We are all connected

  My major in college was journalism & I admit that lately I have been a lousy news hound. One cannot turn on the Internet without being reminded of the terrible oil in our Gulf.  Even if I did not call this beautiful part of our planet  my home, the images  would devestate me nonetheless.  On Friday I made an honest evffort to watch the coverage of the spill on CNN but when the cameras zoomed in on the oiled wildlife I started to cry.

Just to clarify: I * am* continuing to read one piece by ++KJS every day but I haven’t blogged the  articles as I’d originally intended.  My mind & soul ache & re-reading her words is a comfort.

Anyhow, ++ Katharine had an op-ed piece online that totally caught my attention.  Our oceanogropher-turned clergy wrote a fact-packed & beautiful{ albeit sad} piece on the oil mess in the Gulf Of Mexico.  What is interesting about this article is that, unlike anything else I’ve read by Bishop Katharine, this is  written from the perspective of an expert.

Her last paragraph sums up the entire article. She says:

” There is no place to go away from these consequences; there is no ultimate escape on this planet…We are all connected will all suffer the consequences of this tragic disaster in the Gulf, and we must wake up & put a stop to the kind of robber-baron behavior we supposedly regulated out of existence a hundred years ago. Our lives & the liveliness of the entire planet, depend on it.”

We all play a part in bearing responsibility for what happened in the Gulf. While BP & its subcontractors  should bear the primary blame for this disaster, they are in business because we as a society, covet oil products.  No one is blameless, even those of us who are unable or choose not to drive an automobile.   Our energy infrastructure depends on petroleum products as does the plastics industry.

Shame on BP. Shame on all of us.

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