Article: Brad Pitt is 'willing to look at the death penalty' in bizarre rant against BP
Brad Pitt has been a sucker of unfortunate propaganda. He has allowed his love for the poor to be translated into hatred of the rich. His love of the environment to be perverted into the killing of another human being as a sacrificial atonement for environmental sin.This is just a symptom of a much larger problem.
The only way I could sympathize with Brad in this case is if BP purposefully plotted spilling millions of gallons of oil for the sake of mass death and the collapse of the US economy (neither of which happened), which I do not believe is the case. As for BP, there is a legitimate argument that this whole thing could have been prevented if they had not cut corners to save a few bucks... and against the government watchdogs that allowed them to, but Pitt's reaction is almost as if he expects them of plotting this whole thing on purpose, and would only be appropriate if this actually were the case. If this were the case, he would (more appropriately) be calling for the death penalty in response to the intended taking of human life, or mass treason due to plotting the destruction of the economy, but he is not.
This was also an unfortunate event for BP.. but I am not losing any sleep for them. It happened on their watch and it was their responsibility to step up to the plate and handle it like grown ups.