In the current political discussion we are having on the need to
drill or not to drill for oil, often the discussion comes down the need
for more fuel to drive the vehicles we use for transportation.
the libs fail to see, is that oil is truly the common man's best
friend. We must not forget that we live in a world that thrives upon
synthetic products. That is products made from materials other then
natural substances, like rubber from rubber trees or silk from cocoons
made by silkworms, (the larvae of the Asian moth Bombyx mori) etc. etc.
However, it is often forgotten that there are many household and non
household products made from oil these days. Many forget that during
WWII the war effort was bolstered by the discovery that we could make
synthetic rubber from oil, and the women of the world have since been
the recipients of the synthetic silk made from oil.
your grandmother or great grandmother how much nylons used to cost
before scientists discovered they could make nylon from oil. A glance
around the common man, or woman's home, will show how pervasive the use
of oil in the production of things we use is. Besides the fact that all
plastic objects are a product of the oil we suck out of the ground.
As an aside I don't think we really suck the oil out, (I could be wrong, but I don't think I am)
I believe it is already under such pressure all we do is tap into it
like an artesian well. That's why it's so difficult to put out oil rig
that has caught on fire, it is like trying to put out a blow torch, only
at a much larger scale.
But I digress, my point is to give a
short list of just some of the many products that may disappear or at
least increase drastically in price if we curtail our ability to
continue getting oil.