Sunday, June 20, 2010

Standing with the brothers of South Louisiana

With apologies to William Shakespeare:
“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his sweat with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in South Louisiana now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon slaying BP for that horrid day.”
I stand with the people of South Louisiana and pray that TRUE justice, not just in the way of monetary compensation, but moral and appropriate justice be handed to those insensitive, insincere and incorrect that this land and marsh is NOT worth saving.
It shall not only be saved, but, if there IS a God in heaven above, will return stronger than ever while those wishing to watch yachts race (instead of showing a thimble of real sympathy for the “small people”), will be reduced to selling poor boudin by the side of a backwoods road.
I hope BP CEO Tony Heyward’s boat finds the bottom of the sea and takes Dick Cheney with it. I hope BP crashes and burns as a company because it lacks the moral fortitude and intestinal fiber to do the right damn thing (without being forced - almost at gunpoint - into such action).
I hope that idiot Republican Joe Barton loses his Congressional seat to some unknown ... and slinks back to Ennis, Texas and must be doomed to sell dot matrix printers for Commodore 64s for the rest of his life.
Finally, I hope people begin to be heard in the halls of power instead of the lobbyists with the biggest checks. I hope the spirit of the simplest verse in the Bible/Torah begins to guide corporations instead of greed – Do unto others as you would have do unto you.
It’s that simple. When you get help, give help.
By God.

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