Cut the Cord and Unsubscribe

I’ve been an advocate for some time for gun owners and center-right people of all persuasions to stop giving money to people who hate them. I’ll repeat that no gun owner should subscribe to a paper that insinuates “gun nuts” are either very dumb, or mass murderers. Nor should they pay any coin to people who wish them dead. It’s one thing to pen an op-ed against your position, but quite another to actively hate on millions of fellow Americans.

If you subscribe to a paper that hates you, call now and cancel your subscription, and tell them why. When they have free delivery days, call them and complain about them littering your property with trash. Bitter and I have been trying to convince family to cut the cord and ditch the papers, but for older people, it seems like asking them to cut off a limb. You can find alternatives online which don’t cost money, and if you use an ad blocker, or don’t click on ads, you’re not earning them any money either. Old people complain about the horrible articles in the paper, but they keep giving them subscription money. If someone tells me they hate me, it seems a logical thing to stop giving them my money. That seems masochistic to me.

3 thoughts on “Cut the Cord and Unsubscribe”

  1. I do tend to subscribe to a number of magazines and newspapers still. If I see one opinion piece that attacks my belief, I try to see what the context is. IF it is from the chief editor, then I have a problem. I’ll try writing a letter to express my opinion, but if I keep seeing such pieces attacking what I hold dear, I definitely will cancel my subscription and let them know why I am doing so.

  2. I just can’t do it. Not because I don’t want to. I have refused to subscribe to any of the local bird cage liners since around 1983. The local fish wrapper is in the same class.

    I also avoid their web-pages as giving them page hits could also provide revenue for them.

    It’s not a big problem, they don’t say anything I want to read anyway.

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