Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones
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*sob*

Oh my God. The air conditioner is completely dead, and we're going to have to pay $5400 for a new one--it's already 70+ degrees in the afternoons now. I don't know how on God's green earth we're going to come up with $800 a month for this.


Also, regarding the boycott tomorrow: chopchica points out,
There's a huge amount of Russian anti-SUP sentiment out there, and a lot of it is for logical reasons. But a large chunk of it has nothing to with SUP itself - it has to do with the fact that SUP is run by Jews. It's ugly. It's really, really ugly.... It'd be awfully nice if the company we've given so much money, time and attention to respected us a little more and had some more consideration about their customer base. But you know, antisemites are not our brothers-in-arms. While you're busy hoisting the colors, you might want to take a little look at who's standing there, right beside you. Because, if there's one thing I want even *less* than being accidentally helped out by antisemites, it's to find out that instead of just that, I've helped *them*.
So... I'm just not sure I can participate in this boycott tomorrow. You know. With antisemites. On Good Friday. I doubt a one-day boycott is actually going to have any effect anyway--what would really do it is if we all stopped posting and commenting until we got what we wanted, as many days or weeks as it took, which is not something most of us are willing to do, and... wait a minute, what did we want again? They apologized yesterday for one, and for two... I'm not sure that what we want is anything tangible. Which is to say, it's not something where they can stop and say, "Okay, here it is. You win." It's a process; it's a dialogue. We want SUP to change its attitudes, care more about its customers' opinions, and stop acting shady in regards to fandom. That's something we need to keep speaking out about, I think, rather than shutting up in protest. So... I don't know. If you want to boycott tomorrow, if you feel strongly about it, I can't fault you for that. I just feel that personally it's not going to achieve what I want, and it's going to set me side by side with a group of people I want nothing to do with.



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