It's just as I thought after getting into Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine, the premise of which is, "Take over and own what you desire after a natural or man made disaster when the populace is still in shock and discombobulated."
What a book to be reading as BP's oil continues to belch into the Gulf of Mexico. I posit that none of us will ever see or walk those southern gulf coast beaches again. BP will 'own' them and will continue to drill in the gulf until there is nothing left.
So, when are we going to make a personal effort to cut back our gasoline usage?