Post-Consumer Propaganda

Non-profit organizations may take donated items, like t-shirts, and give them away (or sell them to wholesalers, who then mark up the price by 300-400 percent) in poor areas of the global south.

For example, at a championship sports games, shirts are printed for both sides to celebrate their championship win. One team loses, however, and those shirts are donated to a charity, mission, or non-profit organization.

Somewhere there is someone with a warehouse full of MAGA gear. If we move on to a new president in November, that means there will be a zillion hats and t-shirts with no US market. That apparel will likely/possibly end up in developing countries.

Which means that a half dozen years from now documentarians working in Liberia or rural Mali or Central African Republic will be shooting video of people wearing MAGA gear.

The future is weird.

2 thoughts on “Post-Consumer Propaganda

  1. Ew, but true. Maybe somewhere along the supply chain an executive decision will sneakily be made and the world will have more rag rugs woven with red.

    1. Yes! I started to suggest some giant bonfire, but turning all that trash into something practical would be much more satisfying.

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