I don’t know how or why Boston.com has become the go-to site for seeing the horrific, eye-opening, must-be-seen-or-in-my-opinion-you’re-not-American (as opposed to, say, the Times-Picayune) photo galleries of our national shame, but regardless, I’m grateful that they’re being viewed around the world.
I just hope the photos are reaching the right people, those who have turned a blind eye, who hope this story will just go away, who drive gas guzzlers without a shred of guilt, who make fun of people who drive hybrids, who think we need to keep up our aggressive oil exploration efforts (I’m looking at you, psycho Sarah Palin) in place of aggressive alternative fuel innovation.
If you see these photos, and have no reaction, then you have no soul. I continue to feel so outraged I can barely articulate it. This is my country, and I am ashamed. We can’t continue living like we do. We can’t keep doing this to our only home.