First they came for the alma mater, then our trays, and now they've come for our soft drinks!
Pomona College is having a "discussion" (read: a thought reform session) about whether or not it should write letters to Coca-Cola telling them to change their behavior. Generally, these types of letter writing campaigns become Trojan horses to ban the product outright.
They've held that discussion at the oh-so-convenient time of 12:15 - 12:45 PM on a Monday when most of us have class. It'll be in Frary's "private room." But, I, nevertheless, plan to be there defending Coca-Cola and liberty. The crux of my argument is that Coca-Cola ends up creating meaningful employment opportunities wherever they go. Not, you know, entirely different from this situation. Just think of all the people they are employing! I sure hope they are paying all of them a living wage!
There's even some evidence that Coca-Cola can appeal to the better angels of our nature.
They are also pro-ginger and so they have my identity-based vote.
Given that I'm pro-liberty, I'm generally pro-Coca-Cola, but you'll have to come if you want to hear all the arguments. (Okay, I lied, I'll be linking up my whole speech and those arguments tomorrow after the "discussion".)
I sure hope it doesn't get this ugly. I don't speak Chinese or play War Craft.
In any event, I'll be sure to practice my Spanish so that I can recite this advertisement fully.