It's easy to recall too many incidents, too many "brands" and too much horror.
These corporations are no better than ISIS, or the clan (KKK), or any other promoters of human horror.
For this to be a "positive article" - (where one tries to help find solutions)
I will leave a link where one can find a list of companies that do not use slave labour, to manufacture chocolates, for example. In the case of chocolate manufacturing it is helpful for those of us who wish to stay away from those that do.
The list they use I'll also leave for those that don't check out the site.
"Find out how you can tell if the chocolate you are eating is connected to child slavery.
(Another site that is useful is - http://theartofsimple.net/chocolate/ ))
Also, helpful in aiding how to know if there is slave labour anywhere along the line in the manufacturing of chocolate or ''chocolate candy'' (containing therein a reference list + sources to back their reasons) ► http://www.foodispower.org/slavery-chocolate/
Ethical Chocolate Companies:
Alter Eco Chocolate
Denman Island Chocolate
Divine Chocolate Co.
The Endangered Species
Giddy Yo Yo
Grenada Chocolate Company
Green and Black's
Grocer's Daughter Chocolate
Health by Chocolate
Honest Artisan Chocolate
Ithaca Fine Chocolates
L.A. Burdick Chocolates
La Siembra Cooperative
Lillie Belle Farms
Newman's Own Organics
Omanahene Cocoa Bean Company
Original Hawaiian Chocolate
Plamil Organic Chocolate
Pure Lovin' Chocolate
Rapunzel Pure Organics
Seed & Bean Chocolate
Sweet Earth Chocolates
Terra Nostra Organic
The Original Chocolate Bar (Houston, TX)
Wei of Chocolate
Thankfully I have an Aldi close by (though I know not if indeed the brand with the same name is their's, I shall try to find out), and some other stores that have some of the other brands as well.
Some say the "West" is weak, but all just love to suck up and hone in on that juicy consumer , (or tune into its monies - to) - the so called "West", be they from, within, or outside the - so called "West".
So, if I can admit the existence of Evil, then yes, ok - i can be convinced of the existence of God, but like anyone on this tiny beautiful blue dot that travels around the universe, circling a star, that circles around in a galaxy, that circles around other galaxies, all circling around in one giant clump of curls......... i can define both by my own standards.
I'm not so self-obsessed, as some, to think I "own" God (or the Devil now that I think of it).
No, this has only one source, this evil, for we are all given a choice in our conduct, it is a Human choice.
God or the Devil will simply like or dislike our choice, but if in first hand (deep down in our own soul) we do not know something is "right" or "wrong" than we are truly cursed - for that means we have no soul.
This is one thing I believe (though i'm not absolutely sure) other animals have no problem with.
Their soul is not compromised (though there is the occasional psycho-dolphin, for example, that rapes and/or kills other dolphins.. We should know our own place as other top predators without all that hogwash containing paternalistic, condescending view points regarding other species, respect them, and others that may not be so high in that chain - fully).
I've always had a hard time trusting people who say they love animals but hate people... We are animals too. If one doesn't respect one's fellow Human being, one is definitely on the path of others that shared such feelings (Pinochet, Leopold ii of Belgium, Mussolini, Salazar, Hitler, Stalin, Pol-Pot, Franco, Idi Amin, Tojo, Hirota, Chairman Mao, Cromwell, Papa Doc, Baby Doc....to mention some, as well as others that are on the rise even this day and age). Whether one is aware of it or not is beside the point.
|half of a diptych, third work of a series of four, |
mixed media on canvass - G. Almeida 2011
(Thank you for reading this post - ♥ hope it is of use)