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“Dallas,” the long-running television series that began in 1978 and ended in 1991, was revived June 13. The new series picks up by following the lives of the sons of the Ewing brothers. If you have watched the original series, the Ewings are oilmen in Texas.
The ongoing theme in the original show is a tension between elder brother J.R. Ewing and younger brother Bobby Ewing. J.R. is depicted as unscrupulous and power-hungry, whereas Bobby is depicted as principled and moralistic.
The original show was the classic struggle between good and evil, but it didn’t have any particular political agenda.
However, the new series is loaded with political ageons of J.R. and Bobby resume the fight between brothers, but this time the son of J.R., John Ross III, and the adopted son of Bobby, Christopher, are at odds — not over power in general, but over pursuing oil or pursuing alternative energy.
Wind turbines, solar panels and batteries all take more energy to create than the ratio of oil it would take to create the same amount of energy.
At some point, we will find a true alternative or addition to oil, but until then we need to stop all the false portrayals of oil and the pursuit of it as morally evil.
If some people want to live like a Third World country, there are lots of Third World countries they can move to.
But America has always been the leader of innovation.
Some people, even some Americans, resent that America is a world leader. They want nothing more than to see America brought low.
They think Americans should have to suffer with the rest of the world.
Higher gas prices, degraded economy and loss of independence is often the goal of those who oppose oil drilling.