Originally posted by BlackOps719
Originally posted by Threadfall
reply to post by BlackOps719
For you to say such things, OP, I'm sure you don't own a car or buy plastics. I think BP is mostly responsible too, but corporate avarice is driven by consumer avarice and, therefore, in my own miniscule am responsible as well.
Now if you've never bought gasoline or petroleum based products, then you are not being a hypocrite and I'm sorry.
Sorry friend, but the blame the consumer angle just doesn't fly. Im no more responsible for this clusterf*** in the gulf than I am responsible for the Exon Valdez disaster because I drink alcohol.
BlackOps, that is a not an accurate representation of what I said and you know it. Blaming you for the Exxon Valdez spill because you like alcohol is as absurd as blaming me for the GOM spill because I like alcohol. The fact is that our affinities for booze had nothing to with either (not including the Exxon Valdez captain ) but our affinities for oil have. I'm not a person that blames the consumer, either. All I meant to say was that it is naive for an individual to put 100% of the blame on a corporation unless said individual has completely removed themselves from the system. I don't blame myself or others like me, but unlike the OP, I at least acknowledge that I've helped feed the beast, so to speak.