Yo, so I found this song and the associated spiel about how big companies penetrate skate culture when they see there's money to be made. Nike's one of the biggest culprits. The song is pretty self explanatory. I dont think skating needs these companies exploiting it. Luckily there are smaller companies like chocolate and girl still making skateboards for skateboarders by skateboarders.
But relating this to our sport. You can see it happening big time, for example Mcdonalds and the fucken US Navy have been sponsoring events. I personally dont think this is cool. I love the fact that our sport is driven by passionate skiers starting all sorts of small companies for skiers, by skiers. Lets keep it that way. Don't you think it makes for a more authentic, passionate, quality driven industry rather than a mass produced quantitative driven industry. I just dont want to see skiing sucked down the same drain as many other sports. Keep it real.
What do you think?
Here's the link:
Conventional wisdom would have one believe that it is insane to resist this, the mightiest of empires... but what history really shows is that today's empire is tomorrow's ashes, that nothing lasts forever, and that to not resist is to acquiesce in your own oppression. The greatest form of sanity that anyone can exercise is to resist that force that is trying to repress, oppress, and fight down the human spirit. - Mumia Abu Jamal.