Declaration of Independence A lot has transpired since I last posted. For the most part the global power grab of the radical greens has been defeated and the people are again asserting their control over politics. The fight isn't over yet, but the power grab seems to be failing. This is good news. So now what? What is the role of green technologies such as electric bikes or high mileage gas powered bikes in the post-radical landscape? In my opinion we need to abandon the "save the earth" theme as it's really based on faulty logic and some radical agendas. However, the original reason I got into electric bikes is still there and that is that America needs to increase it's independence with respect to oil. (even while oil is now really cheap) If we start to recast things into the original theme of a sort of "Declaration of Independence" towards oil then I think we will be alright. "Going Green" is now something to feel somewhat shameful about (if you get linked to the radical global greens) but many of it's goals are still of value if you rethink them along the more pragmatic mindset. What do people think? Is independence worth believing in?