America is dependent on Oil: For Millions of Reasons

(I am aware that most ‘tree-huggers’ are liberal in their thinking. If you have read my previous article you already know what I believe the practical, common-sense I.Q. of most liberals is. If you know me, you already know that I even though I believe I am once again spitting in the wind when attempting to reach anti-oil liberals with the everyday logic expressed in this article; here I go again. I have heard rumors—mainly rumors—that there has actually been die-hard liberals who have been converted to the conservative way by the process of thinking logically. I hope and pray that there will come a day when ex-liberals will thank me for helping to rescue them from the land of dumb and dumber because of a story I wrote! So Mr. or Mrs. Liberal, please pay close attention to the following story. Please read it slowing. Take your time. There will not be a test afterwards. If this article begins to make sense to you, continue to walk towards the light.)

I find it incredibly frustrating to try to reason with an “environmental wacko” when attempting to discuss the myriad of reasons why America needs to do more oil exploration—let alone more oil drilling in America. The frustrating part is that I can never get past liberals with the fact that America’s need for oil goes way beyond its uses in motor vehicles. These environmental alarmists have these false perpetual visions in their brain that good-life as we know it on planet Earth is going to end unless all Americans go green—and go green quickly. These environmental alarmists believe that somehow all animal life will be wiped off the planet if there was ever another major oil spill in this country, or the waters around this country. Well, we have had bad oil spills in both places in the past, and life goes on. Now I am not suggesting that oil spills are good or even okay. I am just stating the fact that oil spills do happen—and I am still alive so as to be able to write this story.

I believe one real important part of the biological aspects of oil that are normally left off most news stories dealing with an oil spill is that not enough emphasis is put on the fact THAT OIL IS A NATURAL PRODCUT OF THIS PLANET! The oil we take out of the ground is not some chemically-altered, genetically designed science fiction-like goop that was made in some mad scientist’s laboratory! In liberal lingo, oil is a natural product manufactured by ‘Mother Earth.’  Am I to believe that ‘Mother Earth’ made this oil for the sole purpose of trying to kill herself (if we earthlings used it? NOT!) This planet and its people were created with an amazing ability to endure hardships.

I am getting sidetracked from my initial reason for writing this article. My main reason for writing this article was not to find arguments for either promoting or condemning the use of oil primarily for motor vehicles. My main reason for writing this article was to make our American society as a whole see the economical necessity of having access to lots and lots and lots of readily available oil. Very few Americans are aware of all the goods and materials that are made from the petro-chemicals found in oil. Below is a partial list.

Products Made From Compounds Found In Oil:

  • Clothing
  • Ink
  • Heart
  • Valves
  • Crayons
  • Parachutes
  • Telephones
  • Enamel
  • Tape
  • Antiseptics
  • Vacuum–bottles
  • Deodorant
  • Pantyhose
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Carpets
  • Epoxy–paint
  • Oil–filters
  • Upholstery
  • Hearing Aids
  • Car sound insulation
  • Cassettes
  • Motorcycle helmets
  • Pillows
  • Shower doors
  • Shoes
  • Refrigerator linings
  • Electrical tape
  • Safety glass
  • Awnings
  • Salad bowl
  • Rubber cement
  • Nylon rope
  • Ice buckets
  • Fertilizers
  • Hair coloring
  • Toilet seats
  • Denture adhesive
  • Loudspeakers
  • Movie film
  • Fishing boots
  • Candles
  • Water pipes
  • Car enamel
  • Shower curtains
  • Credit cards
  • Aspirin
  • Golf balls
  • Detergents
  • Sunglasses
  • Glue
  • Fishing rods
  • Linoleum
  • Plastic wood
  • Soft contact lenses
  • Trash bags
  • Hand lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Footballs
  • Paint brushes
  • Balloons
  • Fan belts
  • Umbrellas
  • Paint Rollers
  • Luggage
  • Antifreeze
  • Model cars
  • Floor wax
  • Sports car bodies
  • Tires
  • Dish washing liquids
  • Unbreakable dishes
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Combs
  • Tents
  • Hair curlers
  • Lipstick
  • Ice cube trays
  • Electric blankets
  • Tennis rackets
  • Drinking cups
  • House paint
  • Roller skates wheels
  • Guitar strings
  • Ammonia
  • Eyeglasses
  • Ice chests
  • Life jackets
  • TV cabinets
  • Car battery cases
  • Insect repellent
  • Refrigerants
  • Typewriter ribbons
  • Cold cream
  • Glycerin
  • Plywood adhesive
  • Cameras
  • Anesthetics
  • Artificial turf
  • Artificial Limbs
  • Bandages
  • Boats
  • Nail polish
  • Golf bags
  • Caulking
  • Tape recorders
  • Curtains
  • Vitamin capsules
  • Dashboards
  • Putty
  • Percolators
  • Skis
  • Insecticides
  • Fishing lures
  • Perfumes
  • Shoe polish
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Faucet washers
  • Food preservatives
  • Antihistamines
  • Cortisone
  • Dyes
  • LP records
  • Solvents
  • Roofing
  • Dentures
  • Mops
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Ballpoint pens

Are We Amazed Yet?

And this is only a partial list! There are literally thousands upon thousands of products that this society needs (i.e., dependent on) which are made from oil. These products are not things that we can just stop making. Many of these oil produced products are necessary for the safety and well-being of Americans! These hundreds of thousands of oil-based products are in turn produced by employees—millions and millions of employees! The American Petroleum Institute reports that 9.2 million people have a job because of oil—and only a small percentage of these jobs are jobs that deal with getting the oil out of the ground, moving the oil, or refining the oil. And these 9.2 million people who are employed because of oil do not include the millions who are benefactors of oil-based products. So even if we all drove electric cars, the demand for oil—to make the hundreds of thousands of products that come from oil—would still be great.

Does this administration even have a clue that literally hundreds of thousands, if not millions of jobs are dependent on oil? I don’t think so. Remember, most liberals have this low common-sense I.Q. issue. I don’t even believe our present President understands the consequences of eliminating oil from the American scene!

Simply switching over to new green jobs will not magically or mystically replace the petro-chemicals we need to produce the products above. We cannot drill for green jobs. We do not have zillions of gallons of some easily available, super-charged, green energy slime buried underground in planet earth that will put millions of people to work.

My point is: Even if we had the technology to design and produce 100% green cars and trucks, and 100% solar powered electrical plants which could provide for 100% of America’s energy needs—which we do not have—we would still need billions of gallons of oil to produce all the products made from petro-chemicals—which in turn produces millions of jobs!
Contrary to what many people may believe, America’s oil companies aren’t owned by a small group of wealthy investors.

  • Only 1.5 percent of industry shares are owned by corporate management. The rest is owned by tens of millions of Americans.
  • 55 million U.S. households with mutual funds and 45 million personal retirement accounts are likely to invest in oil and natural gas stocks.
  • Since 2000 the industry has invested $1.7 trillion in U.S. capital projects to advance all forms of energy, including alternatives, and reduce the industry’s environmental impact.
  • Between 2000 and 2008, the industry invested more than $58 billion in new low and zero carbon emissions technologies.

So as you can see above, the investment in oil is not only practically good, it is economically good for those millions of citizens who invest in oil.
Could we find alternate ways to produce all the products that come from oil? Maybe, but it would take many years and cost many jobs to take that step of faith. Will there be a day when we won’t need oil at all? I don’t believe so. Oil is an amazing product! Simply looking—really looking—at all the stuff that is made from oil should amaze anyone. I don’t believe oil got here by accident. (P.S. I know oil did not come from “Mother Earth.”) I believe the same Creator God who made us in His image, created oil for us. He knew there would be a day when His created beings would get technologically smart enough to use this oil in ways that would even amaze anti-oil drilling liberals. We are not yet to the point in our technology or even everyday practicality where we can be without oil. I say it is a good thing there was oil there in the first place! Without the oil and the by-products of oil I know my life would be much more difficult. I just cannot envision myself living in a cave.

So Mr. and Mrs. Ant-Oil Drilling Liberal, the next time you tell people that you believe America can do without oil, search your memory banks and recall the ‘lost’ information that you initially got from reading this article about the economic importance of oil. And the next time you throw out the some anti-oil gibberish at one of your liberal buddies ask him what he or she does for a living. The chances are pretty good that they are working at a job that is in some way dependent on oil. So as you worry about the possible effects of a possible oil spill affecting some far-away isolated Arctic Reindeer or a deep water shrimp, I would encourage you to worry more if millions of more Americans were unemployed. There is not much of a shrimp or Reindeer meat demand amongst poor people!

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  1. The only ignorance being displayed here is someone who spews the F-word, thinking it won’t be put in the garbage can. Clear enough?

  2. Very good points here Robert. May I add one more? The Green activist-thug-punks- that make their living off of these lies refuse to answer one question: Since BIG OIL is powering the Computer and Internet you freaks spew your trash on…. WHY ARE YOU still on here? After all, without evil OIl you bunch of misfits wouldn’t be on here typin your trash.. clear enough? Now, get off and here shut it down, otherwise you bunch of green hypocrites are supporting evil BIG OIl if you don’t!

  3. John is a troll who also goes by the name Steven, Stephen etc here.

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