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BP Isn't Doing the Right Thing, Says Spike Lee

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Remember the oil spill in the Gulf? You know, the oil spill. BP? The big oil spill? No? Because that really happened.

Anyway, some people remember it, including director Spike Lee who had a rambling, but still pretty interesting take on the whole thing on Countdown on MSNBC.

"You see these commercials, these PSA commercials, they run day and night. They say, like — well, we’ll decide if you have a legitimate claim. That’s like the — the insurance companies deciding down here. Very few people got their money. So, for me, Keith, what — the threat between the first documentary when the levees broke and this one, “If God is Willing, Da Creek Don’t Rise” is greed — is all about greed. And I really think that this is going to bring about the downfall of the United States of America because we have people in office appointed and voted in and people in big business positions who only care about the dollar bill and there are people get harmed, people die. They say that’s the cost of doing business."

The interesting thing to me are two points: 1) the objection to business and greed and 2) the claim that this pursuit of greed is going to bring down the United States of America. It doesn't matter whether one agrees with Lee on either point, what matters is that this is a mainstream viewpoint now, and it fits perfectly with the social mood shift currently under way.
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