Good for you. :up:
Good going! You could have been a little more straightforward with the manager though. Surely chicken suffering is not a joke! Next time, tell it like it is! "What can I do for you" could have been met with "stop selling the flesh of confined, mutilated, drugged, tortured, slaughtered, and defenseless living, feeling beings".
Conscience vs. the collective
This is the key to Thoreau's political philosophy. The individual is the final judge of right and wrong. More than this, since only individuals act, only individuals can act unjustly. When the government knocks on the door, it is an individual in the form of a postman or tax collector whose hand hits the wood. Before Thoreau's imprisonment, when a confused taxman had wondered aloud about how to handle his refusal to pay, Thoreau had advised, "Resign." If a man chose to be an agent of injustice, then Thoreau insisted on confronting him with the fact that he was making a choice. As Thoreau explained,
[It] is, after all, with men and not with parchment that I quarrel, - and he has voluntarily chosen to be an agent of the government.
I believe I've passed the age of consciousness and righteous rage
I found that just surviving was a noble fight
I once believed in causes too
I had my pointless point of view
And life went on no matter who was wrong or right