We all share some of the blame for the oil in the Gulf. As is so often said, freedom is not free. It means taking responsibility, being more self-sufficient, finding a new and better way. When somebody threatens you by saying, "You will perish if you don't keep buying what I'm selling, and you better not complain about how I get it, or how much it costs!" The proper American answer is not "Gee, okay." It's "Oh yeah?" We are to blame for the laziness and fear we have showed so far, I guess.