(1000+ posts) Thu Jun-03-10 06:57 PM
Original message I could care less if all oil drilling ends.
I could care less if all oil drilling ends, right now, the world over.
People cry and complain that the economy will tank. That we depend on crude oil for so many things and how could we possibly get by without it.
Maybe the key phrase to consider is "for so many things". See, it's not an addiction to oil that's the problem. It's an addiction to things
. In other words: It's the materialism, stupid!
All the 'things' that depend on oil such as vehicles and plastic goods - I could care less if I had to go on without those precious things. My life would have to go on, and I might be forced to - Go outside and enjoy nature! Tend to my garden! Spend time with family! Oh, the horror (sarcasm). I might have to use paper bags at the store!
Actually the back-to-nature scenario isn't so scary at all for me.
Maybe cold-turkey is the best method. We obviously are not motivated enough to make necessary changes towards an oil-free society on our own time schedule.
So, why stop at the DW Horizon site - I say let's start plugging them all
up, every last one of them. For the good of the planet (the planet includes us - we are not separate from it).