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July 8, 2011 12:41 am
A Colorful Rainbow Array of Corporations (who are ruining our world).
We can put them out of business. Just stop buying what they’re selling.
Consider Boycotting as many of these as you can!

[NOTE from Leftish:
PEOPLE! PEOPLE! PEOPLE! Aren’t we being TESTY?
I DIDN’T SAY BOYCOTT ALL OF THEM!!
I suggested boycotting as many of them as you can.
I’m sure some of these corporations are better at being corporations than others, but I still maintain that the whole corporate model is completely fucking up our world. It gives permission to the faceless corporations to commit minor and major crimes against humans, and nobody has to take responsibility for those crimes.
Even Whole Foods exhibits behavior that is corporate in a very bad way. I have seen, over the years, all of my favorite brands of products gradually disappear from their shelves, one by one, only to be replaced by their own Generic 365 Brand, which is consistenly inferior to what I used to be able to buy.
I have also see them destroy smaller, local Mom and Pop Health Food Stores so that now their establishment is the ONLY place to get Organic Foods for miles around. That’s not cool.
And don’t you think the Rolling Stones get their goods made in China? Just because they play Rock Music doesn’t mean their corporation isn’t ripping people off. It’s a franchise. Lots of people make money from it. They probably sell their products for 10 times what they pay for them, while using cheap labor in foreign countries.
No kidding, I once went to a Paul McCartney concert, and they were selling Sweatshirts for like $85 each! I knew, for a fact, that at that time, you could get Sweatshirts printed up, in bulk for less than $10 each!! And McCartney’s merchandise company was buying in huge quantities, so they were probably paying even LESS than that! Where do you think the sweatshirts were made, so that they could be purchased for so little? Big Corporations do not look out for the little guy. They have to produce profits for their shareholders, so they have to find the cheapest place to produce their goods. That’s not the U.S.A.
Someone else said that Volkswagen, Mitsubishi and Honda are not ruining the world. Well, extracting, fighting over and burning fossil fuels IS ruining our world. And those companies were complicit for the past number of decades in contributing to that carnage. I suppose they might be better than other corporations, but I STILL maintain that there has got to be a better way to live here on planet earth besides this corporate model which is destroying the oceans, the air, the nature, the wildlife, human creativity, human health, free thinking, entrepreneurship, and so much more.
I like and even use some of the products produced by these corporations, because in today’s world, it’s hard not to, but that still doesn’t make it right that these big corporations pay little or no taxes, while they treat their workers like slaves, and try to cheat their customers in every way they can, and cut corners and sacrifice safety just to make a buck.
There is something more valuable than the all-mighty dollar. Corporations aren’t set up to even comprehend that concept. They have one goal, and if they don’t achieve it, they have failed. That goal is to prosper, no matter what or who might be destroyed in order to make that happen.
There’s nothing righteous about that.]

A Colorful Rainbow Array of Corporations (who are ruining our world).

We can put them out of business. Just stop buying what they’re selling.

Consider Boycotting as many of these as you can!

[NOTE from Leftish:

PEOPLE! PEOPLE! PEOPLE! Aren’t we being TESTY?

I DIDN’T SAY BOYCOTT ALL OF THEM!!

I suggested boycotting as many of them as you can.

I’m sure some of these corporations are better at being corporations than others, but I still maintain that the whole corporate model is completely fucking up our world. It gives permission to the faceless corporations to commit minor and major crimes against humans, and nobody has to take responsibility for those crimes.

Even Whole Foods exhibits behavior that is corporate in a very bad way. I have seen, over the years, all of my favorite brands of products gradually disappear from their shelves, one by one, only to be replaced by their own Generic 365 Brand, which is consistenly inferior to what I used to be able to buy.

I have also see them destroy smaller, local Mom and Pop Health Food Stores so that now their establishment is the ONLY place to get Organic Foods for miles around. That’s not cool.

And don’t you think the Rolling Stones get their goods made in China? Just because they play Rock Music doesn’t mean their corporation isn’t ripping people off. It’s a franchise. Lots of people make money from it. They probably sell their products for 10 times what they pay for them, while using cheap labor in foreign countries.

No kidding, I once went to a Paul McCartney concert, and they were selling Sweatshirts for like $85 each! I knew, for a fact, that at that time, you could get Sweatshirts printed up, in bulk for less than $10 each!! And McCartney’s merchandise company was buying in huge quantities, so they were probably paying even LESS than that! Where do you think the sweatshirts were made, so that they could be purchased for so little? Big Corporations do not look out for the little guy. They have to produce profits for their shareholders, so they have to find the cheapest place to produce their goods. That’s not the U.S.A.

Someone else said that Volkswagen, Mitsubishi and Honda are not ruining the world. Well, extracting, fighting over and burning fossil fuels IS ruining our world. And those companies were complicit for the past number of decades in contributing to that carnage. I suppose they might be better than other corporations, but I STILL maintain that there has got to be a better way to live here on planet earth besides this corporate model which is destroying the oceans, the air, the nature, the wildlife, human creativity, human health, free thinking, entrepreneurship, and so much more.

I like and even use some of the products produced by these corporations, because in today’s world, it’s hard not to, but that still doesn’t make it right that these big corporations pay little or no taxes, while they treat their workers like slaves, and try to cheat their customers in every way they can, and cut corners and sacrifice safety just to make a buck.

There is something more valuable than the all-mighty dollar. Corporations aren’t set up to even comprehend that concept. They have one goal, and if they don’t achieve it, they have failed. That goal is to prosper, no matter what or who might be destroyed in order to make that happen.

There’s nothing righteous about that.]