Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The blame game/the sociopathy that is humanity

Profile of the Sociopath

  • Glibness and Superficial Charm
  • Manipulative and Cunning
  • Grandiose Sense of Self
  • Pathological Lying
  • Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
  • Shallow Emotions
  • Incapacity for Love
  • Need for Stimulation
  • Callousness/Lack of Empathy
  • Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
  • Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
  • Irresponsibility/Unreliability
  • Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
  • Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
  • Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility

That about sums up how I feel about this whole goddamned mess. The powers that be, whether it be BP, Transocean, Haliburton, or the Obama Administration are all complicit. What's worse, they couldn't give a rat's ass, or a fragile Atlantic ecosystem about the mess they are making. Sure BP must hate the idea that their black gold is spewing into the ocean, oh and the bad press can't be doing anything for the company's coffers either. The environment, aside from the cost of cleaning it up, is the least of their concerns.

Then there is Transocean, the people who built the rig, here is what I read about those bastards today:

Transocean Ltd., the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by BP, has been flying under the radar in the mainstream blame game. The world's largest offshore drilling contractor, the company is conveniently headquartered in corporate-friendly Switzerland, and it's no stranger to oil disasters. In 1979, an oil well it was drilling in the very same Gulf of Mexico ignited, sending the drill platform into the sea and causing one of the largest oil spills by the time it was capped... nine months later.

This experience undoubtedly influenced Transocean's decision to insure theDeepwater Horizon rig for about twice what it was worth. In a conference call to analysts earlier this month, Transocean reported making a $270 million profit from insurance payouts after the disaster. It's not hard to bet on failure when you know it's somewhat assured. (link)
So there, these psychos insured for disaster, these crack pots are profiting from the shitstorm they were involved in creating.

Then there is Halliburton, eeeps not them? Ya them. They are the buggers that were responsible for the cementing the hole. (link) Their slurry might have failed, further cementing (pun intended) their place as the world's most hated multinational. Seriously, any company that once had The Cheney as its CEO, is rotten to the core. These are the folks that want to drill anything, anywhere. These are the folks that profited, on a huge scale, from the war on Iraq. Everyone knows they are evil, and I really don't think they give a shit. They are either Satan, or Freemasons.

The Obama Administration. Goddamn it, I want to cheer for them. I was looking forward to that hopey changey thing. I was a huge fan. Obama was my horse, he won, but damn, what have you done for me lately dude? I am so sick and tired of quagmire politics. Why does the Obama Administration have to suck up to the Republicans in order to do anything? The other side never asked politely. Bush despite his madness, and his ineptitude, at least took a stand. His decision skills sucked, but he got shit done, even if they were just that... shit. Does this Administration simply lack the balls to get things done, or are they as complicit as the rest of the powers that be in this disaster? If Obama had not said, a few weeks before the Gulf Oil Spill, that he was in favour of renewed offshore drilling, basically, drill baby drill, then I would have railed against the comparison to Bush's Katrina, but damn it, nothing has been done to prove such an accusation false. (Excuse the run on sentence, politics, the heat of debate.) Even worse, the fact that Bush's Katrina was an act of God, Obama's Oil Spill, 100% human fuck up. This is greed gone mad. This spill is the height of human psychosis.

There is no singular blame for this tragedy. Hell we are all to blame, we all share in the bad habit that is spewing into the Atlantic. I drove my car today, even to places to where I could walk... twice. I am no better than anyone, I am hooked too. So ya, there is no one to blame but ourselves, but where is the leadership moving forward? Can we not all agree that we have made a huge mess of the place? The big question now is who the fuck is going to clean it up? Who is going to make sure a similar disaster never happens again? Until we, the collective human whole, cure ourselves of the disease of the quick fix, the cancer that is oil will only fester, it ain't gonna get any better, we and everything that comes into contact with us will suffer and die. Until we admit that we all have a problem, nothings going to change, there is no hope.

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