Saturday, December 3, 2011

deep water horizon

Fifty one days following the Deep water Horizon explosion and we still have no idea exactly what happened, who caused it, how bad it is, how and when it is going to be fixed, just how much environmental damage has been done and just how much and how long such damage will continue. We are able to speculate all we want, but these are unknowns on the moment. One thing we do know is that we're in this for the long-term. Decades past the Exxon Valdez disaster, Alaska continues to be suffering from the results. Plus Exxon as an organization was relieved by our courts of much of the cost and responsibility for the disaster. As citizens we are concerned that you will have a haunting repetition of the Exxon Valdez incident as we have become increasingly aware that Deep water Horizon is really a far greater catastrophe. For all of the environmental nay-sayers, if they can't see the facts of ecological disaster in this specific experience, they won't ever accept the supposedly intelligent humanity is responsible for and to the present planet. What we do and what we do not do makes a difference to the survival of our world as well as our own collective and personal survival. "Drill baby drill" echoes in my head like a pronouncement of immanent doom. There are none so deaf than people who won't hear.

Rather than the harm being done for an inlet, the harm is currently being done to the whole Gulf of Mexico. Probably the Gulf Stream will carry the mess around the tip of Florida and into the Atlantic Ocean. While the issue as a specific exists 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana, the effect will travel the ocean currents for many miles which enable it to affect many nations and possibly other countries. Maybe you have forgotten the countless countries that border for the Gulf of Mexico? To believe the negative affect on the Gulf eco-system is isolated remember we now have no fences or boundaries in this body of water. What affects one a part of the Gulf will have a ricochet effect on the whole from the Gulf. Because from the enormity of this spill, this is the worldwide catastrophe, not a local one.

I'm not understating or ignoring the enormous effect on Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. I'm a Florida East Coast resident and I understand the potential effect on my state which damage is probably not isolated to the pristine beaches of northwest Florida's Panhandle region. The Gulf Stream will take this ecological nightmare across the Florida Keys, that is to my mind one of nature's most beautiful places, and then up the east coast (where I live and love) of the United States as it travels the ocean currents. From there, many other countries can be affected and infected.

The obvious and visual ecological damage is simply plain repulsive to watch. There is a less visible but more human effect about making a living, personal, family and societal survival, in addition to the economics for every region and state. The destruction of a way of life is more abstract but just as repulsive. I cannot imagine what it might feel like to have my lifestyle destroyed, perhaps beyond repair and also the sense of helplessness that has got to permeate such an experience. Humans are creatures of habit and what has been known as a lifestyle for millions of people over generations of time then can no longer exists or is under onslaught. Again, I cannot imagine how beyond awful that has got to feel.

It is fairly easy to feel for those who are directly affected (if your heart continues to be operating), and you or I aren't exempt from the possibility of harm wherever we live. This catastrophe will in a straight line affect the seabeds throughout the Gulf and the Atlantic and people are both major food supplies. This disaster has damaged and will still damage what is considered to be the supply of life - our oceans - and the delicate eco-system that exists there. It may not be affecting you today but down the road we will all feel the impact both in terms of cost and availability from the resource called food. We may all get to embark upon an unintentional diet because of scarcity. I hope it will not be worse than that. Is there no respite or better solution?

My exacting expertise is astrology, so I set the wheel for the explosion itself to see what I could find. I also checked out the USA Declaration of Independence Virgo rising wheel (my choice for our country's natal sky map) to see the direct effect on us like a country. Plus I set the wheel for the original corporation that is becoming today's BP. To know the background of the company I read the most amazing historical record of what we now know to become BP and determined it would take some kind of genius months to figure through everything history one wheel with a time. I was hoping for a much quicker answer for this short article so a deeper understanding must wait further research.