|Here We Are Now, Entertain Us.
||[Oct. 4th, 2004|12:00 am]
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This smells like two things:
1. Teen Spirit
Note: My opinion of the people involved in this post . . . I have none. I assume, by default, that they are fine folks, down to the last one.
The idea in play, however, is of some urge to post in response.
The boycott of businesses generally is a flawed strategy of making change. It appears as if it's a savvy and conscious decision . . . at times, it's been very sexy to champion.
Case in point . . . the auto industry of the 1980s. Japanese vehicles flooded the market in the 1970s, kicking the living ass of at least Chrysler. The popular sentiment in Detroit at the time was to "boycott the purchase of Japanese vehicles."
One could easily attribute such a push as the reason why American auto companies did not die. The real reason, however, was the introduction of more fuel-efficient choices into the market during that decade.
I'm guilty of being naive myself. It's one of my interests . . . I have Polish lineage.
I could drone at length, but I would probably ramble about tree-hugging hippies that turned into stock-marketing yuppies. By the way, the 'yuppie' is only applicable to those of the 'love generation.' If they didn't own a Beatles-era record and never owned a Porsche-class vehicle, then other classification would be needed.