Earlier this morning, I received the following message from our old friend “tekstone.” In my opinion, some of his basic premises are a bit off base, but overall, I appreciate his opinion and respect his set of conclusions. I intend to expound on these issues in the very near future.
we already have bio-diesel cars that run on renewable biomass fuel – and have for a loooong time (see history of diesel engine)
we already have hybrid cars that allow the poor petroleum companies to be slowly weened off their $11billion profit per quarter habit. (don’t want to do anything too drastic now…)
why don’t we have bio-diesel hybrids dominating the roads? we would be free of foreign fossil-fuel dependence – making us safer – AND we would be cleaner and more efficient all at once!
the main reason we don’t have bio-diesel hybrids? one article puts it this way:
The only obstacle is profit. Making America a safer and more socially responsible country just isn’t cost-effective for two of America’s most important corporations. Or, even worse, making America safer isn’t even a concern.
this, my friends, is the thought for the day. feel free to forward to others. maybe if enough people realize how beholden we are to corporate profits at the direct expense of our national security and our potential survival as a species, we can set ourselves on a new course…
this is not about Democrat vs. Republican or what poor people are doing that the rich people don’t like or who is winning American Idol – so you won’t see this on the so-called news stations. but our dependence on foreign fossil fuel is the direct cause of the “terrorist” threats (real or perceived) and the “global climate crisis” – the two most serious issues facing us as a civilization that we have been “too busy” and too distracted to address.
yes, we are too busy arguing about whether gay people can marry or how we should keep Mexicans out of our country. but let the polar ice caps melt and keep giving billions of dollars to terrorist states for their oil.
we are a strange people aren’t we?