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.