posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 02:56 PM
I know how difficult it is to uproot and move away from where you are, but I also know that all it would take is focus and an adjustment of priorities
to get yourself moving. At this point, with no end in sight, wouldn't it be at least inadvisable to imagine staying there?
No one has said that you can't move at ANY time you feel encroached upon by anything (Corporation or Nature)...including the very natural
predilection we have toward seeing bad trends come about. Sometimes our subconscious or "gut feeling" can tell us far more than any amount of
"news" that is peddled as information.
I realize what you're OP is asking for is fore-knowledge of what might be some kind of planning phase or just even a simple warning, but there's no
reason, other than priority and/or denial, that someone would stay in an area that is most definitely going to be impacted with a magnitude hardly
seen by humankind (well, Americans anyway) before. It's already getting to the point of making people who live on rivers in the central United
States look safer than those who will be impacted by this oil (and everything else it pertains to).
If nothing else, I would recommend taking a month long vacation away from the entire region, if for nothing else than to see how the trends around
your impacted residence formulate over the next few weeks. Perhaps then, you'll be more capable of visualizing yourself away from the area, and
maybe even be able to fathom formulating a plan of more permanent escape. Good lord, I live in Kentucky, and I'm seriously thinking about taking a
month long (at least) vacation to visit relatives in Washington State.
If you're in the fishing industry, I would say that your very livelihood demands that you relocate to a far more productive area (as if there were an
abundance of those left), but such a toxic set of variables has never been seen on earth, and no one would think ANYONE loopy or nuts simply because
they are taking into account more than most when it comes to finding a stable place to live and do business.
More and more, I think if we can get one person to leave the area, we are probably doing them a service in the long run, as "the long run" is what
this disaster is going to require.
I don't see a problem with people taking the initiative, and getting out while it's still relatively easy. Just how much oil has to spill before
people take their blinders off and realize it's never going to be the same? Yeah, "never" might be a bit harsh, but it's at least going to take
generations to clean what mess there already is up...and it's nowhere near done yet.