Anyone that knows me, knows I'm a sucker for anything animal related. Watching the dead sea turtles washing up on shore, a dead alligater, the oil soaked birds, all the dead fish, etc...literally brings tears to my eyes. So many people in this country are so removed from what is really important. Sadly, the majority thinks it's all about me, me, me and what else can I get for myself. And we're getting worse. The United States is it's own worst enemy. We don't care about one another, we care about accumulating the most cheap shit to outdo the Jones's. We are destroying ourselves with greed; the radical Islamists have done nowhere near the harm to us than we've done over the past 30 years in particular. People bitch about what they perceive as the lazy unemployed, yet do their shopping at Wal-Mart thereby supporting the Chinese economy, not factories here. They scream "protect the family farms", yet don't understand that dairy farmers actually lose money for every gallon they sell and will go ballistic if the price of milk goes up. They say screw the homeowners who've lost their jobs and eventually their homes because "heck, if they can't pay for a mortgage by getting a part-time minimum wage job, they should expect to lose everything." The conservatives want off-shore drilling because they've been brainwashed into thinking that it will wean us off foreign dependence. The oil (not spilling) is going into cargo ships and sold on the open world market! The off-shore oil is NOT staying in the U.S.! How the hell can we get that through their heads? This is about Big Oil making a buck, damn the environment! We're not learning a damn thing and it's becoming more and more obvious what a heartless population by and large we've become. Big Oil and Wall Street are laughing their asses off at us, especially at the morons who actually believe they've got what's in our best interests at heart. People were angry at the government for loaning money to GM, but didn't get really pissed at Wall Street until word of their fat bonuses leaked. These wingnutz didn't seem to understand that Wall Street had become a giant casino using our money until recently! If these megacorps didn't stand to lose something significant, why are they fighting reregualtions? Don't these anti-regulation idiots understand that? All this stuff is related. Say what you want about former President Jimmy Carter, but he "got it." And to top it off, I've actually begun reading snipes that this disaster is getting too much coverage! How can you be so blind to not understand what the stakes are?
Ronnie Ray Jenkins has posted a video song on his youtube channel and I was impressed by the message. I actually have contacted him that I'd like the CD when it becomes available and he said he'll let me know. Maybe it's not much, but I'd like to believe every little bit helps. I also texted REDCROSS to 90999 for the $10 donation for not just this disaster, but the underreported flooding in Tennessee...and yes I did the same for Haiti. I know my donations aren't life changing, but I'm also not inclined to just blindly bitch about something without doing some small part. Below the video, I'm going to post a few of ronnierayjenkins youtube posts because I think what is going on is so important and he's taking the time to do his part. I have no doubt that the one from yesterday is the spot-on truth. I'm also posting a link to his youtube channel and website.
Ronnie Ray Jenkins on Youtube
Zephyrs Through The Hills
ronnierayjenkins So the big steel condom they tried to use to stop ejaculation isn't working. It bought them time to confer with their lawyers though. 5/8
ronnierayjenkins Sunday is scheduled for the CD...I'm going to work hard to get it out to you fast. Keep your eyes peeled, and ears open. 5/6
ronnierayjenkins I'm heading to the studio today to work on this song. When I'm done, it will be just what I'm looking for with chattering dolphins, shorebirds. It has to be done folks. Anyone who knows what this means to our world will understand. It has to stop folks. Help me help the Gulf with this one. Please. It's our world. RRJ. 5/5
ronnierayjenkins @uniballpenman they are beyond accountability Penman. Until the people as a group are relentless in exposing what they are doing to a living planet, it will just continue on , and on...until.....there is no (on) left to meet. 5/5
ronnierayjenkins Well, the first line of oil has hit Louisianna folks. There is dead wildlife, oil covered birds, and dead sharks. 5/5