Surely the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a metaphor for our time.
Surely our time has seen human society plumb the depths of moral depravity like no society before us has ever done, and hopefully no society after will ever do again.
The depths to which we have stooped, as a society, appear to have released a spreading stain which threatens to blacken everything. All manner of toxicity has been set free and no one is safe, morally speaking, from being tarred.
Think of any moral parameter.
Drugs, sex, violence. Murder by assassination, murder by pandemic, murder by chemtrail, murder by weather warfare (tsunami, earthquake, hurricane). Hounding whistleblowers, jailing them, killing them. We've killed the canaries in the mineshaft and now the cloud of toxic gas is suffocating us.
What have we as a society not done?
How many members of Congress are free from corruption? How many have sold out to Big Oil, Big Pharma, agribusiness, the defense contractors, or other elements of the military-industrial complex? How many are operating under threat of blackmail for participating in sexual escapades in which they were photographed or filmed? For taking part in dark rituals like the Bohemian Grove?
How many "public servants," bankers, journalists have sold their services? How many civil servants sworn to protect the public actually harm it? How many "regulatory" agencies actually sell the public interest out?
How many "officers of the law" simply cater to the ruling elite? How many would kill members of the public for money? How many actually serve the criminals?
How many judges have been compromised? How many sell their decisions? Punish the innocent?
How many priests have violated their vows? How many soldiers murder as they please and call it "serving their country"?
How many members of the FBI participate in false-flag operations? How many members of the CIA work for the drug trade or torture and murder freely?
How many people hired to inform the public lie to it? How many people hired to help the public financially steal from it?
Do people have a conscience today? Do they have a moral compass? Is there any act of immorality that someone hasn't perfected, justified, packaged, and now purveys?
Scratch child slavery and you find a corporation or a government agency behind it or profiting from it. Lift each rock of criminality and you find government implicated or turning a blind eye to it, providing a buck can be made.