As a nation, we're hooked. When you begin to understand in the global context the extent to which we are reliant on oil our behavior as a nation begins to make more sense. Just a reminder that those most dependent on a finite resource stand to lose the most when the production of that resource goes into decline. How long will we wait to wake up to this fact? How much pain will we have to feel before we shake off the propaganda of big oil, big auto and the other corporate interests who keep us convinced that we're fine- everything's fine. Stay tuned. I'm sure the answers to these questions will be revealed... eventually. In the meantime I suggest we all ponder where we personally would appear on a graph representing oil dependency among American citizens. How dependent on oil are you?
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