May 24, 2010

Oil in the Gulf of Mexico


I'm disgusted.

There are thousands of gallons of oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico at this very second. BP has even set up a feed so you can watch it as it happens, click here to see the utter destruction of the gulf coast, live for your viewing pleasure...

It reminds me of the television commercial where all the people are standing around watching in horror as the tap on the sink continues to flow until a guy walks by and turns it off. BP is spending five hundred million dollars to study the impact its having on the region.

I have a slightly more pragmatic suggestion on how to spend that money.

Go back about twenty feet from the break and insert a high pressure turn off valve into the line.. Then CLOSE it. Carl-Henric Svanberg should be made aware by any one of his countless minions that they can pick one up from these guys for a reasonable price.

Meanwhile it is business as usual in all the responsible offices. Everyone is pointing fingers at everyone else from BP to Halliburton while the government, and that would be all levels of government from local to state to federal, both parties included, are all looking around in fake anger as they continue to take money from these complete asshats so that when something like this happens they will do exactly what they are doing right now, which is nothing.

The current administration is "talking tough" and thinking of fines for the clean up... Well damn... government monkeys talking about collecting more money, now that is a shocker.

Everyone on the internet is doing their usual thing, bashing whomever they hate from teabaggers to obama to giant evil corporations while convinced that their voices are beyond reproach.

Some people are actually convinced that this is sabotage, a well planned plot to grow the power of the government... You know, much like the events of Sept. 11th 2001... I made the rounds from all the news sites to many different blogs and the topics of the rabid teabagging public are in full swing, the socialism of our current president is a huge discussion point, "Faux" news is currently in the running for the moniker of anti-christ, there's plenty of name calling going on out there in the void of the internet... but then that's what people do best, and the cult of celebrity is alive and well indeed....

While they talk, point fingers, and piss and moan about everyone's shortcomings, and use this to make money... The gulf is dying.

Ask yourself what would happen if a hurricane hit the gulf right about now? Do people not realize that the gulf stream will carry this ever growing mess all along Florida and up the east coast? Do people not realize that this could wipe out all of the fishing grounds, destroy ecological systems in total, and define ruination for everyone?

BUT....

What are we doing? Well... we are using this as a sounding board to attack Sarah Palin, President Obama, BP executives, etc, etc... In other words people are using it to gain exposure and make money.

Making fun of people who are all for offshore drilling is pretty common place now. More government regulations are whats needed.. even though the very office that's in control of that is so deep in bed with all of the companies that actually do offshore drilling its hard to tell where one conglomerate ends and the other begins.. Let alone the fact that just miles from this oil well are wells owned by many other countries that do not fall into any category being regulated by our government...

I thought about this new attitude the government has about getting America back to work and what all Roosevelt did with his plans for much the same thing. What would he do if he were president now I wonder? He would've set up government loans for people who wanted to open factories to build solar and wind units to place on peoples homes for the cost of hundreds of dollars, not thousands... He would've had the navy on site to see what they could do about it, he would've called on the people of this nation to pray about it, then asked them to donate what they could in time, effort and money to help stop this disaster.

But then, people aren't that way anymore.

Today's society doesn't give a shit about any of that. What they give a damn about is whats hot on the latest television program, getting to the restaurant before it gets crowded, or whats cooking in the way of adultery on their favorite social networking site. Even the politically active among us are doing little more than arguing ridiculous points.. If it can't be fixed from a keyboard, then fuck it...

Its about time someone called a spade a damn spade.

Every system in place involving government is a broken down mess of bureaucratic bullshit designed to do nothing more than take money from the very people they claim to govern. I do mean every system. Federal education departments are so ass backwards and befuddled that their books cant even be audited and they continue to literally lose millions of dollars each year. The military is ordering shit at a cost to the tax payers that would make bill gates testicles shrivel to the size of raisins. Washington DC has become a genuine whore of the highest caliber, selling our futures for money that we are forced to give it at the point of a gun.

So some people react to this madness and are attacked as lunatics, some will stay, some will tire of it and go. When you get that feeling that you would like to do something about it and actually attend a political meeting all you are subjected to is a call for more of your fucking money... Even the talking heads that are agendized by everything from ratings to corporate memos can't seem to get it.

There is no voice of truth. People are afraid of being politically incorrect and getting labeled with something negative.

The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a perfect illustration of modern society. Money will change hands, chest beating will take place, bullshit will be uncovered, the scope of government control will increase, talking points will be picked up by myrmidons on all sides and beaten to death on every soapbox available, personal gain shall be the order of the day...

All the while, nothing will actually get done.

If you don't believe that, then go to New York and take a good long look at a hole in the ground where thousands of people died and ask yourself why they can't build something there in nine fucking years.

4 comments:

Kokopelli said...

This is a disaster for the eco system and all the people living there and for everyone else, too. In spite of solving the problem, they talk about it!

嘉承翰剛 said...

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C.S. Perry said...

Obama doesn't care about white people.

Matt-Man said...

I wish I had something profound to say but all I can say is that it makes me sick to my stomach. Cheers Clay!!