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June 4, 2010

Primal Scream

Primal Scream

The hand of vengence from the plume became that much more evident yesterday via  the lens of AP’s Charlie Riedel.

Maybe this “slow-motion” disaster is payback for living in this “instant” culture we’ve created for ourselves, working ever-so-much-on-it’s-own-time, revealing itself as a picture would materialize, yes, that slowly, after taking a Polaroid back-in-the-day.

What does it take for us to get it? For the public, for the government, for industry to get that we live in an ecosystem? That we’re truly interdependent? That to live is to profit — not the other way around?

What it takes, and I take my hat off to Charlie for it — even as I choke over the sight — is to simply open that window on living death.

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