Q. Most of us use petrol and oil. Biting the hand that supplies our needs. We know we need it because people would line up for 5 miles at a petrol station if supplies ran short just to fill their cars. I doubt during a fuel crisis people would care about ethics providing they could get a full tank.
A. Good question! I guess that BP is the first oil company that has had this kind of terrible disaster and people need a scapegoat, badly, to blame for what happened. It is also a foreign company which seems to justify bad treatment. Instead of acknowledging that accidents will happen and seek the best and quickest solution to clearing up the mess, and learning from it for the future, many people prefer to point the finger, which helps no one in the end.
After all, if they boycott BP or any silly actions like that, only the pensioners will suffer and the people affected by the spill because the company might go out of business and there won't be enough money to pay those affected. So it all seems counter productive anyway.
Blaming is a terrible thing because it is dictated by fear and fear destroys, it doesn't build anything. It also stops genuine actions from improving the situation.
"I doubt during a fuel crisis people would care about ethics providing they could get a full tank."
Indeed. Well said, because that's the stark truth.