Corexit, always reminded me, since I first heard its name and understood what it was designed to do, of another dangerous product invented by Kurt Vonnegut in his fabulous funny and prescient book, “Cat’s Cradle” — and that, thankfully fictional, product was called ‘Ice Nine’.
Ice Nine’s unintended, or one might say ‘collaterally damaging’, side effect was to freeze all water on earth up to about 190 degrees, as I recall.
Nice ‘innovative product’ (as Wall Street originally said of CDOs, and CDSs), eh?
As I understand Corexit’s nice ‘innovative product’ side effect of very effectively disguising floating surface oil, too visibly on the top of the water, it actually sinks and spreads out the oil in a horizontal plume somewhere between a hundred and a thousand feet below the surface of the world’s oceans — which as the real bonus benefit of this finely tuned ‘product’ of misused science, of course means that the oil will spread at that invisible depth throughout our whole fragile little world!
Talk about one-upping Dow’s ‘Agent Orange’!
I have to wonder why so few so-called leftish progressive-lite folks still doubt my oft written warning that this Disguised Global Capitalist EMPIRE — which only ‘poses’ as, and is HQed in, our former country is so very concerned with keeping its cancerous trick of DISGUISING the fact of its being the Empire Cancer of all Maladies so well DISGUISED, eh?
As Zygmunt Bauman hauntingly puts it, “In the case of an ailing social order, the absence of an adequate diagnosis…is a crucial, perhaps decisive, part of the disease.”13
Berman, Morris 2011, “Dark Ages America, The Final Phase of Empire” (Kindle edition)