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BP: The Tyranny of British Rule Continues July 4, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Nature, Sustainable Living.

In 1776, the 13 united States of America declared their independence from the tyranny of the British Throne.

Included in The Declaration of Independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson is the following language:

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

Hmm . . . He Who???

Sounds a lot like BP to me!

Our Founding Fathers stood up to the British Throne . . .

Why can’t our current representatives in Washington stand up to British Petroleum???

It’s time for We The People to take a stand!

But, first, let’s ask ourselves . . . what does BP Stand For?

British Petroleum -> Bloated Profits -> Blatant Propaganda -> Broken Promises -> Blackened Pelicans -> Bribing Politicians

Now, what do We The People want BP to stand for?

How about . . . Boycott Petroleum?  Or Beyond Petroleum?

We The People overthrew British Reign and Rule once before . . . it’s time to do it again.  Let’s declare our independence from drilling and spilling.

Let’s create an Oil Free Zone off our coasts.  No more drilling.  No more spilling.  No more dead and dying pelicans.

It’s time for a change, a paradigm shift in our values . . . from Greed to Green.

Let’s tell BP to Clean Up Its Act!

And while we’re at it . . . let’s clean up our own!  Check out AgriGirl’s Blog, Dear America, for some ideas.

Related posts:  They’ve Murdered The Gulf * What does BP Stand For? * Ignoring The First Amendment??? * Big Oil, Big Lies!  * Campaign Promises * Political Quotes * Before & After * Green America


1. isathreadsoflife - July 4, 2010

I have already started : boycotting British Petroleum. I like your post (and blog very much) and this idea of “changing from Greed to Green”.
Thank you !

nrhatch - July 4, 2010

When I canceled BP Motor Club, they asked why . . . I told them I didn’t want to be associated with BP in any way.


2. Galadriel - July 4, 2010

BP is about 50% American. Or had that escaped your notice?

nrhatch - July 4, 2010

I realize that international corporations are just that . . . internationally owned by shareholders.

Let’s call it a symbolic gesture and use of speech in honor of the 4th of July? ; )

ET phone home –> BP go home.

3. Galadriel - July 4, 2010

And yes – I feel BP has behaved appallingly too.

nrhatch - July 4, 2010

Roger that, Galadriel!

4. nrhatch - July 4, 2010

From Wikipedia:

BP is a British-based global energy company which is the third largest energy company and the fourth largest company in the world.

The name “BP” is the initials of one of the company’s former legal names, British Petroleum.

A multinational oil company (“oil major”), BP is the United Kingdom’s largest corporation, with its head office in St James’s, City of Westminster, London.

BP America’s headquarters is in the One Westlake Park in the Energy Corridor area of Houston, Texas.

The company is among the largest private sector energy corporations in the world and is one of the six “supermajors” (vertically integrated private sector oil exploration, natural gas, and petroleum product marketing companies).

The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

The 20 April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, in which 11 people died, led to an oil spill that devastated a vast area of the United States marine environment and had a serious impact on the local fishing industry.

5. Agatha82 - July 4, 2010

Yes, the greed of large corporations is a sick thing, but please do not demonise the English people just because of one greedy wanker who runs BP. It’s rather unfair to our fair island. Let’s hope this turns things around in the sense of finding another source of energy. The oil stores on our planet are not never ending, even if they appear to be so. One day, they will ran out and where will be then? Silly really, glad I walk everywhere, then again, I do rely on buses and well, we all know what buses run on 😦

nrhatch - July 4, 2010

Agatha ~

I’m not pointing fingers at the British people . . . just at BP.

BP and its execs are “ruling” this country by controlling our politicans and it’s got to stop:

“[BP] has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.”

I want to see us make a paradigm shift from GREED to GREEN.

Agatha82 - July 4, 2010

I know, personally, I hope one day, we see the end of these giant global corporations, it’s all about how much money they can make and that’s all they care about .Sad 😦

nrhatch - July 4, 2010

Me too!

The end of the Military-Industrial Complex.
The end of Big Oil
The end of Factory Farming and Genetic Engineering

A return to putting principle over profit!!!

6. Joanne - July 4, 2010

Here is something that all conscious beings can do… It was the best well-spent 16 minutes of my online time today… Join me in this meditation and watch this video message:


Love, Light & FREEDOM to OUR planet…

nrhatch - July 4, 2010

Thanks, Joanne

Here’s the YouTube link, easier to repost:

7. nrhatch - July 4, 2010

I must admit that the “closed doors” on the devastation in the Gulf of Mexico that I ran into yesterday really angered and alarmed me.

But BP and the Government are not the only ones to blame in this environmental crisis we are facing . . . we need only look in the mirror to see who else needs to accept responsibility for the pollution of this precious planet.

8. cindy - July 5, 2010

Hard-hitting post Nancy, you’re right; we need to look in the mirror.

nrhatch - July 5, 2010

We do, indeed.

But we also need to demand that our governments support renewable energy options.

I’d love to drive a pure electric vehicle . . . but they’ve been slow to appear in the market place. : )

I’d love to power my house with solar energy . . . but it’s costly to make that conversion on an individual basis.

Here’s to a cleaner, greener future for us all.

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