About a week ago, Barack Obama said, “we must end the age of oil in our time.” (see nationaljournal.com)
This seemed like an irrational statement, and it got me thinking about what is oil? What is made from it? And why would Obama want to get rid of oil and everything that is derived from it?
Oil or petroleum “is a naturally occurring, flammable liquid found in rock formations in the Earth consisting of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons of various molecular weights, plus other organic compounds.” -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum#Fuels
Petroleum-based fuels (gas, diesel, jet fuel, etc) most people know about; they make modern transportation possible. But let’s take a look at a partial list of petroluem-based products, many of which most people do not realize come from oil:
Car bumpers, light covers, and other parts
Lubricating oils and grease
Heating oil we use to keep our homes warm
Moisturizers and lotions
Paints, lacquers, and printing inks
Paraffin wax used in packaging, candles, matches, and shoe polish
Asphalt we use to pave our driveways and roads
Linoleum and other laminate flooring products
Shingles for roofs
Plastics found in a plethora of everyday objects:
-CDs and DVDs
-bottles and containers of every kind
Synthetic fibers found our clothing, fibers and textiles
Vinyl (for fences, furniture upholstery, etc)
Styrofoam for cups, packaging material, etc.
PVC pipe for indoor plumbing, sprinklers, etc.
Computer monitors, printers, keyboards
Plastic film/saran wrap
Teflon used on most kitchen pots and pans
Many medical implant applications
Glues and adhesives
Ceramic cups, plates and bowls
The list could go on and on, but as you can see, nearly every modern convenience and technology that has improved our lives over the last 100 years has had petroleum or an oil-based product as a key component. And this is what Obama wants to put an “end” to?! Because of an irrational religious adherence to the global warming hoax, Obama, the Democrats, and environmentalist wackos have declared war on oil and they have made it the focus of evil in the world.
It is irrational to have such animosity toward a naturally occurring substance in the earth. And if Obama and the environmental wacko leftists get their wish to “end the age of oil” they will be throwing us back into the 19th century. We’d all be driving a horse and buggy and living in log cabins…I take that back, the liberals probably wouldn’t let us cut down trees to build log cabins. Well, I’d prefer to stay in the 21st century and enjoy the modern conveniences that God has blessed us with. And despite what Obama and the leftist environmentalists say, there is still plenty of oil left in the earth, much of it right here in the United States of America. Drill here. Drill now.