Wow.Nigel wrote:My goodness - we have now seen all of the acquiescent positions that nurture organisations that cynically drive out small retailers , sell the public toxic inferior food and reduce the basic rights of working people :
- Tesco are no worse than Morrison- and?
- it's better than the current eyesore
- my personal favourite - " I don't shop in Sydenham "
There is genuine opposition to Tesco for very clear reason. I am stunned that people want to challenge and minimise this resistance to Tesco. I cannot abide these relativist , intellectual arguments . My position is clear - I will not use Tesco, I will discourage anyone who will listen from using it and I will continue to support my local shops .
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Challenge? Why shouldn't people question and challenge? I am stunned you take this view of people asking questions, pointing out flaws in arguments and trying to get a clearer idea of what your protest is all about. Do you expect everyone to blindly follow you without questioning motives?
Do you feel this strongly about other unethical organisations? Do you know which tobacco companies, arms manufacturers and dodgy hedge funds your savings and pensions are invested in or because you can't see that and it's not cheapening the high street by preventing an organic candle shop from opening and making the place look nice doesn't that matter?
Barclays (which has a branch in Sydenham) does far more to screw over small businesses than Tesco ever will by selling dodgy interest rate rise protection on loans then fixing interest rates, withdrawing loans, increasing loan fees to crippling levels and sending healthy companies into administration - are you going to direct some of your anger towards them and campaign for them to close?
I was neutral on this argument but if your reaction to people who don't wholly agree with you is typical of the those campaigning against Tesco I'm beginning to change my mind.