I checked out two blogs today that have some of the same tags as mine. The first, Suzie-Q’s Truth and Justice Blog, has posts on the BP oil spill and a possible attack on Iran by the U.S. and Israel.
The earlier post addressed a topic I have been wondering about — why have the news channels suddenly stopped spending time on the oil spill? We had heard over and over how devastating the spill was, but once the well was capped, the extent of the oil already spilled was barely mentioned. The potential dangers inherent in the widespread use of dispersants was not being discussed either.
Perhaps a “deal” has been made by BP, the major media outlets, and the U.S. government (or other powerful groups) to dampen the negative news coverage and thereby prevent further upset to the public. By the way, less oil spill time means more time spent on issues the government (or other powerful groups) would prefer to talk about.
I want to trust the media, and I want to trust the government as well. However, I’m not going to be hopelessly naïve. No one — in particular, no group — is completely trustworthy.
The long term effects of such an enormous oil spill will probably be much greater than anyone can even imagine right now. Fifty years from now (assuming we don’t have the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it first), we will still be finding new problems.
The second blog I visited was the Green Info, Inspiration, and Action Blog. The top story discussed Obama’s “Victory Speech” concerning the containment of the spill. I agree wholeheartedly with the author who wrote
In my opinion this speech from Obama, though he mentions there is still work to be done, risks turning the largest oil spill in history into yesterdays news at the bottom of the pile, and this is clearly not the case for the millions of people and wildlife affected in and around the Gulf.
Again, the oil spill is likely to be an insidious plague that haunts the Gulf and more for a long time to come.