James Duncan Davidson, the photographer, is also a good writer. His latest, Surprised about Oil Prices? Really?, has some good (scary, too) points:
$4/gallon gas is definitely here in a big way and that’s going to have major impact on America’s suburban lifestyle. And, as a kicker, the news people are running around talking about experts and ordinary citizens being surprised. Surprised?
How the hell can you be surprised about this? Really?
I find it galling in the extreme that the head of state has to effectively go beg for more oil to run the machine that we’ve built over the last century. It’s appalling, in fact. And, almost every member of the United States government shares responsibility for the mess that we’re currently facing. It’s not just the reaction of Bush II that is wrong—it’s the result of 35 years of U.S. policy that is wrong.
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