Sunday, October 15, 2006

This post is in response to an entry I found on Evil Spock's blog. It references a recent ruling against Coca Cola, in which they were accused of:

Coca-Cola bottlers “contracted with or otherwise directed paramilitary security forces that utilize extreme violence and murdered, tortured, unlawfully detained or otherwise silenced trade union leaders."

Oh, BTW, they were found, not guilty.

Here is my rant on the subject, which I feel very strong about, as posted in ESs comments.

This post is rubbish. I read this poor-excuse for a website, and any charges that were brought against Coca-Cola were dismissed, nuff said. To honestly think that someone in Coca-Cola's Atlanta based headquarters signed off on something like this is ridiculous.

I get tired of reading crap like this. Large companies like Coke, Pepsi, Frito Lay, Proctor and Gamble, GE, General Mills, Anheiser Busch, etc are part of the reason we are what we are as a country.

If you do not like their products, do not purchase and/or consume them. Spending time trying to bash them annoys me. Everyone has a choice. All of these companies offer a low-fat, calorie free, and/or otherwise, healthy alternative to full calorie offerings.

If you want to live in a country without home grown global companies like the ones mentioned, move to Russia.

These are the same people that spend all of their time complaining about our country and our government. Do us all a favor, spend some time bettering yourself and improving your life.

If for some reason someone gets in the white house next term that I do not approve of (not that I approve of the current situation), I am not going to shut my life down for 4-8 years and complain about how bad things are.

I am sick and tired of all this anti-establishment crap.

Normally, I would not just link to someone's post and run with it, but I really felt like someone needed to stick up for the man. As I stated in my very first post, I am very anti-antiestablishment.

That's all I have to say about this!

Baba Ganoush, OUT!


Evil Spock said...

Wow, you sure George Bush isn't pulling that collar too tight? I can't believe I hurt Coke's and your feelings.

JLee said...

so much for "have a Coke and a smile!" ;)

baba_ganoush_ said...

I actually have a lot less tolerance for people attacking "big business," than I have for our current regime.

Also, as a former employee of PepsiCo., I actually do not really care that much for Coke.

That said, it is just such a cliche to attack big business and the government. We do not have time for sit-ins, we all have jobs to do.

Evil Spock said...

Who says I'm not doing both? I worked 45 hours last week, had an active social life, blogged, and still had time to campaign for the Dems on the weekend and help out with the Red Cross blood drive.

You may not approve of my chosen vocation, but you can hardly say I've just sat around and complained for 4-8 years.

baba_ganoush_ said...

I will keep my opinions of your last 4-8 years to myself.

Other than that, pat yourself on the back for all your good work. Treat yourself to a Coke and a Twinkie.

Evil Spock said...

Actually I'm going to enjoy a BBC beer that the master brewer gave me from his personal batch.

Mmm, tasty!