Franchisee emancipation: It’s a matter of when and who has control of it, not if

July 2, 2012

Millions $ are wasted in franchising because of franchisees’ passive resistance to even very good, mutually profitable franchisor-led inititiatives.

If franchisees perceive themselves to be indentured into a form of slavery, Who is their Lincoln?

What then did you expect when you unbound the gag that muted those black mouths? That they would chant your praises? Did you think that when those heads that our fathers had forcibly bowed down to the ground were raised again, you would find adoration in their eyes?

Jean-Paul Sartre 1905 – 1980


Walter does franchising

June 25, 2012

Have field franchisees & their leaders been persecuted by franchise supremacists?

June 23, 2012

Franchising and the American Dream grew in the same soil.

Some say lynching is deep within in the American psyche. And it’s alive and well today (Karen Klein).

Strange Fruit, Billie Holiday

Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.

Words by  Abel Meeropol

You don’t need a rope and tree to lynch someone. Lynching happened after slavery was abolished, when control was less direct but still needed by the dominant political, social, and economic class across the country.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr., April 16, 1963


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