In the mid 70's, Oakland's Tower of Power were the funkiest band on the West Coast. The first three albums are great but Urban Renewal leads the pack because of this tune. The message and sound haven't edged a bit. The brass kicks ass. And TOP still play tight funky shows today.
Like the song says, there's only so much oil in the ground. Oil is a non renewable commodity AND The Low Fuel Warning Light is already on.
In the US we consume 20 million barrels of oil a day.
We produce 7 million.
Our presence in the Mideast is about keeping our country moving. As the middle classes of China and India grow, the pressure will be even greater on that resource. Might want to start coming up with some kind of alternative soon.