posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 02:36 AM
I agree that this is so very sad... and disgusting. I also agree that all involved companies (and governments) should responsible and clean up their
messes. But........ I lived on the MS, AL, LA, FL coasts the greater part of my life and oil and oil balls have been washing up since they started
drilling in the Gulf. Granted, not to this extent, but I have seen what BP has been trying to do to correct things, help businesses (esp. small
businesses), help rebuild the beaches, etc. The spill was so massive that NO ONE knows just how much is really out there nor how long it will take
for it to be completely cleaned, if ever. But ask the residents on the coast and most will tell you that they see BP and the other companies that
were involved in the spill DAILY still trying to do clean-ups and help the locals.
I'm not saying what happened was right in any way. I'm not saying that there isn't enough blame to go around. I'm not saying that it's just too
weird that the week before this happened Obama finally gave in to approve more off-shore drilling and then this 'conveniently' happened, so I can't
say that this is ALL BP's fault. But what I CAN say, is crucify them if you will, but at least they are trying to do SOMETHING. If those of you who
think they are just 'sweeping this under the rug' were to really understand the physics behind the spill and think these companies can't look out
their windows and see the devestation for themselves, you're wrong. (THEY don't even understand all of the physics behind this because nothing of
this magnatude has ever happened before.) And many, many of them (esp. the ones who have lived and worked there all of their lives) are just as
heartbroken about all of it as you and I are...more-so, actually. This is their home.
My gosh!! This was/is a HORRIBLE thing that happened. Why do people have to add to it and be so negative about it all and not give some positive
credit to the progress that HAS been made??
This area is home to me. To see this oil and the devestation grips at my heart and my soul. But progress is happening. I'd prefer to look at the
future and how much good is being done, will be done, has been done, than to just sit and point fingers of blame and negativity without the proper
insight. But that rarely stops people who know little of situations. It's much easier to armchair quarterback while you sit on your butt and just
look at horrible pictures than it is to get off your duff and go help with the clean up, be part of the solution.
I guess I'm just fed up with all of the negativity on here. About this, about everything. I'll stop my rant now.