Please shut the fuck up about the oil leak.

I just. Off topic for a moment, if you will indulge it.

All of the Americans bitching and moaning about how awful the oil spill in the gulf is... yeah. It's horrific. It's out of control ridiculous.

So have been our interactions with Saudi Arabia. So have been our political actions in basically all of the Middle East. The damage we've done to the environment with pollution, and the damage that damage has done, in turn, to other portions of mankind who are not so lucky as we are.

But blaming the oil companies? Really? You live in a capitalist, "free market" society, do you not? You dictate who and what companies take home big fat paychecks at the end of the day. You are the lifeblood of the oil industry.

So before three dozen more of you make blog posts about when are they going to be held responsible, just give yourself to the count of ten to fucking think that outcry through. Because the answer is, when you decide to give up some of your comfort in order to hold them responsible.


Nathan said...

All I have to say on the matter is that we are about five years off from when I'm supposed to have my Back To The Future hovercar that runs on Mr Fusion food scraps so we can sidestep the oil companies.

C'mon Holden, Ford, Chevvy, you better not let me down!

I'm no Picasso said...

Hehe. So long as you're doing your part.