From our American Correspondent:
An Associated Press article published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Christmas Day had a curious title: “455,000 People Petition Target to Stop Using Plastic Bags”. It’s curious because they aren’t trying to get Target to stop using plastic bags – they’re trying to get Target to take the option of plastic bags away from other customers.
The leader of this drive, Theresa Carter, and the writers at AP, are apparently completely oblivious to the fact that it’s other people’s choices they’re trying to eliminate. Ms. Carter is quoted: “I’m a Target shopper. Hundreds of thousands of my petition’s signers are Target customers, and we have one clear message for Target: please act to end plastic bag pollution”.
Now personally, I think the Greeniacs have a silly obsession with plastic, but even so, I’d respect her effort if she was trying to persuade other people to curb their use. But no, she wants to go straight to the top and take away other people’s choices, never mind if many of them, at least at times, have very good reasons why they need to use a plastic bag. Making omelets and all that you understand.
Further, it was striking to me that neither the AP writers nor Ms. Carter seem to realize that it is false to claim that they’re asking Target to stop using bags. I suspect that they’re not intentionally being misleading, but, being on the Left they don’t even realize that they’re dictating to other people, millions of them, without knowing the circumstances of their lives.
One other thought – she has hundreds of thousands of petition signers, Target has tens of million of U.S. customers. Somehow that concept eluded Ms. Carter and the AP. Blinders much?