Wednesday, June 23, 2010


It's unreal, incomprehensible, how devastating this "mess-up" is to the Gulf region, to the environment and all its residents, to the U.S., to the economy. Oops. No, oops is appropriate for a misguided weather forecast, a minor blunder in a political speech, a piece of machinery that failed at a less consequential task but is repairable. Oops is offensive in a mistake of this proportion. Maybe no one at BP has uttered the word blatantly, but it has felt like the tone from the beginning of the spill. People are human and we're all going to make mistakes, but I'll be honest, I want BP to pay. For the loss of life, for the way they and other corporations like them and governments (especially ours) have raped the earth. It makes me mad and it breaks my heart. As humans, we really need to take care of what we've been given. If we cannot deal with the consequences of our mistakes, we should not be playing such casual games with the environment. Obviously we cannot take on the ocean and win. Obviously all our technologies and advancements fall dismally short right there. For how does one repair a potential crack in the ocean floor...?

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