Oil Never Sleeps


Recently while reading Surfer Magazine I came across a fascinating
article called "". At first I thought it would ge just
another "Environmental Complaint" or whining session. Surfers are always
concerned with the ocean and the safety of using it. I was surprised to
see a new view or perspective being used. In the past, oil contaminations
were always told of from an etic point of view towards the oil industry.

In this artilce, the author connects with the surfers and the oil
industry as being part of both of them (Emic). His discussion making this
inclusion was very clever. The surfboards, wetsuits, wax, and accessories
are primarily made from petroleum. The transportation to ...

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in them than you might think. All
of the safety gear is oil, the helmet, pads, shoes, lycra shorts, bottles,
even the wristwatch. The same applies to skateboarding.

At this point I look up and see thousands of gallons of oil in my
house. I'm surrounded by it. My sofas, phones, t.v., vcrs, planters,
catbox, computer system, picture frames, all of my product containers,
security system, bags, tapes, cameras, even the pen I'm using. I wear it,
put it in my mouth twice a day to clean my teeth, massage my head for
vanity with it, cover my eyes with it, talk to it, carry it in my pockets,
buy groceries with it, get cash with it, and walk with it on my feet. It
makes me ill thinking that I pointed the finger outward to lay blame on
"them" when Exxon Valdez spilled our lover into the ocean.

The culture of the industrial world has revolved around oil. It fights
and kills for it. It's worse than any drug addiction and more powerful
than money (which was printed on 50% oil ...

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Added: 3/31/2007 05:44:21 PM
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