When we talk about energy independence here in the United States, there’s a sort of tribal subtext. We don’t want to be dependent on them for our critical energy needs. Listening to a Platts’ podcast today about pipeline production south from Canada made me wonder whether them in our collective mind includes Canada.
I don’t know about you, but personally I am terrified of the potential cultural hegemony of Bachman Turner Overdrive and Mike Meyers.
update: In the comments, a helpful reader (thanks, Kelsey!) points out there’s a t-shirt to go with this: