So, it looks like the homeland is screwed. Again. That’s a picture of Biloxi, MS, after Katrina. The place was pretty much wiped out. And now they’ve got another disaster looming. We’ve all heard about the “spill” (which is kind of like calling a hydrogen bomb an explosive–technically true, but woefully understated).
What I don’t get is certain people’s reactions. Of COURSE the Palinites are going to use this to call for more drilling and less regulation. That’s what they do.
But there are some people, likeCole, who just don’t seem to understand. I like Cole–I read his shit every day. But he’s been conflating being angry about the disaster and wanting the government to do more with the Tinker Bell strategy. I don’t think anyone here is simply wanting the government to yell louder and point fingers. I also don’t expect the government to be able to stop the disaster. What I do expect the government to do is to make fucking BP pay through the nose for cleanup, rehabilitation, and lost wages for the hundreds of thousands of people affected. If that bankrupts and ends them, GOOD.
I don’t want meaningless symbolic bullshit from the government–I want them to hold the shitheads at BP accountable for their actions. Like, you know, kidnapping motherfuckers and holding them against their will.
The Gulf is fucked. Period. If it takes two days or two months to stop the petroleum spewing out of the sea floor, it’s still fucked. BP can’t stop that. The government can’t. But the government can make ’em pay.
Oh, and I have no idea how Cole approvingly linked tothis. Fuck Al Giordano on this one. If you want to start the “we’re all guilty for being born into an industrial society and not choosing to move to fucking Walden Pond and build our own shanty” argument, just shut the fuck up. I’m not responsible for BP half-assing a drilling operation. BP is. Don’t equate my actions with theirs.
And, if you can, chip in some scrilla for the birdies.