Apple uses Slave Labor, so use Apple Products Against Apple
Grant J. Kidney— In the past I have spoken voraciously on the topic of Apple and its use of slave labor to build its merchandise. I even released a mini documentary on the very subject itself appropriately entitled, “Apple: Rotten to the Core”.
Apple no doubt is an evil company. Its record breaking profits are more than enough to justify a full fledged activist response, especially considering the fact that most of what Apple corporation produces has been made at a fraction of the cost in which it is sold to the public.
Still however, Apple makes a superior product- this much has never been in question. Others have tried to mimic the fluidity of Apple’s operating system but have failed miserably.
In Apple: Rotten to the Core, it was mentioned that an alternative to using either Apple or Microsoft was to use Linux. Linux is great in that it is based upon the principles of the ‘free software’ movement which prides itself on the notion that computing should be non monetary based. Linux fails however in some sense due to many compatibility issues as well the lack of functional software alternatives which are essential to folks such as myself who are in the media design business.
Until a unix based, non-proprietary computing alternative is able to outperform a standard Windows or Apple based machine, then it may just be that using what the evil corporations produce is the only solution for now.
On a personal note, I have since begun to work with Apple products in order to accomplish feats that on a Windows based machine would be otherwise a hassle if not outright impossible. Whilst producing videos on a Windows machine, I’ve found my system all too often crashing. A wide array of other such issues have almost forced me in to using Apple for all of my business’ needs.
Feeling slightly hypocritical for my now adopted use of Apple computers and devices, I’ve since been able to justify a few concepts that have erased any sour thoughts in the back of my mind. For one, most of what anyone uses today was built by slaves. The only reason I had made such a big issue over Apple’s use of slave labor was because it stands as one of the more prominent of the mega corporations.
Another way I helped to vanquish any guilt was to adopt the philosophy of using someone’s own system against them. Apple’s ingenuity is all thanks to brilliant minds who, before being suckered in to working for Apple, had possessed a level of genius that was eventually hijacked by the computing giant. In a sense, by using Apple, you’re merely using tech that was originally thought up by folks much more brilliant than those who simply seek to drive in asinine amounts of profit.
In Apple: Rotten to the Core, I mentioned that the video wasn’t put together on a Mac. From here on out however, my videos will be produced on a Mac- but with the intent of course of bringing ruin to the mega corporations by hijacking their slave-built merchandise.