The Golden Hammer

Continuing the previous post: on the left, too, there's some unusual arguing. Anticommercialists AdBusters propose to 'Boycott Brand America' "because the symbols of American power are its corporations and their brands."
I'm not in love with corporate America; they can be blamed for many things. I'm sure this war benefits American oil interests and weapons manufacturers. But how it affects Nike or McDonald's is not only beyond me, but also remains unexplained by AdBusters.
It's a perfect example of the Golden Hammer principle: 'If you have a hammer, suddenly everything looks like a nail.' This harms the anti-war movement generally.

Posted by cronopio at 01:47 AM, April 11, 2003 | Comments (0)