"Everywhere is War"

How sad, millions of our fellow creatures are in the midst of a holocaust in and around the Gulf of Mexico. i tried watching the news about it this AM but ended up in tears almost immediately. Thousands of birds are sitting on nests throughout the various wildlife refuges that encompass much of the gulf shoreline. They sit, they fly, they squawk, they defend their nest area from other shorebirds. Unfortunately they don't see or understand what is approaching or why.

The innocent wait patiently for the forces of self centered greed to wash ashore and steal their futures. They don't understand that the oil rig didn't have a safe-working automatic shut off like other rigs off the shores of other countries because the oil companies found it cheaper and easier to bribe the politicans into passing laws that exempted them. They don't understand that the corporations control the regulators, that money rules and wildlife drools in Amerika.

The recipients of corporate oil money get equal time on the mainstream media singing their war cry "drill baby drill". Where is the empathy for their fellow creatures. Is their compassion limited by their deluded beliefs that all the world's creatures are here for mankind's use? We are the birds not their shepards, we are the fish, we have no dominion over nature we are a small simple part of it.

The innocent creatures will be dying again as a result of our lifestyles. As long as humans believe this fairy tale of a special relationship with a 'god' invented in their own image "everywhere is war" as Bob Marley said.

Oil Comes Ashore in Gulf, Scale of 'Historic' Disaster Sets In - Oil from a collapsed offshore drilling platform oozed onto the Louisiana coastline early Friday morning, threatening the worst environmental disaster to hit the U.S. in two decades.

BP Enjoys Lobbying Strength, Close Ties to Lawmakers as Federal Investigation Looms - If BP faces heavy federal scrutiny, it's well-positioned to fight back: The London-based company has consistently spent top dollar to influence legislative and regulatory activity in Washington, D.C., the Center for Responsive Politics finds.