this is kind of disturbing

Taken from Mother Jones, non-profit news reporting organization, these are the results of a recent poll taken of the American public ranking the favorable ratings of some of the biggest villains in recent history.

“[O]nly 6 percent have a favorable rating of BP. In the history of the NBC News/Journal poll, Saddam Hussein (3 percent), Fidel Castro (3 percent) and Yasser Arafat (4 percent) have had lower favorable scores, and O.J. Simpson (11 percent) and tobacco-maker Philip Morris (15 percent) have had higher ratings.”

So to break that down, in terms of favorable ratings…

BP                                      6%

Saddam Hussein      3%

Fidel Castro                 3%

Yasser Arafat              4%

OJ Simpson                 11%

Phillip Morris            15%

Pretty shocking right? I think so… and I’m not sure what this means for the future of BP and the oil industry. My biggest fear is that it means nothing for the oil industry. I am afraid that BP will be the scapegoat for what is wrong with the industry. I am not against the oil industry… however, I am scared of it because I feel that there is a sense (as proven with this spill) of invincibility when dealing with oil and our earth. We’ll see where this all goes…

But don’t just boycott BP, like you have probably heard on the news, because by boycotting BP stores nationwide, you are doing nothing to the company known as BP. Every gas station you see as BP is owned by a small business owner. In refraining from using their services you are doing harm to the small business owner as opposed to the corporation known as BP. I really think the real change needs to happen within the oil industry. I’m not sure where because I am no expert… but I just hope, hope, hope this can be a wake up call to everyone.

2 Responses to “this is kind of disturbing”

  1. 1 jen
    June 27, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    isnt it about supply and demand? don’t us as consumers have to change before big business is gonna do anything? they have a little more reason to be “more careful” now, but change? i dont think so. we want it too much. i dont know. im sad.

  2. 2 jen
    June 27, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    do you like that i comment on every little thing? should i stop? am i annoying? does it seem like i dont have a life? thats fine. i dont. ive been writing a paper all day about delusional disorder. ironic huh?

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