Saturday, October 10, 2009


Eric Dondero over at Libertarian Republican has persuaded me to sign on to a boycott of Stewart Resnick's Roll Industries' products. His persuasive post is here. Normally, I'm not a big fan of boycotts because they tend to hurt people who are entirely innocent of nasty conduct (I know this from personal experience).

God knows, I'm also not a giant Sarah Palin fan, but I don't hate her by a long shot. What I do hate however is billionaire industrialists like Stewart Resnick who have benefited mightily under our capitalist system to then use their massive wealth to try to close the system unto themselves. I also can't abide it when they use their power and wealth to attack and damage others, so I reluctantly join this boycott against Resnick's companies and their associated products, a partial list of which follows here-below:

Franklin Mint unique gifts & collectibles (in my opinion, schlock product anyway)

Teleflora, the largest flower delivery service in the world (Don't often send flowers, no big deal)

FIJI bottled water (No great loss to me, metallic after-taste, I prefer Evian anyway)

POM pomegranate products (This one hurts a bit. I liked the Pom drinks, though I didn't buy them too often due to the high sticker)

Paramount citrus and nuts (don't know it, but will use care now when I buy pistachios)

Suterra Pest Control products & services (won't use 'em)

Fire Station Advertising Agency (now I suppose I'll have to track down their clients and boycott them too)

1 comment:

  1. I threw the idea out there on Libertarian Republican of putting together a widget ad that could be placed on blogs to make people more aware of Roll Industries.

    I don't know how to do it. But if such a widget existed, I would put it on my blog- for what that's worth.

    Ideally, I suppose it should link to a website outlining the case and listing all trademarks and product names. But, it seems like just links to this post and the Libertarian Republican post would do to start off.