Boycott BP so the Children May Suffer

With oil continuing to spill at record pace into the Gulf, and cleanup efforts failing miserably, I hear people everywhere screaming "boycott!"  With any luck, it just may bankrupt a large Global company, and that seems like a fair punishment for the astronomical environmental and economical damage that has been caused! ♪ give me fuel, give me fire, give me just what I desire, ooh yeah!♪  (Metallica)

Heck, let's do it! Let's boycott, then we can throw a huge party as we watch all the Big business people lose money. I'm sure they have their big bonus money tucked safely away somewhere, so it's not like they'll suffer any. They'll just move on to some other big shot job where they can further wreck havoc on the world!

So, how do we make sure they stay down? How do we really punish them?! Oh, I know, let's get some lawyers involved! They can file class action suits! Then, not only will BP have even less money, but then the out of work Fisherman will be able to feed their families for a couple nights with their portion of the winnings. I bet they'd be able to easily get a couple cans of surplus tuna with their share! ♪ Everybody hurts, sometime♪  (REM)

As for the little people that work for BP companies all around the world, well, they should have known better than to build careers with a company that would make such a stupid mistake! so for their stupidity in job choice, they can can just be unemployed, too. And their punishment for poor decision making can be facing the little faces of their teary eyed children begging for food because Mommy and Daddy didn't plan for the bankruptcy of the seemingly stable company. ♪ Well, we're living here in Allentown, and they're closing all the factories down♪  (Billy Joel)

When it's all over, and we've accomplished our Boycott goal, we can then sit back and relax and enjoy the new improved oil enriched beaches, as we soak ourselves in the moisturizing black waters of our new world. A world transformed because people seeked the punishment of a large company and succeeded. Leaving no money left for BP to contribute to the resolution of the problem, and resulting in the loss of millions of jobs, and investments!  ♪ It's the end of the world as we know it♪  (REM)

Behind every Big company is a lot of little people. Maybe, a better solution is to spend our time looking for a way to help, as opposed to a way to punish. Boycotting works well to bring about change, but is it the right kind of change?



  1. Great post. I kept reading because I just couldn't believe what I was reading. I just thought that couldn't be how you really think. I just couldn't understand. Then, I get to the end and learn the truth of your beliefs. Very well written.

    And I couldn't agree more. Boycotting would only worsen an already terrible situation. As for how to help, I just do not know.

    Have a relaxing weekend.

  2. Well said. I wondered what the title meant. But you are so right. There should be punishments and fines but remember the "little" people that make the money for the compny.

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  4. Great's so easy to just jump on the band wagon and scream "Boycott!" I like how you've really thought it through.

  5. I'm following you back from Friday Follow! Love this post. I am just heartbroken over what has happened in the Gulf.

  6. Hi - I'm new to your blog and love the music twist to it. I'm also a music fanatic.

    I love your view on this - it's from the other side and it's thought provoking! It shows that every story has two sides - the greedy corporation, the mal-treatment of the environment for the small man on the street.

    Well said and thanks for posting your thoughts!

  7. NPR was just talking about this the other day. It's good that people point out the unseen side of these things...I'm not sure I'd even thought about the small owners before that. I wonder if these owners will be taking up lawsuit with the company?


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