Friday, June 18, 2010

Why Isn't There Outrage?

I've been musing about the fact that for months now, oil has been POURING into the Gulf of Mexico, befouling the coastline, killing thousands of marine animals, birds and fish, and generally destroying life as we know it along the coast of Louisiana.

And no one seems to do more than glaze over when the news shows the damage.  For the life of me I don't get how the public is not demanding that more resources be brought to bear on this problem.  Why aren't there pickets at every BP gas station?  Why aren't there crowds throwing eggs at BP limos approaching Capitol Hill?

It's got to be that we don't get just how huge and ruinous this disaster is.  I found a little tool online that shows you just how huge the problem is.  And here are a few photos to drive the point home.  And let's not forget that in the criminal haste to get the well closed up and the rig moved on to more profitable waters, 11 men were killed as BP executives were apparently clueless as to how their company operated.

I say it's time we declare this disaster a threat to national security and federalize all BP assets in this country.  When they are done cleaning up the mess, BP can have back what's left of it's company.  That's the same approach they are taking with the Gulf of Mexico.  Maybe things will move a bit faster then.


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