Albert Einstein has often been quoted as saying that you can’t solve a problem while thinking at the level of the problem. That statement has never been truer than in the present Gulf oil spill debacle. The problem is that BP, and its entire supporting infrastructure, which includes the petrochemical industry, various centers of academic influence (otherwise known as “leading universities”), and various branches of science, such as microbiology and engineering, have contributed to the current mess.
The current mess is that we have a high percentage of people who are used to seeing the problem as insurmountable, a conclusion supported by how ineffective known and accepted methods have been. They believe that they are right. Even though more effective solutions are available, current beliefs make for minds that are closed to “out of the box” thinking, which can easily be rationalized away by something as trivial as mere obscurity. If millions of research dollars haven’t been thrown at a “problem,” then the solution can’t be real, they tell themselves. Yet, hundreds of millions, even billions can be thrown at the Gulf of Mexico for remediation. However, unless it is toward an effective remediation method, it, and our planet will die.
I say this with a clear picture of an effective remediation method, so I am not painting a picture of gloom or doom. Indeed, when you gain a new perspective, things that were once fear inducing now look like grand opportunities.
Unaccustomed to seeing anything other than a chemical approach to remediation as effective (although it isn’t really), the vast majority of the people in BP’s employ have had a fairly narrow list of treatment options to choose from. This includes the academic and independent research communities, that have directed the thrust of their research toward nanotechnology, genomic studies, and other forms of patentable, expensive, untested, and not yet relevant pursuits.
The general thinking is that if this large body of “experts” haven’t embraced it, then it’s not viable. We now know that the best approaches often have little to do with the number of adherents. Ask the people, if they will talk to you, who have restored their health from such conditions as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, AIDS and cancer if they took the standard treatments. Those that I have either spoken to directly, or heard about, followed a course that would most likely be subject to question if not ridicule by mainstream health practitioners. Yet, the mainstream group continues to limit themselves to expensive patentable solutions, steering clear of natural, and therefore not patentable options.
Now, in the Gulf, we have the entire medical scenario being played out before our eyes, with the same issues facing those seeking to remediate the situation as it would with someone who came into a hospital with a clinical problem. Currently, the system has tried chemical dispersants – which would correspond with the allopathic medical approach – to address the oil, only to make the environment worse.
A natural, non-toxic method, referred to as bioremediation, has been presented to certain powers-that-be who realize what continuation along the current path could mean, not only to the Gulf, but to the world. Quietly they have gained the attention and interest at the state and Federal level. Expect to see some announcement of this soon. ANY method that demonstrates success at remediating the oil, in deep water, on beaches, and in coastal estuaries, is going to be noticed. No one will be able to dismiss it for lack of a double-blind study, or clinical trial. If Nature can’t fix this situation, it can’t be fixed. A plan that can work is in the offing. The jubilation that looms after the Gulf of Mexico is brought back to health is only the start.
The real conversation… about health remediation, can then begin.