posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:16 AM
reply to post by thesneakiod
Your initial question was basically what did he do that was important to us? And in the above post a huge list of outstanding achievements was put to
you. It wasnt good enough, so now for you its the exploitation of workers who make apple products and probably the clothes you're wearing which is
Well they may be outstanding achievements to you, but to me they mean nothing... How long have humans been around and how long has Apple been around??
We done ok without these items in the past... Yet the outpouring of sympathy towards this man would make you think that he has cured all disease and
stopped world hunger?!?
At a guess, i'd say 90% of everything in your house has been made by workers in far off lands in sweatshops for very little money. Your gonna have to
make a lot of threads now aren't you?
15 years ago you would have been correct... I was a corporate sell-out, blinded by buzz words, material possessions and climbing the corporate ladder.
Luckily I have slowly changed and my outlook has changed. But if you think it’s just Apple I attack you are wrong...
Top Ten Corporate bad guys
Justice for Bhopal? Not a chance
Massive factory farms planned for Britain
My family and I are working towards becoming as close to self sufficient as possible... It’s a long and difficult path but we are on track. We want
nothing more to do with this warped society. When we do buy clothes and food we always look for labels that indicate ethical behaviour, Fair trade,
freedom foods, rainforest alliance etc...
We are not perfect but at least we are awake and fighting!
And as for social networking sites being a downgrade of personal interaction, I'd like to know another way of having a conversation with someone on
the other side of the world, instantly, and for free...
You know what amazes me?? The amount of people who say they have thousands of friends on face book, tweet to people on the other side of the world,
yet do not know their own neighbours!!
Maybe, instead of chatting to someone the other side of the world, about minor celebrity scandals, they could have meaningful conversations, and get
to know, the people who live in their real life community!!! Who knows, maybe even help them out occasionally.
I am not saying that we should abandon technology altogether, i am not a technophobe, but I do think that the level at which it has now penetrated our
lives is too much... its unhealthy and its gone too far.
Apple has done NOTHING for you that is of real substance or use.