Best Experienced With:     Street Sweeper Social Club;    Fight, Smash, Win

(please right click on the link below to open the suggested background music for this evening’s treatise.   Thanks for joining.   How glad are we that our name is not Tony Hayward?)




Years ago, Mohandas Gandhi identified the seven sins, cautioning their danger to the spirituality of our collective humanity.   Clearly, they are also perilous to whooping cranes and the long term careers of BP executives.

  • Wealth without Work

  • Pleasure without Conscience

  • Science without Humanity

  • Knowledge without Character

  • Politics without Principle

  • Commerce without Morality

  • Worship without Sacrifice


Shall we begin?


“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”   (MG)


“What the hell did we do to deserve this?” (TH)

“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after truth” (MG)


“The oil is on the surface.  There aren’t any plumes.” (TH)

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”  (MG)

“I am sure they were genuinely ill, but whether it was anything to do with dispersants and oil, whether it was food poisoning or some other reason for them being ill, you know, there’s a—food poisoning is surely a big issue when you’ve got a concentration of this number of people in temporary camps, temporary accommodations.” (TH)

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.”  (MG)

“I think the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to have been very, very modest.” (TH)

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”  (MG)

“The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.” (TH)


“Savoir-Faire is everywhere!”  (French Canadian mouse, Savior-Faire) 


‘We had too many people that were working to save the world’  (TH)



“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”  (MG)


“We will only win this if we can win the hearts and minds of the local community. It’s a big challenge.’ (TH)



“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  (MG)





“Whoopsie”  (TH)


“The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”  (MG)



“We’re sorry for the massive disruption it has caused to their lives. There’s no one who wants this thing over more than I do, I’d like my life back” (TH)


“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won.   There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall.”  (MG)









The Mind of Mully

Your Honor may it please the court

Swear me in on a book full of Tupac quotes

After what I say you may noose my throat

Reporter..…please scribble down a few hot notes






“Words build bridges into unexplored regions.”  (AH)

(Editor’s Note 1:   Mr. Hayward did not really say “whoopsie”.   That was a bald faced fib.   Sorry about that.)

(Editor’s Note 2:   If you’d like to see Steven Covey’s take on Mr. Gandhi’s seven sins, you can find a good summary here:  http://www.mkgandhi.org/mgmnt.htm)

(Editor’s Note 3:   “Whoopsie”  seemed like something that Mr. Hayward would really say.   This is not an excuse for the fib.   Still sorry about the fib.    Mr. Hayward says a lot of stupid things for someone who defended his Doctorate in Geology at the very young age of 22.   That Street Sweeper Social Club combo of Tommy Morello and Boots Riley is now officially three times better than the combo of chocolate and peanut butter up here in The Attic. )

(Editor’s Note 4: ” See the hungry mob pulse and throb.   If you got a black list, I want to be on it.   If we’re gonna attack this, then we need to run it”)

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