Hazards of NOT buying local = hazards of funding the Corpocracy
When considering whether we patronize (fund) corporate businesses, in my experience it is - "no, of course not, they are known to act in psychopathic manner, and WILL lie, lie, lie -- unless restrained from doing so."
Most corporations exist primarily for the unconscious false-economy fiat currency cash "bottom line."
Thus, if they can pollute in the Amazon basin, and chase out or even kill local tribespeople (thru local intermediaries if not local government &/or clandestine U.S. "operations") in order to improve their "bottom line" they will.
THEY HAVE, and they will continue to do so until they are STOPPED. Currently Chevron is spending much $$ on publicizing LIES in attempt to cover up previous crimes.
This is the nature of the large corporation.
It has only one agenda .. false-economy "profit" -and it will do anything within its power to attain that.... which specifically includes bending &/or breaking laws, even to the point of planning the executions of large number of human beings.
One of "our" major points of power in terms of the large corporation is to refuse to fund it.
The corporation exists solely to "do business" ... if enough people will NOT "do business" with a corporation because of [some list of criminal behaviors and specific incidents] --- maybe (just maybe) it could be possible to reform the corporation a bit at a time.
If the corporation is allowed to keep doing "business as usual" and feeding PR lies out through monopoly corporate controlled media, in order to keep "CONSUMERS" blind as to the corporate criminality which they are funding..
we will continue to have Walmart "decorating" their factory-farm vegetable produce area with a hanging sign saying "local" (because there is no specific law about how far away the sign has to be, and how much the fine is for displaying it illegally.)
Basically Walmart is an enemy of mankind, along with Chevron & apparently every other large corp in the energy business.. between them all, they certainly have bought up and hidden away plenty of patents which could've facilitated practically free "green energy" decades ago.
david hartley 510.859.4050