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

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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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