The BP Oil Spill Shows America’s True Enemy

30 May

Ray: By now, everyone in the world is aware of the mega-disaster oil spill caused by British Petroleum in the gulf of Mexico. United States President Barack Obama has had his hands tied trying to deal with the problem. All of the technology in the world and all of the brightest engineers can’t seem to figure out how to stop an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil a day (according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) from being pumped into the gulf.

This oil spill will prove to have an extremely negative impact on the environment for decades and possibly for generations to come. In other words, this is nothing to dismiss as just another thing in the news. Compound the ecological ramifications of this oil spill with the fact that BP has not been forthcoming with information and the United States government had been corrupt in its dealings with big oil companies and you will easily ascertain that big oil companies are designed to destroy humanity. I would take it a step further and argue that the existence of big business in general means death and despair for the human race.

What has become clear over the past few centuries is that corporate entities exists with the sole purpose of keeping themselves alive. To do that, they will conduct business practices that are detrimental to everyone, including the humans who run these companies. For this reason, I am unsure as to why the founders of this great nation chose to treat corporations as individuals when they instinctively act in a way to destroy real people. This should be considered one of the many original flaws of the constitution and should be changed to reflect the true nature of corporations.

Further evidence of big business acting contrary the best interest of real people can also be seen in the financial sector where large banks chose to underwrite risky investments which ultimately lead to millions of people losing their homes, jobs, and any chance at providing a secure future for their children. Big business literally took away people’s rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Instead, many are left angry, confused, and have lost trust that their federal government can and will look out for their best interests. I would argue that because of the way governments treat corporations, there’s no way they can look out for the best interests of real people. This can be best summed in the Bible where Jesus explains that “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” It is obvious who our government loves and who it despises.

If my position sounds anti-free market, then I would like to question your definition of “free market”. Is a free market one in which big companies pay lawyers millions of dollars to lobby elected officials for beneficial laws, tax breaks, and rights to conduct business when and where they probably shouldn’t? Is a free market one in which large banks which are entrusted by the public to protect savings are allowed to gamble the publics money away and then charge the federal government for the bill? Is a free market one in which big business pays off  countries around the world for the ability to unmercifully pollute the environment while creating products?  That is not the free market at all. That is corruption. Our federal government has failed us at every level from protecting us from out biggest enemy; big business.

The war on terrorism should come second to the war on big business. If we as a nation don’t do more to protect ourselves from corporate interests, then you can expect more disasters that will quickly destroy out environment. You can expect more financial system failures in which millions lose their retirement savings, homes, and jobs. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the idea of exchanging currency for goods and services. I believe that business run correctly will be rewarded with customers. What I hope to see changed is how the federal government allows business to bully its citizens and rape us of our land and treasure.

I urge President Obama to take a stance and defend us from big business. Bin Laden didn’t raise unemployment to extraordinarily high levels. Bin Laden didn’t leave middle America on the brink of financial ruin. Bin laden didn’t dump millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, destroying millions of animals as it spreads. Please recognize who our real enemies are and change the rules that allow them to hurt us.


One Response to “The BP Oil Spill Shows America’s True Enemy”

  1. tracy collins January 1, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    Glad it was fixed !!

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