of understanding of why leaders do what they are doing. People disagree with me all the time, but no one leaves not knowing why I think the way I do.
Who can say you are a racist, bigot, or fascist, if you go online every night opening yourself up to the country in an honest and respectful way? Talking to the viewers every night as if you were talking to someone close to you could change politics as we know it. The media could try, but maybe it would not catch fire in the ways it does now. People may rule out the comments from the media because they better understand our leadership and where they are coming from.
This all seems very similar to any romantic relationship. We don’t question our partner’s trust if they constantly communicate honestly, do we? With familiarity comes comfort, and with comfort comes understanding. The day we find a leader who can build an honest relationship with the nation, is the day we become the UNITED States again.
Freedom of speech and the freedom to assemble and protest peaceably are two of our key freedoms as Americans. Not only can we speak freely about how we feel, but we can also effect change through these freedoms. However, for far too long the media has recorded protests that show disturbing footage of what appears to be Martial Law against these freedoms. The police are fighting the protestors. The protestors are fighting the police, and counter-protestors are also in the mix. In the minds of the government and police officials, they oftentimes see the protestors as criminals that are disturbing the peace and preventing progress. Which, when looking from their perspective, seems to make sense.
However, what if the protestors are unarmed and still being confronted with violent repercussions? Having said that, are all peaceful protests truly peaceful just because the protesters are unarmed? If an unarmed “peaceful” protester doesn’t respect law and order, then how can a government enforce without violence? On the other hand, should 2 million people bite the bullet for a government decision that benefits 200 million? To some that doesn’t seem fair. To some Americans, it proves the government believes the opinions of some people can be valued more than others. Makes sense to me, although I don’t totally agree. If you side with the government, then you probably call it justice. If you happen to side with the protestors, then you see those actions by the government as unjustifiable violence. Chances are sometimes you side with the police and sometimes you side with the protestors. Just depends on your perspective and beliefs.
Do you believe the government should always have the right to disregard a minority's public opinion for a majority approved or agreed agenda based off opinions? Most would say yes until they fall victim to being part of the minority opinion. I’m not sure if anyone still remembers from their history books the “No Taxation Without Representation” protests of the Revolutionary War. Protesting also happened to be critical for the civil rights movement. Some may say the majority in the South during the 60's may not have sided with the protestors arguing for their civil rights. So, certainly the majority would have been wrong, or at least I think so.
Do you believe a group that wants to assemble and protest for something you think is morally wrong (e.g. white supremacists) should be allowed to do so? Or should they be stopped because of the hateful content in their protest? Do you see the challenge this country is faced with? If you don’t have protestors, then you may not have the change you need. However, if you have too many protestors and dissidents or hateful protestors, then you can have anarchy. If you have hate mongering protestors do you take their right away by stopping them? So many questions, but the real question is “Where do we go from here?”
Certainly, we must maintain our freedom of speech and right to assemble. No matter what, every American has the right to stand for whatever personal beliefs they might have. Whether they be hateful protests or not, everyone has the right to protest peacefully. I might not agree with the hateful protests, but I am smart enough to understand most people didn’t grow up in the same culturally friendly environment as I did. Although I might think the hateful perspectives are wrong, it doesn’t take away the fact that people who are sheltered from other cultures find it easy to draw hateful lines.
Protesting has helped develop the social foundation we have today. While it may not be where we want it to be, it is absolutely better than it was. Many might even say that without protesting, our country would have never changed. If that is the case, then how can the government determine when to interfere and stop protests as opposed to letting them continue? Possibly resulting in a movement to effect positive change. Instilling a global way for people to sacrifice personal opinions and beliefs for the greater good, will be critical for this country to move forward. If everyone continues to look merely through their own perspective, our country will continue to draw hateful lines. Well I don’t intend on reliving history, do you?
Oil companies are bloated economical kingpins who seem to have a lot of control over the media and political lobbying. If you disagree with that statement, you should open your eyes wider to see the seemingly obvious. If you are someone who believes in global warming or not, does it really matter if we leave oil? Seriously, if they pushed us away from using oil with new products that were capable of delivering the same performance at a similar cost, would the majority of the United States even care? I don’t think so. Personally, I could care less if we stayed with oil or decided to leave. For the people out there who are convinced it isn’t the smartest fuel choice, then go ahead and change it. The majority of us are just following the leader.
Obviously, the oil companies are going to be haters for us not using their products. But fuck them. It’s not like the rest of us care if oil companies die out. Companies die out all the time for having outdated resources and/or technology. What makes this situation any different? Power, of course.
If oil is bad for the environment, I don’t want the world to think the majority of Americans have a fossil fuel addiction. For example, if they replaced everyone’s car with something that uses renewable fuel, I promise, this country, as a whole, would not care. However, we would have to come up with renewable fueled cars that can perform like today’s gas fueled cars, and for me personally, sound more masculine in the name and in the engine. I mean come-on now, I swear on my life, no one will ever see me driving a “Nissan Leaf.” Driving a car like that immediately takes whatever manhood I had, and lights it on fire. This country could make a water-powered automobile (Which some believe was invented by Stanley Meyer in 1997), and name it “The Chevy Patriot”. I promise with those slight changes, us moderate masculine Americans wouldn’t give two shits if we left oil.
All I am saying is very few Americans are emotionally invested in oil. We, as a country, are emotionally invested in freedom and being in control of our own lives. I don’t care if you made a car that ran on chocolate syrup. If the vehicle had a cool look, name, and sound, I will be sold and so will the rest of the United States. Simple as that people! However, prices obviously matter when it comes to competition with their gas guzzling counterparts. Luckily the cost is slowly starting to change. And the more we buy, the more the costs will come down.
For those of you who are oil fanatics, grow the fuck up. There are obviously plenty of people out there who believe oil is bad for our global health. You and I both know it would be better environmentally in the long run if we made the switch away from oil. Of course, I know that the use of oil is a tangled web pulling threads from the financial sector, the utility sector, the political sector, etc. which will be difficult to untangle. But, if there is even a possibility that renewable fuels are better for the environment, then individually, we can start to make the switch people. You and I can make a difference one vehicle at a time. Please America! Something must be done so we can stop Al Gore from making these films that scare the shit out of me.