- The Gulf Oil Spill has proven to be the most consequential
environmental catastrophe of the modern era, and yet it has not even come
on shore much except for the sullied patches of LA coastline that we watch
on the evening news. The documentary BLACK WAVE quite poignantly illustrates
that, with an oil spill, the most serious effects are felt for years, and
even decades later. This illuminating retrospective over the last 20 years
in the wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska presents a graphic
portrayal of the tearing of the social fabric, and the many dimensions
of societal breakdown due to the unrelenting environmental degradation
of that terrible disaster.
- The great people of Louisiana are already aware of what
is right around the corner. Their candid and emotional interviews reveal
a sense of foreboding that is too raw and heartfelt to escape the video
cameras. Deep down inside they know that their way of life is gone forever;
their coastal culture has been wiped out. However, they are a resilient
and battle-hardened people who will no doubt find a way for themselves
somewhere else in this great country. They inspired us in the aftermath
of Katrina, as they do now. And we wish them all the best as they pick
up the pieces of their lives and homes and businesses to start over.
- The Game Changer that we speak of is not the one wreaking
havoc on the Louisiana coastal community however. From April 20th onward,
for example, the economic and financial calculus of the State of Florida
has been altered irrevocably in a most profound and fundamental way. City,
county and state governments have already changed the way they do business
in light of the many huge changes that are coming down the pike. Tourism,
the number one industry in Florida, is already taking a big hit, and the
black wave hasn't even hit yet. When tourism is down, all of the cottages
industries and collateral businesses inevitably start to shudder themselves.
Obviously state tax revenue is drying up, and therefore budgets are shrinking
faster than a glacier hit by global warming.
- The political calculus of Florida is likewise going through
tectonic shifts, especially in the environmental arena. Simply put, if
any politician is not a true environmentalist within a few months time,
he or she is history. Let us restate this soon-to-be fact of life in Florida.
If you aren't a genuine tree hugger fairly soon, you never will be, and
therefore there will no longer be a place for you in leadership, anywhere
in the Gulf States. In light of the ecological carnage taking place in
real time in our beloved Gulf, no one can afford to hang out a shingle
that offers any solutions but those that are aligned with true preservation
and conservation of the planet Earth. Whoever fails to wear, and burnish,
their newfound environmental credentials with pride and enthusiasm, will
not stack up with those of us who will no longer tolerate anything less
than Native American values.
- However, even this is not the Game Changer of which we
speak. You see, there has been an age-old conflict going on for millennia
that looks like this. There are the takers and the caretakers according
to our esteemed James Michener's CENTENNIAL. The takers we know who
they were, and who they are today. Their MO, as well as the path of destruction
that they always leave in their wake, is all too obvious even to the most
obtuse among us. The caretakers are likewise well known by their good deeds,
common sense and ability to effectively utilize their God-given faculty
of human reason. They are often persecuted for simply doing what is right
and noble and true. Sometimes they're even prosecuted for taking a courageous
stand against the status quo. How menacing one, single tree-hugger can
- Herein lies the real megilla. We are speaking to every
level of wanton disregard and cavalier exploitation of Earth's resources.
Many have yet to realize that there is a finite limit to what you can take.
At some point one must begin to give back, as well as take care of what
one has been given. The Gulf Oil Spill is a perfect example of where a
whole civilization has been sucking the lifeblood of Mother Earth with
no end in sight. The push to drain every economically feasible oil field
on earth has become so relentless that the current state of affairs
the largest oil spill in recorded history, as well as the greatest man-made
environmental disaster in our hemisphere - was a foregone conclusion to
an entire age. So here we are with no choice but to sit in the stink of
a century of planet abuse.
- What we see here is a Gordian knot that must be un-knotted,
and even that does not guarantee us a rosy future. Truly we have hit the
proverbial wall with no place left to go but to the Divine for guidance.
It is high time that we asked Spirit to enlighten and inform us during
these times of great flux and earth-shattering change. As for the solutions
that might work on the ground, or rather in the water deep undersea
at the depth of 5000 feet there is only one answer. That's right,
there is only ONE answer.
- Until there is true surrender to the Higher Power, this
well will not be tamed. Until we submit to a higher understanding, this
gusher will not be capped. Oh, they may temporarily plug it, but a permanent
solution will remain elusive. You see, this is the Game Changer of all
time, and BP and the US Federal Government do not yet even appear to have
- Let us repeat ourselves for the sake of this message
sinking into someone's noggin. The Gulf will continue to fill up with oil,
with no end in sight, until the attitude of superiority at BP is finally
reined in. Likewise, gobs of oil will wash up on Gulf State shorelines,
until the culture of arrogance of the US Federal Government is put in check.
- Keep in mind that upwards of 50% of the oil and gas from
the Gulf serves to fuel the US and UK war-making machines. What better
way for Mother Earth to bring this ongoing, senseless slaughter to a halt
than by going right to where it hurts the most - OIL. Wake up, and smell
the VOC's, America, before you asphyxiate on some of the most dangerous
chemical fumes Mother Nature has to offer. When hurricane season goes into
full tilt, then you have the prospect of oil slicks on land as well. Not
a very pleasant summer in the Southeast, we dare say. And all because
the US Federal Government gave the green light to BP to conduct dangerously
experimental and extremely risky deep earth oil drilling to feed a war
policy that is as unconscionable as it is repugnant.
- Which brings us to one of the most serious aspects of
this Game Changer of 'em all. As this kind of apocalyptic event tends to
do, the change agents that have been unleashed will make their marks over
a fairly long period of time though they will move very fast, and their
effects will be felt quite strongly and in quite unexpected ways and places.
Remember, "He comes like a thief in the night", so get ready
for an awesome roller coaster ride.
- Historically, the major earth changes and calamities
usually spare the rich and famous, the wealthy and landed gentry, and those
who wield great influence and are powerful in the mundane spheres of life.
Well, many of these individuals (and families) live somewhere between Stuart
and Key West on the east coast of Florida, and between Clearwater and Naples
on the west coast. Well, guess what, depending on the future behavior of
the loop current, the number and ferocity of Gulf of Mexico hurricanes,
and the frequency of undersea earthquakes and volcanoes, we can expect
the white sandy beaches of Florida to be under assault for decades to come.
- Therefore, the most expensive coastline in the world
will sit in a limbo of sorts. The greatest concentration of wealth
trillions of dollars in residential and commercial real estate sits
in the state of abeyance while the Gulf periodically and unpredictably
regurgitates oil, dispersants and dead marine life. We wonder if this RE
can ever be sold at even a fraction of their pre-2010 values. Imagine owning
a $40 million beachfront property that never knows when these contaminants,
chemicals, and corpses are going to come ashore. Not a pretty picture.
- However, there is an upside. And it is this. We have
a Clash of the Titans in the making. And it is this conflict that will
facilitate the process of global transformation that would be hard to effectuate
in any other way. Who are these titans? We have the largest oil and gas
corporations on earth bumping up against the richest people on earth. Quite
a spectacle, and guaranteed to produce an outcome of epic proportions.
- Of course , there are many others conflicts heating up
like BP vs BO, the State of Louisiana vs the US Federal Government &
British Petroleum (BJ vs BO & BP) and Everyone vs the EPA. Let's not
forget the one that's been festering for the past 235 years between the
USA and the UK, as this one demands a swift and thorough resolution if
the US is to finally let go of Her status as a de facto colony . However,
it will be the unseen, unheard internecine feuds like the one between BP
and her industry brothers and sisters that really takes the platforms down
for good. When you're the skunk at the picnic, even your best friends will
do everything in their power to decisively eliminate the odor, source and
- Now here's the poetic justice piece. Many of these South
Florida residents are the beneficiaries of multi-generational revenue streams
that have been produced by various trusts, blocks of stock ownership, interlocking
directorships and the perks that go with them, as well as many other extremely
profitable financial instruments that are tied directly, and indirectly,
to the spoils of the Oil & Gas Industry which have inexorably accrued
for well over a century. That's a LOT of accumulated wealth. And much
of it is domiciled, and manifests in the form of countless multifarious
commercial and business interests throughout South Florida.
- As the karmic slack significantly tightens throughout
the final years of the Mayan calendar, so does karmic payback on both sides
of this equation. Voila, we are about to witness the final battle of the
Clash of these Titans. As we experience the final death throes of the
Anglo-Americam juggernaut, the very same tactics and strategy that the
rich and powerful have always employed with awesome effect will now be
theirs to experience. It's called divide and conquer working itself up
the financial/economic food chain of the planet to the very pinnacle of
worldly power. The proverbial snake consuming its own body is perhaps
the best word picture that illustrates what happens when corrupt, crony,
corporate capitalism devours itself.
- Please know that there is a very shiny silver lining
in this dark oily cloud. We speak of the upcoming transition away from
the hydrocarbon fuel paradigm. And toward a clean and green energy platform
that is truly sustainable and renewable. With a global population fast
approaching 7 billion humanoids, the planet can hardly tolerate any type
of energy source that is not environmentally friendly and ecologically
sound. It is that simple. Unfortunately, humankind was not willing to receive
the message in any other way but by an all out catastrophe Armageddon
- Perhaps the human race will now wake up to the fact that
there is a conscious being under their feet. That there are many other
living beings who have a right to exactly what human beings have a right
to. We hope and pray that the American consciousness expands into an awareness
of otherness and respect for all life, especially the human life in other
nations that are seemingly foreign to them. The future will not allow anything
less if humanity hopes to survive. And for some of us, to actually thrive
as the planet Herself transitions through 4th density on the way to "A
- Dr. Tom Termotto, National Coordinator Gulf Oil Spill
Remediation Conference (International Citizens' Initiative) Tallahassee,