Buycotts - #SolutionsWatch

05/11/202142 Comments

Today James answers a question about boycotts with an answer about buycotts. How do we flip the script on the boycott idea to make it about empowering the world we want rather than avoiding the world we don't want? And how do we create an effective buycott list?

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Episode 275 – Solutions: Boycotts and Buycotts

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  1. spider says:

    In the 60’s I compiled a ring folder depicting war/anti-human corporations and their subsidiaries; including such giants as GE, ARCO, IT&T, Monsanto, Dow and Nestle’s. After a few years it became unwieldy. Subsidiaries are constantly being sold and bought by other corporations and its very difficult to keep up.

  2. Must be easy for TPTB to dismiss us as lesser beings when they see us losing our most treasured freedoms to laziness & convenience.

    So many people talk a good talk about what we shouldn’t buy and what we shouldn’t support, then they go right back to buying and supporting those things.

    Extreme deficit of self discipline.

  3. mkey says:

    There is something I find strange about this story. So, a 4 year old buys 2600$ worth of ice cream, moms friend starts a go fund me campaign, in some 9 days they collect almost 10x the amount. How can this happen, that was my quandary. And then I searched for “spongebob popsicle amazon” -> several pages of results. This news apparently, for some reason, went viral. Does anyone else find this strange?

  4. SuperMom Belle says:

    “…if we ever hope to establish change, real change, not just an Orwellean “Animal Farm” regime-political change, it would come from a real “We The People” true-grass-roots effort, which would involve working together despite differences in beliefs, political views, backgrounds, schools of thought and ethnicities and stop speaking the only language that these Corporations understand, which could also be their Achilles heel: the love of money. Every time we spend or, conversely, don’t spend, a dollar (or Bitcoin or Yen or Euro or whatever currency they love) we fight for “We The People” and we take a small stand against the root of Evil itself. So the way I see it, by not forking over those “precious” green slivers of a tree [or scanned chips in plastic or so-to-be, skin] to Corporations and by not participating in their little stock-market-venture-capitalism-Monopoly-rigged game “We The People” gain a little bit more freedom… Not patriotic idealism, but true relief from invisible chains.” ~ NC Liberty Belle

  5. While for many things, simply buying local resolves the issue. However, what about things that you simply can’t get local?

    Complex items, like a car, is different than simple items that many can produce.

    An example that I take to heart is that I enjoy Perrier. However, since it was purchased by Nestle, I have resolved to never have one again as Nestle may be the largest user of abject slave labor. That is not something I can endorse with my dollars.

    It isn’t really all that hard to find the information about things like this, but it would be great to have sources that collate it into an easily usable formation.

    There are many issues, like slavery, eugenics, war, etc. that many might not be in favor of. The greatest challenge is to get others to consider what they are doing when they buy that product in a pretty package and not knowing what they are essentially endorsing. How do you get people to care when it might require effort?

    • mkey says:

      Caring will always require an effort. And this is the age old question, how to get people to care about anything? The way of life, nutrition, what one is paying attention to, everything is playing a role. When people stop putting garbage into themselves, they will start getting a higher definition output. But how to coax them into the position to take that first step?

  6. cu.h.j says:

    I would like to stop paying taxes. I think if citizens in the US stopped paying taxes this would defund a lot of the wars and other bs like mRNA injections, etc.

    I think there have been people who stoped paying and went to court. Even if you support all of the good businesses and all that and stop supporting Amazon and stuff, you’ll still pay taxes in some way or form supporting the government and all the bad stuff.

    Unless you are totally off the grid and don’t work at all in mainstream society, you’ll pay income tax and property tax and sales tax and capital gains tax, etc. I can’t stop working in “the system” yet because I need the fiat to build my house and develop my land. Even if I had a rental property, I’d have to pay tax on that income. How do we get out of this tax issue? Any legal references?

  7. eagleheart says:

    It’s good to be aware of companies who were founded to promote a healthier lifestyle, and then bought out by the ecocidal corporate kleptocracy. For example, I stopped shopping at Whole Foods when it was bought by Amazon, and stopped buying Tom’s of Maine toothpaste when it was bought by Colgate.

  8. DogStar says:

    This episode has encouraged me to reach out to some acquaintances who have lived in this area for years, are open-minded, and can likely expand upon my current options for supporting local businesses which accept one’s right to go maskless. It would be a very good thing just now for regional lists of businesses who respect an individual’s personal health rights to be available. Just how those lists can be readily accessible, I’ll leave to the techno folk.

    My local options for organic/non-gmo are unfortunately now more limited as (and I posted this elsewhere on this site) I will no longer support a certain Co-op – and I mean even after the mask mandates someday disappear – in which I was treated like a leper – loudly, publicly – for not wearing a mask.

    I live in a rural area so I end up ordering more online than would be necessary in a metro area. I do know that a lot of companies sell their products on Amazon in the hopes that customers will eventually bypass Amazon and buy directly from them, and I try to do that. Also, I’m purchasing more books through non-Amazon sites even if they’re a few dollars more and I have to pay for shipping.

    • Nelson says:

      Amen DogStar! I also make efforts to avoid patronizing the Fortune500 / WallSt cartels. I recently bought a new laptop, struggled to avoid using Amazon/BestBuy/Walmart, etc, finally found a locally-owned computer shop that had a refurbished laptop that fit my needs exactly and will guarantee it for 3 years!

      Also as you say for books, a simple web search will turn up half a dozen (non-Amazon) networks listing books available from local bookstores all over who will ship direclty to us.

  9. xzbd says:

    I have a high tech solution. If it is supposed to be food and it has a barcode on it I try to avoid it. Here in the US you can find some very convincing replicas of food even in the produce section that have the look and even taste of food, but without the nutritional and medicinal components typically found in food and often doused in toxins as I think the list of big tech in the space are better categorized as chemical companies rather than food. Now I admit my strategy could be foiled by Bio-Barcodes:

  10. thomas.j says:

    [Please do not post urls without titles and/or explanations of why people should be clicking on them. -JC]

  11. vadoum says:

    does the market matter? yup. Its the measure of human busy-ness, but its built with the wrong shape. Does buy or boy cotting effect change? sure, when youre a cartel that has the biggest gun. you can choose the peoples narrative, be above the law, and charge everybody for it (taxes). So could grass roots effect the concrete prison walls that separate us from them (note: both sides of the wall are a form of prison)? I think the wall will get taken down by those that built it once they are jealous of how good the grass is growing, on the other side. I think they already are jealous, but are denying it by aggressively trying to mow the meadow til theres nothing left but dust. idiots.

    I agree James, “decentralization” is the geometry of our immediate future. and but as we head that way, be careful not to be too righteous because we are most all insidiously entrenched in a system. we complain about and support every day (cognitive dissonance is lurking in a closet near you, its sadly closer than most think,,).

    I take the vector to be more the flight of an arrow than the punching of the bullseye target,, like the golden mean, it hones us towards beauty but can only exist as a direction. the number is irrational, it never ends, and thats the best news we ever bought. It confirms thet beauty is on the move but it wont stop.

  12. lekp says:

    I stopped shopping at Wal-Mart or buying Chinese products decades ago. Stopping Starbuck’s was painful. And I can still avoid companies that use Senomyx, etc but now that I’m old and homebound I’ve become, you guessed it, an Amazon whore. 😢

  13. Sabex says:


    I’ve always supported local businesses, but I’ve found myself buying cheap chinese crud more and more over the last couple of years.

    Well, that ends today.

  14. Mielia says:

    how about C.L.E.A.N and R.A.W.
    (via Dr. Shiva)

    also for (so far) German speaking countries (switzerland, austria, germany). only starting but shops who publicly committed to not refuse any future non-vaxx passports customers

    • DogStar says:

      Thanks for sharing this great idea re: a list of those businesses which will respect an individual’s personal health rights! It’s a win-win situation, as the businesses may attract new (loyal) customers and individuals who refuse the vaccinations can rest a bit easier knowing that they will still have some options.

  15. TruthSeeker says:

    Boycott or Buycott:
    Philosophically speaking, making the world a better place has to do with being conscience of the repercussions of every action you take.
    Perhaps the greatest Philosopher that ever lived was Jesus Christ (his actual Teachings, not “The Church”). “Treat others as you would like for them to treat you” is about as basic as it gets. Even a child can understand this, eh!
    Having been Independently Employed (Self Employed) most of my life, I have learned not to work for anyone I don’t like. That means that I don’t work for the Public, and thus, I don’t need to be Licensed. Indeed, I could be making more money working for those that have lots of it, but then, I would tend to be controlled by it. The people I chose to work for often pay a fraction of what the same work is going for by others, but these are special people that make the world a better place in there own special way.
    There are those that believe that everyone has a “Calling” (or at least every good Christian has a Calling). I think James Corbett has found his, as he does his best to help others find theirs.
    My advice is to seek out (trade with) those that not only speak the truth, but do good by their actions. Dr. Mercola at provides a good example of this as he provides honest health information a no cost, and donates much of what he makes from his health related products to good causes. (I guess James would call Dr. Mercola a “BuyCott”)

    • Nelson says:

      Amen, TruthSeeker. Your post reminds me of a recent one by the inimitable Paul Rosenberg (Freeman’s Perspective) on Self-Generated Certainty. His advice is to first focus on Rabbi Hillel’s version of the golden rule:

      What is hateful to you, do to no man.

      Then you can move along to the next variant of the golden rule, that of the rabbi from Nazareth:

      Whatever you would have men do to you, do so to them.

      We should go beyond just causing no harm and become a positive force in the world.

  16. thomas.j says:

    One solution that I saw on David “Truth Warrior” Whiteheads podcast is Patriot Switch. This is for the US listeners. They bring up many of the same points on their homepage. I have not signed up myself since I live outside US but I thought I should bring it since I just remembered it:

    They are selling alternatives to the major global corporations.

  17. dmay says:

    Corporations, whether Big Tech, Ag, Pharma, whatever, have repeatedly demonstrated they are not to be trusted. So, since using their products is risky at best, a smart fella would be moving toward other options. It’s great to do it as some political statement if you like, but enlightened self-interest takes you to the same place. Unplugging takes time. Get on it.

  18. Octium says:

    Rather than an App which could be turned around and used against the good business it would be better to implement it as a secret society where people are invited and given the list. Anyone caught snitching receives a fatal dose of gravity!

  19. sewd says:

    In Alberta there is a FB group that list mask exemption friendly stores or (non friendly stores). It directs people to a more safe shopping experience for non-maskers. You can always make a group in your area keeping in mind there are always trolls and sometimes it causes the ‘health authorities’ to crack down on the stores. It’s a good resource for me and I use it often.

  20. BrendaLeeK says:

    Saskatchewan started last year Saskatchewan face mask freedom directory. Facebook. After they became mandatory admin of group decided to change name to freedom alliance. Recently 2 groups have popped up on this context in Saskatchewan. Option to highlight yay or nay. Green light red light. Surprised Facebook had not yet shut it down.

  21. Antidoxidant says:

    This is for those who reside in the US.
    The Wedge helps patients and doctors escape from government and health plan controls over medical care. It is based on health freedom. “Patient friendly, price friendly, privacy friendly medical care.” I do not have a personal experience to share, but I would imagine the doctors in this group will provide care for those of us who are refusing to take the experimental injection. I reckon’ these doctors want to exit the system, and we’ll need these peeps as we are pushed to the periphery of society.

    • Nelson says:

      Cool, thanks for sharing the info. A similar one my daughter has used and been happy with is
      Doctors that believe:
      -healthcare should always put the patient first.
      -medical care is not one-size-fits-all.
      -doctors should have time to get to know patients beyond their symptoms.
      -appointments should not come with time limits.
      And docs who will respond 24/7 via calls/texts/emails to patients questions and concerns.

  22. Nelson says:

    I definitely appreciate James’ response to this question, but for K.T. and others who are still interested in a more definitive list of corporations who must be avoided because they contribute to global tyranny and oppression, you may be interested to look into some ground-breaking research by a trio of Swiss researchers back in 2011.

    Using database analytics of 37 million economic actors, both physical persons and firms, located in 194 countries, they found that one monopoly already effectively controlled 40% of the global economy(!!), along with a handful of mega-oligopolies (cartels) which control another 40% chunk!

    And that was 10 years ago. Imagine how much worse it’s become with another 10 years of insider money creation, and last year’s economic terrorism (aka “lockdowns”).

    For a good short description of this research and it’s implications, I refer you to a pair of articles by Jeff Nielson of Bullion Bulls Canada:

    “The Death of Competition: Oligopolies Unmasked”

    “The One Bank”

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