Joined: Sat May 30, 2009 12:04 pm
Are you a Christian?: Yes
Something I recently noticed
Please don't get me wrong. I care little about where my clothes are made. I couldn't even tell you what country the shirt I'm wearing is from, but I've recently noticed a strange thing in a store that will remain nameless.
As July 4th approaches, stores are naturally going to stock more patriotic shirts and clothing products. I typically love these as I feel a great sense of pride, gratitude and respect at what that flag represents, or used to, or still does ... I'm conflicted ...
... I also digress ...
Anyway, stores will start selling more patriotic products to make use of the holiday sales. Many of these products are clothes with the US flag on them and the term "Old Glory". I have one of these shirts. I've had it for years. It's tattered now and probably needs to be replaced, but as I said at the beginning of this, I don't usually pay attention to the country in which these clothes are made.
That is why this year, I was shocked to learn where the clothes being sold with the American flag on them are from are made. Pakistan. Now, I'm not against Pakistan. I don't know anyone there. I'm not even against Honduras, or Nicaragua, or China, or Mexico or anywhere that makes the clothes we wear in the United States.
Maybe I'm getting old, but patriotic shirts being sold in the United States, with the United States flag on them might have a more significant impact if they were actually made by Americans ... IN AMERICA!! Even more so when the store these shirts are being sold in is considered "America's Store".
Maybe I'm getting old and set in my ways ... but somehow, I can't bring myself to wear a patriotic shirt that wasn't at least made in a controlled territory of the U.S. of A. Does anyone understand what I'm saying?
It's sort of like a patriotic British shirt being made in ... say ... Russia, or a patriotic Hebrew shirt being made in Iran or Egypt.
What are your comments?