Boycotting BP will do nothing more than hurt the locally owned gas stations, put your friends, family and neighbors out of work and cause even more hurt in your local economy. I’ve seen this “battle cry” on facebook a few times in the past weeks and my question to those who post this is, “So does that mean its ok to buy gas from terrorists again?”
It makes about as much sense as boycotting BP. Even if a boycott would send a message to the top executives at BP and it did diminish their bottom line; who would be left to pay for the cost of the oil clean up, all the claims that will be filed for years to come, and find jobs for all the workers in the gulf coast? There are millions who depend on jobs in the oil and gas industry and even more who are directly affected by loss of business from those workers and their families who live, shop and contribute to their local economies.
Unfortunately this is a catch 22 scenario, and to be honest, nobody is going to come out on top. There will be far reaching consequences globally for many years to come.