Thursday, July 17, 2008

Only a dysfuctional system would drill for more

CNN reports that Al Gore has come out strongly opposed to drilling for more oil.

"It is only a truly dysfunctional system that would buy into the perverse logic that the short-term answer to high gasoline prices is drilling for more oil 10 years from now," Gore said.

Mr. Gore puts very well what many of us have been wanting so badly to articulate. Another way to say it is to adjust an old truism - The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. And the definition of insanity that gets you put away for being a danger to yourself and others is doing the same destructive thing over and over and expecting a different result.

To cure an addiction, you don't give yourself "just a little more" of your drug of choice, you find ways to take yourself off of it entirely.

1 comment:

julie said...

Good to hear from you, Talk Lab!

Here's No Impact Man's take on Gore's speech, along with a video of it: http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/2008/07/gores-call-for.html .

Your position is compelling--so why do polls show that about 57% of Americans favor more drilling?