Tag Archives: BP

Oil Spill Attempted Coverup

19 May

Please check out this article about how the Coast Guard is working to coverup information about the BP oil spill, seemingly for the sake of the PR of the corporation. The video in the article is of CBS getting told that they can not film a Louisiana beach because BP has rules against it. But its the Coast Guard who tells them they have to leave. Public waters, public beaches, and yet when it might hurt the reputation of a private company media are denied access.

Oil has reached the coast of Louisiana. This is one of the biggest environmental disasters ever. We are going to be facing repercussions for decades to come. And Obama, like EVERY OTHER POLITICIAN, works for the corporations, not the people.

Sea turtles are dead. Dolphins are dead. Who knows how many fish and plankton etc. are dead. Birds are going to be dead. I wonder how long until this makes some of us dead. Fuck oil and fuck capitalism.

I sincerely wish that ridiculously terrible things didn’t have to happen to point out to liberals that a Democratic politician is no more our friend than a Republican one. These people are not to be trusted. But We have. They were trusted with our ocean and they have ruined it. People’s civil rights are being violated to perpetuate ignorance and lies about the extent of the damage to our environment that was caused through corporate greed and political corruption. The capitalist system works for the capitalists. It does not work for us. They place profit over our lives, over workers’ lives, over animals’ lives, over the environment. These CEOs do not deserve the money or power they have. Their existence threatens ours.

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/blogs/coast-guard-and-bp-threaten-journalists-with-arrest-for-docume

The Ocean is on Fire

3 May

They put the fucking ocean on fire. “Controlled” burn or not, there is something inherently wrong with burning the ocean. When thats the best solution we have, it seems to me like we are rather fucked.

Since April 20th a BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has been dumping tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf a day. The efforts to actually deal with this issue in a sensical way seem to be lacking. I think it is fair to say that this is yet another case of the capitalist market leading to deadly results for the rest of us. Just like the explosion in a Massey coal mine that killed 29 workers, this explosion which killed 11 workers could probably have been prevented if the company had worried more about safety and upkeep than profits.

Now the entire Gulf of Mexico, 40% of the nations Wetlands in Louisiana, and the wetlands in Florida are all at risk. There is likely no bouncing back from this sort of pollution. Chances are good that this will be the death knell for the economy in Louisiana- between jarring the fuel industry and the seafood industry, they don’t have much left.

These corporations need to be held accountable, which means more than fines that roll off their backs. They are destroying things that can not be replaced, simply so they can live in bigger fucking houses.

It is time for people to take a stand. You can’t do things that make you burn the fucking ocean. That is not ok. It seems pretty simple that it is not ok.

The oil companies are not ok. The capitalists are not ok. The rich are our enemy.