Thursday, June 10, 2010

"A crisis is a terrible thing to waste."

7-weeks after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded the spreading crude oil from the broken oil well in the Gulf is creating an environmental disaster of historic proportions. Truly, a crisis is developing in front of our eyes and everyone is wondering what the government is doing about it. A few days ago Loren Steffy wrote in the Houston Chronicle:
"Three days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, the Dutch government offered to help.
It was willing to provide ships outfitted with oil-skimming booms, and it proposed a plan for building sand barriers to protect sensitive marshlands.
The response from the Obama administration and BP, which are coordinating the cleanup: “The embassy got a nice letter from the administration that said, ‘Thanks, but no thanks,'” said Geert Visser, consul general for the Netherlands in Houston."
ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer mentioned briefly in a story weeks ago that the technique offered by the Dutch government was proven to be over 90% effective and that they have years of experience with it.
According to political observers, a crisis is not something to be resolved, it is something to be used by politicians as a motivator for some sinister greater purpose. As Jack Rosenthal wrote in a N.Y. Times opinion piece on July 31, 2009,
"Just after Barack Obama’s election in November, Rahm Emanuel, his chief of staff, made this memorable statement to an interviewer: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”"
Rahm Emanuel may have been inspired by an earlier opinion piece in the same newspaper written by Thomas L. Friedman who quoted economist Paul Romer with coining the phrase: "A crisis is a terrible thing to waste."
The question now is just what is the greater purpose for allowing this disaster to spread. A few months ago in an effort to appease some Republicans, Barack Hussein Obama announced he was going to allow an expansion of off-shore oil drilling to ease our dependency on oil from the Middle-East. Conservative bloggers raised eyebrows over this apparent insult to the radical environmentalists who supported Obama, who wanted to end all use for fossil fuels and return us all the the stone age. Recently, Obama stated that now he is planning to halt ALL off-shore oil drilling until such means are devised to prevent another incident like this in the future. Hmmm, was the plot here to appease the Republicans to get some legislative support, and then set them up and make them look responsible to loose favor with the voters?
The Obama team that has taken control of virtually all of the American economy has brought our nation to the brink of bankruptcy with monumental deficit spending, double digit unemployment, home foreclosures throwing thousands out on to the streets, socialized medicine ram-rodded through Congress, mounting numbers of illegal aliens, who along with terrorists from radical Islamic countries have been flooding across our border with Mexico, are all leading up to some catastrophic upheaval that is looming on the horizon. All of these crises are being allowed to go unchecked, dealt with in the same inefficient, bumbling bureaucratic fashion.
Truly, those who have taken control of America believe that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Now, all we have to fear is what they are planning to use it for.

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