BP, HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR HOME BLACK? BP, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OIL BACK!

* * * If these companies and powers defeat us, that is a shame. However, if we defeat ourselves by being indifferent, callous, numb, and fearful, that is a tragedy we all will have to live with for the rest of our lives. I ask you all to muster your courage and love and join us in giving British Petroleum back it’s oil. * * *

Public beaches were closed Friday in Grand Isle, Louisiana, as oil, dead fish and birds washed ashore.

Dearest Readers,

Today, The Frogge is not writing to tell you about the latest party or the best band, because all of these things are extremely trivial and completely unimportant while we are currently in the midst of an environmental disaster. As most of you know, “More than a month has passed since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig blew up, spewing immeasurable quantities of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and frustrating all efforts to contain it.” (Quote taken from The NY Times.)

To read two articles, from The NY Times, which can better explain the situation, click Here or Here. You can also WATCH THE OIL LEAK LIVE by clicking Here. (It usually takes a few seconds to load, but be patient, it does work.)

It is during times like these that we can feel helpless and small. We may think to ourselves, “What can I really do to help?” Well, we can start by making our voices heard. 40 long days have passed, and the oil continues to spew into our beautiful ocean. Let’s all come together, let our voices be heard, and demand that BP does something immediately to stop this already catastrophic disaster.

A peaceful protest has been organized by Johnny B Azari, Sally Bette Newman, Andreas Dre Zettlmeissl, Sheida Irani, Shoja Azari and Shirin Neshat. Here is their message & their plan that I would like to share with all of you:

“On May 28th, nearly 40 days after the beginning of this disaster, we shall come together as citizens of NYC and march to the BP station on the corner of Houston and Lafayette. There, we will be dressed in all white with gas hoses wrapped around our bodies and necks symbolizing the asphyxiating hold the oil companies maintain on the world. We shall enter the station and for two minutes stand in a formation that demonstrates our solidarity against BP and other companies guilty of the same crimes. There will be a speaker demanding that BP, TransOcean, and Halliburton halt all drilling world wide till the oil spill is totally cleaned. After the speech, we will chant: “BP your heart is black, you can have your oil back.” We will then dump buckets of “oil” (black water) over ourselves and the station. Then we will disperse.

This is a peaceful, non-destructive piece of performance art that will last two minutes. It will be videotaped, edited, and digitally disseminated. A flash protest if you will.

The point is participation, not perfection. If these companies and powers defeat us, that is a shame. However, if we defeat ourselves by being indifferent, callous, numb, and fearful, that is a tragedy we all will have to live with for the rest of our lives. I ask you all to muster your courage and love and join us in giving British Petroleum back its oil.”

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Johnny B Azari at freedomgloryproject@gmail.com. You can also get current updates by following this event on Facebook Here.

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On that note, I would like to point out that nothing matters if we don’t stand up for ourselves and our environment. We would be nothing without our beautiful planet, and so it’s our job to help keep it in the best shape possible. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY SHOWING UP THIS  FRIDAY, MAY 28TH, AT 6 pm (no earlier, no later!!) AT THE BP GAS STATION ON THE CORNER OF HOUSTON & LAFAYETTE DRESSED IN ALL WHITE.

Love your friend,

THE FROGGE ❤

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