|Past FEMA Director Michael Brown.|
Ex-FEMA Director Brown [remembered for his poor showing during Hurricane Katrina] explained to Neil Cavuto that President Obama was never truly in favor of offshore drilling in the first place and was thrilled by the current environmental dilemma. According to Brown, "This is exactly what they want, because now he can pander to the environmentalists and say, 'I'm gonna shut it down because it's too dangerous.'" He then went on to say, "This president has never supported big oil, he's never supported offshore drilling, and now he has an excuse to shut it back down.
Although such allegations seem quite feasible, considering Barrack H. Obama's political positions on an entire slew of closely related political issues, this high profile statement - coming from the past FEMA Director is simply astonishing - for its candor. Of course, we can expect fairly rapid denials on the part of Obama... but, the political damage has already been done. In the minds of many Americans, some things just make political sense - when honestly reviewing the evidence.
And yet, what should we learn from such enormous ecological disasters? Should we ban the necessary production of oil... or, should we more properly utilize our world's resources - while simultaneously employing the already existent safety mechanisms available today? You see, this environmentally destructive occurrence need never have actually occurred! Several available technologies for the prevention of such massive spills are already in use.
Numerous Offshore Wells are now being drilled with remote underwater cutoff mechanisms - attached to the necessary piping - as it exits the sea floor. Moreover, such Emergency Shut-Offs, can be quickly and easily mandated by our statutory laws - being properly passed through Congress - without governmental involvement, or Fascist and Bureaucratic Regulation. Such accidents - in the future - could constitute the commission of a felonious crime and be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Meanwhile, since Corporations are now considered "Persons," they can be held accountable to the full extent of these laws - by their Lawful Executions, under the Politically-given charters which essentially give them their lives. Thus, ending "The Double Standards" - by which they may effectively operate - abridging our own Sovereign Laws. And, since the unobservant stockholders are obviously negligent in their own duties, any profits realized by these asset seizures and/or sales would be applied toward public reimbursement for the cleanup and other much-needed punitive damages.
Some might declare this scenario as taking too hard a line Politically and Economically - but, is it? When drilling for oil means "Life or Death" for our planet either: from ecological disaster or [equally] from the destruction of our necessary civilization - then the stakes are honestly enormous! Perhaps, we should treat it that way. Our Massive International Corporations must operate under these very same responsible rules. We reward them well for doing much societal good, and we must punish them severely when they do a commensurate amount of planetary and/or societal damage.
*** Note: See the Fox News video below.
|Ex-FEMA Director Michael Brown on Fox News with Neil Cavuto, discussing Oil Spill in gulf.|