On June 15, 2010, President Obama addressed the nation from the Global Office about the catastrophic on going oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. His speech was candid and sympathetic to the American people and environment, specially the ones directly affected by it. Swift and proper remedies are desperately awaited, yet there are also some minute signs that should be observed as it is witnessed how powerful people react to what could be perceived as opportunities to them.
There has been much emphasis on the lack of emotion in President Obama with regards to this man made disaster, but this is a fruitless concept to pursuit. Although American have already voted an actor into office, this was not the reason he was voted there to begin with. Emotion and pretty rhetoric matter the least when it comes to results.The results, so far, are drastically insufficient and within the rhetoric are even more alarming signs of nasty results ahead. Understanding that politics in itself means a “Treatise” as defined by 4th Century BC Philosopher, Aristotle. All results from political action should be assessed by the underlying treatise or agreement. Here are some of President Obama’s words that beg further exploration about the true beneficiaries in this agreement:
“a larger lesson is that no matter how much we improve our regulation of the industry, drilling for oil these days entails greater risk. After all, oil is a finite resource”
There is a well based theory, widely believed by the Russians that oil is NOT a finite resource. Further factual information can be found in Austrian Scientist Thomas Gold’s book, “The Deep Hot Biosphere: The Myth of Fossil Fuels”. As said by him: “The theory of abiotic oil, Hydrocarbons (oil) are not biology reworked by geology (as traditional view would hold), but rather geology reworked by biology“. Meaning oil is constantly being naturally produced underneath Earth’s mantle.
“…the path forward has been blocked — not only by oil industry lobbyists, but also by a lack of political courage and candor.
“…The consequences of our inaction are now in plain sight.”
If the path forward has been blocked by lobbyists and politicians, how can they possibly be given further opportunities to fix this mess. After all it is the job of big corporations to make money not care for the people. The current BP’s chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg himself in his quest to boost profits, chopped 13,000 jobs, while being CEO of Erickson (his previous job). This is what he had to say about that: “I thought it is only high profitability that will create the room to drive your own destiny.” As for politicians, it took less than 48 hours for one of them to start protecting his own interests, despite the suffering people in the surrounded affected areas. “I am ashamed of what happened at the White House yesterday,” Barton said. “I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would consider a shakedown, in this case a $20 billion shakedown.” To see who this person really is please click here.
“…our addiction to fossil fuels”
This is a statement that must not be used again. “Our” implies America and its people and “Addiction” implies an unhealthy behavior. Americans live in the same way as the rest of the world does. They drive to their jobs, cook, use air conditioning, etc. People globally use energy for the same reasons, however, policy within the American Government is much more aggressive in determining which industries control the energy monopoly. There is no addiction to fossil fuels themselves, there is an addiction of power to those who control the fossil fuels.