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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oil and Dakota Pipeline

I think it ironic and hypercritical that the majority of the pipeline protesters traveled great distances in order to protest. They:
1. Drove cars that were created in factories, powered by fossil fuel plants, all the parts of which are nearly all complete derivatives of the products of fossil fuel.
2. Each car driven uses fossil fuel
3. The roads driven on by the protesters in their cars that burn gas are made from oil
4. Everything from the signs they use to the toilet paper they wipe with could not be made without oil

Yet...they are protesting...oil. Yes, I know it is much more complex than that and arguments will be made that it is for the water...or the land...or the ...whatever. Maybe if people could come together in unity like this for productive purposes like, say, developing clean energy that is practical, instead of burning cars, taking police away from other investigations and duties as well as creating general mayhem...perhaps they could be part of the solution instead of the problem?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the money is too good for "protesters." *Ahem* What? *cough, cough* The misled and wacky do exist, but how many of these "protests" are organic? They seem to spring up and clear out far too quickly, don't you think? If only hindsight was unilaterally telling.