“The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume…”
What a complete fucking asshole.
Oh, and have you seen anything quite like this photo on the TV news?
It’s a photo from a passenger airliner, and it seems to show an absolute fuckload of oil (fuckload is an esoteric industry term which means really a goddamn lot). If that photo pisses you off half as much as it does me, then at the very least, please join the Boycott BP page on Facebook. Then, follow through, and you know, actually boycott BP, as the only way to make a point with lying, corporate pieces of shit is by impacting their profits.
And speaking of lying, corporate pieces of shit, were you aware of the fact that the dispersant BP is using (Corexit) in the gulf is MORE TOXIC and LESS EFFECTIVE than other available dispersants? And were you aware of the fact that the company that manufactures Corexit (Nalco Co.) shares an executive with BP? And once again proving that you can’t keep a lying, world destroying piece of shit down, I just discovered that in 2003, none other than Goldman Sachs was part of a three-pronged group that purchased Nalco, so they were not only a key player in destroying the world’s economy, and facilitating the greatest wealth transfer in, well, all of recorded history, but they can now take pride in the knowledge that they’ve had a small hand in bringing about the 7th sign of the Hopi Indian end times prophecy, but I suppose I digress.
I’m not much of a TV watcher, but I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Democracy Now! last night and caught Amy Goodman’s interview with Carl Safina, President of the Blue Ocean Institute. He was knowledgeable, passionate and well spoken, and I was incredibly moved by his response to Goodman’s question “Who do you think should be in charge of this cleanup operation?”
“BP had a lease to drill. They did not have a lease to pollute the Gulf of Mexico. They did not have a lease to blow oil into the environment. They did not have a lease to disperse the oil and try to hide the body. They don’t have a lease to clean up. They did not have a lease to make fishermen sick. They did not have a lease to tell the United states that we’ll keep using a dispersant that’s banned in Europe, even though you’re telling us to stop using it. They should have been shoved out of the way on day 2, and there should have been a war council of all the other oil companies that know how to drill to focus on stopping the oil from coming out of the hole, and then BP’s responsibility, they ARE responsible … their responsibility should be what they’re good at; pay money. Pay money to the United States. They’re on our property, they’re in our water, they’re making our people sick and destroying our wildlife – pay money and have the United States take over.”
I can’t find a clip of the entire interview to post, but below is a sizable clip that includes the part excerpted above.
Now, I’m not suggesting that this is a simple problem to solve, but I AM stating, quite emphatically, that the lies and profiteering must stop immediately. First and foremost, anybody with even half a brain, including the Nobel laureate currently occupying the American empire’s throne, should understand that BP is NOT the organization that should be heading up this cleanup, seeing as it was their bottom-line-is-God approach that led to the blowout to begin with, and it was their obfuscation of the scope of the problem over the ensuing weeks that have gotten us into the extremely unfortunate position we find ourselves in now.
Safina was on to something important when he said that we need a “war council of all the other oil companies that know how to drill.” We need many more independent voices involved in this, including foreign governments, as the gulf stream feeds waters that impact many other nations. BP obviously has too much to gain/lose to be trusted, and as I indicated above, it’s literally beyond my comprehension that they have been allowed to run this show for over a month, using hundreds of thousands of gallons of a dispersant that is far more toxic than the alternative, while having the extra added benefit of cutting their losses by virtue of their part ownership of the company.
Aren’t you sick and goddamned tired of the lying, cheating, stealing corporotocracy that is now in charge of the world? I mean, fucking really???? Are our heads really that far up the corporate ass that our elected officials allow this horseshit to go on, and we allow them to allow it?
Please get angry about this. Tell them that you’re mad as hell and you’re not going to take it any more. Or join the Facebook group and then forget about it. Just please do something to let them know that they can’t get away with ruining our world any more, or they’ll keep on ruining it, and profiting from it, and laughing all the way to the off-shore bank.