Friday, May 28, 2010
GULF OIL CRISIS: Can those "Too BIG to Fail" be "Too FRAIL to Prevail" ? ....
I havent posted much about this crisis/ catastrophy simply because I dont know enough about these drilling issue's, beside's what I posted about BP being accountable in this posting. Mr.Demeur is more knowledgeable in these subject's and Mr. Tim been really keeping a close eye on this in their posting's which I frequent.
But first here .... a little video from journalist Ms.Maddow of MSNBC .... then a few cent's of my own on those who are handling this crisis.
Consequences of Gulf Oil Spill Rachel Maddow ... Thanx to PRESIDENTOBAMA3's CHANNEL
It is common belief amongst most of us as I posted time and again to think without these icon's from government's to corporation's to churches to set our standard's and act on our behalf, that we would be doomed to a world of poverty, endless chaos, failure, etc, etc. We have become accustomed you can say to being babysitted, having someone tell us when to eat, then asking if we should use a spoon or fork? But what is one supposed to think or do when those who lead us, prove to fail at almost everything they do? One would figure to just get rid of them and go another route or find replacement's. I remember once a small Texas rural community 10 year's or more back that had a major water pipeline break with several problem's that the government was quick to say they will come in and fix it for them .... well after a few week's and a shitload of red tape .... the people just simply forgot about the government and the towns people rolled up their sleeve's and done all the work themselves and had it done in one week .... everyone contributed .... folk's brought in their backhoe's, shovel's, piping, local hardware joint's contributed, many folk's cooked meal's for the worker's, etc .... a real team spirit that got result's in one week what the government was still debating on and making assessment's on for almost a month. But that has alway's kind of been what we consider the "Spirit of Texas" .... even though were mostly all from somewhere's else .... we all mostly came here for that independence and feeling in a way of solidarity, with maybe a tad less conformity as well.
Well .... these poor folk's in Louisiana are similar .... they want to act, and want to move, and are willing to put their neck's on the line, and roll their sleeve's up ... then later we can play the politic's and the blame game and all the other pop culture shit we are so used to. I dont know the answer's, and my guess is that BP is really trying to cap this thing .... after all .... it's to their advantage to do so, financially and public relation's wise. But this is a problem that has many other side effect's that can and will result, as far as damage to the Wetland's and along the shore's inland. What is the hold up of letting at least the folk's do what they need to, to stop this before it keep's expanding it's coverage? How many more expert's need to evaluate, before people are simply allowed to act? I mean .... we have BP and the government doing their job's (they say) below the water's .... and we have folk's lined up waiting to get "permission" to sand bag or use other mean's from stopping the oil from coming more in toward's the coast, I mean what the fuck is this ? .... "Simon Say's" or "Mother may I" ? ... All of these people also told that they just cant act , but need to close down all their businesses too? What do they live off of? I realize you may say .... well BP will cover their expenses .... well that's nice of course after all the litigation and filing's and paper work, etc .... but in the meantime .... what do they live on? their retirement? sell their asset's and property? Many of these folk's dont have those financial resource's to just be down indefinitely .... unlike those icon's who dictate to us .... we actually work hard for our small wage's, and used to deciding on issue's in limited amount's of time and actually getting result's because our livelihood's depend's on it. They are survivor's and in the trenches daily ... with limited resources ... something our iconic power's never have to deal with.
Between the political crap and all the popular crap and the "wait game's" ... it is clear that many we believe are too big to fail ... are too frail to prevail.
That's the REALITY!