The ideal is splendid..... at what point do we withdraw the notion that we are truly supporting a corporate machine with the same ideals? 5%, 10% or what percent of outsourced content?quote:Originally posted by freedomgli
A friend of mine is decidedly a "buy American" type of guy. He's a gun-owning Republican who serves in the Virginia Army National Guard and he has two Harley-Davidson motorcycles. In addition, he owns four Chevrolet Corvettes, Pontiac Fiero, and diesel Dodge Ram truck. See what I mean? He is an active member of his local HOG chapter and is a "Road Captain" and rides in Rolling Thunder every year. Basically, he loves the spirit of H-D but he is put off by the overbearing corporatism of the brand and he hates how most of the merchandise is made in China despite the high retail prices. He even makes it a point to tell his dealership and fellow riders how much he wishes more H-D stuff was made in America but he feels like his voice is being ignored at the company's peril. But then again capitalism is the most prominent American ideal and capitalism doesn't give a shit about patriotism or quality of life of the Americans who serve under its rules. It's all rather ironic.
I dont know the numbers for his cages
but for the MoCo's stuff...... their numbers have been dramatically higher than the previously mentioned smallish numbers for many years..... which is why I will not patronize them.
Now if they knocked off all the phoney patriotism and flag whoring replacing it with forthright and candid disclosure......
I would at least reconsider although it would likely require that and private ownership
Same for all of them