On oil and blame.

What are your feelings on the recent oil spill? Whose fault do you think it is?

I don’t have any feelings on the recent oil spill. Sure, I realize intellectually that it is a devastating event with dire environmental and economic consequences, but I’m an out-of-sight-out-of-mind kind of person. I don’t live on the gulf coast, and I can’t fake outrage.

It’s not that I’m shallow or callous. I’m just burned out on righteous indignation at the moment. I’m not politically invested in any of the players, and I don’t have any expert knowledge to offer on how to fix the problem. This isn’t my fight.

Also, assigning blame is stupid. This was a systemic failure. No one man, corporate subsidiary, or governmental bureau is to blame. I’m tired of the left wing screaming at big oil and the right wing screaming at the current administration. It’s no more the CEO of BP’s fault than it is Obama’s. Just fix the fucking problem already.

I will say this, though. If Kevin Costner’s magical ocean centrifuge can clean all the oil out of the gulf, I will forever forgive him for his entire movie career.


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