Saturday, November 10, 2007
Crude Awakening and the Oil Wars
In a world drunk with oil it's sometimes easier to worry about global warming...and do nothing.
Or squawk about the price of our cheap gas.
Than imagine what could happen to us all when the oil starts to runout.
So this frightening new movie should help.
Here's an excerpt...
In a country that loves its cars...and has a big black oil hole in Alberta that can be seen from outer space...there are so many things to think about.
But three things stand out for me.
One...all it took was 250 years of insane greed to consume the most valuable energy resource the world ever had...without giving a second thought about the plight of all the generations that will follow us.
Two...that if you think the oil wars of today are bad enough. You ain't seen nothing yet.
And three...if we want to save the children who will be born tomorrow from growing up in a very scary world...it's going to take more than a change of oil pimp governments.
It's going to take a revolutionary change in the way we live. And the courage to demand revolutionary political change even if it hurts us.
And I just don't see that happening. We love our cars and our way of life too much. Crazy religion tells us that it doesn't matter what happens to our beautiful planet...because heaven is BETTER.
What we don't think about won't hurt us. May the children forgive us. We're just poor oil junkies. Life is too short.
So let's just party on.
What I love about that Daft Punk video...apart from the music... is that it was put together from more than 100 mini-DV tapes shot by their fans.
Isn't it amazing what we can do when people work together to make something happen?
Isn't it scary what could happen if we don't ?