Pluto In Capricorn: Crushing Small Business
I mentioned I recently bought a lawnmower engine. I bought it from Jack's Small Engines. My other choice was Amazon.
After the engine was delivered, I got and email asking that I rate the transaction. I clicked over and left them a great review. I was going to write about this but was doing other things yesterday. This morning I came across this remark:
"Millions of small businesses have been crushed, including mine, so people can feel safe. Don't you understand the purpose of this? Corporations are meant to be your ONLY consumer choice, and soon enough, if you don't comply, you will be locked out."
I'm sure this person is right. But normal, average people can stand against this. You can push back and I think many people are doing exactly this.
Posting to ask that you please consider taking the time to support independent business in whatever way you can. Yes, this includes mine.
People have said this for years and years and years and years. Please try to shop small business, rate them, link them, whatever you can do.
In the case of my small business, linking, forwarding my newsletter, taking the time to "like" videos.
Also, contributing here or comments on the blog side. It all matters.
I am reading a man's blog - he writes daily all the way back to 2009. The content is completely unique. Corporate content will never be like this.
More like, "Made in China, available on Amazon". <- tagline for everything in the world.
Have you done something to support small business today? What if we all did exactly this?
What do you think?
I think that's a great idea. In additon to corporatization, the pandemic has decimated small business. We don't buy at chains if we can avoid it. We have a neighborhood market, hairdresser/barber, convenience store, diner, computer trouble shooter, that have survived and we want them to continue.
It is not a coincidence, I suspect, that the businesses that were allowed to stay open are traded on Wall Street. Small business is not. The portfolios of some are enriched, while others are forced into a state of dependency. We are told over and over, "it is the science" and "do this and we'll get back to normal & be free again".
Coincidence? Doubtful. I saw a title to an article - unread - where Phow-chi apparently says only Phase I of V of C is behind us. Who was he speaking to? World Economic Forum. There is a long game.
I don't care how convenient Amasssson is. Time to get local, sustainable, and connect with your neighbors & community of faith.