It's not about who pays corporations, but about shareholder's interests.

It has nothing to do with who picks up the trash, but who creates it in the first place.

Buying humane products is almost impossible. Frito-Lay, Mondolez, Kellogg's, Tyson foods, etc. Workers have all gone on strike for unfair labor practices. Those companies take up 90%+ of the supermarkets. Good luck trying to buy humane products. The chocolate companies? Derive their cacao beans from child labor. All of them.

Pretty hypocritical to say personal responsibility is weak when you choose not to notice how you being an ethical and personally responsible person makes no impact on pollution, animal rights, human rights, or climate change. You buying a Tesla because u care about the environment won't stop climate change. You buying local made chocolate won't stop slave labor. It's ultimately the masses that would have to change, but as long as corporations, lobbyists, and corruption exist, nothing will fundamentally change.

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AJ Krow

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Teacher. Writer. Author. Aspiring Polyglot. Progressive Voter. Atheist. Twitter @ajkrow_writer.

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