Monday, December 10, 2007

Oil, Coke, You Say To-Mah-To . . .

What does the fact that we could substitute "coke" or "meth" for "oil" in this post from my favorite climate blogger say about our culture as a whole? And about the future of the planet? Of corrections sentencing? Of just us in general?

In the final analysis, it makes no difference whether our addiction is fed by American oil or foreign oil. A drug is a drug. We will steal from our grandkids to get it here and we’ll sacrifice our principles and our security to get it overseas. Our domestic dealers take control of public policy while overseas dealers control our foreign policy. In the world market, the Putins, Chavezes and Ahmadinejads gain power. And as international competition grows for the same finite oil supplies, whose production may already have peaked, the price will continue to rise, in dollars and blood.

1 comment:

chantel said...

This proves that people will resort to the lowest of the lowest to feed their addiction. This definitely proves that when it gets to this point, there is a problem. I work for A&E and we air a show called A&E Intervention that shows just how serious drug addiction can be, and the lengths people will go to when having one. People who come on this program share their daily experiences of being an addict and how they deal with knowing that they have a priblem. What they do not know is that when they came on the show, it was for a specific purpose, which was to finally get help. The show is very interesting so you should really tune in an watch it. A new episode airs every Monday at 9PM/8C on A&E. Clips can also be seen on