". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

BP Lies With Every Breath They Take

BP insists its doing just everything they or anybody else could possible do, sob wink sob wink sob wink wink wink to remedy the criminal catastrophe in our Gulf that they created.  They wink even more than they sob.  It's all lies.

See here, where WDSU reports that BP wasn't even using the boats it hired -- they're just sitting there doing NOTHING.

Jefferson Parish Emergency Management has commandeered all of BP's hired boats on Grand Isle, parish Councilman Chris Roberts confirmed in an e-mail to WDSU on Saturday.
And, what is this bullshit coming out of D.C. that only BP can fix this mess, that none of the feds have the means or even a clue?

You know in a commie country like China a whole buncha people would be arrested and probably shot.  In Japan they'd have to commit suicide for destroying so many people's homes, livelihoods and public space.  But here in the land of decadent capitalism, corporate welfare and mefirst&only, how much ya wanna bet BP doesn't even clean up the mess that maybe somebody else will figure out how to at least stop?  How much ya wanna bet they won't pay for anything?  How much ya wanna bet they're gonna go right out and do it again, in the same damned Gulf of Mexico?

How much more of this can our global environment stand before its entire immune system breaks down from the constant assault and destruction of vital parts of it?  Ya wanna guess not very much longer?

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