posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 08:12 AM
reply to post by Extralien
First, we caused the oil spill in the GoM because of all our greed for the products of the crude oil ecomony, and BP like many other of the oil
companies are in effect our agents to get the oil we need to continue to enjoy the ability to connect to the internet and post on this forum.
BP are just the company that asked for and was given the permits to drill. We all need to accept the blame for what happen.
And what real evidence is there that millions of people will die because of this oil spill? Of course, there is no evidence that any of the small
business owners of BP stations protested by Grrenpeace today will die either, or that their businesses will fail.
Of course, I am more concerned at the lose or failure of a small business in the UK. That has a real impact on this country as so many other
businesses and people depend of other local small businesses.
If Greenpeace was interested in something other than media headlines that would have taken the time to consider the impact of their actions on these
small business owners. Greenpeace are looking for this action to have some impact of BP. It will have none and based on many of the comments posted
on newspaper discussion boards, this action could have caused a backlash for Greenpeace which in many of its fights, does the right thing.
I see the impact of the lost of small businesses everyday and the despair of those owners who lose everything, busting the guts out. Just how pleased
will any of these businesses owners be if their business fails, maybe not as a direct result of this action but the stupid actions of a bunch of
eco-warriors who have a beef with a oil company that is getting oil out of the ground because we want the benfits of the crude oil economy.
How many of the Greenpeace protesters used products of the crude oil economy to arrange and execute this action. They, just like us are as much to
blame for the need to drill for oil in the GoM.
Can I imply from your posts that the future of these small business owners is not as important as the rights of Greenpeace to attempt to damage their
I certainly hope that one of these small business owners decided to sue Greenpeace for the lost of their right to trade. I, for one would financial
support this as I continue to support small and local businesses everyday in the UK.