Jib Jab on Big Box Mart By John Médaille - October 14, 2009 6 Reading Time: < 1 Facebook Twitter Email Print More truth than humor: Try JibJab Sendables® eCards today! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Nightstand “Ordered Toward your Becoming”: On Natalie Carnes’s Motherhood: A Confession The Nightstand When Home is No Home: On Becoming Native to a Changing Place Region & Place Fitting into the Bigger Picture Short Hidden Wound, Living Bridges, and Local Food Processors The Stump Not Throwing Away My Shot: Alexander Hamilton and the Militarization of the American Police Education & Liberal Learning The College and the Community: A Strange Saga in Tallahassee 6 COMMENTS John, “Jib-Jab” is a national treasure. Though, perhaps before long they’ll look to cut costs and outsource their animation work. After poisoning our children with lead painted toys, Chinese companies are now being investigated for producing drywall that emits toxic levels of sulphur, corroding wiring, appliances and in many instances suspected of contributing to health issues of residents. A simple lesson: where there is a profound disconnection between “producer” and “consumer,” we can expect shoddy and even dangerous workmanship – on the one hand – and ignorance and a debased standard of “low low prices” when making purchases – on the other hand – to be the result. Not having to live with the consequences of our actions, we will cut corners and do things on the cheap. Anyone willing to be described as a “consumer” really only has themselves to blame. Sorry to inform you Patrick but the government’s outsourced the Lab Test work too! Funny how (a) mass produced crap manufactured in USA = good and (b) same crap made cheaper elsewhere = bad. Many of the folks who want to embargo China seem to favor subsidizing Detroit. Nice that we can cloak advocacy for nativism and domestic consumerist “perpetual motion” machine in moral garb. Nativism? Protectionism doesn’t have to mean nativist. Providing jobs for Americans and all that… I think you’re reading more into this Matt than is there in the first place. So true it’s not even funny. Comments are closed.