RE: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] To vote, or not to vote, that is the question.
- I'd go two ways in perspective on that; the first being that a dollar is
equivalent to a vote in modern capitalism in the sense that the corporation
has become a party/Statist institution - so, therefore the dollar is just as
ineffectual as the vote is in the infantile phases of representational
democracy (unless that dollar could fund an actual individual instead of a
"corporate person"). The second is that it is of course a perpetuation of
an oppressive structure; but, boycott is hardly a worthwhile activity
compared to the sacrifices when there is no cohesive participation in the
boycott and the company (especially a corporation) suffers no real loss if
not only reallocates funds and reifies techniques to compensate for whatever
loss is caused.
In ideological differences with an economically based ideology like the
predominant one(s) in the present world, it is probably more worth-while to
focus on promoting the social aspects of the supported ideology to increase
the positive associations rather than emphasize the negatives (the antis)...
alternatives I feel are the precedent in struggle. I do not know from what
I have discovered in relative locality to be alternatives of many that would
benefit from the dollars spent at wall-mart because these alternatives are
not providing toiletries and furnishings... but, if there are established
alternatives which do supply the products which are considered necessary to
obtain then that dollar I would say is unethically spent.