Friday, February 1, 2008

Your Prius Isn't Helping, It's Just Ugly

It is a time of war.  A time of oil scarcity.  A time of economic downslide.  The housing market is broken and gas prices are as high as ever.  It is also a time of  green advocacy, hybrids, and the race for alternative fuels.

Apparently it's also a time of greed and lies (who knew?), as a major corporation posted the largest profit ever by a U.S. company in the 4th quarter of 2007.  The company?  You guessed it: Exxon, $11.7billion PROFIT in 3 MONTHS!


Consider the trend, gas prices go up... profits go up.  This would appear to be basic economics, but when all we hear about is the skyrocketing price per barrel being the reason for our weekly sodomy at the pump, what sort of exponential markup must be taking place and why is no one actively regulating it?  The answer:  Because fuck you, consumer.

Let this be a lesson to all the Prius-driving Leftholes out there telling everyone they're making a difference.  This is proof that you're really not.  If anything, it's all getting worse.  So fine, if you need to feel special while you drive to Whole Foods with your canvas Save the Whales tote bag to pay double for organic food that you'll eat raw in your Birkenstocks, do it up.  But do it for you.  I don't want to hear about how you're crusading against oil companies and fixing the planet.

Me, I'm going to pay through the nose to drive a cool car until the oil runs out.  It's not that I don't care about the environment, it's that, like most people, I'm too lazy do do anything but write about it.


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