Big Business Co-opting Uprising – Rising
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Grief requires us to know the time we're in. The great enemy of grief is hope. Hope is the four-letter word for people who are unwilling to know things for what they are.
Our time requires us to be hope-free. To burn through the false choice of being hopeful and hopeless. They are two sides of the same con job. Grief is required to proceed.
- Stephen Jenkinson
Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
June 2, 2020 at 12:21 AM #321650carrotguyParticipant
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June 2, 2020 at 7:15 AM #321852RufusTFireflyParticipant
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Anyone who believes otherwise is sadly naive.
I remember when there was a battle for gay rights in Indiana and a conglomerate that sells graham crackers “courageously” produced an ad with a cracker shaped like the state:
Call me skeptical, but I did some digging and found out that sure enough the crackers were trying to divert attention away from their own serious problems. Here’s an article from Consumer Affairs:
Long-term problem: Honey Maid graham crackers smell bad, consumers say
Despite more than a year worth of complaints, unpleasant odors persist
Of course, everyone knows that Amazon has any number of bad reputation fires it needs to put out.
Make no mistake: There are no doubt good people in these corporations who sincerely support social justice causes and may even feel proud that their company has “taken a stand.” Unfortunately, from a shareholder standpoint, it’s nothing personal. It’s just business.
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