by Jeanne Hambleton © 2008
International Advocate – NFA Leader Against Pain
While petrol demonstrations and strikes against the never ending increases in petrol and diesel costs seemed like a good idea at the time, inevitably someone suffers. Before a proposed fuel blockade there is always a rush by ‘Joe Public’ to buy petrol and this must leave someone somewhere facing empty fuel pumps.
This email arrived on my desk this week and I thought maybe it is worth a try. Whether it will work remains to be seen but at least the long-suffering public will not be out on a limb and just might benefit from this action. I do not know about you, but being a fibromite with access to a car essential, I am fed up with the constant bashing of the poor old motorists and the Government taxes on fuel.
The person who sent this information to me said, we are hitting £110.9 a litre in some areas now and soon we will be faced with paying £1.12 per litre and possibly £1.50 by the end of this year. Someone has thought up this good idea involving a boycott by the public.
This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the ‘do not buy petrol on a certain day campaign’ that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we would not continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work.
Please read it and join in!
Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS – not sellers control the market place. With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not purchasing their petrol! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. Here is how it works.
For the rest of this year DON’T purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest oil companies (which now are one) i.e. ESSO and BP.
If they are not selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact we need to reach literally millions of Esso and BP petrol buyers. It is really simple to do!!
Now, do not wimp out on me at this point… keep reading and I will explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!! Consider this for the power of the people! WOW
I am sending this note to a lot of people and telling everyone. If all of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)….and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) … and so on. By the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it….. THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
Again, all YOU have to do is email and tell at least 10 people and ask them to tell their friends and families. That is all (and not buy at ESSO/BP). How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.
If you know anyone making regular deliveries and using a lot of fuel, do tell them.
PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE 69p PER LITRE RANGE
It is easy to make this happen. Just carry this message forward and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Jet etc. i.e. but boycott BP and Esso.
Good luck. Let us see just how strong the power of the people really is? If you have any comments it would be good to hear them.