Don’t buy gas today
Today is the national protest aimed at the oil producers where people are encouraged to not buy gas for one day as a sign of protect.
I won’t be buying gas today. My wife won’t be buying gas today. It’s not because either of us think this will work. It’s because we bought gas the previous day or two. and just don’t need any.
I really don’t think this accomplishes anything. What you don’t buy today, you’ll buy tomorrow. The oil companies could care less which day we bought their product. The only real protest that would work is when our entire society decides to eschew some things so that we don’t have to drive as much as we do now. Not just for one day, but everyday. Only then will there be any impact at all. So, I’d just as soon they quit pushing the idea that a one day temper tantrum will amount to anything and start pushing tangible ideas like giving up an activity that cuts gas use permanently.
And, buy higher mileage vehicles too.
And, build more eco-friendly houses, like the one I’m building now.
Then, they’ll see the writing on the wall that people want cheaper energy and look for something new that is not a vanishing resource.
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