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Mittwoch, April 09, 2003
Boycotting part IV
Mr. Lilli, who is a passionate reader of "Spiegel Online" and other german sources pointed me to here and here about germans boycotting american products.
Since we have this discussion now on three blogs, over at Tobias, Zogby and here, I still stand by what I say. I don't think boycotts are a working thing. I've stated enough why it doesn't work for the US and the reasons for germans are also easy to see:
Let me say one word - Computer. Does any of us have a "German/ Old Europe Only Computer"? I don't. And as long as you don't run Linux, also your software is not really german or European. Do you want to stop listening to american music? I don't. I like Eminem and the Dixie Chicks and also some other stuff from over there. And yes, I admit, I love my Heinz Ketchup. The german Kraft Ketchup (isn't it Nestle or so?) just doesn't hit the taste. But yes, I do prefer Afri Cola, but I did it long before the boycott thoughts came up this time. I just like the taste better. I drive a Ford. Which is a good example for the impossibility of boycotting on target. The Ford I drive is made in germany, from german workers, but it is American. Whom would I hit moreß Of course the german workers and not the big bosses in the US.