Originally posted by SonOfTheLawOfOne
What did we learn from BP? Why aren't those lessons being applied here?
This is getting out of control already....
WE have learned that corporations do not care
about the health of the people or the planet. That the leaders of large corporations are more
sociopathic than we ever would have thought previously. We have learned that governments are far slower to mettle in the affairs of corporate
behemoths than they are in the day to day affairs of the citizenry.
THEY, on the other hand, have learned that stonewalling works. That The People will not be storming the gates anytime soon. That public temper burns
hot and fast and fades quickly. They have learned that memories are short and (far too) easy answers are readily gobbled up so long as they are
delivered by well groomed automotons on the television.
I drove past a BP station today and there were just as many cars lined up to pour money in their pockets as at any other gas station. The Gulf's
ecosystem is a topic of interest to only the most dedicated of environmentalists or mordidly curious of academics.
Nothing is going to change until one of these companies screws up badly enough to end civilization as it is known for a very large number of people.
Even then, this particular clusterfornication has the cover of the earthquakes and tsunami. Sure the company is incompetent and evil, but they will
easily be able to sweep this aside as they focus on the natural disaster angle.