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Reply #50: I think a boycott is OK when we are Joe Blows & he's a famous sports star. [View All]

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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-04 11:59 AM
Response to Reply #48
50. I think a boycott is OK when we are Joe Blows & he's a famous sports star.
His use of a sort of "bully pulpit" given him by his fame and WS win is difficult for us nobodies to respond to in a meaningful way. A boycott is one option that can help us get our point across when simply stating our views won't. And a boycott call only works when people are annoyed enough to put their money where their mouths are. To me, it's another way to express ourselves. If corporate lobbying is "free speech," I'm okay with speaking with my dollars, too.

Also, the other side (people supporting Schilling's point of view, in this case) is free to use its $$$ to "counterboycott," if it chooses.

Just my 2 cents, though.
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