Just an Oil Spill
Never underestimate the Bush bastard's ability to screw things up
The warm, soft winds coming in off the gulf have
lost their power to soothe. Anxiety is king now - all along the coast.
"You canít sleep no more; thatís how bad it is,"
said John Blanchard, an oyster fisherman whose life has been upended
by the monstrous oil spill. He shook his head.
"My wife and I have got two kids, 2 and 7. We could lose everything weíve
been working all of our lives for."
I was standing on a gently rocking oyster boat
with Mr. Blanchard and several other veteran fishermen who still seemed
stunned by the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.
Instead of harvesting oysters, they were out on the water distributing
retention booms and doing whatever else they
could to bolster the coastline's meager defenses against the oil making
ominously and relentlessly, like an invading
army, toward the areaís delicate and heartbreakingly vulnerable wetlands.
A fisherman named Donny Campo tried to hide his
anger with wisecracks, but it didnít work. "They put us out of work,
and now we're cleaning up their mess," he said.
"Yeah, Iím mad. Some of us have been at this for generations. Iím 46 years
and my son - he's graduating from high school
this week - he was already fishing oysters. Thereís a whole way of life
at risk here."...
This is the bitter reality of the American present,
a period in which big business has cemented an unholy alliance with
big government against the interests of ordinary
Americans, who, of course, are the great majority of Americans.
The great majority of Americans no longer matter.
Whatever oil gets in will be next to impossible to get out. It gets into
the soil and the water and the plant life and
canít be scraped off the way you might be able to scrape it off of a beach.
It permeates and undermines the ecosystem in
much the same way that big corporations have permeated and
undermined our political system, with similarly
Cheney telling BP that they didn't have to spend that $500K on safety
vales is really screwing us now.
Too bad there are so many Democrats in those we-still-love-slavery states
that are getting slimed.
When the entire Gulf Coast looks like Detriot,
when those multi-million dollar beach homes are abandoned,
when Nawlins seafood becomes a fond memory,
will the Democrats say, "We tried to warn
Of course not - that wouldn't be nice.
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