Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Horrible Truth 21 Years After Exxon Valdez [Anthony McCarthy]

The law is an ass. It is an ass by intention. It is the fool of the wealthy and powerful. Its status as an ass is protected by the courts. We and the environment we depend on are not.

I don't know how any reasoning person can have any respect for the law or judges even up to the olympian Supremes when some dopey young graffiti artist can get jail time for painting on an easily cleaned wall and none of the highly paid executives, lawyers, scientists, engineers, lobbyists, etc. responsible for the Gulf oil gusher will ever see the inside of a prison, not for a time proportional to the offense.

If this isn’t changed, they are going to kill us all. And that isn’t hyperbole.