The NBA confiscated a pro-protest banner at a game yesterday.
The problem I have with these protests are they feel like “feel good” protests. I stopped giving Blizzard $15 a month and hell, I can go play this other game instead. Now, Blizzard’s ham handing of it is worth criticizing and may well be worth voting with your dollars about. But, it is not a protest of consequence or self-suffering.
I don’t think it gets at all to the root of the problem: The Chinese Government. It is functionally impossible to avoid anything in life that hasn’t passed through China. Apple recently caved, again, and removed an app from the app store that helped the protests? I don’t see a bunch of people smashing their phones. But even then, any phone we buy passed through China. The infrastructure we use for all communications is made in China. I looked around my office last night and was only able to Identify 3 things that I knew were manufactured in the States: a 1987 Jackson Guitar (but the tuners and strings might have came from China); a set of bookcases I bought from the builder, and a desk that has been in my family for over 50 years.