The Oil Spill Disaster-Disaster

No, I am not having a senior moment and repeating my words mindlessly. The title says exactly what I mean.

My skeptical posting of tow months ago ( “The Louisiana Oil Disaster?” 5/21/10 ) seems to find justification in the facts available today. I told you so, I say.

It seems the large Obarmada gathered to clean up the spill is having trouble finding it. It crude oil evaporated, or it sank down to the bottom where bacteria will turn it into fish food. It’s a disaster for the Obama administration when it was about to give one last push to cap-and-trade legislation. The worst happened and it was no big deal!

Now, if you will remember, environmental activists, some environmental experts (few in fact), and the ever-silly, increasingly intellectually impotent mainstream media have been warning us for more than two months. They have been telling us that the scale of the oil disaster demonstrated that there should be no drilling in deep water, or off-shore in general. Isn’t it true, then, following the same logic, that if the oil spill was just a blip, it demonstrates that drilling anywhere in the ocean, deep or shallow, is not much to worry about?

Pay attention to the media in the next few days. See how many even try this simple but inescapable line of reasoning. Dr D is always telling you to watch for what is not happening (but logically should).

About jacquesdelacroix

I am a sociologist, a short-story writer, and a blogger (Facts Matter and Notes On Liberty) in Santa Cruz, California.
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3 Responses to The Oil Spill Disaster-Disaster

  1. gary says:

    The problem with using fear to “insight” a government
    is that when we have a media that always wants us to fear the worst they *get their wish* and those that subscribe to the fear mongering are happy with their “dose”. The rest of us that do not even for the most part even listen to or subscribe to the mongering are relieved that once again – the media is, well, just doing its
    “job”.

  2. Bar Fridge says:

    ;”, I am really thankful to this topic because it really gives up to date information “,’

    • jacquesdelacroix says:

      Bar Fridge: I don’t understand your meaning. “The Oil Spill Disaster Disaster” was posted on July 27th as indicated on screen. So, it’s an old posting and it does not provide up-to-date information. Here is my recent update:

      There was not much environmental damage. Both the administration and the media grossly exaggerated the extent of the damage. The president nevertheless took the opportunity to cripple the oil industry in the Gulf.

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