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 Companies die out all the time for having outdated resources and/or technology.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.