What is it about that statement that somehow makes a product better, like saying this product was made close to you rather than China. Here is the thing though that China product is probably fifty times cheaper than the American one. So buying it is suppose to make you feel good about your country. I enjoy American, people like to bitch about it a lot because of all those ‘Big Brothers Watching You.” bullshit, but those people wouldn’t last a whole day in a country with stricter laws.
I was American made! Does that mean I am more important than a different human? No I’m not.
I don’t believe that having something have Made in America on it should make the item ten times better, maybe it’s a better product but flaunt that rather than America. I’ve been stocking shelf’s for the past couple days and a lot of it has to flaunt America and I just don’t get it. I started to think more on the subject moving past the whole America question and on to a whole new one, why are symbols so important to us?
If you were to take a whole entourage of symbols to peoples eyes we would be able to tell you what goes where. It’s interesting to me because what makes this hat,
cost so much more than say this hat.
Is it really because the Nike hat is better than the plain black hat? Probably not, it’s most likely the same basic material with a little variation of style. So why are their cost so dramatically different? Well in my own thought, I believe that it is because humans in general can be pretty flashy. You want people to know that you can afford the best of the best and you show that off through the products you buy and the stores you go to.
Obviously I missed the memo for being flashy because I buy stuff from Walmart, in my mind cheap is always…always better. When I say I buy stuff from there I really mean everything, I buy shoes from there even because they are five bucks. I also understand when people want to have those nice expensive items, especially as kids we have that pressure to have these nice items to be cool.
Best example is in first grade if you had these crayons then you were popular, “Hey baby, come color with me I have a built in sharpener.” There was a kid in my first grade class that I think used that line, I maybe lying because it was first grade and my memory is decent at best. It would be funny if it were true though, I remember begging my family for those crayons and just pleading. Once I finally got them yea I was in the popular crowd, for about fifteen minutes.
My fifteen minutes of popularity.