I'm not sure which forum this should be in. Initially this was a reaction to conservative view points, because in Canada, the policies of the Fraser
Institute Think Tank, the so called right winged parties bastions of free enterprise, whereas they're anything but.
But its a much bigger problem than right and left or middle political spheres. In fact, right isn't free enterprise it's monopolies free trade, and
exporting wealth, the opposite of what it should be. Slightly middle of center liberal or left, isn't supposed to be a police state, or tyrannical,
it means good programs, and possibly clean energy solutions with some logical environmental protection, common sense, but not carbon tax, while
preserving freedoms. So nothing politically makes sense at this moment, we don't seem to have a normal political ideological landscape at this
moment in time.
So this is partly what was a conservative issue, but also any government that speaks business and prosperity and economy before being elected. But
what are they doing.
And this article I found, it symbolizes, the whole thing.
If anyone else can bring up other crystal clear examples, would really appreciate it. Because we all want prosperity for our children, ie buy local.
We'd like alot of competition amongst businesses, not monopolies, and we can choose the best company, who is proud to stay in our country, pay
employees decent wage and benefits, pay taxes, and also, guardian of environment. The best man/woman would get my money for the product, and
preferably locally or regionally except for what is abundance in trade, for more exotic items.
We all need strong prosperous nations and small businesses employ most of the people, or at least used to before globalization and monopolies. And
bring the most wealth into your community.
In other words, it spreads the wealth around to many people's families, with many competing businesses.
How I got to this article, was via my own search for how to make faux silken type feathers. I was perceiving using rayon or angora rabbit fine yarm
and/or soya threads, vegetable silk, to create our own environmentally friendly feather pillows and duvets, because I quit using duvet but with my
arthritis have to use soft feather scrunched just right to sleep or Im crippled. So, we're kind of thinking out of the box, because making really
sloppy loose tiny pompons or faux feathers should work.
Then I noticed feathered faux fur, and was searching how to weave this....
Which led to: CHINA'S CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. Basically, their faux fur has dog fur in it, and they skin these animals alive. Not sure I can say all
of the faux fur from China is like this, but you can't buy it from china, and I'm very artistic, and really enjoy the cruelty free, luxurious faux
fabrics and the lovely projects and even small businesses people have on etsy. Power to the crafter and artist. It's wonderful. I was envisioning
sewing some vests up for my family as gifts.
But, not from China.
Then it went on to rabbits. And WTH did I just see?
A cruelty-free angora fur trade may be incompatible with fast fashion