posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:11 PM
I never liked the group hug thing, nor do I like the group guilt-party like this one. It's ok if you want to engage in self-blame. If that makes you
feel better, go for it. I, for one, and I suspect many more of us out there, am not willing to accept ANY of the blame for this disaster. We have had
oil forced upon us for countless decades by those in power. Yes, I said "forced" upon us. We have to work, we have to eat and we have to survive. If
oil is the only energy source available to us, we have no choice but to use it. A resource such as oil that requires production techniques not
available to individuals permits the type of economic captivity we are currently in. We, the people, have attempted to find and use alternative
sources. We are not allowed to do so. The auto industry will not budge, for example. Other industries will not move either from FORCING us to use oil.
Perhaps they're afraid of what abandoning oil consumption will do to the economy. Regardless of what the motivations of people in power are, the fact
is none of us, even as a group, have any power to stop the use of, and reliance on, oil. If hundreds of millions of us said today "we will not use
anything that requires oil" to work, the PTB would laugh and simply say "go ahead, we'll see you in a few days".
The bottom line is: we did not drill for the oil spilling into the GOM. Even if our demand for oil is excessive, let's even say it's gluttonous for
the sake of argument, we still are not responsible for failure to use safety measures that would have avoided a disaster like this. Those running BP
are solely to blame and anyone else involved in their decision making process.