“don’t support nestle!” shouts the liberal on the computer made from parts manufactured at foxconn

consumer activism is a lie, see you in hell or in communism

lmao try boycotting a brand in monopoly capitalism


This. This is a large part of what “there’s no ethical consumption under late capitalism” means. On top of everything else, when the same company owns both the product you’re boycotting *and* the “organic, free range, fair trade, no prison labor” version of that product, your choice is literally meaningless. Even before you factor in the strong possibility that those labels are lies, you’re still just choosing one prong of a two prong marketing strategy meant to capture 100% of the market. Your objections to their cheaper, less ethical brand are being used to wring more money out of you, money that all goes to the same place. Your morality is being used to exploit you, and they still win.

consumer activism maybe doesn’t work for the most part in america, but with plenty of british companies not part of monopolies, there has been progress recently in ethical advertising – the daily mail lost a lot of money earlier this year due to companies stopping advertising with them – if you haven’t heard of the campaign “Stop Funding Hate” i strongly recommend checking it out