Friday, June 4, 2010
I’ve just seen pictures of what the BP oil spill is doing to the wildlife in Louisana and Alabama – birds, dolphins, sea turtles, and on, and on. It's absolutely heartbreaking. Nauseating. I’m so angry I can’t breathe.
Why should innocent people and even more, innocent animals (they don't *need* to own any goddamn cars last time I checked) pay for the stupid and greedy losers who let this happen? How exactly should BP and its employees be punished? And what about Haliburton, who did the cementing job on the well? Is sending them to prison enough? Forcing them into bankrupcy certainly isn't. How about identifying the motherfuckers responsable for sleeping on the job by straying from standard industry practices and charging them with a felony? Let's make their faces PUBLIC and their lives HELL. Let's drag them to court and have a jury of their peers JUDGE them.
It’s going to take years and years to clean this up. Millions of animals will have been killed, thousands of jobs lost. Obama and Attorney General Holder MUST prosecute the criminals responsible. Any other alternative would unacceptable.
This is precisely why I prefer animals to humans. Unfortunately, they ALWAYS end up getting screwed. What a sick world we live in.
I can find solace in one thing: in a couple of years from now, when we dumbass humans will have poisoned ourselves to death and will have eliminated ourselves from the planet, animals will be able to roam free yet again, and with a little luck Earth will have healed herself from our brutal passage.
In the meantime - at the risk of repeating myself - Fuck You British Petroleum. May you burn in hell. Or better yet, may you drown in oil.