I saw this congressman interviewed this morning....and personally I agree with his feelings on the BP matter. However, I would prefer to capture these
BP jerks and turn them loose in the swamps and let the locals have at em!!!
This would make for great reality TV and the profits from viewership could go to the BP clean-up escrow fund!
i have found that westerners do not understand the concept of japanese harakiri (suicide)
it is a technique to be employed to end one's life when one has totally emersed oneself into shame, not meant to be used simply because one has
failed miserably at something
for instance, if bp created the oil spill, it's up to them to clean it up, they still have a chance to do something honorable about it and clean it
up, if they just commited suicide then they would just be leaving the rest of us with the mess to deal with
haraki is meant to be used when someone has totally painted themselves into a corner, metaphorically speaking, and has shamed themselve to the point
where they can no longer do anything to lift that shame, and instead of living with that shame, in the japanaese samurai philosophy, the only honorble
thing to do is to commit harakiri or seppuku, i forget the difference in the terms as i do not speak japanese, but i do understand the philosophy
behind the thought
bp should not just commit suicide, if that's what you want them to do, then you might as well be satisfied with what they are doing now which is
trying to avoid as much responsibility for the mess as possible right now, they need to step up their game and fix what they started
I can only say that I agree with you. We are responsible.Just as we are responsible for our government. A government that acts in our behalve and
makes sure people like BP are not taking unnecessary risk.
I'm very much aware of the fact we are responsible. But... we vote with the idea our governments look after the responsibilities we can not. But I
agree we should all make the effort not by extra tax but by starting in our homes, stop our ridiculous consumerism. Please feel free to make people
listen and understand. I try, I do.
They don't listen. Turn their head and walk along.
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