01 January 2007

Counterfeit Brand Goods

(First wrote this note in September 2004)

On the Chinese campaign against counterfeited
Western luxury brand goods:

If you truly cannot tell the difference between
the fake and the genuine article, does it really
matter that you buy fakes?
Rather than being a problem, it seems to me to
be a clear demonstration of how ludicrous and
superficial the whole culture of fashion is:
Modern people, and not just in the West, happily
paying exorbitant prices in order to be able to
parade themselves, like unpaid models, proudly
advertising the goods of the companies that just
robbed them!

Go buy a copy for a fraction of the price, be chic
and smart and maybe, over time, even put the
real brands out of business!

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