Saturday, June 5, 2010

A couple clips from the Rachel Maddow show on the BP disaster





The first video has this bit that I found especially on-target:
This is not Hurricane Katrina. This isn't another Katrina. This isn't another anything. This is a whole new thing, happening to us. This is America's Deepwater Horizon disaster. We all own it forever.

[snip]

You can diagnose whether we have a functioning media in this country by whether or not the country understands that this is a vile environmental megadisaster. You can diagnose whether we have a functioning political system in this country by whether or not the result of this megadisaster is change.

Big Oil has been too rich to care about what it was putting us all at risk for. And we've been too cowardly to change direction and break free from them. If that changes because of our national disgust at this disaster, then America's political system in 2010 works. If it doesn't change, then it doesn't work.

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