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We have been promoted from do not exist to fringe ...
The first press coverage of our effort has come from a surprising place, The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Now not even Tyrone Brooks, Merle Black or Rusty Henderson would accuse the Atlanta Journal of being biased toward anything Southern. So for the Atlanta Journal to write an article on our effort and elevate us to fringe is really a milestone.
We thank the Atlanta Journal for their consideration.
Since most our the people in this effort are not from Georgia a little background on the "Georgia fringe" may be in order. It seems that the Georgia fringe has deposed King Roy, converted the once dominate Democratic Party of Georgia into the Incredible Shrinking party and even in the last election, 18 members of the Southern Heritage PAC's Deck of Shame are no longer in the Legislature.
So I am right proud to be considered a part of this fringe!
But this is just the journalistic situation in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal is of course the largest newspaper in Georgia but the so-called fringe seems to be having more success at the ballot box.
But now back to Coke. The good professor and political rocket scientist from Emory, Merle Black, quoted in this article has missed the point. He says we will have little impact on Coke. Our goal was never to have an impact on Coke, our goal was to have Coke return to sound business practices and get out of politically correct politics! We want once again to be proud of Coke, a company whose Southern Heritage propelled it to international success. A company that many of us once fully supported.
It was Coke that abandoned us, it was Coke that desecrated, slandered and discredited our Heritage and ancestors, it was Coke that told us we did not count and they did not care about our business. All we have done is quit buying their products - so far with Coke's blessing! Coke in effect told us that unless we organized a boycott they would continue desecrating Southern Heritage and continue using our money to buy political influence to cram political correctness down your throat! Whoever came up that policy at Coke certainly failed Customer Relations 101 assuming they graduated from middle school.
Does the good professor not care that an increasing number of American corporations, such as Coke, have turned their back on their loyal customers and at the same time are using corporate funds to buy government influence on issues not related to their business? Even if he supports this unholy influence who is he trying to kid - this is not good for Coke.
But even if they continue to ignore us we are still accomplishing part of our goal. They are increasing their advertising budget to make up for our lost business. In fact they are getting ready to spend millions in 2005 for new advertising, when they did not even have to advertise to get most of our business.
So keep on passing the word on the online petition - for every family you pass the word to it will cost Coke at least a $100 - 1,000.00 in advertising to find a replacement. They are on the losing end of this curve! But this what they wanted ...
The article about our effort follows:
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