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    shaharazade

    Arghhh!  As a fellow European (German, but naturalized here), the word CONSUMER and all of its  vile offspring - consumerism, consuming, consumption, consumer-oriented,etc. - is the single symbol for me that has been the downfall of the fine dream of a true Democracy for all people back in 1776.

    Consumer differs from "user" or "utilizer".  Consumer implies an unlimited appetite, and has been fuelled by advertisement and unending corporate support for decades, if not centuries.

    Who are we little people to break its momentum with our little foot in the door jam at this point?

    "It does not require many words to speak the truth." Chief Joseph - Nez Perce

    by Gabriele Droz on Sun Apr 01, 2007 at 10:43:22 PM PDT

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