The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a real hertbreaker. Notice I describe it as the BP oil disaster, like I refer to the Katrina Disaster as the Federal flood.
I have had a lot of thoughts spinning in my head over this unprecedented environmental disaster. If you read a lot of comments on the web there are a number of people of the opinion that this is the fault of all of us. Why? Because we drive. I don’t buy this argument, it’s not like we can use horse and buggys any more. Why do we drive cars tha use gasoline, because the Oil companies have put the kibash on just about any alternate technology to their cash cow, black gold. At this time in history could we develop or even already developed alternate fuel systems or new technologies to propel us through our lives. If we had to I am sure we would have by now. There is no incentive to do it as long as the fat cat big oil (notice I do not refer to them as energy companies, they are oil compnies.) producers can make a fortune on the black tarry substance that we use for all sorts of things in our modenr world. It is not the car drivers fault, it is the fault of an economic system that does not promote technology.
As Louisiana politicos urge the government to lift the ban on drilling because of the damage it is causing our local economy they again show how they are in bed with the devil. Is oil really the economic boom for the state that Gov. Jindal would have you beleive or is it a liability that has threatened our existence in the past and will be our ruin for the future. Would the effects of Katrina have been so devastating if the damage to the wetlands from oil and gas harvesting had not already destroyed so much of our wetlands.. Of course oil money is the kind of money politicians like, while it doesn’t do to much to improve the lives of the people it does a lot to fill the coffers of politicians.
One other point about Louisiana’s oil addiction. It affects other people, people who have not sold their souls to big oil.
But with oil continuing to gush from a well off Louisiana, Florida has grown angrier at its oil-friendly neighbors. Gov. Charlie Crist said in an interview last week that “there’s a certain level of frustration” with the fact that Florida gets little if any financial benefit from offshore drilling, even though it shares the environmental risks.
I may never again in my lifetime be able to enjoy Louisiana Oysters, fish off of Grand Isle, or enjoy boat trips through the wetlands without the smell of petroleum. It’s time to look for a cleaner energy source. I continue on my anti oil campaign. I continue with my cry.
We don’t need no oil let the mother fuckers walk.