Unthinking Majority wrote:You're a g*d damned patriot. Kudos!
Also, what guitar amp?
USA! USA! USA!
Actually, it isn't so much that I'm pro-USA, but pro-western democracy (I don't think it's broken, it can be evolved and fixed, as it has in the past, I'm sure people thought the west was ending during the great depression, WW1, WW2, whatever...). Hence why I think it's important to keep a very strong alliance with Europe, hence why I didn't like Trump since he was shitting on Europe and NATO. Further, I know many don't consider Latin America western, but they most certainly have direct cultural ties to the west (if it didn't have these ties, I wouldn't be able to speak 2 European languages). They speak European languages, follow the same religions, etc. I do wish to see less exploitation and more cooperation with Latin America. I think setting up a true partnership with Latin America is easier than one with China.
Anyway, as for the Guitar amp. Boss Katana (Japan! Japan! Japan!). I was thinking about a Fender Mustang (USA company and all), but the Katana just made the most sense (I only want one amp that can do a lot). It should arrive today but I have the feeling it won't get here till tomorrow. That happens to me a lot, Fedex say's "out for delivery by end of day" and it simply doesn't happen until the next day.
I try to give preference to American companies, but at a minimum I tend to shoot for "not designed in China", better if it can be "not made in China."
I plan to get a new phone in the somewhat near future. It will be a Google Pixel. Reason being, they are assembled in Taiwan, not China, like the iphone. Again, of course China still gets some of he money, but the point is, they don't get all of it.
About 2 years ago, I bought a looper pedal to help me practice. I was researching companies, and found one called Donner. It sounded European to me. I went to their website, and saw something that said "happy birthday china" and some Chinese communism rah rah shit. I was like "oh... fuck that", I instead bought a TC electronics looper, which is a european (Denmark). It's still made in China, but at least its not designed in China.
One of the reasons I'm anti-zoom is even though they are "American" most of the engineering work is done in China.
Who I give my money too, is one of the few things i have control over. I think it's fair to say, I am firmly in the anti-China camp. My wife's family in Hong KOng has been directly impacted by the CCP and their fuckery. Fuck them and their censorship.