I have become increasingly infuriated - and despondent - over news coming mostly out of the Middle East in recent years, months, weeks and now hours. Leaving aside any discussion regarding the role of hydrocarbon consumption may have with respect to the world's ecosystem, more and more what I am seeing is now that innovators such as Mr Musk have successfully demonstrated that at least one enormous fraction of oil consumption can be substituted with today's technology and at today's price levels (personal transportation, of course), I absolutely believe that there can be no more justification under any grounds whatsoever that we remain complicit in the barbaric terror that occurs in too many of the oil-producing regions of the planet. For long, we have held that anyone who consumes products like cocaine and marijuana are personally responsible for atrocities committed along the production and supply chain of such substances from the fields of Latin America and southern Asia to the consumers in (inter alia) North America and Europe. "Smoke a joint: Kill a Peasant" remains true, but now more than ever, "Follow The Money" holds true in the domain of Middle East oil production. "A gallon of gas = A village destroyed", or "A liter of petrol = a Taliban bullet"...these may not be the catchiest or most effective slogans, but they are close enough to the truth that something like that ought be disseminated. I am so spitting mad at this I don't know even what the appropriate sub-forum should be.