“DRILL BABY DRILL” BY JACK MOSLEY
Depending on what you read, it may seem like things are getting better in the Gulf of Mexico. Well, better is far from good, or even acceptable, and while BP says they are containing the gusher, they haven’t exactly proven themselves to be trustworthy or “good” at their job, technically speaking.
This disaster has killed the livelihoods of fishermen, shrimpers, oyster farmers, and many others. But it’s bigger than just people and jobs, and it’s certainly not about having to eat crappy farm-raised shrimp or frozen oysters. This spill can destroy an entire ecosystem, ravishing some of America’s most pristine land and water for generations.
While BP may be containing the original leak better, the larger issue of offshore drilling continues to taunt us, as a new seep has been detected about three kilometers from the original disaster. Of course, BP claims they have nothing to do with the other seep, saying it’s coming from another incident all together. That may or may not be true, but even if it is, it only undermines the case for offshore drilling even more, as talking heads and politicians fight to continue drilling in our most sacred environments. Earlier today, the Florida legislature defeated a bill, which would allow their citizens to vote on the issue of offshore drilling.
Clearly, it’s not a fair fight. Time and time again, when the politicians and big businessmen fail us, it’s our artists that pick up the slack and speak for us. In Drill Baby Drill, Jack Mosley paints a devastating picture of what’s going on in the gulf today, while reminding us that the future of our natural resources and environment has been bought and sold by a farcical puppet show aimed only at furthering a few men’s careers and bank accounts.
Fortunately, Jack’s putting his money where his mouth is by donating 100% of the proceeds from the song to the National Wildlife Federation to aid in their efforts to clean up the mess.
You can pick up the track on iTunes and follow Jack’s efforts to save his native land on facebook and twitter.
And for National Incident Commander Thad Allen who says the oil skimmers are “starting to have trouble finding the oil,” try harder, jackass. It’s out there. Lots of it.