I can't get this song out of my head. You know the lyrics.
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me
I just keep thinking about these lyrics.
Here's another thing I keep thinking about. How this corporate boot-licking band of board room-loving reactionaries that are calling the shots from the Republican side of the Supreme Court are going to rule on any BP-related litigation that may make it to their chamber. This is the court that, on behalf of making sure that CEO's continue their death grip on legislative reform, ruled that corporations have the same rights as individuals vis a vis campaign contributions.
Corporations have rights!! Just like people!! Do corporations have the same responsibilities?
If you got government approval of some business venture and it was proven that your negligence caused catastrophic loss, not even on par with what we are seeing in the Gulf, don't you think your ass would be in a sling right now? Forever?
All of the readers who posted here that we will all be worse off if BP goes out of business, who whined about loss of jobs and income: do you honestly think you can weigh that against the economic-environmental-cultural losses that are accumulating as the result of this disaster?
Snap out of it. It's the beginning of the end for Big Oil.
Oh... and boycott BP.