The Hilarious Hypocrisy of the Anti-Oil Dregs.

Many protesters and environmental organizations in Canada want governments to “keep oil in the ground.”

Yet, if you scan news stories of people protesting oil and gas projects in Canada, you’ll often find examples of activists choosing to use all kinds of products that are made with – wait for it – petroleum products. And we’re not just talking about gas for their cars or diesel for their buses.

If oil protesters can’t even live without oil, policymakers should take note that it’s not so simple to just “keep it in the ground.” With that in mind, came up with a Top 10 list of oil products that oil protesters use.

To begin, the Vancouver Sun noted protesters put up “dozens of tents” at the Trans Mountain pipeline protest site. Yet those same tents actually require petrochemical products to make the nylon and rain-resistant coating.

For number nine, we turn to the protest in 2018 that saw activists using kayaks near the Trans Mountain site in B.C. Interestingly enough, many of those kayaks are made with plastics that come from petroleum products. Why didn’t the protesters buy wooden canoes or sit down for a few weeks and make wooden Huckleberry Finn rafts instead?

The cool sunglasses that protesters often wear are number eight on our list. Not only are the plastics in sunglasses often made with petroleum products, so too are the scratch resistant coatings that are applied. It’s surprising that activists haven’t switched to hats made from hemp to protect their eyes instead of those “dirty” oil-based sunglasses.

Coming in at number seven is cellphones. Yes, protesters, like almost everyone else in society, seem to love their smartphones. But, not only are the mouldings, power cords and many components in cellphones made with oil products, one has to ask how did they get to North America? Hint: ships that are powered with petroleum products.

Number six on our list is polyester, a fabric that is made with oil products. And what’s a protester in a polyester track suit without a protest sign? Number five on our list is ink — another product that is made with petroleum products.

Similar to tents, backpacks are also made with nylon, another petroleum product. Couldn’t protesters simply choose to carry around fewer articles?

After a long hour of protesting, who doesn’t like a vape hit? You guessed it; the fluid used for vaping also contains petroleum products.

For number two we’re going to go out on a bit of a limb and assume that protesters are like most of us in society in that they, too, wear underwear. The elastics used to keep your tighty whities in place – yup, they’re made with petroleum products.

Finally, number one on our list is bicycles. From plastic brake parts, and grease for the gears to synthetic materials that help make the tires, bicycles are made with all kinds of petroleum products.

Clearly, it’s not so simple to just “keep oil in the ground” and ride your bike instead of driving or taking the bus.

And if you’re a protester and this list is making your head pound, don’t take an aspirin. The headache pill contains benzene, another petroleum product.
For those on the left who may be "confused" about what this is about, let's step into the not-so-wayback machine to the DAPL protest. Take a good look at this picture. Notice ALL of the oil-based things in that one picture of just a small area? Note the ICE powered vehicles in the background that were driven to an anti-pipeline protest.
What's your point, people are hypocrites or a few Indians are hypocrites??

In a fake protest would the people be encouraged to leave as big a mess as possible? Perhaps have the city add the cost into the permit and have their people do it for the $10K deposit. Wants some pic of hiking trails that are spotless and used by Indians?

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