Oil is a substance that is owned by the residents of the earth. It is not a corporate product, something produced in a factory. Yet, oil companies run a good part of the world and are responsible for many of our wars because they have seized, been given, bought for a pittance or bribe their way into "ownership" of oil. (Not to mention the owner of the rig in question, Transocean, and Halliburton -- both of which appear to have likely acted negligently -- in the case of the monstrous Gulf spill.)
BUZZFLASH BELIEVES OIL COMPANY ASSETS IN THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE NATIONALIZED AND EXECUTIVES OF OIL COMPANIES SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR TOXIC IMPACT AROUND THE NATION, AND SHOULD BE INDICTED UNDER THE CONCEPT OF CORPORATE PERSONHOOD ENDORSED BY THE SUPREME COURT. IF CORPORATIONS AND THEIR EXECUTIVES ARE ENTITLED TO THE SAME RIGHTS AS CITIZENS, THEY SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE SAME LAWS REGARDING THE PROTECTION OF LIFE AND HEALTH.
Which is the more radical idea today? That Wall Street has a free rein with gambling away our money, that corporations have a free rein to move our jobs overseas, that oil companies have a free rein to poision our planet -- or that we control them, rather than them ruining life as we know it? Think about which is more "radical."
DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE?