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Big Oil, God and Money

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Who knew until just a few weeks ago that Big Oil had a contract with God? BP, the self-proclaimed poster child for corporate social responsibility, got their right to dig one mile below the surface of the sea direct from above.

Yup, that is just the way it is. Nothing any of us can do about it. Because if God gave them the right to drill baby drill, who are we mere mortals to question their authority?

How else would the American government, the international maritime agencies, and oil industry regulators have allowed this one profit-driven company and any oil digger out there, the right to destroy our God-given eco-system? It must have been the Big Guy, or Gal, herself.

You don't believe me? It says so right in the Good Book. Look it up.

Genesis, Chapter 1, Verse 1: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Okay, so what happens after that?

Chapter 1, Verse 28: "God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

So human beings, i.e. governments, private profit-driven oil companies, industry regulators, have determined they were given the right to "subdue and rule" over the earth and sea from the highest authority. That must be why Big Oil believes that off-shore drilling is its Divine Right. How else would these shareholder companies have the opportunity to drive their drills down five thousand feet underwater to annihilate our fish of the sea, birds of the sky, and every living thing that moves?

Do you get it now? We can't blame BP. They get their mandate to destroy the eco-system from a higher authority. They do it all in the name of the Almighty. In the case of global oil companies, that higher authority is the Almighty Buck.

That means for BP and Big Oil, Buck is God himself. Or for all practical purposes in the United States of America, God is the Almighty Buck. Yup it has to be. Otherwise why would we worship it over Creation?

We would never let anything less than a Supreme Being take from us our rightful heritage. No human being would have the ability to trade our eco-system for profit. It just couldn't be done--because we understand that nature itself is sacred.

We live in a shared world. No single person, group of people, corporation or nation has the moral, ethical, or legal right to rape, pillage and plunder what belongs to the living and yet unborn. Not unless it was given away by the Creator itself. So that must be the Almighty Buck.

Now I feel better. The Oil Spill in the Gulf at the hands of the inept and dangerous BP must be an act of God like an earthquake or something. The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh away. For Big Oil, Buck giveth and taketh away.

So I ask you as you grumble, moan and wring your hands in despair at the great tragedy in the Gulf, WHO GAVE BRITISH PETROLEUM OIL COMPANY THE RIGHT TO DESTROY THE SEA?

Almighty Buck. Buck is in charge. Buck is the one who decides who lives and who dies, who thrives and who perishes. You did not create the universe. You cannot determine how to use our earth. That is Almighty Buck's job and only He decides who has dominion over earth and sea.

Right now that is BP.

You thought a mere oil company would not be free to poison the seas that belong to you, me, our children and theirs.

You thought that nature was so grand and awe-inspiring in design that no person or institution should be allowed to tamper with its majesty.

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