Fat.The.Gangster wrote:RockHopper wrote: Or shall we consider the argument won by me?
Enjoy your annual Critical Mass ride with all the other self-righteous, myopic, douche-bags.
I am sorry you are taking this so hard. But the sad fact is that motorists are largely to blame for high gas prices.
I suspect the reason that people are taking this so hard is that they hold the automobile in unrealistically high esteem. Any attack on its value is an attack on their own psyche. So many people have invested so much in their automobile, that asking them to reconsider their lifestyle choices is a little like asking Bush to reconsider his policy on Iraq.
I never fell in love with the automobile - so I see it for what it really is: a tool that has its uses, and its drawbacks. It is easy for me to blame motorists for high gas prices because I have no emotional attachment to cars. I find driving so boring that I have to take stimulants in order to stay awake when I drive.
Yes, the oil companies are making huge profits because motorists are lazy. But hey, motorists are choosing to be lazy and the oil companies are only too willing to provide consumers with that luxury for the price they are getting.
Is this all annoying? Then stop relying so much on oil!