50 Years of Selling America Oil [VIDEO]
Maybe it's just me. But this whole Gulf of Mexico fiasco sounds a bit like a trailer mash-up between a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie and Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth. Unfortunately, this isn't Hollywood and we've have 5,000 barrels of crude oil bubbling into our ocean every single day--though some are reporting it's closer to 26,000 barrels a day!
And while some are quick to blame BP or even off-shore drilling, I am hesitant to agree: this tragedy begins at the pump. That's what makes the film When Midnight Comes by Jeff Burns so compelling. It's 50 years of oil industry propaganda sliced and diced for your viewing pleasure. The movie is part of the When History Attacks series which outlines how we keep making the same mistakes over and over.
David Schneider of When History Attacks says it best with "Every couple of generations, the same portents of Apocalypse gather - only to be swept under the carpet when the warnings of imminent destruction are perceived to be from the radical fringe, crying wolf."
That said, enjoy the show!