Disease and death in the Gulf region courtesy of BP
It's outside the attention span (or outside the government reservation) for most of the so-called journalists in this country, but the tragedy of BP's Deepwater Horizon screwup is still unfolding. At least it is still on Al Jazeera's horizon.
Our government and its minions are no longer concerned. The public's attention has moved on and Obama himself has declared food from the Gulf safe to eat. Here is a nugget to show you why you should read the entire article:
Paul Doom has been to 18 hospitals and seen 129 doctors.
"I have documentation and images showing lesions in my brain," he said. "Lesions that are the same as lesions on the brains of marine life from the Exxon Valdez spill from marine necropsies. This is a life and death situation and a race against time."
Doom said the water and food along the Gulf Coast are not safe, and he is angry at the Obama administration.
"I would ask them why have they allowed this to happen," he said, "How can you live with yourself knowing you allowed this to happen and continue?"
Aguinaga feels betrayed as well.
"I feel stabbed in the back by my own country," he said, "I feel we are being dictated to by a foreign power. Maybe our president is not strong enough to stand up against them. I know money buys people, but they couldn't offer me enough money for the loss of my friend, and the stuff we’re going through."
Aguinaga's prognosis for the future of Gulf Coast residents?
"We’re all lab rats and we didn’t even know it. We’re waiting to see how it’s going to turn out."
Corporatism has consequences beyond rich guys with too many yachts, like disease and deaths for thousands of people who were just in the way of corporate profits.