We've Struck OIL!

10/18/2012 12:35

 

I’m troubled.  See http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-destructive-canada-oil-sands-2012-10

I’m troubled twice.  See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4l6ArtUlrk

Now I’m troubled thrice.  See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zAxu-yj8Ok

Make that … I’m troubled four times.  See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uieBWL9mOdk

No really … I’m just livid!

Let me suggest a few things …

First, anytime there is an oil spill the reaction of the oil companies is “OOPS, we’re sorry … but it wasn’t our fault … it was an accident!”  Frankly, if you do any research on your own you will find that the frequency of such spills belies the claim of “oops”.  It really points toward an attitude of carelessness based on the “corporate” need to maximize profits (at any cost, LOL)!

Second, it is troubling that the citizens of the world are willing to look the other way while the practice of cutting corners to save cost wrecks our environment all over the world.  It involves your air, your water, and your soil … have you forgotten you need those things to live? 

Third, Let me put it another way.  If our air was somehow removed from the planet we would only survive for minutes.  If our water was removed from the planet we could perhaps survive a few days.  If our soil was removed from our planet we would no longer be able to grow our food and our lives would be cut off in a few short weeks.  If we no longer had oil … it would certainly be inconvenient … but life would go on.  Well this sloppy “I don’t care” attitude the corporations have developed is slowly killing the viability of our air, water, and soils.  There is an old Native American saying, “We do not own the world, we have only borrowed it from our children”.  So what is it going to be like … this world we are preparing for our children to live in?  Do we think technology will save them … well not if it costs the oil companies more money!  Can we afford to wait to put a stop to this ongoing pollution … do you suppose cleanup costs will be lower 10 years from now, or 50 years from now … or do you not care because it will be someone else’s problem after you are dead and gone.

Fourth, I hear a cry … let’s make oil companies clean up their act!  NO … what we want is for them to stop creating this mess in the first place.  We just have to put the viability of life on this planet above their (or anyone’s) need for profit.