Wednesday, May 10, 2006

What's In The Box?

I liked this comment I composed on another Blog HomeFree so much I feel I want to post it here as well.
Without seeming like some ultra left anti capitalist (the instant someone says something like that you know they are about to do the opposite). It worries me that the level at which western society has embraced capitalism has some very far reaching potential effects. That unless they (the multi nationals) are kept in check by something (anything) we are going to leave the world with the equivalent of McDonald's as it's only choice of restaurant, Wal-Mart its only supermarket and so on. Look at the Smith Kline Beecham control of medication or the Lever Bros control of soap and detergents. The consumer is more limited in the choices they are making than they think. Multi national companies using different branding for the same products, for different markets. Look under the lid and it's just the same product from the same source just a differing label.
It follows a long term "rant" theme of mine based on a quote from The Brothers Karamazov to do with allowing people small liberties in their cages and them hailing you as a great liberator, not seeing they remained caged.

3 Comments:

Anonymous The anti pope(FECoO) said...

I think the word is inevitable, as who is going to stop them? All political parties open their arseholes wide to the big knobs of consumerism pumping them full of their profits.
Oh no but we can protest oh yes we can, because we don't like whatever party we voted for before we vote BNP as so ner ner, woooohoooo how intelligent is that? crack out the ss uniforms and be done with it mmmmmmmm kinky

11 May, 2006 00:44  
Blogger meekon5 said...

Do I smell sexual tension here mate? (been a while since you've had some?). Or is that just been a while since I've had some so I'm seeing it everywhere i look? (Logical impass, system overload, system shut down).
Click!

11 May, 2006 09:10  
Anonymous anti-pope (fecoo) said...

just drunk incharge of a computer, and after seeing all those nubiles at poetry night......anyhoo been a while since I've had some? been a while? you surely stretch the meaning to a very fine denier mmmm stockings.. ahem more like bloody ages!!!

11 May, 2006 21:14  

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