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Vic Biorseth, Friday, May 28, 2010
Well, we’ve got ourselves another great oil spill crisis.
On Marxists and their use of Crisis. All varieties of Marxists, including Obamunists, love crisis. When one presents itself, they will jump on it; when one does not present itself, they will induce or cause a crisis so that they can jump on it. There is a propaganda aspect to Marxist crisis strategy, and there is a political aspect to it.
The proper use of propaganda, with the aid of the SLIMC1 as the propaganda arm of the Marxist government, is to advance the notion of an evil, greedy Bourgeois private business interest versus a heroic, altruistic Proletariat worker class, their way of life, their status and their environment.
The political goal is to end up with a more strangled or weakened private business sector and a larger and more powerful government. The greater the crisis, or the perceived crisis, the greater the opportunity to achieve this end. Marxists want a banking crisis, even a banking catastrophe, because Marxists want total control of all finances. Marxists want business down-turn, even business failure, because Marxists want to control all business. Marxists want social breakdown, even riots, even anarchy, because Marxists want an excuse to completely take over and “save” the nation. Marxists want open revolution; revolution is what they live for; it is their purpose for being, and for being Marxists. If you don’t believe me, go read Marx’s Communist Manifesto, which all good Marxists have read.
An oil spill crisis is one of the best forms of crisis any American Marxist could ever hope for. With this one crisis, they can virtually destroy their demonized, bourgeois Big Oil industry, throw thousands of people out of work, raise gasoline pump prices to $10 + per gallon, bring about an even deeper economic depression, and perhaps even stir violence in the streets. And throw bourgeois businessmen in prison while they do it.
On the Nature of an Oil Spill. The Kuwaiti – Persian Gulf oil spill, until that time, the largest known man-caused oil spill, began on January 21 1991. Volume of the spill involved many hundreds of millions of barrels, and was variously estimated to be from 10 to 20 times the volume of the Exxon Valdez disaster, and more than twice the size of the Mexican Ixtoc I disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The Kuwaiti spill involved some 1200 square miles of visible surface oil slick at one point.
The spill began when Sadam Hussein’s Iraqi forces opened the valves at the Sea Island oil terminal as an obstruction to anticipated landing by US Marines. It is possible that the plan was to light the oil when it would harm the Marines. The spill was stopped by American air strikes that destroyed the pipelines leading to the valves.
Spill estimates ran as high as 500 million barrels. Only about one million barrels were recovered, some three million barrels washed ashore, and most of the shore damage was in Saudi Arabia. Of the rest, it is estimated that half of it evaporated, and most of the rest that did not completely break down and emulsify slowly broke up and congealed into tar-ball globules or thick, heavy droplets which eventually slowly sank to the bottom. Today, you can still find evidence of the Kuwaiti spill if you go looking for it, but it is not obvious. Marine life is pretty much back to normal. A barnacle or a sea anemone or a coral will attach to a tar chunk just as readily as to any other object.
The cost of cleanup of the Kuwaiti Persian Gulf spill was – nothing. There was no cleanup. There must have been some cost of whatever ship or company that recovered the estimated one million barrels, but whatever that cost was, it was a private business cost or a government cost (of an unknown government) that was not publicized. Apparently Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other nations in the region didn’t think it was worth any cleanup effort. America was occupied with a war, American engineering companies were occupied extinguishing the Kuwaiti oil fields set alight by Sadam’s forces, and the Persian Gulf waters presented a very risky place for any American companies to be working, literally in the shadow of hostile Iran.
In contrast, there was a huge cleanup cost involving a monumental human effort in the much smaller Exxon Valdez disaster, and the time frame of those cleanup activities probably took longer than the Persian Gulf spill took to mostly correct itself to the same degree of “cleanup.” In the case of the Exxon Valdez cleanup, pressure washing seashore rocks emulsified tiny oil droplets into the air, which was subsequently aspirated by workers and people in the area, making them very ill. Oil is not good for human lungs. The cost of the effort was astronomical. Today, you can still find evidence of the Exxon Valdez spill if you go looking for it, but it is not obvious. Marine life is pretty much back to normal. As noted before, a barnacle or a sea anemone or a coral will attach to a tar chunk just as readily as to any other object.
In my admittedly non-expert opinion, it would have been better to leave the oil on the rocks alone. Whatever residue was left by sea and air action would eventually solidify into a heavy black solid. We – meaning mankind – have somehow come to think of oil as some sort of unnatural substance, but that is wrong. Oil is quite natural. There are many places where oil naturally seeps or leaks through the surface of the earth, both underwater and on land; a classic example being the famous La Brea Tar Pits. Far more oil gets into the oceans from natural causes than from man-induced causes. The typical opening scene from the Beverly Hillbillies TV series showing Jeb Clampet shooting at some food and striking oil is not so far fetched.
On the BP – Deepwater Horizon disaster, and its heavy toll on both human life and the environment. I would dearly love to know the cause of the explosion and fire. I simply cannot help suspecting the “Green” Marxists who spend vast, untold sums of money running about the open seas harassing, damaging and endangering commercial fishermen and whalers. Past actions have shown that you can never tell what these nuts might do next, and they’ve got some heavy duty funding behind them. There is no profit motive here, for there is no profit to be had harassing honest workers. We may never know.The Obamunist administration, their Marxocratic Party and their SLIMC1 propaganda arm would have us believe that the bourgeois BP company is so evil that they are in business to destroy their own enormous investments, kill their own workers, burn and sink their own assets and pollute the world. And they are going to be held accountable, by gosh. Marxists love to hold public hearings in which they make the bourgeois squirm before the cameras.
There has not been one government word of sympathy for the dead, of support for BP in resolving any issue, or of response to repeated requests for help from the locals. All demonizing, all finger pointing, all threatening, all political posturing, all public huffing and puffing about dirty rotten capitalist exploiter BP, and how all this drilling has to end, now. For the sake of the planet.
What would a Reagan or a Palin have done? I think it’s safe to say the response would have been immediate. Rather than finger-pointing they would have “partnered up” with BP and with other large companies to bring whatever other resources were available to bear on the problem. Cooperation, rather than speechifying and calling hearings, and making major policy changes and executive orders to further America’s precarious economic position and feed economic decline.
As we said in the Up from Obamunism page, the real source of America’s unique historic ability to respond to disaster of any kind, anywhere in the world, is not so much her navy or armed forces, although they are important, as it is her economic wealth. We always had the money to get the job done. That may have changed under Obamunism. However, we still need to be ready to actually do something rather than stand back and puff and bluster at the bourgeois.
A spill of this magnitude cannot be totally cleaned up; the most that can be hoped for is to ameliorate the damage where possible. It cannot all be skimmed, it cannot all be kept out with booms, it cannot all be controlled. EPA is merely getting in the way and being a hindrance to all efforts, I believe on purpose. The job of EPA is to stifle individual liberty and free markets. It does nothing whatsoever that keeps any organism from going extinct. Governors and mayors and other officials trying to protect their fishing grounds, marshes and shorelines are having to file EPA environmental impact statements first. God help us. Government bureaucracies are doing everything in their power to make the disaster worse.
It’s going to get worse before it gets better. Look who is now claiming to have been in charge, from day one. Look at everything he has touched so far.
It’s time to pray for our Gulf, all the Gulf residents, all the Gulf fishermen, for BP and all the engineers and workers, for the Coast Guard and for everyone who is trying their best to end the leak and clean up the mess.
It is also time to pray for America, and for the world, because, politically speaking, this is just one more crisis, one more opportunity, one more nudge in the direction of a Marxist America, and a Marxist world. If he is ruthless enough and lucky enough, it might be an Obamunist world.
Forget the impeachment talk, for now; save it for later. Nobody is going to impeach anybody so long as the Marxocrat Party owns our Congress. Pray that we can hang in there until November.
May God bless the BP workers.
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Our 2006 Ohio Voter Guide. The choices are quite clear, and the 2006 Ohio Voter Guide was easy to produce
On carrying my Lord, Jesus Christ, in my pocket. As a Eucharistic Minister, I am on occasion carrying the Lord Jesus in my pocket. It's a wondrous thing.
A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish. May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.
Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals. In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.
The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed. You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words. The Passion? "Unreservedly Bad." The DaVinci Code? "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam? "No Comment."
Who's driving the Health Care bus? Health insurance companies grading doctors? Health insurance companies grading doctors: a legitimized conflict of interest. A preparatory step toward the nationalization of the health insurance industry?
On the forced use of medical boiler plate language rather than simple notes. The "little dictators" from insurance companies and government bureaucracies force MDs to use stilted, verbose, medical boiler plate language in their own documentation.
Home For Christmas 2008. Website Getting Active Again.
Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future.Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.
Thoughts in remembrance of 09/11/2001, five years later. The changing shape of the war, the changing shape of the enemy.
The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.
Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC.There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.
Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.
What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite?I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic. But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.
Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences. The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE NuVo Initiative still stands pat.
The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard" The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.
Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative. A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.
Come, let us sit and reason together. Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.
Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper. If you can't really present a good argument, sit down. On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.
Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left. The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.
Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited. The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.
"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great). Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.
Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture. What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?
If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it? Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility. If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it. Who?
So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great? The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible. Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.
Taking a look at Illegal Immigration and Tax Problem solutions. In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem.
First journal / blog entries when the thinking catolic blog first opened up. Notes to readers about what I was doing.
On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006 Adding items to book store.
Vic's busted finger status - life goes on. Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.
Website Status as of 02/05/2009. No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.
Website Status 03-09-2009. Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.
Website Status 04/06/2009. Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.
The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it? Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now. Well … so what?
Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace. Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home. As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.
Honky Biorseth really runs this house. If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.
Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own. Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico? Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine life without the USA?
More Marxist infiltration of higher education. Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.
Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution. Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.
Website Status Update 11/09/10 Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.
Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge? How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.
Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm. To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.
A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists. Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense. Why?
God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.
Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election. The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.
Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer. It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.
Is the Internet down in Lithuania? Sudden loss of Lithuanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania.
The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory. The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.
Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good? All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.
We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven? What? Are you nuts?
Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper. The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.
Get behind these Tea Party Candidates. The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.
Ecce homo; Behold the man. Ecce Homo. Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.
When your system slows down or hangs, it's time for a Total System Reboot. America, the World, and even the Catholic Church may need a Total System Reboot.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.—Ayn Rand
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