A Blow Against an Icon of Capitalism

Wouldn't that be lovely?

A hint of a stunning global jam against capitalism came last month when Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez urged his citizens to boycott Coca-Cola and drink local fruit juice instead. Bolivia’s Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca then chipped in saying his nation might kick Coca-Cola out the country to celebrate the start of the new Mayan calendar cycle on December 21:

“The twenty-first of December 2012 is the end of selfishness, of division. The twenty-first of December has to be the end of Coca-Cola and the beginning of mocochinche (a local peach-flavored soft drink).”

Choquehuanca’s comments have triggered a storm of rebuttals and rumors fueling the tantalizing possibility of huge numbers of people all over world suddenly going local with their drinking habits.

Hmmm … could this meme gather momentum over the next few months and culminate in a joyous #NOCOKEDAY global boycott of capitalism’s most iconic brand?

Wouldn’t that be lovely?

Spread the meme!

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