There’s an old movie by the name of Wake of the Red Witch with John Wayne playing the role of a salvage diver I believe it is – the “high drama” moment is when Wayne fights a giant octopus and predictably at one point becomes ensnared by it’s tentacles.
That’s tentacles, not testicles, lest any misread.
Kind of reminds me of these corporate tentacles seeking to ensnare one and all. Take Monsanto for instance, the more they are met with resistance the more tentacles they sprout by forming alliances with other corporate entities like Starbucks.
Inspite of difficult economic times it’s a little hard for me to understand that their “barristas” would continue to work in their employment – that is unless they believe Monsantos and Starbucks is a just cause.
I have difficulty understanding why anyone would continue to patronize such an entity pumpkin spiced lattes not withstanding.
I’m pretty sure there are both employees and customers who once having left the building will rave about environmental issues and GMOs, but the reality is you’re either part of the problem or part of the solution.
Boycotts have been shown to produce positive results, a classic example is the one mounted by the UFW in California. In an attempt to circumvent it then President Nixon agreed for the government to purchase the growers grapes, distribute them among the military, and export the remainder to Britain.
Caesar Chavez then went to England and with the able assistance of informed Britain’s mounted a boycott effort there that brought the growers to the negotiating table.
People and boycotts have the ability to change the landscape, my thinking is that although I don’t frequent Starbucks and have no intention of ever doing so those who do joined by those who don’t should boycott.
The loss of revenue is the only thing greed understands, and an effective tool kangaroo courts can do nothing to stop inspite of their best efforts to aid and abet said greed.
A piece of trivia is that Homeland Security employees spent something like thirty thousand dollars on HS credit cards at Starbucks last year – that would be thirty thousand taxpayer dollars…..more than the annual income for a growing number of people in this country.
Judging by other accounts I’ve read Starbucks is a big thing on “the Hill”, so I don’t think much in the way of assistance will be forthcoming from there.
Of course it’s all about choice, if people think it is more important to indulge in a cup at Starbucks as opposed to having the right to know what they ingest that’s on them.
If they think gluttonous corporate entities have their best interests at heart and the right to dictate state or national policy that’s on them as well.