Well, that was easy
Another little step in my 'decentralizing' push
was to stop doing business with Amazon. I'd fallen into the habit of ordering just about everything except groceries through Amazon. I knew it wasn't good to patronize a monopoly, but going to one central place was just irresistibly convenient.
Couple months ago, Amazon's CEO tossed a million dollars into a pro-fag-marriage referendum here in Wash.
I don't care if all the employees of a company are fairies and bulldykes as long as they're not requiring the rest of us to go along. CEO Bezos is using dollars that had come from my wallet
to force his political will on the rest of us. He's saying "Thanks for your business, sucker! Now here's a finger in your eye!" That was the last straw. Or the last finger. Or something.
Turned out that Amazon convenience wasn't all that important. Ordering things directly from smaller companies takes just a bit more work, but it's more interesting. Smaller companies tend to want
your business just a bit more than Amazon does.