Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket! I hope you are fairing well this Sunday morning, as we expect some strong rain to hit the region today, with a sunnier forecast predicted for the upcoming week… At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the Gulf is getting hammered by the bp oil “spill”, and the residents, both sea creature and man alike, are bracing for the Lion’s share of the oil– still hovering off the coast in giant “plumes” that no one on the bp staff recognizes as a true threat, for they placed down so much toxic dispersant, that the oil in the sub-surface of the water is invisible to the naked eye–cleanup by design of less liability? Of course the answer is yes. Bp represents everything that giant multi-national corporate conglomerations should be. Caring nothing for this country’s priceless marsh lands, to say nothing of the people who have lost their livelihood (both this generation and countless others), and all of the animals who have lost their lives, bp has created the “gold standard” of ambivalence and double speak–making it a model for any corporation whose intent is world domination, and after all, aren’t they all? Share holders and the bottom line is all that bp cares about. CEO Tony, “I just want my life back,” Hayward of bp has gained notoriety of late for all of his deep and caring comments regarding the spill… starting with “the effects on the Gulf as a result of this spill will be modest“. I think Tony should be encouraged to host Saturday Night Live. For his antics on the world stage deserve the national lampooning that only SNL can provide. It would go a long way to cleaning out his oil logged heart. Perhaps he could do a duet with Dick, “has anyone seen my heart”, Cheney, who has hired his old spokesperson, Anne Kolten, to head up bp’s PR nightmare. Maybe they could get together with the “Singing Senators”, a group of republican Senators like Larry, “could you pass me some toilet paper”, Craig and make it into the first tragic musical SNL has ever produced, bringing to light all of the back room, shady deals that Washington D.C. is known for–especially during the years of 2000-2008, whereby the lack of regulation has taken this country down a few notches in world opinion, to say nothing of the welfare of it’s own citizens… Where did we go wrong? It started in 2000 with the theft of the office of the President of the United States, and through that twisted jurisprudence offered by the highest court in the land, we have a country that will now offer the corporation more in the way of crooked influence into the elections of our elected officials, promising more bp disasters– environmentally, financially, and militarily. It seems as though corporate America, not the American people, run the show now–with the President “acting” as if he had the power to stop these blood sucking vampires from destroying what FDR, Jack Kennedy, LBJ, and indeed Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin built–a country that is of the people, by the people and FOR THE PEOPLE. No where in that sacred document does it mention the protection of bp, Goldman Sachs, or United Healthcare. At this point in the Gulf, we should already have an armada of “supertankers” capable of carrying millions of gallons of water, or any fluid, filtering it and releasing it back to where it came from. We should be employing Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, in my back yard on Cape, or Scripts Institute in La Jolla, California–amassing our best scientists in an Apollo 13 effort to FIX THE PROBLEM and tackle what is now the worst environmental disaster the United States has ever seen. What makes this so perplexing is the administrations’ insistence that bp can be trusted. They have lied from the very beginning, stating that they, in writing, could handle a spill of this magnitude and had safety policies in place should a spill of this magnitude ever arise… THEY LIED. So where does that leave us? In an oil soaked ocean of regret that we ever allowed a group of dim witted men to drill for an outdated form of energy, right off the coast of America’s wet lands–what a tragedy, what a shame, what happened to America? Can anyone answer that question? GODS SPEED TO every person, plant and animal on the GULF! Have a blessed Sunday folks… Peace~M
June 6, 2010
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