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It's clear that we are all dependent on oil in one form or another, and while everyone is complaining about rising gas prices, most people usually don't consider the true cost of oil.

Oil companies like to spin lies about how the earth's resources is for everyone, which is why they should have the right to drill everywhere to make that resource available to the public. Sounds nice when they put it that way, doesn't it? In actuality, when they bribe governments to drill in the once protected wilderness, the profit they gain by selling that oil goes only to them, while the environmental damage is billed to the rest of humanity. You can see it as an invisible sales tax.

For every dollar you spend on gas, you and your children will be paying countless more for rising medical costs created by pollution. And pollution comes in all forms. From the city smog that gives children asthma to tainted sea food from oil spills that can cause cancer, the damage is boundless. That's not to mention the climate change that will endanger countless wildlife and cause increasingly severe weather.

Just last year, my home town was hit by a severe storm that uprooted entire rows of trees. Even the hundred year old Christmas tree in our park is gone. This is a place that normally has no storms at all, but that storm caused so much damage and a three day black out. Do you think the oil companies are going to pay for that? Nope. But what they will pay for are lobbyists to bribe the government to give them 1 trillion dollars in subsidies instead of investing in clean energy.

This black black heart of humanity is not the future we want for our children, but what can we do? The transition from fossil fuel to clean energy is a slow but necessary one, and you can help speed up the process but telling your government to stop wasting 1 trillion dollars per year on subsidizing fossil fuel. It is not a sustainable energy source and only idiots would keep throwing money at a dying resource when they could be using that money to fund renewable energy research. We shouldn't be trying to relive the bygone past of low gas prices, instead, we should be looking toward a clean and renewable future.

You can help now by visiting 350.org and click on GET INVOLVED and sign the end oil subsidies petition. Just think of how much we can accomplish with 1 trillion dollars for clean energy research instead of subsidizing oil.

More information:
Video: How dependent are we on oil?
Climate change 101
Effects of oil on wildlife
Oil and gas company ignores safety
US ignores lessons of BP oil spill

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jackmen1 Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  New Deviant
This is a place that normally has no storms at all, but that storm caused so much damage and a three day black out. Do you think the oil companies are going to pay for that? Nope. MovietubeNow.me Movie Tube Now
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rolex456987 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
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jackmen1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
This is a place that normally has no storms at all, but that storm caused so much damage and a three day black out. Do you think the oil companies are going to pay for that? Nope. But what they will pay for are lobbyists to bribe the government to give them 1 trillion dollars in subsidies instead of investing in clean energyHouse Of Cards Stream
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AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Worse, we have had other means besides oil for generations and have not used it because oil companies and politicians backed by them do not want us to use it. 

many methods exist but are either limited in how useful they are allowed to be or not used at all. Some are used in other countries, such as ethanol, but not here in America because oil companies would lose power, lose money, and the politicians who back them or are backed by them would too. 

It is as simple as that. As simple as greed. 
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purpletenshi Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
And the true power that we the people have over our own government is simultaneously deceptively little, and deceptively a lot, considering even when the majority of constituents back a proposal or bill, it can be overruled by the higher ups. It's unfortunate that we're not a true democracy at times. 
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AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It is more than people think in that we are many and when we stand as one... we are bigger than they are. 

In the other stuff... well... yep. We don't even elect our presidents. The electoral college is not obligated to follow the popular vote and has chosen not to do so on several occasions, though maybe I shouldn't use a term that makes it sound rare... they only truly care the reaction not be violently against. That is the only reason for public opinion poles at this point at all. 

I believe it should be what decides a president and I further believe those who deserve impeachment should be removed. Period. Not let stay because they are half black and claim racism every stinking time. It isn't racism. Presidents have been removed and charged for far less. 

People are told we are a democracy but we were always a republic meant to be a democratic republic. We are neither despite what this country was founded, because big government has gotten away from the people and thinks to control instead of abide by the people. That is one of the biggest problems. 
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gjxodud1002 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
Nice Drawing and A Philisophy
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xxxAnjuxxx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Aaaa yuumei-san! I've always wanted to make this type of art! The one where it's morbid and meaningful and looks absolutely horrifying the thought and the imagined image but since it's so beautiful people can not stop looking at it and they forcefully get the messaged burned inside their head! I am sorry for the visual there but I hope you get what I mean!
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skullsmasher201 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
how can you do this?! It's impossible for me!
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MarvaraTorrent Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Amazing work
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Thecomedia09 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Amazing words and work
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Kirani100 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
There should be a transaction towards clean energy, I completely agree- there are many possible options like Off-shore wind.
I'm not very well versed in the ways of the world yet, I guess I'm still pretty young, but as a human being living here I consider it part of my responsibility to know these things. Just this year we discussed a topic in my debate team about this, specifically the ghastly amounts of subsidies that the government spends on oil, which prevents any clean energy company to compete. Your beautiful, meaningful art has really opened my eyes to this debate even further,
Thank you.
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DakkiPaws Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all your works and how each of them have a deep meaning! :D
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OpaquelyMysterious Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nice, totally going for it.
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Nuke21 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Writer
More.
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hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Nice piece
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teeheeteepee Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Oil is black because it's made of Africans. The situation is actually worse than any Western-centered story.
What if we were to shape our country like we shape the countries oil springs from? Now that's a price that can't be paid in frogs and whales.
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KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
It looks amazing, the concepts amazing too
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mishduf Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
may i use this ? this is so awesome !
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chasing-the-serenade Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a gorgeous work. I am so impressed how you express symbolism in every brush stroke. At first, I thought she was ornamented with a mask for the aesthetic. Little did I know, her bird "mask" is one part out of a stunning array of images to express the bigger idea. :heart: :love: Keep up the great work, and thanks for sharing your message with us.
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Neuron-Tesla Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'm touched, I think I might normally be a little bit skeptical about these sorts of things, but this (art and description) have made me think twice. Thanks for that.
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Draconyx13 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw this while listening to Black Fluid. Great stuff as always.
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Vinchinderlous Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ohhhh, this says s lot 
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JetterSphinx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Astonishing. Beyond words.!!!
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RHLPixels Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
So beautiful <3 The insane things money drives people to do with so little regard.
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smokecloak Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, and before even reading the description, I knew what message is being portrayed here, I love that you have used your talent to send a message. Unfortunately, or governments will continue to destroy our planet and it's inhabitants, we cannot make a change in our government, only total annihilation can cure them of their insanity, the oil companies are destroying everything, the loggers are as well, we cannot stop them with mere words though, they need to be stopped with force. Man is a plague, an ever growing disease, and we have proven ourselves hostile to this planet and each other, in doing so man has become disconnected from the Earth and to mankind, the portion of the population that does care for mother Earth and nature, but has refused to make a stand for it, may have in turn doomed themselves. Alibaba, the Shadow government, Illuminati, the Masons, etc. These are the true higher ups, they care not for this planet, in fact they all plan on leaving it (if they have not all ready). They know that this planet is dying, it cannot sustain us all, so they have assembled agenda 21, which in short is a mass genocide that they plan to carry out in the near future. 
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fujomekay Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student General Artist
georgeous :3
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SkyFire33 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The people need to shape things up. I feel that many people, including me, need to learn to take better care of the world we live one.

Listen people, its the only world we've got! Once it's gone, we are doomed.
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violetthebat1 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This perfectly shows the lust for oil ruins the environment and could corrupt people's hearts by turning them pitch black like oil itself. Excellent work!!! :D
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Xyklorix Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
very well said and I admire the picture as well :)
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Digital-Fruit-Slice Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dead fish :D
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LeonMello Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
A gorgeous picture.
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Tomaoak-II Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Outstanding !:worship:
This is some real pieces of art !:+fav:
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9king Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
a creepy, shocking image. It stands for a lot doesn't it?
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Chaosfired Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Artist
Buying gases at the station
Don't you know
Your hurting Humanity
Prices going up and down
When will you
snap out of it
Open up your once deceived eyes and look at the world now
Saying it's ok
But all I see is devastation
Open up your eyes world
Don't lie to me
everything is falling apart
Look at the what you done
what you done
The oiling spilling
Storms and houses fall apart
Raging threw lands
Look at what you done
Killing of the sea life
Not giving a care in the world.
Open up your eyes
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Notadrugdealer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I have the weirdest boner right now
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Pallur Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student General Artist
thank you for your thoughts ~<3
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LatifaSchwarz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Even it´s looks so amazing.... makes me a little bit sad. :sadangel:
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Xabaki Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is truly amazing, the name reminds me of the song black black heart
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Valradga Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Sorry, but if you don't felt nothing looking at this art, you don't understand her streng.
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TheAnimalMonster Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I think I can see Koch Industries over there behind her
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freespirit1414 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I buy this as a print?
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xxPseudOxx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow :dance:  amazing work :horns:
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nilvirgil Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
genius series :)
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Cloakwing Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i couldnt agree more :D
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