I just shot this onto a friend’s Facebook wall. I expect to be flamed, but that doesn’t make me wrong:
BP is certainly culpable in the most recent disaster, but the truth is that big corporations are the evolution of capitalism. Whether we like it or not, everything from the automobile to the iPod are integrated with the infrastructure of our mercantilist culture. BP was just at the business end of really bad luck. Get 8 acres of land and get off the grid; then you can complain. Until then, we are all as much a part of the problem as we are part of the solution.
“Until then, we are all as much a part of the problem as we are part of the solution.”
Exactly. Every gallon of gas I put in my car, every light I turn on in my house, and every time I do laundry (etc.), I am helping to cause these problems…
This whole anti-oil movement reminds me of the War on Drugs. You cannot combat the dealer and manufacturer as long as people are still buying the product. :-)