Cigarettes. Alcohol. Diet supplements. Pornography. Just because something's legal, doesn't mean it's good. It might just mean that it's tolerated, generally accepted, or ignored.
But what really goes on behind the scenes?
For instance, did you ever buy a shirt or shorts or shoes and actually wonder how they were made? Perhaps they were sold in a legitimate established chain store or licensed outlet but do you really know anything about what went into the product? Probably not.
What were the working conditions like? What additives were used in the dyes so that the color was that tint. What chemical bi-products are in the runoffs from the plastics manufacturer that are now in the local water table feeding the streams and tributaries leading to our drinking water reservoirs?
Too much to think about? All we care about is the instant gratification of the final product. We pay so little attention to what went into it.
If you knew that slave labor was used, would you buy the item? If it was a blood diamond, would you add it to your collection? Or if child labor laws were abridged so you could get something cheaper, would you take advantage of it?
So with this flash mob-like video comes a moral lesson. I'm not going to give you a spoiler. Watch it and enjoy it. Then think about the strong message at the end. Remember, just because something is legal doesn't make it right.