The Shoutbox
Either words matter, in which case caring about how they're used is reasonable, or they don't, in which case there's no force to calling something evil, and also no force to being told you need to "reprogram your emotional reaction."

Obviously words matter, and obviously using stark words to describe increasingly less stark things dilutes them and inures us to the things that actually qualify.
And evil is just a word, ya'll. Sounds like ya'll need to reprogram your emotional reaction to it.
Originally Posted by Sedai
Originally Posted by John McClane
Amazon pushes itself as being customer obsessed.

That, in and of itself, is evil.

Ok, now I will shut up.
Every business is focused on their customers - that's the very definition of business.
Customer obsessed is a lot different, though. It's the idea that everything and every decision is made to service the customer better/faster/etc. And no, not all businesses are customer obsessed.

Customer obsession means all practical decisions (i.e. how much they pollute, etc.) take a back seat to whether or not it is improving the customer experience. Amazon is basically a crack dealer.
Any word that describes both delivering stuff to your door and Pol Pot is, perhaps, a little too broad to be useful.
Originally Posted by John McClane
Amazon pushes itself as being customer obsessed.

That, in and of itself, is evil.

Ok, now I will shut up.
Every business is focused on their customers - that's the very definition of business. Good businesses are also focused on taking care of their employees, which Amazon has come under fire for from time to time. Still, not seeing how any of this is evil, when considering the definition of the word.
Oh man, don't even get me started about the boxes that are three times bigger than necessary.
Amazon and Walmart mail-orders supply all my packaging needs.

I'm tempted to return items that arrive without packaged air.
I'm the dude who parks in BF Egpyt and hits three or more stores without ever moving the car, and if I buy anything I will take it back to the car before I go to the next store. Planned transportation.
Apologies if your shouts did not convince me. My own Amazon shopping habits have saved me many, many trips out in the car.

Clearly you're just not doing it right.
Amazon pushes itself as being customer obsessed.

That, in and of itself, is evil.

Ok, now I will shut up.
So my argument, essentially, is that Amazon has disrupted our economy by introducing a pollution heavy service. Its services havenít detracted from our CO2 emissions.

It wasnít until just a couple years ago, and after immense pressure, that they committed to being carbon neutral. And thatís not going to happen until like 2040 something!

And thatís because their supply chain and service has grown so massive and wasteful that it will take decades to fix it.