They did it
“It ain’t my fault”, many articles have been so eloquently written on, finger pointing and shift blaming from “us” to “them”, in order to make us sleep well at night. And aren’t we the greatest Monday morning quarterbacks. The “who did it” problem was created by a demand for oil. Yet just like drugs if you didn’t have a buyer you wouldn’t have a seller.
The hard facts
“Hello, my name is Man and I am an oilaholic.”, to change, one must first come to terms with reality. Man is Earth’s worst enemy. We all are in some way responsible for the oil spill. Humans are intelligent social animals that are destructive to nature’s balance and overpopulate. Humans have out-witted their natural enemies, Nature attempts to keep man in check through various microbe and viral diseases.
Boy are we special
There’s much written on the greatness of human endeavor. Yet most of the merits have been to better the human race or fix problems we have caused. As far as the other side of the coin, so far humans continue to overpopulate Earth, and armed with intelligence as well as survival and reproduction instincts, man is also his own enemy capable of self-destruction. Humans are driven by instinct which manifests in some degree as: extravagance, lust, gluttony, greed, acedia, despair, sloth, wrath, envy, pride, vainglory. Different from other creatures, humans experience great highs and lows making for a variety of unpredictable actions.
To use lots of oil or not use lots of oil
Due to the improvements in oil use efficiency, the air in many cities is cleaner, and that’s a good thing. If we focus on our individual imprint and use less oil and oil related products like plastic, we will make a difference regardless of how small it is. Obviously if consumers use less oil companies will extract less oil. A small yet immediate impact would be if we used bicycles for some transportation, we would be healthier and use less oil. An extra bonus, we will have cuter and smaller bodies and use less fabric for clothing.
Dear Gods, God, Buddha, Allah, Jesus, BP, Tao, the Dutch boy with his finger in the leak, Lucky Charm, or anyone of YOU, we all hope that there is a way to fix this leak in the ocean. Let’s all be humbled and feel some guilt, and WE (human race) have a responsibility before a claim to blame.
~Just a guy, Jul 2010
The Taiwanese vessel dubbed "鯨魚號A Whale," which is describe as the largest oil skimmer in the world, will assist with cleanup of the oil spill.
英國石油公司 BP, British Petroleum
清除墨西哥灣Gulf of Mexico
台灣海陸運輸公司Taiwan Marine Transport, TMT