At the 2010 awards for most destructive socio-environmental incident, under the category: accidental or not.
The four nominations are…
- the almighty for the flood – for causing the extinction of most of what was, apparently.
- the american military – for generating millions of kilograms of hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste – all around the word.
- bp – for way outstripping in volume alone and destroying more of the environment than any other spill - accidental or otherwise, in peace time or probably any other time.
- union carbides bhopal disaster – with an estimated (to this day) death toll of over 15,000 with more people still, apparently, succumbing to the effects.
And the winner is…
We would first like to thank the us government for giving us this time of grace time in which we’ve stopped… teaspoon or tablespoon boys? To not really achieve much, and so by the time they do take over, at least we can say we tried.
We would like to thank the northern shores of the gulf states for letting the oil beach there (snigger), and for giving us this period to potentially ruin their lives and livelihoods (if they depend on anything sea-worthy) for at least a month or two.
We would like to thank both haliburton and transocean for getting us into this wheeze (thanks dick), i’m sure there’s a remittance around somewhere.
We’d like to thank all of you who haven’t yet taken it out on the directors, despite it being obvious to a tapeworm that when it really comes down to it, we really believe in the environment, after all, what’s it there for, if not polluting!
We would, once more, love to applaud the us government for allowing these practises to take place not only in their own backyard, but all around the globe.
And last, but not least, we sincerely like to thank all of you suckers out there taking it up the ass for us, yet again!
We thank you.