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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Really guys?

I'm not opposed to outsourcing in all cases, but in this article, there are several very iconic American products that I really think could have benefited from staying in America and using that as part of their brand name. Especially Red Flyer, Mattel, Levi, and Etch a Sketch.

I am actually getting to the point where I really won't buy stuff made in China. I had 5 shirts from the 50% off rack at target. It probably was about $50.00 or more worth of clothes. I decided I needed to put something back, and I just happen to notice the "made in China" tag. That item went did the other 4. Now I don't have any new shirts for work...but I don't care.

Now, I am not saying that I am the "conscious consumer" that people would like for everyone to be. I don't care much about other countries making our products, we can be friends with other countries , make deals with them, etc., and I don't check the label every time I buy something. BUT if there is a choice between 2 things I am going to get, I will not get the one that is made in China. And if I want something (as opposed to "need" it) and it is made in China, I won't buy it.

Why not buy from China?

("They" here refer to the Chinese government. I am sure the average citizens in china are lovely.)

-They limit childbirth to 1 child, encourage, and nearly mandate, abortions of second pregnancies, and families feel compelled to terminate pregnancies if the baby is a girl because it is important in their culture to have a male child...all of this has been leading to a culture of trafficking the small number of young women that their country does have.
-They sensor the internet for their entire country (I am SO glad google stopped working with them) because they don't trust their people with knowledge and they want to control them
-They have lied about making scientific breakthroughs on numerous occasions
-They openly persecute Christians
-They didn't let people who were mentally ill into their country for the Olympics.
-They, in addition to censoring the internet, purposefully withhold the history of the country if the government did something negative seeming.
-People just disappear there (like officials who speak out against the government)
-They allow massive human rights violations (no standards for workers or not enforcing the standards they have)

It goes on...

I just can't support that.


  • At November 06, 2010 5:41 PM, Blogger Tuba Queen said…

    Charles and I are also people who don't want to buy stuff that is made in china either. We buy what is made here because we want to support our citizens and their jobs. If we stop buying US made things, more jobs will go bye bye.


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