British Petroleum Oil Spill
We are All BP
We are all BP.
I've been slamming them here [on my FaceBook page] but the last couple of days I have to think--would they be there if we weren't buying oil, plastics? Me, Miss "If-you-can't-stop-the-spill-don't-start-to-drill", I've got an oil leak in my car that's just been too inconvenient to fix even though Jason Stroh pointed out to me that it's not cool. You know, 'it's small, how much could it hurt the bay?'
Venice, super-left wing Venice, goes off whenever AK businesses haven't allocated enough parking spots for visitors to drive here. We'll fight for parking but not mass transit.(And I know a lot of us prefer bikes to cars... I'm not saying we're not making a difference.)
The quote unquote super-liberal entertainment industry--how come, Alissa Walker, Lisa Adams, and I never see producers and directors cruising with us on the MTA.
BP is at fault for sure. And George Bush cut back safety regulations demanded by other countries.
But in the end BP wouldn't be out there, if we were not a culture addicted to oil and and
its by products. I haven't fact checked this list but here are a few I just found on the net: Ink, Crayons Bubble gum, Dishwashing liquids, Deodorant, Eyeglasses CDs and DVDs.
I look around, I see the promise of comfort that Americans in particular seem to have been guaranteed by corporations and I don't believe that we have the fortitude to cease our dependence here nor stop global warming.
We can rage at BP but the next spill is ours
to stop by organizing oil-dependence reduction across the country, reducing its consumption from the smallest items to the largest.
Cause in the end, BP is out there drilling what we're buying.
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