Barack Obama Forgoes U.S. Naval Expertise on Gulf Oil Spill Crisis « The Canadian Headlines Newspaper
There are two ways to support an activity. One way is through proactive measures. The other way is through negligence. Barack Obama’s response to this environmental crisis with promises of “visits to the area” and with research on measures to “make sure this does not happen again”, is arguably akin to abject negligence. What about taking steps to redress this environmental destruction? Is his response the kind of change that American voters were seeking? Arguably, President Obama’s response to prevailing circumstances to-date is no better than the response of the former President George W. Bush administration on Katrina, which also seriously effected that Gulf area.
President Obama ought to have summoned a coordinated effort between U.S. Naval engineeers, the U.S. Coast Guard, and he should have appealed to international technical assistance to help protect fragile Gulf Coast ecosytems and fisheries.
Instead, Barack Obama is allowing this disaster to spread in the same manner that was applied by the former President George W. Bush administration. In Obama’s handling of the present Gulf crisis he presents himself as little more than articulate version of former President George W. Bush, thereby indicating that the idea that there was a changing of the guard in the last U.S. Presidential election was a myth.
By allowing the Gulf Coast fisheries to be substantively destroyed, prices will go up on competing fisheries. That outcome benefits the capitalists which have infiltrated the prevailing U.S. political system. These capitalists have turned the United States from a democracy into a “capitalistocracy”. These capitalists seek to benefit from “scarcity”, that pushes up prices and “profits”.
Americans need to wake up and recognize that unless they can reclaim their democracy, capitalists will seek to further preside over worsening environmental disasters, which can help support a cynical commercial profit making and societal control agenda.
A combined U.S. technical-military response aimed at protecting U.S. territorial waters, is vital to protecting America’s natural heritage from capture and destruction capitalists — who are interested only in the insatiable pursuit of monetary gain and power.