In Reply to: Get off your high horses posted by Davey Dibble on January 06, 1997 at 23:13:09:
> I read some of the stuff in this debating room with a mixture of
> sadness and anger. Sadness because there seem to be too many people
> out there who think their often ill-thought-out opinions actually
> count for anything. Anger because, quite simply, if you don't like
> McDonalds, don't buy anything from them. Please leave other people
> to make up their own minds. And if anyone out there really thinks
> you should base any sort of opinion on what appears in the McLibel
> site/literature, then you are sadder and more disillusioned than a
> lot of your postings make out you are.
> Get off your high horses and back in to the real world. Please.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and just because they express
it here doesn't mean they're on their high horse. Sounds more like
you're on your high horse since you give no reason for saying people
shouldn't base their opinions on what's on this site. Blind prejudice?
I don't buy from McDonald's, but it doesn't stop there, because i still
get bombarded by their advertising all over the place, and i still have
to put up with their litter all over the streets around where i live.
And we all have to live with the consequences of the kind of society they
and other multinationals promote and create. The one we've got now where
a few people at the top get rich from exploiting the rest of us, and animals
and the environment. Don't make me angry by saying that we shouldn't
express our opinions on this. WE WILL! Other people can make up their own
minds, but they wouldn't have much to go on if people like you had your
way and only McDonald's were able to put their views across.