posted on May, 22 2010 @ 06:43 PM
Dear Mr. Paul, corporations per say are not all bad, just as people are not all bad. But if I caught a person who had just allowed my neighbor to be
killed and his property destroyed, through this person's negligence, I certainly would "put my boot heel on the throat of" this person until
justice and restitution were made. Otherwise, I doubt the s.o.b would hang around.
And, notice, Mr. Paul, that you are defending foreign corporations (hell, even Halliburton is only as American as it wants to be). If a foreign
country or terrorist killed my neighbor and destroyed his property, you'ld call it war and rush to retaliate. Make no mistake, Mr. Rand, 11 Americans
were killed and American soil and way of life have been destroyed as a result of this Gulf War for oil.
And this was about as much an "accident" as if I "accidentally" killed someone with my car. It's called manslaughter. Just as the old growth
Western forests have been logged out decades ago, the easier areas to drill for oil have been drilled. BP, as other corporations, are exploring for
and finding and capping wells to return later in order to satisfy the developing world's thirst for oil. This deeper and deeper water drilling is
riskier and riskier, going where we haven't gone before. There's a big difference between digging pits in a sandbox and mining a rock quarry.
Lastly, Mr. Paul, this country which you and I both love has finally jumped the energy shark this 21st Century. Since 1980 we have refused to grow up,
be energy responsible, and put American ingenuity into 21st energy technology. Instead of passive solar, Americans became passive and allowed
themselves to be ridiculed into thinking that Green Technology was for sissies. Well, our Black Technology will be our undoing, as we are surpassed by
India, China and other countries, and all done without anyone firing a shot.
We have met our enemy, and it is us.