Thursday, June 17, 2010
Rachel Maddow: The Speech Obama Should Have Delivered
As Obama struggles to prevent his Presidency from drowning in a sea of oil.
The Republicans make fun of him...
Rachel Maddow delivers the speech he should have made...
The Montreal Gazette takes aim at the larger problem.
Americans have, Obama said, an "addiction" to oil. For that matter the whole world is hopelessly hooked on energy from fossil fuels. All the growth of solar power and wind power and the like, taken together, is barely a mouthful for a rapacious world hungry for power. Everyone, except perhaps shareholders, is now full of scorn for the global oil giant BP, but how many of us have switched to mass transit or otherwise cut our own fuel use since the Deepwater Horizon sank on April 22? BP is the dealer, yes, but we're all users. Who's really to blame?
And I sum it up this way: The oil age is over but we still don't get it.
Until we do nothing will change.
And the horror will continue...