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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Opus 2022-195: Choices

My memory says I have already named my specific targets for economic warfare.  I can’t find it in the Boycott box so I will take another look at it.  This is stimulated by something I read that mentioned Dick’s Sporting Goods.  I had forgotten that I did not shop there any more.  If you do this kind of thing right it becomes automatic.  You don’t even consider visiting them.  Maybe you could make an exception on a hot day if you want to use their a/c or when you need a bathroom.  It would depend on your ability to resist that sale they are having.

Part of my thinking is that no one can boycott everything that is offensive to our values.  The way things are going the woke companies may give you no options.  My suggestion is to develop a reasonable list, maybe with four categorizes and one company in each.  That is doable.  Thus you would not boycott both Walmart and Target unless there is a K-Mart still open in your area.  I have my truants in several categories.  

The Dementia Category

My first category is companies I have gradually rejected over the years and either never bought their goods or have stopped and don’t think about it.  It is like the names you can’t remember when you get to a certain age or the things you did last week you don’t remember.

Ford Motor Company has drunk the koolaide on the homosexual agenda.  Since I don’t ever see myself buying a new car this is painless to me.

Levi is something I don’t shop for any more.  It was all I wore as a teen and young adult.  They also became a gay company and made it even worse by undermining the Boy Scouts back in the days before the Scouts gave up the good fight.

Dick’s Sporting Goods is a no-go because of their position on selling firearms and ammunition.  This has cost them some business because there have been items I would have considered buying there but purchased somewhere else, but I don’t consider them any more.

The Hold that Line Category

This category involves companies that are on my primary list of boycotts.  I have to think to not use them because they have been part of my life.

Amazon is off my list, or on it depending how you look at it.  To be honest there may come times when I have no choice but I have been able to go a year or so without ordering anything from them.

Target is not an option.  Banning the Salvation Army from collecting was only made worse by their embracing the transgender bathroom idea.

Pepsi products were one of my earliest boycotts.  The big problem is that Pepsi has a lot of spin offs like Taco Bell and Frito Lay which really cut into my fast food and junk food binges.  It also makes me drink water a lot at restaurants but that is probably a win/win for me.

Coke went woke and I had to walk away.  They were the ones I turned to when I stopped using Pepsi and now they seem to hate white people.  I don’t hate them, I just choose not to put my money where their mouth is.

Farm League Category

There are businesses which I would like to avoid because of the political positions they have taken but since I can’t boycott everyone they didn’t make the cut.  In this I have Walmart, Chick-fil A, Bed Bath and Beyond and any product with a rainbow in its labeling.  

I urge you to get involved in economic warfare.  Make your own list.  Have your own reasons.  Keep in mind that they don’t care about you or your values.  It may be hard but it is something we can all do.

And vote like there will be tomorrow because there may not be.

homo unius libri

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