You know, I really just want to puke.
After reading the following two articles, I have come to the conclusion that the granola eating, hairy armpit, tree hugging crowd along with the professors, '60's flower power, and theoretical BS crowd just don't get it.
I would agree as I think most would that we have to end our dependence on oil. For security reasons, for environmental reasons, for lots of reasons.
But what these people just don't get is that the rapid and largely unexplained raise in oil (gas, heating, electric...this is just the beginning) is killing the lower income crowd.
You know, as a hardcore independent, conservative (I'd be a Republican but they too like the Democrats have screwed everything up) I'd like to say "oh well, that's the free market".
But this is different. Poor people's lives are being screwed with. Imagine for a second (hopefully most of you are like me and aren't lower income, after all we are supposedly in a higher paying field). But imagine for a second that the one thing you can't do without (oil) is breaking the bank.
Imagine living in a city without a meaningful mass transit system. Imagine living in a city where your current home value has depreciated to the point where you can't move.
Imagine paying 20% of your income just to drive to work and keep the power on. Then, insult to injury...cereal, bread, milk...they all go up.
Imagine telling your son or daughter that there won't be any presents under the tree this year because all your present money went to some Saudi king.
What's next? Where's the next hurricane?
Imagine being a single parent with two kids making $30,000 a year. Imagine for a second.
What the hell have our "leaders" been doing for the last 30 years? It's time to kick them all out of office.
Where's the solar power? Nuclear? Where the hell is all the sources of power we need without paying the towel heads (sorry) all the money we give them so they can finance the guns, bombs and other crap to turn around and kill us?
I've had it. My ballot in November will be all write in's. No voting for the freaking Democrats or Republicans.
How did we get to this point? I'll tell you. We got here because all of our "leaders" are too busy being greedy, self serving and worthless. To them, it's not about what can I do for my country, it's about how many times they get get their ugly face on TV and how many special interest dollars they can get.
They need to stop talking and start getting something done.
I work my ass off for a living. I manage my house pretty darn well. All I ask is for our "leaders" to do the same.
P.S. Many books have been written about the next world war. It's not going to be about politics, nationality, race, whatever.
It'll be about resources. Prepare yourself.
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