Discourage intolerance and hatred on Amazon
Amazon.com is the largest online store in the world, today. And, from its massive selection of various devices and gadgets, one can purchase doormats with the national flag of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovenia (to name a few) printed on them.
Amazon.com and its administrators should understand that, even if unintended, using a country's national flag or coat of arms as a doormat actually insults the country and people to whom the flag belongs. Wiping one's feet on the flag is like wiping one's feet on that country.
As an example, look at the picture which accompanies this petition, and see what your immediate reaction is. For most people, it is one of revulsion.
And so, advertising and selling such items, like Amazon.com does, can, even unwittingly, encourage intolerance and hatred.
It is possible that some people may derive satisfaction by trampling on the national flag of some country - perhaps, many times per day. And, such a display at one home may encourage intolerance and hatred at another.
The coat of arms, the flag and the national anthem of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovenia represent these countries, and the expressed loyalty to them by their citizens. And, such national symbols are always supposed to be used in ways which emphasize the dignity and reputation of each nation.
A sense of national belonging and respect for one's national symbols comes from the knowledge that freedom and independence aren't "free", but come at a high cost, sometimes the cost of laying down one's life for one's country. Obviously, this sentiment should not be trivialised or mocked.
As such, it is easy to see how national flag doormats could invite intolerance and hatred. Therefore, this petition, to Amazon, seeks the suspension of the advertising and sale of such products.
We invite you to sign the petition, to stop the debasing of Czech, Estonian, Greek, Croatian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, and Slovenian national symbols.
By signing this petition, an email, in your name, will be sent to the Corporate Leaders of Amazon, using the words on the opposite side of this page.
Thank you for signing!
We would like to thank our Polish friends from Fundacjaže RedUTA Dobrego Imienia, who informed us about such products being sold on Amazon.
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Amazon is wiping its feet on our national flag