Brilliant insight, as usual, Pro X - every conceivable calamity hits the poorest hard.
Was Hedo ignoring society or pretend rising energy prices weren't a problem? At no point was Hedo praising high energy prices with a 'screw the poor' attitude. No one likes energy prices. A hedge is a standard business practice and is used in personal investing as well, your half-baked class warfare aside.
You'd do well to pop a Ritalin and understand exactly what people are arguing before you start up your wind machine. Surely they taught you a little critical thinking at medical school?
As for Exxon's record prices, don't discount the impact of China's oil habit on global demand as it continues to industrialize.