Boycott Scalla-Cola ... er COKE
Update on Coke from Dr. William Swann
following is written by Dr. William Swann who led the way in
starting this effort to get Coke out of politics and to
recognize our common Heritage. We hope that all will take a
few minutes and read his comments.
very much on the mark, and he is correct that the success to
date is your success. He is also correct that Coke has taken
the attitude of just dismissing us as a bunch of yahoos. Of
course you know that anybody that happens to think anything
positive about Southern Heritage is a yahoo. That even
includes the inventor of Coke and virtually the whole company
up until political correctness set in a few years ago.
Geeze - how
stupid can a company be??? Call their very successful founders
have already proven them wrong. Two years after they stated we
would have faded away the effort is still growing.
for Coke once again ignoring us, send them a present. See if
you can get one extra person every month to sign the petition
or visit the web site. And of course don�t buy Coke Products.
petition is The Coca-Cola Company Should Get Out of Politics
Petition and can found on-line at:
Patriots where ever you may be located, since Southern
Patriotism is much more a state of heart than physical
location, I come forward now to report on the status of our
having enormous effects on Coca-Cola�s bottom line. Coca-Cola
sales in North America are at their lowest point since the
1960�s. Coca-Cola Enterprises the sales arm for actual
Coca-Cola Products in much of the United States is showing
their 5th consecutive quarter of either flat or decreased
sales of Coca-Cola Syrup.
the following all the more difficult to understand. Since the
inception of our boycott of Coca-Cola the only correspondence
we have received from them are form letters and the one letter
from the lowly Coca-Cola Flunky who suggested we had neither
the numbers nor the will power to successfully boycott
boycott has lasted more than two years and continues to add
new boycotters daily, it is possible that Coca-Cola might have
been wrong on both counts.
problem is that we can�t seem to get any recognition, or even
acknowledgement that we are conducting a boycott from any
newspapers or business coverage of any kind. That is why my
title suggests a conspiracy. Today�s Atlanta Journal
Constitution has still another article about the ongoing
difficulties at the Coca-Cola world headquarters. It mentions
the continuing decrease in sales in North America, but the
author of the article, Scott Leith, refuses to even mention
that our boycott might be having any effect.
I have been
in regular contact with Mr. Leith since our boycott began in
2002. Scott�s last email to me informed me that he didn�t
believe our boycott, nor our movement, was large enough to
"substantially effect" the sales of Coca-Cola products. Once
again we are told we are too few, at least Scott didn�t
suggest we are too dumb to maintain a boycott.
good graces of the folks at Boycottatlanta.com, I had the home
addresses of both Mr. Isdell new CEO of Coca-Cola and John Alm
the CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises. I wrote both men certified
letters and both received them at their home addresses and
neither bothered replying, not even a form letter. I don�t
know about the rest of you, but I purely hate being ignored.
Apparently they still believe that if they don�t recognize us
we will disappear, or just go away. As usual, they are wrong
again. We are not only not going away, but in 2006 it is our
present intention to buy some ads on small rural radio
stations and inform the public not exposed to our excellent
Southern Heritage news delivery system, of the very
anti-Southern activities engaged in by the Coca-Cola
VP of the Southern Party of Georgia has some additional
surprises in store for our friends at Coca-Cola starting in
January of 2006, and he is currently sending the Coca-Cola and
Coca-Cola Enterprises board of director�s monthly mailings
about our ongoing boycott.
Most of the
time a boycott is purely a defensive measure. Everyone can
participate because it doesn�t cost anything to not to
purchase a company�s product. I mentioned we would like to
start running ads on small rural radio stations and also in
some of the weekly newspapers that are scattered throughout
the South. Since we are coming up on the Christmas season, it
isn�t a huge secret that money is tight. It is also true that
every Southern Heritage group is out trying to raise money
right now. Most of us have a little spare money but with all
the good causes which one should you or I contribute to?
Honestly, I don�t have an answer to my own question. It
requires the Wisdom of Solomon to know where our money can do
the most good. My wife frequently points out I don�t possess
such wisdom, sadly she is correct.
What I�d ask
you to consider is you as individuals or groups to consider
purchasing the local ads yourself. We will have ad copy and
radio tapes for you to use in running these ads. This would
also accomplish something else. In the back of our minds we
always have the fear that someone may not be on the up and up.
Even in organizations (outside the Southern Heritage movement,
admittedly) where the money is used properly there are often
"administrative costs" and other such accounting practices,
all of which may be totally legitimate, but nonetheless take
away from what you contribute your hard earned money for.
thing that happens is that if you buy the ads locally, you see
the results of your efforts in person. I know that certainly
motivates me, and I hope it does Southern Patriots everywhere.
For now, unless someone wins the lottery, we have to avoid the
daily papers and larger radio stations, they are just too
costly. However; if you want to pay to run ads in such
markets, you certainly would have our blessings.
starting this program in January, only to allow folks to use
their money for Christmas for their families. We certainly
encourage couples to give each other ad time for presents,
though I should tell you men if your wife is expecting diamond
earrings I wouldn�t suggest her opening a box with a note
telling her you bought her ten local radio spots for the
Southern Cause. Such things have led to killings, and if there
were any women on the jury they would surely call your death
concludes our current efforts on the Coca-Cola boycott. Our
future success like our previous success depends totally on
you. Remind friends and loved ones not to buy or drink
Coca-Cola Products during the holidays, and encourage everyone
to sign the on-line Boycott Coke Petition.
service of GOD and Preserving our GODLY Southern Heritage, I
Dr. William H. Swann
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