Saving the planet is a luxury

by Regis Boff

I can understand leaving the Middle East. It is humiliating, but the exercise is over and we have lost. We have been at this for fifty years perhaps even since the very invention of the car.
In the end it was about oil, always only about oil. We figured, why not just use theirs, after all, the land is flat and the Arabs are stupid and greedy. So we paid a few Sultans and off we went. The people got poorer so they ran back to religion like people always do when they have nowhere else to turn.
What I don’t understand is why we are not now urgently gathering our own fuel. Why is it that our President is not protecting us? There is an oil pipeline from the North, there is fracking and there is nuclear.
There will be no environmentalists if our people become desperate. Saving the planet is a luxury, if we squander that, it really is over for the earth.