posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 01:41 PM
I feel like vomiting. I wish everyone in America would see this video so that they would all GET IT. There is still so much relative apathy to this
whole event, that to me the bigger story is the lack of reaction by the American people. Have the majority of people gotten so selfish and uncaring
that we won't do something decisive as a nation until it affects us DIRECTLY?
I remember seeing a documentary film which included scenes of American soldiers forcing German civilians from towns near the holocaust death camps to
walk through and view the corpses, gas chambers, and crematoriums first hand. I think the idea was to create a pool of witnesses from those towns,
whose people had all denied they knew anything about what happened. In this regard, I wish that we would send our Special Forces troops into the
Boardrooms of the Oil companies, fly them to the places where the oil is washing ashore, and force them to 'witness' the results of the spill. And
for better effect, it wouldn't be a bad idea to grab their families and bring them along too.
Maybe then, they would feel moved to consider the potential implications of their actions, and come to realize that profit should not be the only
motivation in their day to day decisions. Maybe the look of terror on thier own children's faces would force them to truly think.
I know this disaster is BPs bad; however, it could have been any one of the oil companies. They all have ongoing operations that each present a unique
opportunity for disaster. And if something profound isn't done now, it will be back to 'business as usual' until in another 5, 10. or maybe 20
years we have yet another serious oil spill event.
And finally (since its good to vent one's spleen), it makes me double sick that the judge who ruled against the 6 month moratorium on continued
deep-water drilling is still a sitting judege today. He has an immense amount of his personal savings tied directly to BP and he is allowed to rule in
a case concerning them? The bastard should have recused himself, and failing that, he should be immediately impeached and his ruling nullified.
Regardless of one's opinion on the Moratorium, the heart of our legal system pre-supposes an unbiased ruling based on facts, not on the judge's