You know, the industry that specializes in making inexpenive furniture by using the army’s surplus of death-spike machines as foundations. The sell cheap chairs and sofas that pulsate sharp deadly spikes in regular but distant intervals. Sure, they never mention the death spikes, marketing their products as “comfortable, yet impossibly affordable”, but everyone knows about the death spikes. Plenty of morons have gotten themselves killed by not leaving the furniture in time to escape the spikes’ eruption; Darwin in action, of course. Some of the family members of those “victims” actually expect the companies that sell them to claim responsibility (I guess they’re nervous because they have the same moron genes that their now-dead relatives have). They say that companies have no business selling deadly products on the market in the guise of something good and benificial.
Yes, I’m talking about the needless junkfood industry, and any other industry that knowingly sells destructive products to the public. I don’t understand the kneejerk response whenever these firms are chastized. Outside of the screening of Super Size Me I attended, there were actually people protesting the film in defense of McDonald’s. The flim is a documentary in which the filmmaker creates an experiment where he eats nothing but McDonald’s for a month. McDonald’s supposedly sells “food” in the form of “meals”, and so, he ate three entire McDonald’s “meals” a day. Of course, by the end of the month, that “food” made twenty pounds heavier, nearly killed his liver, made him less sexually potent, depressed him, and gave him other health problems. Now why would anyone defend McDonald’s in this case? At least tobacco and alcohol companies market their products as recreational, but McDonald’s supposedly sells food; what we all need to survive.
Why should people only be resonsible for what they buy, and not what they sell? I hope nobody would defend a person who sells crack to children, so why defend Frito-Lay for selling the addictive poison they sell to kids? Can somebody explain the jealous defensiveness people have about these companies?