BP should die in order to make way for a better world. Imagine the environmental, economic and political possibilities in a world without BP. The giant has a bully role in keeping the media, the public and the politicians at bay whilst they proceed with nineteenth century abandon to rape and pillage our world in the moment, and limit the horizons of what is possible for our race.
There is a lot of good information about the profound political corruption and massive human suffering caused by British and American oil interests in the Middle East on the following blog: http://americanjudas.blogspot.com/2010/06/dark-deep-political-history-of-bp.html. Importantly, there are references to more formally investigated and reported information on this topic.
The Rachel Maddow show is also doing an excellent job investigating the utter lack of responsibility demonstrated by BP. This show is tracking down the ways BP has been controlling the public's access to important information about the spill by paying off internet search engines including Google.
Also, very importantly, the Maddow show has been interviewing actual scientists from universities along the coast who are taking their big brains and investigative tools out into the gulf via small vessels and figuring out EXACTLY what is going on ecologically.
These scientists, one interviewed on Maddow last night, know and understand these ecosystems better than anyone else. Some are predicting dead zones will develop. The process by which dead zones are likely being created in the Gulf currently was explained in non-science parlance and is genuinely unnerving.
Essentially, lots of different kinds of bacteria like to eat oil. Unfortunately, they soak up all the oxygen in the system in their mad dash to eat, poop and reproduce. More complex organisms, including shell fish, dolphins, etc., cannot survive in low oxygen water. This is just one reason why where there is oil, there will not be complex life.
But I think this is a point more generally applicable to the pursuit and exploitation of oil resources. From a psychological perspective, the greed, short-sightedness, and startling narcissism of the exploitation mentality is akin to bacteria. Although self-serving interests are necessary to human motivation, as bacteria are to the foundation of the food chain, these extremely basic and simple ways of being, when allowed to multiply unchecked within unhealthy circumstances (toxic oil spill or toxic political/economic systems), literally cause dead zones.Within ecological systems, dead zones are areas where higher forms of life cannot survive.
In political and economic systems, dead zones are places where higher brain and human function such as compassion, empathy and attunement between people and peoples, cannot take hold.The base self-interests of corporations such as BP are like giant masses of open mouths consuming without thought, reason, or understanding. When it is necessary to tie down the basic human rights of others in order to fulfill one's own consuming agenda, this agenda will lead only to pain, suffering, and injustice. A tremendous dead zone for what is good and worthwhile in our nature.
The end of BP should come through exhaustive, relentless pursuit in the legal system. They should be made accountable for their debts to the larger human and ecological systems they operate within by paying out the money they have ruthlessly accumulated for a hundred years. And when every debt is repaid, hopefully, there is nothing left of BP. It would be a fine moment for the rest of us, those who are concerned with living responsibly and fairly within our means, if the poisonous blob of BP were to go the way of the dinosaur.