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  •  It went much further than that... (0+ / 0-)

    The boycotts against South Africa went far beyond merely that level of association - it targeted cities and corporations for mere tertiary associations which were much more greatly attenuated than your example.  Motorola was targeted because it did business with a private Sullivan-principle adherent counter-party that had no ties to the RSA whatsoever.  Cities were targeted because they merely deposited funds with banks that maintained mere correspondent relationships with private Sullivan-principle-adherent banks that had no ties to the RSA whatsoever.

    Once again I ask - what point in the South Africa boycott are you describing?  At its most tertiary application, the South Africa boycott went far beyond what is being proposed here.  Was that boycott unjustifiable?  Why?

    "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

    by Viceroy on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 01:55:17 PM PST

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    •  Let's get to the point. Is it your opinion, that (2+ / 0-)
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      Marriott Corporation should be boycotted because it's founding family shares the Mormon faith? Because this is the only connection between Marriott and Prop 8.

      "Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come." Victor Hugo

      by lordcopper on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 01:59:46 PM PST

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      •  Why do you refuse to answer questions? (0+ / 0-)

        I've asked you pointed questions in each post and you ignore them all and then demand that I answer your question.  Why is that?  Do you have any answers to my questions?  At what point in the South Africa boycott are you referring - the start-up where it was in line with your sensibilities or the tertiary aspect where it presumably wasn't?  Do you think that these questions should be ignored?  Why?  Do you think that ignoring questions is conducive to civil discourse?  Why?

        To address your question, I am not boycotting Marriott, but I do not oppose the completely legal threats of others to do so because they might result in positive action (or at the least no negative actions) from Marriott.  

        Why do you so loudly oppose this diary?  Isn't pressuring Marriott to be even more gay-friendly likely to result in even a further attentuation of Marriott from this sort of issue?   Seriously, why did this diary get so many dismissive comments?

        "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

        by Viceroy on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 02:12:44 PM PST

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