He looked at the tag of the shirt, “It’s Goodwear. I’ve heard of them…American made, sourced and manufactured,” he said, nodding his head in approval. “They don’t exploit kids in sweatshops because they aren’t venal bastards maximizing net profits in far off countries where pollution controls and child labour laws are logical fallacies first, punchlines second, and afterthoughts third…The good people at Goodwear, walk it like they talk it. They put workers first, exactly where they belong. They don’t thrive on the clawed hands, hunched backs and bloodshot eyes of abject labour. They’re the sensible alternative to the chancre of hypocrisy that named itself after the Greek goddess of victory because it knew it could win a monopoly by stacking its marketing department with psychologists capable of squeezing social and financial capital from commercials that marry celebrities and platitudes to the opiating chills of moral authority.”


3 thoughts on “Chills

  1. Seconds off on another double. Killing time. Avoiding the book. Thanks companion. Have you seen Voyager? I’m reading the book, “Homo Faber”. Ties in with this post. Thanks. Duke

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