I cannot BELIEVE that oil is STILL gushing into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate that nobody even knows yet!! Beyond the fact that it is contaminating our waters, helping to destroy the earth, killing sea life and ruining the livelihoods of I don't know how many people/whole families .... neither the people responsible NOR the U.S. government can or even know how to stop it!!
It's just death and destruction bubbling up from the ocean floor ... and worst of all .. people that CAN and DO have methods to stop it (the people who are affected by it the most) are having their hands tied behind their backs with red-tape and bureaucracy ... and are not being allowed to help themselves ... let alone the environment ... which affects us all.
This is beyond craziness to me. I am just flabbergasted. And shock and amazement doesn't come to me easily!!
However .... more than all that, I was thinking last night about all the complaints that were hurled against the U.S. government, in particular, and disaster-relief agencies, in general, most recently when the Haiti earthquake happened and before that with Hurricane Katrina. And watching this latest host of circus clowns (the gov't. included) trying (and failing) to stop this unprecedented disaster ... has really brought home the fact that NOBODY can be expected to know what to do (or what they're doing) when a natural disaster strikes!!
Perhaps due to the fact that these kinds of things are first-time, never-happened-exactly-like-this-before type of situations ... the know-how, critical-thinking, and problem-solving elements that are needed to effectively and efficiently help the situation is basically non-existent!! We should not expect that if/when something bad happens, our government - or anybody else who's supposed to an "expert" ... will be able to help us. Because our so-called leaders, "experts", and the people "in charge" .. don't know what they hell they are doing! And are not smart enough to figure it out.
We have faith that we are being 'looked after' and governed by smart/intelligent people ... but what they do best is have discussions, talk, plan and scheme. NOT come up with quick and effective solutions to alleviate the immediate problems. They DON'T know more than other people ... they just get paid more for knowing absolutely nothing helpful.
When it comes to these disasters, we all need to be ready to fend for ourselves! We need not expect that our gov't. or any "experts" can effectively help us before such a disaster has taken its worst toll. These people are NOT smarter because they hold a certain title or position. And, in fact, they may be more of a problem than the solution when it comes to matters of life and death.