The greed that led to the tragedy of Deep Water Horizon

It is 3.45 in the morning, I am absolutely shattered but I have just watched the film Deep Water Horizon and I feel compelled to write down my thoughts before I go to bed and try and sleep.

Many operators of the rig were at fault but, at the end of the day, it all came down to greed and the US executives of BP just pushed and pushed, cutting corners and putting both the rig and all of the men at risk, for the sake of money.

Let us remind ourselves that it was the biggest US rig disaster on record and the base of it was the desire to make as much money as possible.

Years ago, I watched the disaster unfold on the news and given the calamity that befell the rig, I am surprised, but thankful, that only 11 men out of roughly 120 died.

But given that only 11 people died, I really feel for the families who lost loved ones, as those losses were as a result of pure greed. Basically, the desire for money was put before lives. This was not wartime but peacetime, which makes it even more unpalatable.

I am well aware that greed is put before morality and justice, as I have suffered from it for four years but I have not lost my life but, quite frankly, given the pain that I have suffered and continue to suffer, I wish I had and if had not been for my darling Liesel, I wish I had died on the slab at 16.

Even if the balloon went up and most of the world was destroyed, the survivors, if any, would repopulate the earth and over time, we would be right back where we started.

The human being is a highly evolved animal but has one major flaw and that is that most people always want more and they do not care who they hurt or how they get it. If they see someone with better things than them, they want that too and will either steal, lie, cheat or be corrupt to get whatever they want.

A great many human beings are materialistic but I do not count myself in that number but I count all of my family that is alive in that category, including my daughter, Verity, who has destroyed an innocent life for her own benefit….

Like grandfather, like uncle, like aunt, like mother, like daughter

Greed is a pernicious virus and once it has infected someone, can never be cured. All of my family, including my daughter are proof of that

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