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04 June 2010 @ 02:04 pm
the BP oil spill  

Cherie Priest says it all about the BP oil spill, a disaster of such magnitude I couldn’t hear anything about it for two weeks after Young Indiana was born because just knowing it had happened/was happening was enough to break my fragile-from-exhaustion mental state. I can still barely stand to hear about it, which is why I’m grateful for Cherie’s beautiful, poignant response: I couldn’t have written it myself.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: sadsad
mayakdamayakda on June 4th, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
That was a great post BUT I disagree with her that we are all to blame. Yes, in a sense, but honestly, some people are a LOT more to blame than others. And frankly they are the people in power. And in case anyone says we get the government we voted for, that is just so not true. Grrr.
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on June 4th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
Ironically, it seems that many of the very people who voted for an administration that allowed deregulation and shoddy oversight in the name of "less government intervention" are now wondering why the government doesn't step in and fix everything.

And they talk about the younger generation being Entitled? Sheeesh.

[it makes perfect sense, by their logic: if the government takes over the cleanup it becomes a tax burden, not a shareholder's cost. And these people know how to avoid taxes...]