Chris Paine has given us one more reason why open-minded Republican-sympathizers (they exist!) should be careful what they watch.
His 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? only mounts a secondary attack against right-wing politicians. Big business and big oil are center-stage. They seem to have screwed over the little guy, yet again.
I feel angry and sad, but mostly angry. I tried to think of other historical incidents when the very technology we had longed for was within our grasp – we already had it! – and we let it slip away. I tried, but I couldn’t find anything else this collosally depressing.
We have lost great technologies before, only to later regain them. But have we ever lost them on purpose?
Kind of reminds me of what Dark Helmet once said: “So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.”
Evil can be pretty dumb, too. If we were not dependent on foreign oil….