BP has been ordered to expedite its cleanup efforts. The gulf is a mess. Many just want to “BLAME BP”.

Newsflash – while certainly BP should get some of the blame, this really is our fault. It’s our addiction to oil that’s the real cause of this. Oil is at the heart of the Iraq mess. Oil is at the heart of the Afghanistan situation. And oil is obviously at the heard of the oil mess happening in the gulf right now. So, until people are ready to spend the money, make some hard choices, and kick our pathetic addiction to oil, these types of things are going to continue to happen; again and again and again. If you find yourself bitching and moaning about the oil flowing into the gulf, go invest some money in solar or wind power for your home. Get a hybrid. Put a greenhouse in the backyard and plant a garden. Walk instead of drive. Stay in for a night instead of driving across town. Take the bus. Accept that it’s going to cost some money to develop alternative energy sources. Accept that it won’t be easy (the best things seldom are). Do ANYTHING to help kick our oil addiction. Here’s an article I found talking about how we can end our oil addiction – read it.

By all means, donate money to organizations such as Sierra Club and Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund. But if you are not willing to put in the time, effort, and money to kick our reliance on oil, please do us all a favor and shut your mouth.

Sorry for the rant.