Monday, March 24, 2008

Hi to everyone at Canyon Lake Texas.

This is a new Blog spot aimed at informing people who live out here in paradise exactly what is going on around town, Written by the people for the people of Canyon Lake. Anything is open for discussion - please keep it clean though remember this is open to all ages. Lets start with the thing that is starting to bother me most - the proliferation of corporate entities into small towns.

We are becoming used to seeing the same standardised logos in big cities, so that it doesn't matter anymore whether you are in Rome, Dallas or Moscow you will always be able to see golden arches, but do we really want it in our villages too.

So what can we do about it? The truth is nothing at all - we cant stop them. We have only one power and that is simply shop local. find you locally owned Burger Bar or Pizza joint, or beer hall or whatever. Stay away from the boring corporate entity and you will find two things happen, first you get a better burger and second local business survives.

Let me know what you think on this or any other issues and try to tell as many people as possible to use this blog it is a small effort at keeping our community real.


Anonymous said...

Coulldnt agree more - its crusial that we keep the big companies out of the lake area

Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed the huge amount of massive billboards going up all ove the place but especially on 306. Now Daisy dukes has put one up! While we are talking about not using the big companys shops lets also think about staying away from companiys that use these eyesores

Sparktronics said...

I agree whole heartedly about keep it local, but I don’t think the views should be restricted to rural areas, we need the same kind of support in large towns and citys too. As a small business owner in a large city myself I feel this attitude of shop local should be a nationwide thing maybe even a worldwide thing not just something that them there country folk do. I for one am tired of seeing corporate America shining through every window, tired of standing in the shadows of the nearest Wal-Mart. We need to get back to what makes this country great, and that’s the people. People we need to stand together and over through the power hungry dictator that is large corporate America. Join me in a luddistic fight to condemn the wheels of commerce and bring this country back the way it was.
Thanks for reading and on that note I am off to Wal-Mart to get groceries