Monday, October 10, 2011

Monologist Mike Daisey On Apple's "Capitalistic Cowardice": Gothamist:

Where does that put you as a consumer? Have you thought about trying to divorce yourself from the system or renounce some of these products, when it comes to buying things?

I've certainly thought about it a lot. I think that an important thing that I want to say is that we spend way too much time obsessing about the shit we buy. We really do. Like, part of being embedded in a consumerist culture and not understanding our actual power is making it so that the only decision that comes out of, like, how to address corporate malfeasance is, "What shit am I going to buy and how am I going to buy it?" Because the reality is what we do is far more important than what we buy.