Thursday, January 15, 2009

Boycott of US goods?

Of late there are many calls to boycott US made goods. While I can understand the anger towards the on-going atrocities in Palestine, fact is practically everything we use or eat everyday has something that comes from the US of A.

An ex premier started the call for boycott, starting with all things, the venerable Coke. While I have for all intents and purposes have stopped drinking sugar water, perhaps he should start by do a live demo of ripping out his US-made pacemaker! C'mon man talk is cheap. Be a man and not a KJ!

Hmm, perhaps we should stop buying and start ripping out MS Windows or MS Office (good idea!), burn all our US artistes' CDs and DVDs (after all most are bought from the neighbourhood Ah Beng anyhow, right?), tell our bosses to stop buying Dells, HPs or IBM because if they do,they are supporting a terrorist state!

Since we are at it, fellow freedom loving OSS people, remove all Fedora/RHEL, Novell SLE/OpenSUSE installations, and perhaps get yourself some Ubuntu love!

Smash all your Thinkpads, Inspirons, HP notebooks. Buy Acers or the many Cap Kapaks or Chinese knock-offs instead. Stop supporting a terrorist regime by buying an American brand!

Excuse me now for a moment now, I need to get the fire axe and my IBM server farm real acquianted now. Hey I am not mad just doing my part answering the call to not use US stuff.

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