There was much less propaganda in last night's Oval Office speech given to the nation by our President.
The hype about making the gulf region better than it ever was got cut out and thrown away as it should have been.
The Deepwater Horizon episode is seen as what it is, a great loss for that region, for our entire nation, for our planet, and for world civilization.
The history of our addiction was described as giving mostly lip service to the addiction, while we increase the addiction, which really is the state of the nation in terms of our energy history, wisdom, and mastery of the wrong things.
All that is happening to us while other nations are making "going to the moon in ten years" progress in alternative energy, even as we lag behind on a national scale.
I am glad so much of the bloviation was removed and the speech was closer to the reality we can attain at the moment.
Which is closer to nothing than we like to admit.
So much of the impact is psychological, in the form of debilitating depression, because we can't seem to shake this terrible addiction, economic woes, nor being a divided nation.
Obama pointed out that many are fighting for the addiction, and thereby fighting against those who want to get rid of this fossil fuel addiction, which slows us down considerably.
I would only ask that he admit his mistake of embracing offshore drilling 21 days before the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe began, and that he admits what a colossal mistake that was, so others will grasp that reality.
UPDATE: President Obama orchestrated a $20,000,000,000 fund, which comes from BP, with an independent overseer to distribute it to those in need in the states damaged by the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
The BP stockholders will have to wait for their dividends.
He obtained an additional $100,000,000 for those who are hit by the moratorium on deep water drilling pending the ongoing investigation.
How much has your republican politician done for you folks lately, besides calling for more drilling?