"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
Guess 2012 isn’t a good year if you’re a soda manufacturer.
Earlier this year Mayor Mike Bloomberg of New York decided to impose a ban on all soda / soft drinks over 16 oz.. and now it looks like Bolivia has decided to move a step further.
Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca said that December 21, 2012 – the day the Mayan lunar calendar enters a new cycle – “has to be the end of Coca-Cola, the end of selfishness, of division.”
“The planets will line up after 26,000 years. It is the end of capitalism and the beginning of communitarianism,” he said. And even though these were his exact words, sadly Bolivia is trying to give the PR spin right now, saying these words were taken out of context.
The minister encouraged the people of Bolivia to drink Mocochinche, a peach-flavored soft drink, as an alternative to Coca-Cola. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (I Love This Frickin Guy !!) followed suit, encouraging his country to ditch the American beverage for fruit juice produced in Venezuela. There is also speculation that Bolivia wants to rid their nation of Coke so they can continue with selling coca leaves, one of the main ingredients in Coca-Cola, which accounts for 2% of their overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
This isn’t the only foreign opposition Coca-Cola is seeing. The United Arab Emirates recently accused the #1 Soda Giant in the World of overpricing their 300ml cans and not including ingredients in Arabic, probably in fear of strict religious opposition of their ingredients.
Bolivia also recently saw their nation rid themselves of McDonald’s after the Giant Unhealthy Food Corporation was unable to turn a profit after what they concluded to be a “cultural boycott“.
I know the world loves McDonald’s, and I definitely love Ice Cold Coke in a Can… but we also know that both of these companies add to the poor health conditions of our obese and diseased nation.
I praise Bolivia for taking a step against the American Capitalism and Globalism that is destroying our world, our culture, and the health of our people in it.
I guess December 21st, 2012 we know for sure will be the end of the world… for Coca-Cola in Bolivia.
Garry “Prophecy” Sun for SunOfHollywood.com