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Did you see the Truck circling the White House?

It has an led billboard on the back which says Big Oil = Big Corruption.
It's driving in loops and burning gasoline. 🤦🏼‍♀️
Isn't that like protesting fur while wearing leather?
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MrBrownstone · 41-45, M
I like the barricades around the White House. Biden’s in prison.
BlueMetalChick · 26-30, F
Just don't let the messenger sour you on the message. It's stupid to drive round and round with a sign like that, but the message that big oil is incredibly corrupt is still very true.
Heartlander · 70-79, M
[@6579,BlueMetalChick] Reflecting on the Solyndra fiasco that sent $500,000,000 in taxpayer's money down a rat hole, I think we can also say that the solar industry is likewise corrupt.

Corruption is universal. The bigger the government footprint in an industry the greater the corruption. Are there any member of congress that aren't multi-millionaires? Are there any brothers, sisters, children, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws of presidents that aren't multi-millionaires?
akindheart · 61-69, F
[@6579,BlueMetalChick] they should do what they did down here-erect a billboard right outside the airport so you can't miss it.
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
[@66493,Heartlander] Oh no, muh Solyandra 🙄
Notanymore · 36-40, M
Al gore made millions flying a private jet from city to city telling us to not drive our cars so much to preserve the environment. And I still get junk mail from environmentalists groups trying to save the rainforest.
Notanymore · 36-40, M
[@157515,FreeSpirit1] yeah......maybe I'm not getting the whe picture here, but some things don't add up
FreeSpirit1 · 46-50, F
[@519030,Notanymore] They are smarter and more important than us. What they have to say is very important and they do it for our benefit.
Notanymore · 36-40, M
[@157515,FreeSpirit1] pt Barnum said there's a sucker born every minute
ViciDraco · 36-40, M
We have to use the tools available to us, even if the tools being used are the ones we hope to replace.
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@157515,FreeSpirit1] Should have used a wind or solar powered car!
Virgo79 · 56-60, M
[@157515,FreeSpirit1] he couldn't make money fast enough doing that😂
CULTure · 31-35, F
[@657984,ViciDraco] There's such thing as electric and other alternatives. I don't buy the "there's nothing we can do" crap.
Virgo79 · 56-60, M
But led's save energy😁
FreeSpirit1 · 46-50, F
[@349935,Virgo79] pedal power is best👍
Virgo79 · 56-60, M
[@157515,FreeSpirit1] I wonder how that works in Al's jet🤔
Zaphod42 · 46-50, M
What, the movement couldn’t afford a Tesla? 😂
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
[@157515,FreeSpirit1] Even when electricity is generated from fossil fuels, EVs are still better - modern fossil fuel power plants are about twice as efficient as car engines.
FreeSpirit1 · 46-50, F
[@580625,QuixoticSoul] Then they should be using an EV
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
[@157515,FreeSpirit1] EV trucks are still just getting out on the market.

This is fine - someone else would have burned that diesel anyway, might as well go to a good cause.
FreeSpirit1 · 46-50, F
[@841775,Budwick] or one of these Flintstones Mobiles
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@157515,FreeSpirit1] Yabba-Dabba-Doo!
fighting for peace?
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
Graylight · 46-50, F
The fuel is going to be used no matter what.

This is letting the message get lost in the minutiae. Bigger message, small expense. Smaller message, no results.

Blsck and shoot is a really stilted way to live in the world.
FreeSpirit1 · 46-50, F
[@627992,Graylight] having no sense of humor is worse.
Graylight · 46-50, F
[@157515,FreeSpirit1] I'd say humor is a tricky thing in today's climate. Humor at the expense of others is never in style.
It is a statement of truth.

And nice fallacy, this idea that everyone has to be a candidate for sainthood before they can be an activist.
FreeSpirit1 · 46-50, F
[@346344,PicturesOfABetterTomorrow] You don't have to be a Saint just a bit more self aware of what you're doing. Optics is everything when you are trying to make a point. Like others have mentioned....taking private jets while lecturing others about man made climate change looks hypocritical, as does this group circling the White House while burning gas.
[@157515,FreeSpirit1] Context and degrees matter. Driving around the block a few times is not even remotely the same as flying around in a private jet. And you can't exactly transport a billboard by bicycle. And I think horses haven't been street legal in about 100 years.

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