BLOODY DIRTY OIL » Nigeria’s Agony

Nigeria’s Agony – The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused headlines around the world, yet the people who live in the Niger delta have had to live with environmental catastrophes for decades.

What is the value of human survival? Why does it matter? To whom does it matter? Does it serve any particular end? How does one know? It may matter to you and me personally, but it may not matter at all cosmically.
The purpose of life is life. The meaning of life is life. All the rest is what we make of it. It is only what we will it to be, or are willing to accept.
CHIEF SEALTH: “It matters little where we pass the remnant of our days. They will not be many. A few more moons; a few more winters – and not one of the descendents of the mighty hosts that once moved over this broad land or lived in happy homes, protected by the Great Spirit, will remain to mourn over the graves of a people once more powerful and hopeful than yours. But why should I mourn at the untimely fate of my people? Tribe follows tribe, and nation follows nation, and regret is useless. Your time of decay may be distant, but it will surely come, for even the white man whose God walked and talked with him as friend to friend, cannot be exempt from the common destiny. We may be brothers after all. We will see.” – Chief Sealth, addressing a treaty negotiating party, 1855.


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