I saw some meme circulating on Facebook today taking a quote from BP rep Randy Prescott out of context and trying to stir up passions against the company. This despite the fact that:
- BP lost the lives of eleven of their team to this disaster.
- BP is already paying out millions of dollars in claims to help people who've been affected.
- BP's employess are working 24/7 to stop the leak and clean up the spill.
- BP is going to lose billions of dollars in this fiasco.
TRUST ME folks, BP gets it. Enough with the pitchforks and torches!
When did America become so unforgiving? Do we have to lynch someone every time something goes wrong, or can we just accept apologies and work to set things aright?
I blame lawyers. They've poisoned our thinking. In today's America it seems anyone's mistake is a chance for you to profit if you scream and holler enough.