"...the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so." - Ronald Reagan October 27, 1964
The above comment famously spoken by the Gipper all those years ago could easily be expanded to include this generation's environmentalists, especially when it comes to the topic of Alberta's oil sands.
Common sense tells us that we are not going to wake up tomorrow morning and, in some magical way, lose our dependency on oil. To the chagrin of the granola-crunching masses, the watercar is eons away; granola-powered flight may never happen.
Using large birds instead of gas-guzzling 747's to travel the globe is out - PETA would see to that.
The indisputable truth is that we, today and for the foreseeable future, must use oil. Our lives depend on it.
Therefore, the question that the softheads in the green movement must face is, whose oil do we use?