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Fri, Oct. 19th, 2007, 05:43 am
Last night

So, one the way out last night, I got dragged into a Raypac meeting. I really just agreed for the food/beer, but listened to as much of the speech as I could stand. Aside from my opposition to Raytheon and most of the products it makes, this organization really takes the cake.

I'd love for world peace to kick in and defense contractors to really hit hard times. I'd also love for the political system to get cleaned up. This organization(raypac) is a political action committee formed to help lobby for what Raytheon wants. Thats a double wammy in my book. They went and explained how they work, what they do with their money, how it helps, etc. They weren't even hiding it. Its so shameful.

Anyway, they even directly dealt with the morality issue in the speech. They're excuse was that 'every other company is doing it, so we have to do it to survive'. That pretty much goes directly against my personality/morals as well.

Needless to say, I did NOT make a contribution(although I drank some of their beer). The good snacks disappeared before I could get any.

Tue, Oct. 23rd, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)

But then you wouldn't have a job. The peace nicks just don't pay that well!!!

Tue, Oct. 23rd, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
lawful_evil

Pah. I've got experience working at McDonalds, Waldenbooks, KB Toys, etc. With the house/cars paid off, it makes it a fair bit easier to get by on a low income.

Maybe I could get foodstamps/etc. Get something back from my taxes...

Thu, Nov. 8th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Hypocracy !

If I worked for a place that was in direct opposition to my strongly held belief system, I wouldn't enjoy it very much and I think I would feel like a complete hypocrite ! Like an advid prolife person working for an abortion clinic and then complaining they assisted in 7 'infantacides' this morning ! How horrible !

If I was afraid I couldn't find another job, I wouldn't advertise that hypocracy, lest everyone else realize I'm a hypocrite - since that is what I would be.

In fact, it is immoral for you to support a cause you believe is immoral. Since you are acting immoral, you shouldn't complain that your company is immoral - another act of hypocracy.

Just go get a job where you can feel good and proud of what you do and doesn't cause personal conflict, immoral behavior, or hypocracy.

Thu, Nov. 8th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
lawful_evil: Re: Hypocracy !

You obviously missed something in my post and should re-read it. I don't work for Raypac or contribute to them. They are the organization I really oppose.

My opposition to Raytheon's products cover things like LASM, RAM, etc. Things used for 'attack'. I don't have a problem with building a radar, using a radar.