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Forum Post: Boycott KIA Cars and Target Stores

Posted 1 year ago on April 10, 2013, 9:05 a.m. EST by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT
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you can't touch this

Why boycott Kia Cars and Target Stores?

Why Not I say, WHY NOT?

Consider carefully those three letters:

KIA

What do they mean and what do they signify within our society? With tens of thousands of Americans having recently served in the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, there can be no question that in the minds of many there will be one and only one meaning of such prominence that it will overwhelm all other considerations. And who can say that the environmental construct will not juxtapose both the emblem:

you can't touch this

and the personification of loss . . .

The possibility extends far beyond those who served, and includes their families and close friends as well. This is the possibility of harm. The reignition of grief. For those who have experienced such loss, the sight of a person closely resembling the departed will itself be provocative, and it will happen. The combination of both such a person bearing close resemblance and the presence of an emblem bearing these three letters at a single place and time can and will stand as a form of mockery of the pain, the grief, and even the loss of life itself.

Why would anyone open the door to such possibility to their fellow humans?

Another perspective stipulates that the emblem itself must embody some potential to impact the owner on a subliminal level. Consider the buzz surrounding positive affirmations and neural linguistics. The buzz certainly is real enough, even if there are questions regarding the substance of the subject matter.

Why take a chance? Why take the chance that the emblem itself will not work on a subliminal level to negative affect in your own life or the lives of those you love?

Therefore I say,

Boycott KIA Cars

And Target Stores?

you can't touch this

Consider these following news items:

  1. Shooter kills Target cashier, commits suicide

    • May 30, 2010, Apex, N.C.
  2. Police: Report of shooting in Fairfax Target store

    • May 1, 2012, Fairfax, Virginia
  3. One Dead, One In Custody After Shooting At Target In NW OKC

    • Sep 28, 2012, Oklahoma City
  4. Man arrested in robbery and shooting at Aurora Target store

    • November 24, 2012, Aurora, Colorado

Talk about on target . . . I would not go near that store, or any store like it, bearing such emblematic iconography in an age where intense debate is apt to break out in violence anywhere in the land.

Not out of fear mind you. It's just common sense. That, and a complete rejection of these kinds of dual use emblems . . .

And speaking of intense debate - the news last night juxtaposed the stabbing in Texas with the latest on the gun debate in DC - where relatives of the dead from Sandy Hook personally appealed to legislators for sensible gun legislation.

Is this what this nation has come to? Dueling acts of violence have become our preferred method of discourse? Let us find out. Let us know the facts. Perhaps we could begin with The Questions Surrounding Jim Jones. Can this river of blood in any way be tied to research into MKULTRA? There are those who are convinced that it is. I say that if this is so, and if our process of intense debate has indeed devolved to a state of dueling acts of random violence and if the public cannot wrest answers from the institutions and bureaucracies who have made it all possible, then it is inevitable -

the gutters of this nation will run in rivers of blood.

Or, you know, we could just have a boycott . . .

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EDIT:

We could not only boycott - we could encourage divestiture of Target Corporation Stock, and even sell this stock short.

That is TGT on the NYSE

Did you know that 86% of Target Corporation stocks are institutionally owned? These are things like pension plans . . .

Perhaps, all we need do is whisper . . .

Kia is a different matter. Trading symbol: KIMTF.PK, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motors, and their trading symbol is: HYMLY.PK. To sell Hyundai short we will need someone who trades on the South Korean market.

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[-] 2 points by zacherystaylor (243) 1 year ago

In my opinion your mind control hypothesis needs a little work but there might be a real problem that needs attention and boycotting big box stores like Target and Wal-Mart are a good idea anyway. The number of shootings almost certainly appears to be much higher at Wal-Mart and I suspect that it is partly because of their policies and social inequality.

http://walmartshootings.blogspot.com/p/about-walmart-shooting-blog.html

Wal-Mart does an enormous amount ot drive down wages and reduce quality so they dramatically increase poverty and prevent many social problems from being addressed while continuing to sell guns and violent video games.

A more complete explanation would take more time and looking into psychological work would help but I think it will indicate that Wal-Mart policies are partly to blame. Target may not be much better from what I hear but I haven't looked into that. I'm not sure these logos you cite matter much but the marketing they do for some things might if it combined with abuse from other sources like child abuse that escalates to bullying and a lack of resources due to corporate subsidies to companies like Wal-Mart to address social problems.

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[-] 1 points by zacherystaylor (243) 1 year ago

There are plenty of psychological contributing factors including group speak and marketing to children that are a factor, I'm sure; but the KIA emblem seems relatively mild by comparison. If there is something to it it is probably more related to the marketing that surrounds the emblem but in this case I just haven't seen anything that makes this exceptional although I haven't heard good things about the quality of that car.

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[-] 0 points by eterna (-93) from Montauk, NY 1 year ago

why?

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

I will have to make time to read through man. But I promise I will.

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[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

It's all good. I will do my best to give my support

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[-] 1 points by 14W (-3) 1 year ago

Are you serious? This is childish nonsense. All the real problems in the world and you worry about this?

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[-] 0 points by 14W (-3) 1 year ago

Yeah. Okay. Mind control.

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[-] 0 points by 14W (-3) 1 year ago

"To arise to the world from Asia". KIA comes from those Korean words. Got a problem with Asians?

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[-] 2 points by Nader (74) 1 year ago

Free speech =/= intelligent speech

I believe KIA means something like "arising from Asia" in Korean. I would say that is pretty benign.

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[-] 1 points by Nader (74) 1 year ago

Extremely shitty cars none the less.

I guess I don't see what you are getting at here. Do you think it is a bit of subliminal messaging or just careless marketing? And if it is the former, what is the motivation?

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[-] 0 points by 14W (-3) 1 year ago

Shitty cars? I have a KIA and it has been very reliable.

[-] -2 points by kandy4 (-81) 1 year ago

Better boycott these as well asswipe.

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