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The Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe Part Deux.

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It's real easy to see how this disaster happened and not just from a bubble of methane or bad concrete. One wrong turn led to another and it started a long time ago. From oil discovery and utilization to saleable commodity to industry deregulation to unbridled human greed, lust for power and unchecked arrogance.


"When the corporation becomes enthroned an era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people until wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed."


Abraham Lincoln


Remakably prescient. No one seems to react to anything because we are witnessing the most complete (if misguided) authoritarianism of the modern age. We are owned completely; every thought, every impulse, every desire has been programmed from an early age. Freedom is a destructive illusion. All this was alluded to in Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World Revisited" written in 1958 when he said that the totalitarianism of the future would rely on a system of rewards to keep people in line as opposed to violence and force. Just the threat of the latter is enough to control most, including me. The only way to escape is to "lose one's mind" (whatever that means)" because again Huxley states that individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity. One can also see the impulse of a people to act against their own best self interests in the masterwork of Wilhelm Reich "The Mass Psychology of Fascism". Political paradigms don't seem to disappear they just get recontextualized.


So we sit and wait for people who aren't really in control to do something to save this planet from our monumental blunder. Or we pray to some deity who never seems to be there to save us from ourselves.


But it wasn't god who drilled that hole which exploded, it wasn't the devil who could not control the escaping gas bubble , it was just us and we're alone on this one.

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