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Quotational Therapy: Part 138 -- Qadhafi, On Cola.

From The Crazy World Leader Files-

For whatever reason, this really made me laugh. Mu'ammar Qadhafi, on the economics of cola:

Have you heard of Pepsi Cola? I am sure you have. Have you heard of Coca Cola? Whenever I ask about Pepsi Cola or Coca Cola, people immediately say it's an American and European drink. This is not true. The cola is African. They have taken the cheap raw material from us... They produced it, they made it into a drink, and they sell it to us for a high price. Why are Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola expensive? Because they have taken our cola, produced it, and sold it back to us. We should produce it ourselves and sell it to them.

Apologies for all the cheesy Photoshops lately, but maybe Gaddafi (Khaddafi, Qadafi, etc.) is actually on to something here:

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Who wouldn't drink that beverage?

And who could argue with such impeccable logic?


Previous Quotational Therapy Session:

Friedman, On Equality.

The right quote can be therapeutic, so tune in to WILLisms.com for quotational therapy on Monday and Friday.

Posted by Will Franklin · 27 July 2007 08:53 AM

Comments

Ah, the seizing of foreign assets and putting them under local state control so that the populace can have lower cost products.

Good for them. Expect that shortly, no country will offer their products to a country that steals their intellectual property, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Why not say the same about Lipitor or Viagra or Cialis? Aren't they all really the same thing? Who wants to pay a multinational corporation for their products and respect intellectual property rights?

These countries are backwaters for a reason. Thumbing your noses at the WTO (and that is what this basically is) probably doesn't do any wonders for your economic status. I would suggest building a nuclear reactor to make weapons grade fission products and extorting the world into giving you Coke for your people for free. That strategy works better for a budding Marxist than Libya's new stance. See North Korea. Much more effective.

Posted by: Justin B. at July 27, 2007 04:16 PM

"Someone has money. It's not us. They must be cheating. Let's get their money."

A very popular political program for centuries. Its success rate is a little less optimal, however.

Posted by: Assistant Village Idiot at July 28, 2007 09:10 AM

I kinda like the cheesey pictures!

Posted by: zsa zsa at July 29, 2007 08:27 AM