Skip to comments.CNN Asks 'How Ethical Is Your Easter Basket?'
Posted on 04/05/2012 6:10:51 AM PDT by chessplayer
Four days before the holiest time of the year for Christians, CNN.com actually asked, "How ethical is your Easter basket?"
This was the headline for the video of a CNN Newsroom segment Wednesday about child slaves being used to harvest cocoa in West Africa.
SUZANNE MALVEAUX, CNN ANCHOR: All right. So before you start buying the Easter chocolate this weekend, something you should consider, is it contributing to child slavery. Turns out that most of the world's cocoa fields are in West Africa. Hundreds of thousands of children are forced to work in those fields. David Mattingly takes us to one of the farms in Ivory Coast.
Lies! All lies! Only America is evil enough to have slaves!!! No way would an African keep a brother or his little children as slaves!!!
Thanks, CNN, after that report I just put another yummy un-PC chocolate bunny in the basket.
All my goodies for Buona Pasqua were made in Italy!
So, what’s the point of the story? Is CNN now going to donate all of its profits to this area of the world to make it better? Are they going to hire many out of work Americans to go to this area of the world and teach them a better way? No? Huh.
Then what is the point? To drum up an emotional cry for OUR GOVERNMENT to do something? And what exactly would they do? Give more of our tax money to this town’s leader so that he can place it into some offshore account and the town STILL doesn’t get any better? Perhaps military intervention that other segments of the LEFT can decry as baby killers?
How ethical was CNN toward Zimmerman? That’s the question CNN should be asking...
Hey CNN, how ethicalis the abortion clinics that slaughter millions of babies each year? This is why I don’t watch the Crap Nut Network!
I expect a huge new “progressive’ campaign against...
wait for it....
EEEWWWW! Wonder if the Dems are ready to lose the woman’s voter group with this.
How many of them would starve if no-one ate chocolate. I don’t know about you but I’d rather work hard and eat than not work at all and starve.
They have no respect for women, so what do we do? ..... send over Hillary Clinton, Matalin Albright and Condelesa Rice to negociate with them !! No wonder they think we're heathens. I can imagine the shieks talking in their native language when they are in the same room: "Look, Abdul, that fat ass is the one who couldn't even give her husband a decent bj, so he had to get trashy whores to do him....." "And, that cow Albright is not only stupid, but as ugly as my camel." "The Rice chicky is probably a dyke....has no boobs and never been married...probably blend in with all my wives if she had her head under their black burka's."
Shhhhhh. I’ve been wondering what has happened to the media this Lenten season but glad that they have found other diversions.
Keith Richburg, the black author of Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa (New York: Basic, 1997) expresses the same sentiment. Had their ancestors not been brought to the New World as slaves, the "reverends" Al and Jesse would probably today be living in tin shacks in the slums of Lomé, Porto Novo, or Bissau City.
Actually, a lot of cocoa production is moving to Brazil and Vietnam, because besides child labor, processors and traders don’t want to deal with the corruption, gangs, Jihad and violence of Ghana and Ivory Coast.
Al and Jesse would probably today be living in tin shacks in the slums of Lomé, Porto Novo, or Bissau CityWould you please stop with the Utopian Visions.
Little surprise that this article did not come out at Halloween?But there is no slavery in the fall. Only in the late winter and early spring. /s
Actually, they are a little bit nuts.
That is why they gravitated towards "liberal progressivism."
One of the most severe mentally ill nutjobs in that crew is currently the President.
Observing their actions from that point of view, most of what they say and do start to make sense.
The remainder of their statements and actions are apparently random as is seems to have no useful purpose either for them or anyone else.
Right! Some people don’t appreciate what they have!
No, this one really is slavery. Children are lured from nearby Mali or sold by their parents to plantation owners. Since there is a nearly endless cheap supply of new slaves, conditions on the plantations are abysmal. Hershey's is starting to react -- after 10 years of giving lip service to the problem -- but if you're eating mass market chocolate you are supporting slavery.
This should be an issue for the right, which values individual dignity and freedom. The left values community and obedience to the state, so all we're getting from them is more ineffectual garbage and guilt trips.
If I buy carbon credits from Al Gore, do I get absolution?
Keeping up with progressives is so hard.