News Rodeo: It is still Our Fault.

The Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a chance, a real chance, for us to do what is right for the planet.  Perception Equals Reality.  What we see is real, is real.  Two months ago, our reality was that oil was great, it works, and we should keep using it in our day to day life.  That was our reality then, because that was what we perceived.  That isn’t reality anymore.  This is our reality, the countless pictures of all that shit on our shores, all over birds, everywhere.  Criticizing the Obama Administration has become fashionable, but that Oil spill isn’t his fault.  It is our fault.  OUR fault.  You, me, and everyone else who lives in this country.  We as a people are responsible for that oil spill.  And, because we are Americans, we want that oil spill cleaned up quickly and we don’t want to change our lives because of it.  Sorry.  Things have changed.  This is a different place than it was before.  The world will be different.  It is time for us to embrace it and move with it.  What’s that?  You say that most Americans don’t even believe in Climate Change? You are saying that most Americans think that Clean Energy is crap?  A new poll by the New York Times would say you’re wrong.

In our survey, which was financed by a grant to Stanford from the National Science Foundation, 1,000 randomly selected American adults were interviewed by phone between June 1 and Monday. When respondents were asked if they thought that the earth’s temperature probably had been heating up over the last 100 years, 74 percent answered affirmatively. And 75 percent of respondents said that human behavior was substantially responsible for any warming that has occurred.

75 perecent.  That is 3 out of 4 people.  The article continues to say that most people are against taxing energy, because most people are cheap.  But it also says that most people are in favor of tax breaks for clean energy, paying people to change their lives.  Yeah, that makes my brain explode a little bit too, but that is a very revealing number.  As you know, I teach English.  Every time I ask my students if they believe that Climate change is real, they all agree that it is.  The question is, how do you deal with a problem of this size?  Part of it is by changing how we live our lives.  Part of it is by avoiding, ignoring and calling out the morons that we see in our daily lives.  Que Sarah Palin, from a posting of her stupid Facebook page.

With [environmentalists’] nonsensical efforts to lock up safer drilling areas, all you’re doing is outsourcing energy development, which makes us more controlled by foreign countries, less safe, and less prosperous on a dirtier planet. Your hypocrisy is showing. You’re not preventing environmental hazards; you’re outsourcing them and making drilling more dangerous.

I speak about Monster Palin much on this blog for one reason.  She is the physical representation of everything I am not.  She is the Anti-Jarvis Slacks if they ever could be.  The sheer ability of this creature’s existence causes food from the late 80s to come back up my throat.  She misses the mark here, with her attack on Environmentalists.  We don’t want to stop Onshore or Shallow drilling.  We want to stop ALL drilling.  Period.  Everywhere.  Oil is toxic. It is dangerous and it is going to kill everyone on this planet unless we stop using it so much.  Sarah Palin is part of the old establishment, a group of people who have no idea how to change and do something completely different.  We don’t have to use oil as a form or energy.  We don’t have to use any fossil fuels.  But we decide to do so because it is easy.  One day, probably in the next 100 years, we won’t have any oil to use.  Then what?  What will our children do?  You’re not a hippie if you believe that we should change our disgusting way of life.  You’re just ahead of the impending curve.  This issue isn’t going to go away.  We will have to change up.  The only question is how fast.  For me, not nearly fast enough.