Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.
What is going on with the pipelines? Taxpayers pay and pay for pipelines that cost a fortune and then the companies that use them pay nothing. It would take a thousand trucks a thousand trips from Canada to the Gulf and that would only cost 25% of what the pipeline costs. The company that benefits doesn’t pay for trucks or mileage. The stuff in the pipeline can’t travel well that way because of the thickness. It’s toxic sludge that Canada wants out of its country. The Koch brothers want to use the stuff to pollute the Gulf of Mexico. I was told the damage planned is much worse than the oil that BP is paying to clean up from the explosion in 2011.
Why are the Native Americans the only ones concerned? Their concern is real. We should all join in their fight. Why would anyone want to put toxic sludge in their water supply? Why doesn’t anyone want to stop the further pollution of the Gulf of Mexico?
I know Native Americans cherish fresh water. They respect water. The story I was told by a Navajo woman was
When she was little her school was invited to the white kids’ school to play. When she got there the kids were playing with water balloons. The Navajo children cowered by the building watching, in disbelief, while the white children threw bags of water at each other. ‘This is play?’ they all thought. ‘They think this is fun?’ The Navajo children went home traumatized from watching sacred water being mistreated.
When I was 13 I was in a movie called Billy Jack. It was supposed to be about Native Americans and the main character was a type of Native American Batman. I wrote part of the movie and there were supposed to be three more movies. The next year I made sure we got actual Native Americans to play the Native Americans. Some woman bought the rights to the movies and she took over my part so I wrote the final two movies that summer. I got together with the tribes in the area and listened to their concerns. Top on their list was education, something this country has too little interest in. the second was the environment. The Native Americans told me that the land they were given was land nobody wanted and the white men tried to make it even more unlivable. They told me about the deliberate pollution that plagued their land. The last of the movies I wrote was Billy Jack Goes to Washington. It was a true story about Native Americans who were against the government building a Nuclear Power Plant on a fault line on their land. I have to wonder why it is that no white people joined in that fight? The Native Americans were no match for the government and the nuclear power plant was built on a fault line. One small earth quake and blammo everything for three hundred miles around would be incinerated.
Nuclear Power Plants are always built on fault lines and the Native Americans were the only ones raising a fuss. Newcomer Americans can be lazy and complacent.
The Koch brothers want to fill the Gulf of Mexico with toxic coal tar and only Native Americans are balking about it. The Kochs make money with the sole purpose of ruining the environment, that’s their contribution to Armageddon. I think there must be a lot of brown people who live around the Gulf. I know there are the Mexicans in Mexico, and there’s a large black population in New Orleans.
The Rand Corporation is trying to ruin this country’s water supply. They are draining the aquifers, that’s why there are so many sink holes opening up. That’s a relatively new development. They will ruin the Lakota Indian’s water supply. There are design flaws built in and the pipeline will leak.
We should all be kicking and screaming.