Amazon changes logo following complaints it looks like Hitler

wiyosaya

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Maybe that logo is in reference to Jeff "Lex Luthor" Bezos because he really is an evil dictator.

This is nothing more than empty virtue signalling, something that is common among NeoLiberals and other false progressives. If these people actually gave a damn, they'd be protesting the horrible conditions that must be endured when working at Amazon. Whether or not the logo looks like Adolf Hitler's mustache (after applying a considerable amount of imagination) wouldn't be considered a priority until the REAL problems were addressed and solved. The substantive issues are far more important than the issues that could be best described as superficial.

If people are willing to regularly buy things from Amazon while ignoring the plight of their workers, then they're in no position to criticise anything about the company because clearly, the company is doing all that's needed to be successful at getting their business. The dollars that these people spend will always speak much louder to any business than the empty words that they use in hypocritical criticism.

This is why I've only purchased two things from Amazon and NOTHING from Wal-Mart in the past three years. I prefer to shop at Costco, a company with a CEO who treats the employees like human beings instead of machines. I refuse to be a hypocrite and I care far more about the actual business practices of a corporation than the logo that they use.
I prefer to shop at B&H. ;)
 

scavengerspc

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Just keep bargaining down, bud..you're almost to "everyone does it!" LOL
The truth is I'm already there. It drives me insane when either side does it.
They are all in such high opinion of themselves that it's really just a "if we don't like it or agree with it, it should be stopped".
The only thing I would love to see canceled is cancel culture itself.
 

Jackwoz

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We live in a very sensitive society. Good job amazon changed it otherwise there would have been protests and potential riots
 

Fergutor

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Frankly, I'm tired of people like you who seem to think that they have the only way.

That, frankly doesn't seem to be an argument against anything I said...o am...but it seems like proof you can't come up with anything.

Personally, I don't care if you are left or right.

Really!?
Because your comment proved the exact opposite when you explicitely said I was a right winger when I could have been many other things.

However, when you spout the left this, the left that, you sure sound like you are on the right.
Prejudice much? Hypocrite much?

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Incredible. Amazing. Unawarenes, argumentative fallacy use and irony can't get any purer than this.
 

captaincranky

Posts: 16,446   +5,232
Heil Amazon! Noooooooo ..... it just doesn't have the same ring to it either. Can they teach a logo to goose step?
Right but, "heil Bezos" actually does. "Be" (b'ay), should be plenty percussive enough to pull that off.
 
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Avro Arrow

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I prefer to shop at B&H. ;)
I'm not certain what B&H is, but if it's not Wal-Mart or Amazon, good on ya!

EDIT: I looked it up and it's seems to be an NYC-based camera & tech store known for its low prices and does a lot of online sales. I guess it's kinda like Newegg except that it actually has a store. Looks pretty good, too! :D
 

Avro Arrow

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Well, then there we have it. I completely misunderstood what you meant. I truly feel like a dipshit so I hope you accept my apology.
Don't feel too bad. I initially thought the same thing as you but then after reading it thrice, I thought "hmmm, maybe not". Then I saw your reply and his and I was like "Oooohhhh-Kayy..so he isn't some troll, he's got a conscience!".

I think that it's a combination of a rather hastily-made post and the fact that we've seen so many psychopathic right-wingers making insanely callous statements that we've come to expect it. :laughing:
 

Avro Arrow

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I want you all to remember and be aware, for once, that the kind of thinking, mindset and ideology that makes people say absurd, unhinged, nonsensical and unjustified things like this is the exact same, or rather, the one, and with the same competency, that pushes for ALL "progressive" (or rather leftist, that many, amusingly enough, took as "edgy", revolutionary, rebellious, and avant-garde, as was intended by the manipulators) stuff. And in "stuff" are included laws that affects everyone.
You think this is absurd? Well this may be the line for you, but this isn't, relatively, much more absurd than most other things those say, push and do and I dare to say all of you definitely believed and still believe.
I have some news for you. Whoever came up with this crap is not a progressive but an SJW. SJWs are NOT progressives and I say this as a progressive who sees SJWs as damaging to the real idea of what it is to be on the left. A real progressive won't try to control your thoughts because we don't want our thoughts controlled either, we're not hypocrites. Progressives are offended only by something overt because we're not always looking for something to fix. We generally tend to be oblivious until someone points something out to us and then we look at it, caring mostly about the intent. If the intent is clearly malevolent, then and only then do we call it out because we believe that the vast majority of conflicts are based on misunderstandings. This is clearly one of them. We don't tend to look for the superficial, we look for the substantive. Instead of worrying what's in a Dr. Seuss book, for example, we're more interested in actually helping the underprivileged with important things like food, housing, healthcare, education, etc. Dr. Seuss books are WAY down on the list of priorities for us. Nobody's going to starve or die of a disease from reading Dr. Seuss.

Remember that progressives weren't behind the all-female Ghostbusters nor were we behind the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Progressives weren't the ones complaining that the Trade Federation looked like Asians or that Gungans appeared Jamaican and we also didn't complain that the Imperials looked like white people from the UK.

The people behind those "scandals" were SJWs who I like to refer to as "Fascists with an unorthodox agenda." because their values (seem to) align more with progressives while their methods align more with fascists. SJWs just come across as a bunch of malcontents who will complain about anything. Progressives love comedy while SJWs are always looking for a way to attack it. We understand when something isn't supposed to be taken seriously but SJWs take EVERYTHING seriously.

They want total control to push their values on others, something that no real progressive wants. We want the world to improve in a more holistic manner, with people seeing the light instead of being thrust under it. After all, it's more valuable when a person learns something for real than to force 100 people to superficially accept something that they don't really agree with. One is progress, the other is not.
 
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Fergutor

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I have some news for you. Whoever came up with this crap is not a progressive but an SJW. SJWs are NOT progressives and I say this as a progressive who sees SJWs as damaging to the real idea of what it is to be on the left. A real progressive won't try to control your thoughts because we don't want our thoughts controlled either, we're not hypocrites. Progressives are offended only by something overt because we're not always looking for something to fix. We generally tend to be oblivious until someone points something out to us and then we look at it, caring mostly about the intent. If the intent is clearly malevolent, then and only then do we call it out because we believe that the vast majority of conflicts are based on misunderstandings. This is clearly one of them. We don't tend to look for the superficial, we look for the substantive. Instead of worrying what's in a Dr. Seuss book, for example, we're more interested in actually helping the underprivileged.

Remember that progressives weren't behind the all-female Ghostbusters nor were we behind the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Progressives weren't the ones complaining that the Trade Federation looked like Asians or that Gungans appeared Jamaican and we also didn't complain that the Imperials looked like white people from the UK.

The people behind those "scandals" were SJWs who I like to refer to as "Fascists with an unorthodox agenda." because their values (seem to) align more with progressives while their methods align more with fascists (which is why . SJWs just come across as a bunch of malcontents who will complain about anything. Progressives love comedy while SJWs are always looking for a way to attack it. We understand when something isn't supposed to be taken seriously but SJWs take EVERYTHING seriously.

They want total control to push their values on others, something that no real progressive wants. We want the world to improve in a more holistic manner, with people seeing the light instead of being thrust under it. After all, it's more valuable when a person learns something for real than to force 100 people to superficially accept something that they don't really agree with. One is progress, the other is not.

Hi.
I wish you were right.
There are many reasons why I don't think you are. Too many to effectively list here.
Now, if you were, if you are, at least I wan't to see more of you actually denouncing the SJW's craziness. If that happens then surely the effect will be the same as when the real left liberals of 2015 were attacked as far right, fascist, etc, etc and are still considered the same by all in the left of today.
 
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captaincranky

Posts: 16,446   +5,232
Hi.
I wish you were right.
There are many reasons why I don't think you are. Too many to effectively list here.
Now, if you were, if you are, at least I wan't to see more of you actually denouncing the SJW's craziness. If that happens then surely the effect will be the same as when the real left liberals of 2015 were attacked as far right, fascist, etc, etc and are still considered the same by all in the left of today.
You know, the people that complained about the Amazon logo, "looking like Hitler", aren't right, left, or even SJWs. They're a**holes and imbeciles, thinking up pure bullsh!t, so they can imagine themselves "influencers", as well as all of the previously mentioned categories.

What is the most amazing part of this whole fiasco, is that Amazon capitulated to this stupidity.

This is Hitler:

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Prima fascia, he never seems to smile, and his mustache is directly contacting his upper lip. So, no resemblance to the Amazon logo whatsoever, period. He's not anywhere near looking like a smiling box with a piece of blue tape. Which does BTW, appear to be smiling..

In the real world, Nike would have a better case claiming that Amazon, "infringed on their 'swoosh' logo", and claiming copyright infringement. Which is a lawsuit I'm pretty sure they'd lose.

I've been around for more than 7 decades, and I've never experienced the social nonsense and asininity this generation has to offer.

I had a therapist, who had a therapist, (it always seems to work that way), who said 90% of all people are a**holes. Trust me, I'm pretty sure that number is much closer to 100% these days.(**)

I've always determined the IQ of a crowd, by taking the square root of the dumbest member, and dividing by two. Have a nice day.

(**) Regardless of their race, creed, or national origins, or political leanings, be they Republican, Democrat, or independent.