The opening of the McDonald's sounded the death knell of the Hamburger stalls, and with that, the livelyhood of the millions cheerful, and friendly neighbourhood hamburger seller. Instead, people are forced to go to McDonalds, where the customer, the worker, are considered have much less value than the paper bag their greaseburger is wrapped in.
What happened in the USA in the 1950's, has spread all over the world, and particularly in the East during the recent years. All fine and dandy. However, there is a slight cultural difference between your average American household and the Indian counterpart. Hanging out at Hamburger joints is not part of that culture. Neither is fast food. Close knit family units exist there.
For McDonalds to flourish, some one has to destroy this culture. Thankfully, Rupert Murdoch's STAR TV is doing just that. Multinationals working together for global domination, or, to use the euphamism "globalisation".
As for the Fascist state, well, my friend, we are already living in a fascist state, the ultimate dictators being the giant multinationals. The very fact you desire McDonald's so much shows the level of brainwashing that has taken place. After all, no sain individual is willfully going to eat food that reduces one's life expectency by a few years.
: Back in the 1950's a friend told me that he and some other people were opening a hamburger stand. A hamburger stand? Are you crazy? There's no money in that, I said. It's a mom and pop business. No money there. I'd never heard of McDonalds, but this was what my friend and his buddies were opening. So why did McDonalds succeed in a field that was dominated by little hamburger stands. One reason, it turned out, was the automobile. High school kids made McDonalds and the McDonalds lots their meeting places. And then there were the moms who didn't want to cook supper. Send the kids out to come home with hamburgers for the family. Does it ever occur to the critics of McDonalds that people are exercising their freedom of choice? No one forces anyone to eat at McDonalds. Do the clowns want to force people not to eat at McDonalds. Institute a fascist state that will close all the Golden Arches down for the good of society? I suspect this is exactly what is in their little old minds.
: McSpotlight: Far from it. But can you make an informed choice if McDonald's silences all groups that would dare to criticize them?