Does he need to draw you a picture?
Author of the blog: Gods of Commerce, who has frequently pointed out the irrational nature of anti-capitalism in his own city of San Francisco, sums up nicely the driving force behind “blue" America:
«My point is that communism (with a small C) was a lefty value system that had several million Americans hewing to a “party line.” The party line replaced theism. Today the heirs to this system of thought still hew to a party line. I get the party line in every gathering of San Franciscans. Some people get the party line from Doonesbury, others from friends who read Doonesbury. The rest just figured out that being opposed to everything George W. Bush proposes is the simple way to follow the party line.»Of anti-corporate lunacy, which is spreading, he pointed out, requires more management slickness, social acuity, and the very responsiveness that their opponents despise:
«What we get are businesses that are skilled at big city manipulation (not necessarily direct bribery).
I counted the data. In the latest phone book. During the past decade San Francisco has blocked new stores for Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Sears, Ikea and Prada. We really missed out on Prada.
We only allowed Trader Joes one new store in a housing project and blocked several others.
All the while, Walgreens, a superb urban political warrior, has gone from a little over a dozen stores to 55 stores. Starbucks, outright banned in many neighborhoods, has opened most of its 68 retail stores. Over scientifically unsupported strong opposition to evil electrical radiation, two large wireless networks have been installed in San Francisco and both networks are growing.
Starbucks, outright banned in many neighborhoods, has opened most of its 68 retail stores. Over scientifically unsupported strong opposition to evil electrical radiation, two large wireless networks have been installed in San Francisco and both networks are growing.
So, San Francisco ends up getting the political sophisticates of the business world and misses out on the naïve innocents.
Not a smart move for labor or new jobs, but that’s what happens to an appealing but anti-commerce town.»
The phonebook. Let your fingers do the walking, and when someone suggests that an employer looking to spend money on your town is somehow a bad thing, you’ll only need ONE finger to do the talking.
George Booze - look up from your microscope and listen - socialism leaves nothing left to distribute.