"I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown, in this case, a $20 billion shakedown." ― Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), 17 June 2010Barton's number one campaign contributor has been Anadarko Petroleum, which is a partner in the current disaster with British Petroleum and Deepwater Horizon (the drillers of the well). Barton also 'poo-pooed' Albert Gore's environmental concerns. If the Republican's were in power in the House, Barton would be in charge of the committee.
After this gulf oil disaster began, a friend sent me a passage from the eighth chapter of the Apocalypse, that is where the seven angels are blowing trumpets.
And the second angel sounded the trumpet: and as it were a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood: And the third part of those creatures died, which had life in the sea, and the third part of the ships was destroyed. And the third angel sounded the trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters: And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. ― Apoc. viii. 8-11.We have an horrible site of oil soaked birds, but that is only a small portion. These birds are visible, because they are at the line where sea, land and air come together. In the deep hidden sea the zone of death is far more expansive and invisible.
Et secúndus ángelus tuba cécinit : et tamquam mons magnus igne ardens missus est in mare, et facta est tértia pars maris sanguis, et mórtua est tértia pars creatúræ eórum, quæ habébant ánimas in mari, et tértia pars návium intériit. Et tértius ángelus tuba cécinit : et cécidit de cælo stella magna, ardens tamquam fácula, et cécidit in tértiam partem flúminum, et in fontes aquárum : et nomen stellæ dícitur Absínthium, et facta est tértia pars aquárum in absínthium ; et multi hóminum mórtui sunt de aquis, quia amáræ factæ sunt. ― Apoc. viii. 8-11.
Greed: greed that buys congressmen to weaken regulations. Regulations: regulations that would provide safety and supervision. This is the freedom that is promoted by capitalism and the Republican party. The freedom to wreak havoc. The freedom of evil.
The pelican is the symbol of the state of Louisiana. The pelican is a symbol of Christ. The pelican in petroleum is reminiscent of the phoenix which burns. The phoenix is another icon of Christ. This pelican of petroleum is that of the face of the resultant of unhampered greed, and the devastation it marks upon the world.