So this is a first (and hopefully a last) for To Dull to a Pause. That is, this is the first time I've posted someone else's content. I'm not sure if anyone reading this has been as disturbed by the Deepwater Horizon oil hemorrhage as I have, but what's equally disturbing to me is the lack of media coverage of this event. Sure, the first week the rig exploded, it was the only thing we were hearing about. Now with car bombs in Times Square and new supreme court justices, I can't even find a mention of it on the front page of nytimes.com.
Aside from the lack of coverage, the fact that assholes like Rush Limbaugh are calling this "natural" is extremely disturbing. I'm not sure people in this country grasp what a problem this is. 42,000 gallons of oil are emptying into the Gulf of Mexico EVERY DAY with no end in site. What's important to understand is that not only will much of an important ecosystem be wiped out, but every organism that depends on that ecosystem (the fishers in New Orleans, migrating birds that feed on species in the Gulf, etc) are all going to be affected. There's really no telling what this disaster is going to ruin or for how many years.
I feel less and less every day that I care about the continuation of the human race and instead am hoping we wipe ourselves out quick enough to at least leave some life intact on this Earth when we're done destroying it.
The picture above is totally normal. Things like this happen all the time. There are no consequences to our actions, continue business as normal please, the show must go on.
Not totally sure who deserves credit for the photo, but I have seen it posted here.