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Re: There is hope

Posted by: nrml on November 01, 1996 at 19:47:26:

In Reply to: Re: There is hope posted by Louise on September 30, 1996 at 15:34:13:

You dare compare this bull to the civil rights movement?

> > > I may never eat at McDonald's but I don't kid myself
> > > into thinking that I'm changing the world.

> > I think I understand why you feel the way you do, but I disagree that
> > it's all an utter hopeless mess. A company like McD's or any other
> > multinational only has so much power because the people within it
> > take action to access and maintain that power. No matter what influence
> > it has over a population, it was built by humans, and can ultimately
> > be taken apart by humans.
> > Yes, there will always be `mindless' people, but you don't have to abandon
> > your world to them.

> I do know what you mean, but if everyone had the same attitude there would have
> been no civil rights movement, no suffrage, and no trade union movement, amongst
> other things. I don't know about you, but I thnk these were (are) fundamentallty
> good things, and that they did change things. The world is a better place for a
> large proportion of it's people because of them. All I'm saying is think about it.

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