We shop too much!
With “We” I am refering to the ones lucky enough to be born into the part of the population who have some money to spare after we have eaten.
Apart from shopping for more than we need I think we show signs of stupidity in the way that we do not realise, or in the way we choose to ignore the power we hold in our hand when paying for our purchase.
I am not here going to tell you what countries, companies or perhaps leaders of either, you shall or shall not support. That is entirely up to you. But let me list a few that could be called questionable if one looks at certain crimes they commit onto the peeople, may they so be democratic or not.
China, for holding the world record of executions, to mention just one thing.
Israel, for the killing of protesting seafarers, to mention just one thing.
Iran, stoner of women, to mention just one thing.
Saudi Arabia, for polluting the world, with religion, to mention just one thing.
The Vatican, for the genocide of the Cathari, to mention just one thing.
Coca Cola, for draining the ground water for communities in India, to mention just one thing.
I have here only given a few samples, the list could probably be made to contain most countries, and most companies depending on your stance on various issues. It is up to each and every one of us to decide who we want to support, and who not! And that decision lies at the moment you purchase something. That is when you show your support, or not. You got the power, to believe differently is stupidity. And remember, the money that you hand over to “them” is the same money they then use to secure their power and to commit further atrocities with.
This is, I know, easy to say, but think about it, you can make a difference for that which you believe in!
Also, looking from our point of view China might appear as far away from us as the middle ages. But is it really? The world is shrinking, and I do not know where a lot of people are getting the idea that our way of life, the minority way with democracy and relative freedom of speech and thought, will become the predominate way of life in times to come. By rather putting money in the pockets of those who promote the democratic way of life for all humankind, instead of putting it in the pockets of those who are plotting the destruction of things like democracy, freedom of speech and other rights that some of us humans take for granted. then, and only then may we insure that this which we enjoy, and believe is good can be a possibility for us all.
But remember, in order for that to happen you must be willing to pay for someone elses time with the same amount as you want to be paid for yours. Are you?
Stupidity is a choice…