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From Nick Pell at Red Star Times

My friend Bill is wont to say that humanity hasn’t quite figured out that it could do something so bad that it couldn’t be fixed. From a certain point of view, I agree. Our ability to fix the messes we create is finite. Never before the last 50 years has humanity been in a position to utterly and totally destroy itself and drag a large amount of other life forms down with it.

Chernobyl was bad, to be sure. However, the damage was largely regional. The BP disaster is creating an Exxon Valdez crash every four days, with no end in sight.

Forget about the very real possibility of a third world war, one that could irreparably render the planet uninhabitable for humans. The fact that multinational oil cartels are building things capable of creating disasters without solutions should be of concern to everyone who likes the planet being populated with hairless monkeys and other endearing life forms.

Full story at Red Star Times

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  • chuck yeager

    It's becoming pretty clear to me at least, that BP and our government are lying about the amount of oil per day…possibly by orders of magnitude.

  • CC

    Blah blah blah, more reconstituted Marxist crap. Humans are the exploitative Bourgeois, while nature is the innocent despoiled proletariat. This shit was old when disenchanted Marxist Rudolf Bahro wrote From Red To Green in 1984, essentially arguing that since Marxism had failed miserably in economic terms, The Revolution would have to come from non-economic positions — like environmentalist activism and collapse of modern technological culture. This Red Star Gazette article is yet another boo-hooing Marxist crybaby who wishes the world would end because the world doesn't fit his ideology and apologize for being human. It's as weak and pathetic as the Marxists who wanted the economy to collapse during the Great Depression, and as weak as modern men who kiss up to hard-left feminist nonsense and constantly apologize for being born with a penis and y-chromosome.

    Fuck the environment. Fuck nature. The environment and nature don't care about me; in fact, nature has attempted to fuck me over a few times. Humans are part of nature, we have as much right to drill oil and use the products as a bird has to build a nest and a beaver has to alter the flow of rivers with dams.

    • dd

      gee you sure sound like a whining crybaby to me. nothing like cutting off our noses to spite our face! hahaha! i would tell you to fuck yourself but i'm sure you probably cut that off too bwah ha ha

      • Andrew

        Do you not understand the central importance of how many toys he owns? The future of humanity depends on it.

    • Acute Objective

      Do you work at being obtuse? You do not see how our responsibility to support nature is our responsibility to support ourselves? Did you bother to read the article?, or especially the article linked within?
      http://wsws.org/articles/2010/may2010/pers-m20….
      I wonder if it is possible for you try and understand what they are saying without reading it with extreme prejudice.

      • Andrew

        All that matters is his ability to amass Wealth, from which all other good comes. Everything else is Marxism.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      You and Ann Coulter ought to get together and have trolls…..

  • Anonymous

    We are not at the end of oil disasters in the U.S.A. – We are at the beginning of them! A foreign corp is pushing around the American government, the Gulf is in ruins, yet the oil still flows! Look to the North and the ruins that are the Canadian Tar Sands! America the U.S.A. is totally dependent on oil for all! Even the great corn fields require oil to grow, the Factory farms for our food are oil-dependent and we stand as great fatted calf’s , monuments of Corporatism to the world! We find our fat assed, air-conditioned, oil transported, selves now on the alter of Mother Nature, as final sacrifice to her as she goes about her garden with no pity in her heart for unsustainable American individuals! Our markets unstable, our dollar falling like a stone, we lost the admiration of other free societies, and we have become hated for our piggery, sloth, pride, wrath, lust, and gluttony by all who now us – even our Arab over-lords and Chinese owners! All this heaped on pour poorly educated (32nd in the world) heads since WWII! Even the loss in Viet Nam didn’t stop our Military/industrial complex from raping the nations piggy banks, we fought in the Gulf, in Iraq and now in Afghanistan! All about oil? We are mired in the cancerous grips of Corporatism, the cancer of democracies! We need more socialist institutions to balance the astounding corporate influences in our nation! Google, Torrent, the documentary movie, “Who stole the Electric Car” and see that the same corporate bastards that destroyed America’s chance at greatness in the Automotive world, the EV-1 car, were the same bastards we were forced to bail out with taxpayers dollars a few years later, and they persist in selling high horsepower, gasoline guzzling, land yachts when what we need is cheap simple transportation for all! Even China had the fore sight to build her patriots nuclear electric plant supplied, electric bullet train networks, and they serve that population as we seak! Not so for America! She lags and drags her feet, with the corporate blinkers of thousands of lobbiests on, we go backwards in time to the days in the 1940’s when gaoline was king and rubber wheeled V-8’s the leaders in personal transportation! Not gonna happen America! happened once only! Before a burgeoning Asian reality demamded a share of our oil riches with stronger than dollars Yuan! Before a thriving Ohio valley turned into a rust belt! Before Teas crude ran dry! before Detriot City fell to the slum-lords! Time has moved on! Americans must change with the times of collide with the consequences! Ignorance although prevalent , is no excuse! Family mony about to be ravaged by unpreventalbe inflation! the market falters today under pressure from Chinese Yuan’s great strenght, as they buy up the natural resources of the world!America has lost the war against Asians on the economic front and fails to see why its WWII style Armies didn’t protect it! This ware wasn’t fought on land, in the air or by sea! it was and is fought on the economic front world-wide and we lose! More and more Americans have less and less while a favored majority are coddled in astounding materialism!
    The split is uneven and that has invited Medicade and other socialit entities into the picture! Corporatism has failed the larger part of Americans and they now turn in wonderment, soon to become anger, and possibly rebellion! Too many have too little! Dangerous condition in any regime!

  • UncleB

    We are not at the end of oil disasters in the U.S.A. – We are at the beginning of them! A foreign corp is pushing around the American government, the Gulf is in ruins, yet the oil still flows! Look to the North and the ruins that are the Canadian Tar Sands! America the U.S.A. is totally dependent on oil for all! Even the great corn fields require oil to grow, the Factory farms for our food are oil-dependent and we stand as great fatted calf's , monuments of Corporatism to the world! We find our fat assed, air-conditioned, oil transported, selves now on the alter of Mother Nature, as final sacrifice to her as she goes about her garden with no pity in her heart for unsustainable American individuals! Our markets unstable, our dollar falling like a stone, we lost the admiration of other free societies, and we have become hated for our piggery, sloth, pride, wrath, lust, and gluttony by all who now us – even our Arab over-lords and Chinese owners! All this heaped on pour poorly educated (32nd in the world) heads since WWII! Even the loss in Viet Nam didn't stop our Military/industrial complex from raping the nations piggy banks, we fought in the Gulf, in Iraq and now in Afghanistan! All about oil? We are mired in the cancerous grips of Corporatism, the cancer of democracies! We need more socialist institutions to balance the astounding corporate influences in our nation! Google, Torrent, the documentary movie, “Who stole the Electric Car” and see that the same corporate bastards that destroyed America's chance at greatness in the Automotive world, the EV-1 car, were the same bastards we were forced to bail out with taxpayers dollars a few years later, and they persist in selling high horsepower, gasoline guzzling, land yachts when what we need is cheap simple transportation for all! Even China had the fore sight to build her patriots nuclear electric plant supplied, electric bullet train networks, and they serve that population as we seak! Not so for America! She lags and drags her feet, with the corporate blinkers of thousands of lobbiests on, we go backwards in time to the days in the 1940's when gaoline was king and rubber wheeled V-8's the leaders in personal transportation! Not gonna happen America! happened once only! Before a burgeoning Asian reality demamded a share of our oil riches with stronger than dollars Yuan! Before a thriving Ohio valley turned into a rust belt! Before Teas crude ran dry! before Detriot City fell to the slum-lords! Time has moved on! Americans must change with the times of collide with the consequences! Ignorance although prevalent , is no excuse! Family mony about to be ravaged by unpreventalbe inflation! the market falters today under pressure from Chinese Yuan's great strenght, as they buy up the natural resources of the world!America has lost the war against Asians on the economic front and fails to see why its WWII style Armies didn't protect it! This ware wasn't fought on land, in the air or by sea! it was and is fought on the economic front world-wide and we lose! More and more Americans have less and less while a favored majority are coddled in astounding materialism!
    The split is uneven and that has invited Medicade and other socialit entities into the picture! Corporatism has failed the larger part of Americans and they now turn in wonderment, soon to become anger, and possibly rebellion! Too many have too little! Dangerous condition in any regime!

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