Alec Baldwin shared his thoughts on the BP oil disaster by penning a blog post titled “This Crisis Is an Opportunity to Set an Example — Let BP Die” on The Huffington Post. The passionate 52 year old stresses the fact that the devastation in the Gulf is something that affects us all.
“The destruction in the Gulf region, like the Katrina debacle and the September 11th attacks, reminds us that we are one country and that the sudden loss or destruction of our nation’s freedoms, monuments, culture, servicemen and women, natural resources, you name it, casts into sharp focus what is ours to protect and defend,” writes Baldwin.
The actor continues, “The Gulf of Mexico, at least that part of it that is ours to maintain and fish and enjoy, belongs to every American. Just like the Great Lakes, the Grand Canyon, Monterey Bay, The Rocky Mountains, Cape Cod, Park Avenue, the Lincoln Memorial, the Little League ball field in your town, the place you have coffee at every morning, or take yoga or the place you go to have coffee and make fun of yoga . What is happening down there is happening to you and to me. Because resources like the Gulf ARE this country. They belong to us. And if you aren’t so goddamned fed up with this crap from the oil industry that you want to scream, then maybe you need to have some tar balls fall out of the sky on to your front lawn before you get it.”
Baldwin reminds readers of message he previously relayed which said that in order to show that we are on the right track with energy reform, a major oil company would have to go out of business. He believes that oil company should be BP—“let BP die.”
To read Alec Baldwin‘s post in its entirety visit The Huffingon Post.