On April 20th 2010, off the coast of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, near 9 PM on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig platform an explosion ripped open the night as it climbed furiously up from a well in bathos and out onto the metal decks of the oil rig. 11 men were killed, or some claim, murdered by corporate greed and neglect. Spew of an estimated 200 million gallons of crude oil mixed with the highly toxic Corexit chemical fanned out towards the shorelines of Gulf states with deathly capacity. It lasted for a heart stopping, ecoshattering 87 days. The Gulf Coast hasn’t been the same since and the multilevel impacts of the event keep extending beyond economic and environmental… along with several species of wild and sea life, people are dying. The Project Gulf Impact group rallied a walk – a – thon to DC last month. Their message is no less diminished because the walk has been completed.
Daily now, baby dolphins, miniature seahorses, sea turtles, two species of sea coast birds, and much of the bathos *sea bottom* of the Gulf of Mexico is covered in crude oil and poison called corexit, a chemical outlawed in every other country. Mr. Obama allowed this to be used, even as the EPA commanded Admiral Allen to stop using it. Mr. Obama’s White House suppresses the finding of evidentury science of wild life deaths, watershed spoiling, fishing industry collapsing and the health of the people along the Gulf shorelines and boardering estuaries. “Many Gulf Coast residents’ lives have been changed by the BP spill — whether through lost jobs, health woes, marred property values, or otherwise. And while a cumbersome system has been put in place to pay out claims made by impacted residents, it by no means will right all the wrongs imparted upon the region over the course of the spill. Some residents are justifiably upset that more hasn’t been done to hold BP accountable for its negligence. One such resident is Cherri Foytlin, who gained prominence when she passionately called for Obama to back to the Gulf and pay closer attention to the spill and its victims. After he failed to heed her call, Foytlin joined up with Project Gulf Impact to draw attention to the continued suffering in the region — together, they set out to march from Louisiana to Washington DC. On foot.”
We must all make a choice as to where we stand. Are we willing to allow ourselves to be manipulated by political corporate prostitutes who have been given carte blanche to usurp the citizen’s and the nation’s rights and laws? It’s time to act up, reach out, demonstrate… do what you have to and what you are able to! And, voting for a third party candidate is not “giving” the Presidency away to “conservatives”. The lesser of two evils’ is still evil. We deserve better. We deserve a fighter. The Gulf of Mexico and her People deserve all the help they can get to recover what they might. Speak out. SPEAK OUT! Contact your Reps, your Senators, your Governor, the Leadership. We all deserve better. Our planet is dying. Corporate Earth will have us digging, drilling, dumping, dying… dying … dying… for their profits until we stop them. Count on it.