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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday Big Blue Smurf Blogging: What They Said
Posted by Jill | 11:18 AM
Today's honoree is Noah over at Down With Tyranny, whose righteous rant about the unimaginable catastrophe that is the logical culmination of the Axis of Oil and Government is your assigned reading for today.

Money quote (just one of many):
The bigger lesson in all of this, though, is that 30 years of deregulation and letting maggots in suits do whatever they damn well please will inevitably lead to disaster and death whether it’s under the land, in our mines, or under the sea in our wells. Dubya and his 8 years of “voluntary compliance” in the area of mine and well safety was, by far, the most egregious example of deregulation gone way overboard, but he didn’t start it. Ronald Reagan and every President since should share blame. The arrogance of having Big Oil people oversee and pseudo-regulate the oil business is like having Charlie Manson investigate who killed Sharon Tate. Let’s not forget that it’s the wholly owned subsidiaries of the corporate world that sit in Congress, in the White House, on the courts, and in every cabinet level department of “our” government that enable such situations as the one we find ourselves in. They all share in the criminal negligence in both the pollution disaster and the deaths of the workers on the Deepwater Horizon. Planning on eating any seafood in the near future? Going to the beach this summer?

To me, we have to look at this disaster as an event that came about because our government has been infiltrated by an outside power. Whether that power is another nation or a multi-national corporation, there is no difference. The bottom line is the same. Our government has been bought off by foreign agents and compromised.

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