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6/01/2010

Why no condemnation?

When a Chinese vessel hit the Great Barrier Reef, there was immediate condemnation and even talks of criminal charges against the captain of the ship for destroying the ecological system. We had our own oil spill last week and there was an article in the Today paper asking the question, 'What if the oil spill here was really big? Does it really matter? The proper question to ask is who is spilling and destroying the environment. Look at what BP has done and still doing at the Gulf of Mexico? 19,000 barrels per day gushing out of its well and it is more than a month, and the oil is still flowing out, creating the worst environmental disaster in American history. Where is the condemnation? Where is GreenPeace? Where are the environmentalists? Thank god it is BP versus America. If it was China, war could have broke out. How could any country or company be allowed to let a disaster of this proportion go on like this and still taking its time to deal with it? And all the western journalists, environmentalists and govts are keeping mum. It's ok. Don't worry about what if the oil was really big. Ask who is the culprit.

15 comments:

Wally Buffet said...

We are too tired looking for a job to have the energy to condemn. Let those idle environmentalists rant and rave. We have more down to earth things to worry about.

Hehe.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Enche Wally, bukan cakap kau lah.

I am looking for some condemnation from the western media and western govt, or from the US. The whole episode was taken so lightly, and friendly.

Wally Buffet said...

"Enche Wally, bukan cakap kau lah."

Liak bo kew leh. I can only read English and 华语。

Anyway, it's an accidental minor spillage by BP lah.Same with what happened locally. Just some picnickers were inconvenienced somewhat. What's there to condemn about? Things happen. Let's move on.

Everyone is more worried about the PIIGs, the new Middle East crisis sparked by the trouble making ship playing poker with the Israelis AND LOST that we overlooked condemning the culprits. Sorry.

Lost4ever said...

Because they have the connections and money for all the lobbists in Congress and Senate...

And I bet most of the key share holders are Jewish

Anonymous said...

Pardon me, are we talking about the Gulf spillage by BP?

That is hardly minor! And it is no spillage either, as from a cup. It is a major leakage and an ecological catastrophe, that makes the 'Exxon Valdez' disaster minor in comparison.

The only reason they are still calling it a 'spillage' is to mitigate the disaster and also because it is BP that is involved.

Redbean is right. If that gusher in the Gulf had been owned by China, they would be talking about bringing criminal negligence suit, worldwide condemnation, suspension of drilling license etc.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

We talk about don't waste food, don't waste water, and here we have oil just gushing out at the rate of 19,000 barrels daily. How much wastage is that?

Then the damage to the environment, to wildlife, the people who will lose their jobs etc etc.

Try saving one plastic bag!

Matilah_Singapura said...

Truth be known, Singapore has one of the strictest and OLDEST legislations for prosecuting polluters of her waters.

I think before the media turn it into a circus, the elite folks are trying to find out the irrefutable facts.

Anonymous said...

All incidents mentioned in this post were ACCIDENTS except for the Israeli attack on the Flotilla. No sane people will want accident to happen, especially those that are fatal and damaging.

If Humans are to apportion blame to accidents, then god will be responsible for earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis, floods, droughts; in short all natural disasters. It shall also be responsible for CREATING evil, stupid and abnormal human beings.

patriot

Jaunty Jabber said...

Hi Patriot,

I have personal experience making those remarks you have stated here. The answers I got from some church goers are: God did not create evil, wicked, stupid and abnormal human beings, when people turn "bad", it is because of the influence from "Satan".

Anonymous said...

"Where is the condemnation? Where is GreenPeace? Where are the environmentalists?"

Wait until whaling begins then they(pure white wash) will appear, you arlready know that, just a reminder(myself).

Btw this spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not a disaster for Americans(Who care about two legged beasts), but the EFFECT that has on the WILD LIFE and their habitats. The later is not even addressed by oceanographers and wwf. The point here is they care for their own kind and only rant if done by those not so fair and will not critise their own kind. You know already lah, just a reminder for myself.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jaunty:

me was wondering if some of You Ladies have migrated.....

Well, me am pandering to the god fearing pious church goers for once by agreeing to their theory of creation. Joke aside, me am comfortable with both theory of evolution as well as theory of creation.

Me uses Nature to call all things seen and invisible except man made contraptions, that shall come under artificial, clones included.

Had read the exchanges You had with fellow commenters that You mentioned, me was there too. Me had similar discussions with others in many other blogs as well as with friends and acquaintances. Find such discussions interesting but also very emotional for most believers.

Nice to see You back.

patriot

Anonymous said...

Hi All:

me forgot to respond to the 'satan' part for the bad in everything.

My understanding using deduction BUT not logic is; IF THERE IS ONLY A CREATOR TO EVERYTHING, then satan is one of the many creations or one created amongst the many.

patriot

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi Jaunty, nice to have you back.

Satan is the most abused and wronged person if there is such a person. Every ill and human wickedness is blamed on him. So convenient.

guevarainlove said...

Where is Greenpeace, you said?

I guess you're not too well informed about what happened in the other part of the world.

Greenpeace already condemned this incident with an action, where 7 greenpeace activists were arrested.

Before that action, you can also see in many media how Greenpeace researcher has been working on the location.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi guevarainlove, Welcome to the blog.

Yes, I have missed their condemnation. I can't remember reading them in our world class media. Perhaps they are too preoccupied with Kim Jong Il. Or maybe they have reported. Or maybe that piece of news is not interesting to Singaporeans.