I catch on that you don't really know what you're talking about and continually fail to understand my points. Show me where I said that, because I never did. A real creator will create regardless of this, though, because its in his nature, and its his passion and work... the harvest they reap first and foremost is in the satisfaction of the creating. Any artist with integrity will tell you that. Absofuckingloutely. Enabled in what way? Mentally, they're usually more enabled. uh, no. Again, where are you getting these notions from?? No, I believe the thinker was the one who figured out how to spark a fire, create the wheel, and harvest crops, so the savage hunters could cook their food, travel faster, and not have to hunt like a beast anymore. I've done nothing but praise the people who create... how on earth are you deducing that I could in any way support someone who steals credit for someone else's work? Oh wait, I forgot, you're an idiot. http://www.espguitars.co.jp/original/index.html I can't read Japanese, but I'll assume this page would tell me if I could. I don't see how this is relevant. no. blah blah blah I care about bananas and coffee because I like my potassium and I like my caffeine. I don't really give a shit about pokemon, but you apparently missed my whole point (as you've continually been doing so). Again, its your choice to make yourself a slave to the product if you don't wanna do anything about the cost... my ex girlfriend's family had a wood burning furnace and her brother and father literally chopped firewood themselves on the weekends to feed it and are able to heat their large two story house almost entirely gas and oil free. Fuel efficient cars are great, but judging by what I see on the road, most people don't care about being fuel efficient. Using gas to get to work is not being wasteful... using your gigantic Hummer to get to work is. I mean, people are free to do what they want, I'm just saying if you're going to bitch about gas prices, don't use it unnecessarily, like driving an SUV with more cargo space than most people ever need to use regularly. Its like some fatass who complains about being fat but still eats at McDonalds every day. hahahaha like the US is the only country in the world that guitar manufacturers get their wood from. Again, I'd love to be able to read where ESP gets their wood from as its right on that page. But what I can tell you is where some common guitar tonewoods are harvested from. Mahogany, which is typically found as the primary wood used in Les Pauls, various acoustic necks, backs and sides, as well as a lot of higher end Ibanez and ESP models, typically comes from Africa or South America... because IT IS NOT NATIVE TO NORTH AMERICA AT ALL. Rosewood, one of the most common woods used for a guitar's fretboard, is also NOT NATIVE TO NORTH AMERICA and is commonly harvested from Brazil, India, and other parts of South America. Even US builders such as Fender and Gibson would need to import this shit from other countries. No, nor do I care. International exchange between countries has been going on since before America was even a thought in our founding father's heads. The process is simple: we have things other people want, they have things we want. Import and Export. Mutually beneficial to everyone. I hope for your own integrity everything you own and use was made 100% in the good ole US of A. And put down that cup of coffee. hahahaha, scare tactics? Who am I trying to scare? I'm just telling it like it is, maybe if its scaring you it should make you ask yourself why. Once again, I fail to see how I've even come off as being politically correct, because I'm very much not. Am I greedy? dictionary definition of the word greed: –noun excessive or rapacious desire Greed is what makes someone want to further themselves. I have an excessive desire for growing musically, gaining knowledge, and bettering my health and fitness. So yes, I am greedy. Tunnel vision? I take it as a compliment to say I have a very focused set of beliefs and ideals, so thank you. And I care about myself and my own well being first and foremost above "my own people". So you have not insulted me, nor painted an untrue picture... aside from the politically correct thing, and whatever the fuck "scare tactic" was supposed to mean. I'm tired of helping to make you look like a moron, you'll do just fine with that on your own. Now quick, here is your opportunity to get the last word in and call me a greedy selfish capitalist whatever... have fun.