posted on Jun, 28 2005 @ 01:51 PM
No Justice, as a consumer aid, I have translated your original post into a language spoken by a lot of other people on this board.
No, no need to thank me; im just helping out my fellow ATSers.
1. This is the most important, do not ever shop at Wal-Mart. I could write a book. First of all most of their products come from slave labor in
China. They also do not pay their employees a competitive wage and most have to have a second job just to survive. They've just about destroyed small
mom and pop groceries stores in general because the average person can save a few bucks. Yes this is true you'll save a few dollars going there, but
think of the greater good, spend $5 or $10 more dollars for your local grocery store and stop feeding the Corporate machine.
Translation: Shop at another corporation, which probably gets its goods from the same place Wally World does, but you'll be nice and
trendy by not shopping there -- and you'll be a lot poorer, too, but, that's the price you pay for being politically correct.
2. Buying Music: I don't think this is too much of a problem since everyone I'm addressing this to is on the internet. I say keep on
downloading. However, what I do is support Independant music that I like and buy their stuff. It's usually more reasonably priced and better music
anyway. So download corporate music that you want, buy the real music.
Translation: It's okay to be a common thief. I'm one, so you be one, too. Since you're going to steal someone's intellectual property
or the labor that other people do to add some sort of value, why not go to a local book store (not Wal-mart, of course!) and steal siome of their
books? The nice thing about being a thief these days is that you can always come up with a rationale for being dishonest. .
3. Your car is just a big piece of metal, no matter how great you may think it looks. Who cares it really just gets you from one place to
another. I drive a paid off 99 Dodge Neon, before that I was buried in debt from a brand new Truck that I was tired of after a year. I'm much happier
with the average paid off car that doesn't suck gas down like a 14 year old kid with a coke. And please, please, please, do not ever get a hummer. In
fact, if you ever see a hummer, flip them off, and take a picture of it and show it off to your friends, and tell them to flip off a hummer as well.
They are gas guzzling stupid trendy wanna be tanks. Most people that drive hummers are ****s anyway.
Translation: It's smart not to buy a new car, because it sometimes runs as well or as econmically as an old one, and if you put a bunch of
autoworkers out of work, who cares? They're just a bunch of worthless jerks, and besides, look how cool you are by not getting a new car! And
remember, if anyone chooses to get a car that you don't approve of, like, say, a Hummer, you know they are morally bad people, and it's okay to
generalize and say they're all losers, just like it's okay to generalize and say that all blacks are lazy and all hispanics are illegal aliens....
....Oops! No, we can't make those kind of generalizations, because they're not politically correct. But go ahead and flip out someone in a
Hummer. It will make you feel so much better and more superior -- and maybe take off a bit of the edge of jealousy you feel to someone who
seems like she's a bit more ... successful ... than you are!
4. Just stay away from the mall, do you really like anything you see there? or is it just a perception. It's overpriced crap. Clothes are
just meant to cover your body. I'm not saying you have to dress like a slob but paying out $300 and getting one pair of shoes and a shirt is just bad
Translation: Those minimum wage losers working at the mall -- you know, the mom trying to make some extra money or the kid paying his way
through college -- are losers. If you boycott the Mall and put them out of business, who cares?