Sunday, June 04, 2006

Tolerance

In between experiments, I came across this heartwarming advertisement:



If you actually go to their website, you can find other such lovely shirts that demonstrate a "deep commitment" to tolerance, such as the one that says, "Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED." I'll admit some people on the left are just as intolerant and that bothers me equally.

Personally, I think this sort of thing reflects the sorry state of our national political dialogue. But the site and their designs seem almost like a parody, so I had to click the FAQ and have a look. One thing caught my eye:
Are your shirts made in America?
Sometimes the blank shirts we buy from Champion, Hanes and Gildan are assembled in Central America. But the design, printing, and processing are all done by entrepreneurial Americans in small businesses. There's not much we can do about the blanks if we want to continue providing the highest quality shirts at a decent price.

People often ask why we don't use American Apparel, whose factory is located in Los Angeles. Several reasons: 1) Their products are too expensive. 2) They openly admit that half of their workers are illegal immigrants with phony documents. 3) They support amnesty and open borders. 4) They are a "progressive" company whose stated goal is to infuse socialism into American capitalism. And 5) They donate money to the Democratic Party.

All other Made-in-America apparel we are aware of comes from similar "alternative/progressive" companies, mostly using union labor. As you may know, labor unions are an arm of the Democratic Party. (See here: How Socialist Unions Rule the Democratic Party). One of these companies even sells a line of Kerry/Edwards products alongside their blank apparel.

The point is, supporting the idea of "Made in America" involves more than just the location of factories. So we stand by our capitalist, union-busting apparel.
I'm still not sure if the site is a parody or the real thing.

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