WARNING: I am about to rant. I almost never rant. This means I am really mad. For your sake, however, I will try to keep this short.
Sarah Palin is in the news again, having blamed environmentalists for the Gulf oil spill.
Guess what? I agree with her.
It drives me nuts how many people (yes, you) say they oppose “America’s dependence on oil” and then get in their automobiles and drive to work every day without even carpooling.
People, over 7 years have passed since we started an oil war in Iraq. The better part of a decade! And you were mad about the war when it started, right? But you still haven’t figured out how to stop driving your car around, have you?
I’m no better, let’s get that straight. Well, a little better, because I gave up my car over 3 years ago and still managed to travel across the whole entire nation. But I’m only a little better. My boyfriend drives a gas-guzzler, and we go for road trips, and he teases me about how my environmentalist poop don’t stink while aiming to get his truck to a solid 15mpg.
But listen, here’s the thing: I am not sitting around complaining about Sarah Palin and British Petroleum, as if they caused the Deepwater oil spill. I’m not trying to pretend this is somebody else’s fault.
If you are: SHUT UP YOU.
I do not want to hear one more person talking about how Sarah Palin and BP are the enemy. Enemy what? They wouldn’t exist if you hadn’t created them.
In my opinion, friends, if you are blaming anyone other than yourself for the BP oil spill, you are dumb. Palin understands the issue far better than you do.
Your hypocrisy is showing. You’re not preventing environmental hazards; you’re outsourcing them and making drilling more dangerous. – Sarah Palin on environmentalists who oppose oil drilling on U.S. territory
You can’t ban domestic oil drilling while simultaneously gobbling up oil, unless you want wars in the Middle East and South America and huge gigantic oil spills off the Gulf Coast.
Remembering to recycle most of the time does not excuse you from your egregious personal dependence on oil and oil products. Scapegoating politicians and corporations does not make you a better person.
So, shut up you. I’m voting for Palin (just kidding, but I sure won’t be voting Democrat).
Ok I’m done.