Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I was watching a documentary on fuel and energy use in America called, "Gashole."  It really got me thinking about my points of view on the topic and after doing some thinking and writing on it, i knew i wanted to share it here because why i'm doing this i believe is what makes it more than just a cool build-up of a performance vehicle.

Where to there's supposed to be this big oil crisis.  They tell us all the time in politics.  Each politician puts their own spin on what's going on and where we're going to do about it.  The reality is, individual citizens can't do much for quick change in politics, all they can do is change the politician.  There is a lot of information that i found really entertaining and feasible in the documentary about the links between politics, oil companies and auto manufacturers.  I'm not going to go into detail because i can't say what is for sure fact and not from the documentary or in the government or anywhere else unless i saw it with my eyes.  The way i see it is that it doesn't matter if there is a shortage or not at the moment because our oil is coming from other countries.  Bottom line, if we buy oil from someone, they have control over everything we use the oil they sold us for.  In our case we were not careful and are now addicts of oil.  Addictions like this put you in a bad situation because the person in control of whatever it is that you "need", has complete control over you.  It will cause you to make decisions not with your best interest in mind, but simply getting it(oil in this case) will be the only acceptable solution.  So, with a shortage, you pay high prices.  Oil companies say there is a shortage, you pay high prices, whether there is a shortage or not because you don't control the oil but can't live without it.  Or can you...

...Fossil fuels pollute air, land and sea.  The fuels are limited.  Unsafe to handle, transport and use.  Oh, and they are being sold to us by other countries, and not particularly friendly ones from what i hear.  The alternatives create local jobs, local money and reduce our nations national debt and carbon foot-print, at the same time.  Oh, and these fuels can be run in every vehicle currently on the road today and with further development of the fuels, will push vehicle capability to new heights...nope, we don't need no stinkin' fossil fuels!

What is cool, is the way our country and economy have been built around the oil, when we replace it with our own products made in our own country, it gives our nation a new method for managing it's economy.  Right now we depend on this oil, and the people who built the empires that run the oil industry are in it to make lots of money.  They have done a great job at it for a long time.  But, we can make a change, we can take control.  As individuals we can take our country back by being willing to step-up and do what we can.  Whether it's making bio-diesel in your garage or leading a political campaign.  Maybe you want to own a business and hey, we need bio-diesel, so why not start production?  Grease/Oil recycling and refining companies need to be built, automobiles need to be manufactured for sustainable fuel use ONLY, we can make this change with the goal of fixing our country and our planet.  By changing our motivating goal, we change the outcome.

So far politicians have hid behind the fact that it lies on consumer's shoulders to refuse to buy the products and to force a change.  Well...yeah, but we have kids, jobs and life happening around us.  The people need options, and it's a change, not a switch.  It will take time, but it happens one person, one great idea, one set of cajones to be willing to do it!  People will come together, the industry of sustainable fuels is already growing every day, and a new future is coming.  I'm glad to be at the front of a revolution ;)

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