Friday, April 21, 2006

Black Friday

Oliver Willis is an interesting cat. I find myself disagreeing with him a lot of the time, but I go back anyway - which says something about his writing, or perhaps, about my insanity (repeating the same action, expecting a different result?).

I do think this is sufficiently provocative and stirring to post:

"Free Idea For A Democrat"

1. We are enslaved by oil. We need it to make our economy go, period.
2. Everywhere that has the amount of oil we need is run by crazy people.
3. Even if we were to go to the extreme of mining all of Alaska and every national park, we wouldn’t get enough oil to make up for it. And, we’d lose the amazing wildlife that is such an integral part of America (the lyric isn’t “from sea to shining sea” for no good reason, you know)


End it. End it. End it. End it. Draw a line in the sand. If America elects you as their President, you’re going to enact a major iniative on the scale of the moon landing and D-Day to get America off of oil. Maybe it won’t happen during your two terms in office. So what?

It’s not about you, its about all of us. But the leadership has got to start from the top - and you vow that this will be priority number one from the very day you’re sworn into office. Say you’ll walk from the podium after delivering your inaugural address, right up to the Speaker and the Majority Leader and let them know that the beginning of the end to the American enslavement to foreign oil has begun.

There's two reasons for our continued dependence on oil - oil companies, and procrastination. Neither of these should be a permanent/insurmountable obstacle. Anyone truly serious about fighting the threat of terrorism, or about American independence, should be serious about reducing oil reliance.


At 9:13 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

Best advice for Dems I've heard so far.

And if I were in charge of the next Republican presidential campaign, I'd deserve to be fired if I let the Democrats take this issue.


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