Make them pay, Mr. President!
I think it would behoove us all to come to some stark realizations fairly quickly: the Mississippi Delta, the Gulf Coast that we have known all our lives is gone forever. It will never return. No one alive today will ever again know it as it has been before now.
Thank you, British Petroleum.
BP is in the process of poisoning the entire Gulf Coast of the United States. The results of their negligence will cause grievous and long-lasting damage. Damage far greater than any conceivable terrorist attack. More devastating to this nation than any military attack throughout her history.
Right now, thirty-some days into the crisis, BP is marshaling all its vast resources. But not to stop the catastrophe in the gulf waters. They have no idea what to do, all this talk about a "top-kill" notwithstanding. No, BP is even now bringing all of its formidable empire in line in order to stave off the repercussions of its negligence. That's the way these corporate mobsters work: take, take, take and when something goes wrong, when you destroy the Gulf Coast, have the lawyers get to work.
It is hard to understand why British Petroleum is not being treated as a declared enemy of the United States.
The Gulf Oil spill is not an accident; it is the result of criminal negligence. Negligence committed with the complete security that the billions of dollars of profits BP has been raking in, would dwarf any petty punitive damages meted out by the federal government.
Let me postulate, for a moment: what would be my fate, were I to exhibit similar reckless behavior on an individual scale? What if my own negligence in pursuit of profit caused a destructive fire in my neighborhood? Would I be left in control of my own resources and allowed to deal with the problem as I saw fit? Or would I be arrested and thrown in jail?
I have a great deal of respect for Barack Obama. The man has been gracious in the face of base and degrading insults from boorish, ignorant people. But unlike the tea-baggers, these capitalist mobsters that run Big Oil are serious, deadly men. And they will stop at nothing; Dick Cheney has proved that.
I believe that the BP Oil Spill has the potential to fundamentally change political realities. We could be at a real crossroads in the history of this country. This is certainly not the first time in American history when the federal government has come into conflict with Big Business. But the stakes are higher than ever before.
So, Mr. President, the time has come. At this point, British Petroleum is a threat to this nation. Seize its assets. Arrest its executives. And don't stop there. We need a crackdown, Mr. President. Take down British Petroleum.
Update: The ANSWER Coalition has a website at which you can sign a petition to advocate the seizure of British Petroleum assets. If we, the people, nationalize BP watch and see how fast the other Big Oil pirates start falling into line!