Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 10:27:07 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: Message from Johannes


MJW wrote: > Why should I? It's the car I want - some people just don't believe in > criticsm. > Had the British had that attitude in 1939-45 Europe would all be Nazzi. > People should always question the status quo. If woman had not questioned > their position then they would still not be allowed to own property or > allowed to vote. Prpgress never was easy. That's the stupidest statement I've read...all week. You simply cannot apply your political thinking (which I fully agree with) to free market consumer products. If manufacturer X makes product Y (say a type of cookie) that I find too crumbly, I don't have a right to make them change it, making it less crumbly. I do, however, have a right not to buy it and to look for an alternative. Or a closer analogy, if said cookie contains traces of nuts, even though it's a choc chip cookie, and I have a nut allergy, I still don't have a right to demand that they change their manufacturing methods just to suit my allergy. As for your dumbass airbag question - in many countries it would be illegal to [a] fit the driver airbag with an on/off switch (the passenger airbag is different, baby seats etc.) or [b] disable an airbag which came as part of the original equipment. Get over it. -- Grunff

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