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|Subject: Re: Personal boycott||Date: 1/14/2013 11:23 AM|
|Author: lowstudent||Number: 666347 of 756559|
Personally I'm not a fan of boycotting companies because of their political views in most cases. I respect the right of people to do so but to me it just feels too much like letting politics rule your life.
I certainly understand your position.
I on the other hand, just feel if someone is going to be the face of a company and use the resources of that company to work against what I consider good, I can find a better option than helping them.
I think too much complacency does not really help anyone. To me, I figure if I can not be bothered to buy Carvel instead of Dairy Queen Ice Cream I don't deserve much.
I agree there is more to life. However, I also believe politics has become insanely invasive to my life. Heck I am a NYer, I can't buy a soda big enough to bathe in. That's nobodies business but my own -- I can't go to a place to smoke if I want to where the owner would like to allow me and all the other patrons would agree! I could go on and on and on about all the small liberties I have lost and how the folks I really do not want to give my money to in order to further their cause are part of the problem.
I do think you can be consumed by anything, and I don't plan to build my life around worrying if I support folks who hate what I believe, but I do plan to be conscious of it and do what I can.
For personally, I think these are people who want censorship, these are people who desire a more collective existence and these are people who have no idea of the eventual evil of what they endorse, and if I can't take a second to consider an easy and obvious way not the help them? I will know I really deserve it, and that I don't much care about my kids either.
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