Screaming for Human Rights won't get you anywhere in this country other than a deaf ear. But encouraging people to treat people as human beings is just so much easier, no matter what they look like, their job status, their families, where they came from or where they are planning to go, sexual orientation... Everyone is human and that means you don't have to like them, but you do have to respect them as a human being.
But I hate Starbucks. Their coffee is terrible, their food stuff is way over priced... and we don't have one here in town. But they are popping up all over China and I have heard some talk in the City Centre Buildings that Starbucks might be coming to town. (I prefer McDonalds coffee... mmmm.... coffee)
With Starbucks voicing its support of gay marriages, many activists were hoping that China would ban Starbucks and were quite surprised that China just went on with business as usual even noticing an increase in sales. Take a gander at this one report Way to go China!!!
I've done what I can to encourage people for a little while to visit Starbucks in the big cities in support. And I know many of my former students are having a hay-day dragging classmates and friends on their first coffee run.
So my question to you all, would be thus, would you encourage people to buy a product you don't really support or agree with to promote awareness of a cause you strongly support?