Small People

The Chairman of BP spoke in the Rose Garden yesterday. He spoke of how BP understood the destruction of the oil spill on the people of the Gulf States. He spoke of a 20 Billion dollar escrow account that would help mitigate the disaster that his company unleashed on the Gulf World (and perhaps the entire world.) He spoke of how his company would help the small people who are suffering.

Small People!

As opposed to who? Really important people? Rich people? People who truly matter in the scope of civilization?

Obama speaks of making BP accountable, setting up new commissions, new expanded appointees and returning the Gulf to where it was before.

It is all the babble of “politico speak” full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. No one is accountable and no one is talking about the most important aspect of the day, STOPING the oil spreading to the coasts. It’s clearly no one’s job to stop it, for if it was, and they failed, then the smear of oil is all over them. SO everyone ducks it and talks about cleaning up and paying off the victims.

Well folks ya can’t pay off the Gulf. Ya can’t recreate a way of life that vanishes. When its gone its gone. No one is talking about how every minute the oil remains in the gulf something dies. There is no urgency and no leadership.

We should have had containment operations lined up in the gulf after week 1 being coordinated by a united command that was actually prepared for the catastrophe.  And the world should have been summoned to help. It is the number 1 priority in the survival of the Gulf, clean it up now not next year.

Yes, we are all partially to blame for the use of oil that led to this disaster. Yes we need change in our energy policies and oil dependence. But what we needed first was to contain and remove the oil from the Gulf.

It isn’t happening yet! After nearly 60 days the leaders are lined up in a circle pointing fingers and babbling about ancillary issues instead of removing the oil from the Gulf.

Carl-Hendric Svanberg was right about one thing, there are some small people out there, problem is……….they are in charge.

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2 Responses

  1. There you go being logical again PT…. 😉

    At least they saved the walruses….

  2. “I weep for you,” the Walrus said:
    “I deeply sympathize.”
    With sobs and tears he sorted out
    Those of the largest size,
    Holding his pocket-handkerchief
    Before his streaming eyes.
    “O Oysters,” said the Carpenter,
    “You’ve had a pleasant run!
    Shall we be trotting home again?’
    But answer came there none–
    And this was scarcely odd, because
    They’d eaten every one.

    http://www.jabberwocky.com/carroll/walrus.html

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