posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 11:09 PM
Starbuck's is a multinational corporation. They exist, ostensibly, to market their product to as many people, world-wide, as possible. Many, if not
most of those folks, Do Not support the efforts of America and it's (somewhat limited and ever dwindling) "Coallition of the (somewhat)
As a corporation, Starbuck's, it seems has chosen not to risk offending the vast majority of its customer base, and thus imperil its market share.
This is a fiscally responsible and perfectly reasonable course of action. It should in no way be costrued to imply a lack of "Patriotism" or even
"Support for Our Troops"; it is simply a corporation's refusal to be drawn into a position which could be misinterpeted as taking a politcal
stance it has no desire and no Business taking.
Fiduciary reason Trumps (don,tcha just love the irony of that phrase?) Emotional Appeal.
This is not to say that you and those like-minded individuals who share your indignation with Starbuck's decision cannot , or even should not make
your feelings known. However, bear in mind that , on the world stage, you are in the minority, and in a true Democracy, a concept which I am sure you
hold dear to your heart, the minority yeilds to the Majority.
Only Facists require universal adherance to the party line, and only thugs lash out at those who disagree with them.