This article suggests that buying something from a foreign country(s) is causing distress, hardship and possibly genocide to certain groups of people in those countries.
I fail to see the importance of not buying them, as I am sure that the perpetrators will find some other way of causing distress hardship and genocide. It's not like they need an excuse to be corrupt, pathological people, that already exists in them whether they get money for this that or the other.
Look at it another way, if these oppressed miners become valueless because they can no longer sell the gems, then what's to stop these pathological genocidal people from just killing them all?
Secondly it sorted follows the typical attitude I see everywhere these days in that it's like the "me too" thing, it's "you are doing something wrong" therefore you are bad and you should stop. I hate you, I am going to kill you your wife and your children and your grandchildren!
But people don't recognise something that's even worse, it's very easy to point at someone and say you shouldn't be doing this you shouldn't be doing that!
But what about what you're not doing? There are billions of people in the world suffering, barely enough to eat, low standards of education, sanitation, health services.
For some reason that's not bad, the ignoring of it, the brushing of it to one side, it's not bad because we all do it.
It only becomes bad when you can pick on a group and say you're bad because you're doing this or that or the other!
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