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Nov 29 2020

Macy’s Commits Racism

Despite its servile pandering to Black Lives Matter, Macy’s may be in for more looting. It has committed a racist thought crime:

Macy’s is under fire after calling the Zeta Phi Beta Centennial Steppers a “diverse dance group” in a Thanksgiving Day tweet.

The Steppers performed in this year’s scarcely attended one-block-long Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was founded at nearly all-black Howard University.

“What’s that sound, you ask? Why it’s the diverse dance group, Zeta Phi Beta Steppers!” Macy’s exclaimed in a now-deleted tweet.

MSNBC thought cop Joy Reid ignited the Twitter mob by offendedly shrieking that the Steppers are not a dance group. Others quickly piled on:

“I’m tired of businesses using Black entities (including Historically Black Sororities and Fraternities) as a means to look more ‘diverse’ and accepting,” added @_AwesomeKid. “It’s clear how performative this attempt was, due to your lack of research for your own parade performers.”

Don’t include blacks, you are racist. Include them, you are still racist. That’s the genius of Cultural Marxism.

“Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ain’t exist for 100 years just for Macy’s to call them a “diverse dance group,” said @TevonBlair.

We’ve come a long way since 2007, when you had to say something like “nappy-headed hos” to get yourself canceled.

Scurrying to comply with the command that it not call the Steppers a “diverse dance group,” Macy’s replaced the original tweet with this:

On a tip from Steve T.

Nov 20 2020

Red Skins Candy Renamed After Serial Killer

Nestlé had to rename its “Red Skins” candies for the same reason Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, the Land O’ Lakes Indian maiden, and the Cream of Wheat chef were abolished. So as to be less offensive, they named the candies after serial killer Andrei Chikatilo instead:

Chikatilo confessed to 56 murders and was tried for 53 of these killings in April 1992. He was convicted and sentenced to death for 52 of these murders in October 1992…

Chikatilo is remembered as the Red Ripper because he was an ardent communist. Put “Red Ripper” into your favorite search engine and learn all about him.

Enjoy your Red Ripper candies, secure in the knowledge that the name meets with the approval of the thought police.

On tips from R F and Dragon’s Lair.

Nov 19 2020

Woke White Guilt Ads

Watch Michael Knowles attempt to guess what product is being advertised, not realizing that advertising has been absorbed by moonbattery and is no longer about products, but only about moonbattery:

If you hate yourself for being Caucasian, buy stuff from Procter & Gamble.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Oct 29 2020

Chick-fil-A Kneels to Black Lives Matter, Gets Sacked Anyway

Chick-fil-A built a following on its reputation as a Christian company. Then it turned hard left, put a moonbat in charge of donations, cut off the Salvation Army on orders from LGBT militants, and went so far overboard in pandering to Black Lives Matter that CEO Dan Cathy theatrically cleaned a smirking representative black person’s shoes in an appalling gesture of obsequiousness. Let’s see what kind of thanks Chick-fil-A gets in vibrantly diverse Philadelphia.

Via Summit News:

After targeting a local Walmart and Footlocker, looters turned their attention to Chick-fil-A, smashing into and damaging a branch of the food chain.

If ever a corporation could deserve it…

During a discussion about “repentance and shame” at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Dan Cathy got up to shine the shoes of a black rapper called Lecrae while apologizing profusely.

At the time, about a dozen Chick-fil-A outlets had already been vandalized during riots celebrating arrest-resisters of color George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks.

Cowardice is not only shameful but pointless. It doesn’t protect you from what you fear. On the contrary, it invites both contempt and attack. Thank you Dan Cathy, for demonstrating that we have no choice but to stand and fight leftists.

On tips from Kate P and Eddie_Valiant.

Oct 28 2020

Procter & Gamble Divorces Menstruation From Womanhood

Unlike their opposition, progressives believe in science; or at least, that’s what they shriek at us in a tone of scornful sanctimony. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble — arguably the most ostentatiously liberal corporation out there, despite heavy competition — presents us with this:

Compared to the campaign to convince us that there is no physical difference between men and women, spinning devastating riots as “peaceful protests” is bush league gaslighting.

The reaction has not been entirely positive:

“This ad is misogynistic and advocates erasing women. So goodbye 4ever!!!” one critic wrote. …

“I’m genuinely interested to know who at @Tampax thought it might be a good idea to gamble your entire client base (Biological Women) against this anti-factual and anti-woman, virtue vomit,” another critic said.

Why not? P&G already drove off male customers with the infamous Gillette ad denouncing them for toxic masculinity.

Moonbats characteristically defend the scientifically insane liberal position by sniffing that they are superior believers in science:

“Lovely as always to see bigots absolutely bewildered that the world has left them behind and science didn’t permanently freeze during their 5th grade biology class in 1983,” one person wrote in defense of Tampax.

Higher taxes can avert climate doom — that’s settled science. Men and women are biologically different? That went out with Members Only jackets.

Liberalism is a war against sanity.

Oct 17 2020

If You Hate America for Being “Racist,” Buy Vaseline

Radical left, race-baiting propaganda passed off as commercial advertising has pushed the envelope all the way over the edge. It would be difficult to grind moonbat ideology into customers’ faces more obnoxiously than this Vaseline commercial:

Have we really reached the point that alienating any customers who don’t believe that America should be burned down by Marxist Black Lives Matter terrorists for being “racist” is a sound commercial strategy?

On a tip from Deb N.

Oct 09 2020

Yelp Facilitates Cancelation of “Racist” Businesses

In a truly totalitarian society, repression is not imposed exclusively or even primarily by the government, because not even Big Government can be everywhere. To achieve the absolute absence of freedom, even relatively minor institutions must participate in imposing the official ideology and in punishing anyone accused of straying from it. For example, Yelp advances Cultural Marxism not only by discriminating in favor of preferred identity groups, but by facilitating the cancelation of accused thought criminals.

From the San Francisco company’s Official Blog:

At Yelp, we … have a zero tolerance policy to racism.

That is Orwellianese for “We are aggressively racist.”

Over the summer, Yelp rolled out a number of initiatives to help users find and support Black-owned businesses. We partnered with My Black Receipt on the launch of a Black-owned business attribute and joined the 15 Percent Pledge to further amplify Black-owned businesses.

A good racist (I mean “antiracist”) not only confers special favors on the privileged (I mean the “oppressed”), but also punishes the disfavored.

While searches for Black-owned businesses surged on Yelp, so did the volume of reviews warning users of racist behavior at businesses. Today, in response to this, we will now place a distinct Consumer Alert on business pages to caution people about businesses that may be associated with overtly racist actions.

Have a grudge against a business? Suspect the owners or maybe just someone who works there of supporting Trump or having some other nonapproved point of view? Yelp is eager to help you cancel them.

Yelp will place a new Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert on their Yelp page to inform users…

Woke companies are the next best thing to the Stasi.

Lest there be any doubt what is driving this,

The new Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert is an extension of our Public Attention Alert that we introduced in response to a rise in social activism surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.

Rioting works, if you want cultural leverage — so long as the establishment is sympathetic to your cause.

If Black Lives Matter/Antifa militants firebomb businesses Yelp has designated as “racist,” that will serve as an example to others to be very sure no one can accuse them of political incorrectness. That’s the kind of country we live in now.

Seriously, this is not from the Babylon Bee.

On tips from Steven S, Bluto, and Henry B.

Sep 15 2020

Meghan Markle and Netflix Team Up to Glorify Marxist Black Lives Matter Cofounder

If Cuties didn’t persuade you to cancel your Netflix subscription, maybe this will do the trick. Meghan Markle has pitched the infamously far-left company a new concept allowing her to cash in both on her connection to British royalty and on the Black Lives Matter phenomenon that has reduced parts of major American cities to smoking ruins.

Via Mirror Online:

Meghan’s proposed movie is about Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who is said to have “hugely inspired’ the duchess.

If it gets the green light it will be part of a £120million deal she and Prince Harry signed with the streaming giant.

The price of celebrity moonbattery has gone up since Netflix threw $50 million or maybe $65 million at the Obamas.

A source said: “Meghan has been blown away by the incredible work Patrisse has done. She thinks her story needs to be told – and she would love to be the one to make it.”

It’s all part of the plan for Meghan and her prince. Via Breitbart:

After announcing that the couple would be stepping aside from their official royal duties — though retaining their honorary titles Duke and Duchess of Sussex — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to Los Angeles, where they reportedly intend to focus on activism and “leading the movement” of young people into woke politics.

By starting the Black Lives Matter movement that is tearing the country apart, Patrisse Cullors has done as much damage to the USA as anyone alive. She describes herself as a “trained Marxist.” Some of her training was provided by Eric Mann of the domestic terror group Weather Underground, who mentored her for over a decade. Her deranged and corrosive ideology is explicitly anti-white, anti-West, anti-family, and pro-communist.

Cullors describes the Labor/Community Strategy Center as her foundation. This outfit epitomizes the most dangerous extremes of leftist ideology. Also from Breitbart:

The center teaches and studies the history of the “Indigenous rebellions against the initial European genocidal invasions,” the “Great Slave Haitian Revolution of the 1790s,” and the “Great Slave Rebellions that won the U.S. civil war for the racist north.”

The Haitian Revolution prominently featured genocide against whites. Even whites who supported the black uprising were systematically exterminated. That’s why you won’t find anyone of French ancestry in that former French colony.

The center also expresses its appreciation for the work of the U.S. Communist Party, “especially Black communists,” as well as its support for “the great work of the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, Young Lords, Brown Berets, and the great revolutionary rainbow experiments of the 1970s,” while flaunting its roots in the new communist movement.

Patrisse Cullors personifies the evil that is destroying our country from within. Evil is chic these days. Meghan Markle knows how to make a buck on it.

On a tip from Henry B.

Sep 11 2020

Burger King Pushes Social Engineering Envelope

The liberal establishment has been fundamentally transforming Western culture into something very different, which we will neither recognize nor find appealing. Having to watch athletes express contempt instead of respect for America when the national anthem is played is an obvious example. The advertising industry is another.

These days, it seems every major corporation jockeys to position itself as even more woke than the others. The point of advertising is no longer to sell a product, but to throw elbows on behalf of political correctness. Burger King throws a sharp one:

Burger King has launched a new advertising campaign in Finland featuring its eponymous mascot sharing a deep kiss with Ronald McDonald, along with the English slogan ‘Love Conquers All’.

“Love” is Liberalese for “divergent sexuality.”

The image is front and centre on the landing page of the fast food chain’s Finnish website, with various outlets with a focus on advertising showing physical posters at locations such as public bus stops as well.

The idea appears not to be to convince people to buy one brand of junk food over another, but to make propaganda supporting the LGBT agenda still more inescapable.

Despite the characteristic paleness of Finland, the campaign specifically promotes nonwhites of the LGBT persuasion by featuring a gay pride flag topped with black and brown stripes, probably to kowtow to rioting Black Lives Matter militants.

In case you want to see the family-unfriendly image for yourself and it is no longer on the Finnish Burger King landing page, here it is on Instagram.

If this flies in Finland, expect to see it here. Soon afterward, companies like Burger King will push the envelop still further. The public may be subjected to posters featuring increasingly explicit gay sex.

Or, having conquered that hill, the social engineers may move in a different direction. The liberal establishment’s embrace of Netflix’s Cuties suggests a possibility:

On tips from Feet2Fire, Rapinhoe, and Frances J.

Sep 08 2020

Anti-American Airlines

Free speech is important to American corporations — so long as it is left-wing speech. American Airlines has announced that flight attendants are allowed to wear Black Lives Matter pins with their uniforms while on duty.

Despite the media’s efforts to keep us in the dark, by now most people should be aware that the explicitly racist ideology of Black Lives Matter is hostile to American heritage, law enforcement, the nuclear family, and property rights. It has been associated with 550 violent protests in recent months. It is not a moderate ideology, nor is it a benevolent one. Many lives have been destroyed or even snuffed out during the long summer of BLM rioting.

In response, AA is working on a special uniform pin to virtue signal its support for Afrocentrism, to be designed by its Black Professional Network.

Given the openly violent hostility of Black Lives Matter toward law enforcement, not all AA employees are happy about it:

“I take offense to this,” one veteran flight attendant said in an email to airline management obtained by The Post. “Serious offense. My husband is a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer), as was my deceased father and as far as I’m concerned ALL LIVES MATTER.”

It is unlikely that AA would allow a pin reading, “All Lives Matter.”

“I am completely disgusted at the fact that we can’t show support for our GOD, our COUNTRY, our LEOs but when it comes to BLM organization (which is controversial in itself), American Airlines says that’s obviously different,” she wrote. “And we can. How is that right? Well, I don’t feel included.”

Sounds like she is taking the term inclusion literally. An official AA statement on the matter bleats about the company being “truly committed to having an inclusive culture.” But corporations only use this term in the Orwellian sense, implying exclusion of anything opposed by leftists.

If the flight attendant wants to feel included, all she has to do is wear a Black Lives Matter pin. Otherwise, she might get labeled as a racist, which is not good for career advancement.

Some rebellious AA employees say that if they are confronted with BLM pins, they will counter with pins supporting Trump or the NYPD. Good luck to them; they will need it.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket, ABC of the ANC, and R F.

Aug 24 2020

Discover Stands Out for Its Pernicious Moonbattery

Corporate America is so ubiquitously supportive of radical left politics now that it is hard to find individual corporations worthy of boycotting in favor of their competitors. George Right makes the case for singling out Discover, which has announced a program through which it will pay restaurant owners $25,000 for being black:

I’m all for supporting small businesses in these troubled times — if it’s based on their performance and not on the race, sex, sexual orientation, or any other irrelevant characteristic of the owners.

Discover’s pledge to spend its depositors’ money (all the bank’s money belongs to the depositors) on a program to “fight systemic racism” by supporting exclusively black-owned businesses is, on its face, blatantly racist and shameless discrimination.

Systemic racism against blacks is a lie. No reasonable person could deny that it is an advantage to be black in this country and has been for decades. It is political posturing to deny this after generations of Affirmative Action and other preferential treatment.

Awarding privileges to just one race, no matter which one, is by implication an admission that people of other races are somehow less worthy and undeserving of the bank’s attention. This violates the basic principles of our Constitution and our society, the principles of equal rights and fair competition.

Liberals got people on board by promoting equality. Then they turned the ship around and headed toward something inconsistent with American principles. They call it “equity.”

Discover is an institution serving the general public and, as such, is bound to treat all customers equally, regardless of their race. What’s next? Blacks-only accounts with higher APY? Black-only loans at lower rates?

Speaking of which, Discover’s formerly great APY, which once convinced me to put my money into the bank, has now decreased to a mere one third of what it was a few months ago, and it started to drop long before the pandemic. Now I understand where that money has been going.

Apart from the obvious unfairness, does anyone really think favoritism based on race will improve race relations? Will the racial resentment that is constantly stoked in the name of wokeness make blacks better off in the long run?

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Aug 23 2020

Understanding Woke Capitalism

One of the most bizarre phenomena of this bizarre year has been watching Corporate America leap en masse to embrace the radical cause of Black Lives Matter. Sam Jacobs helps us make sense of woke capitalism at Moonbattery.com sponsor Ammo.com.

Wokeness is a new euphemism for a strategy that dates back generations. Black Lives Matter is avowedly Marxist; more specifically it is cultural Marxist. The focus is not on economics, but on playing off identity groups against the core population. The original objective of this Frankfurt School strategy is to bring down Western Civilization so that something more to leftists’ liking can be imposed in its place.

In the short term, this form of radicalism is less threatening to large corporations than eat-the-rich Marxism. Donating a few $million to rioting Black Panther types is cheaper than having the government nationalize the company and send its executives to a gulag.

Plus, there is a buck to be made.

[T]he larger companies in America, including the big banks in New York, the tech companies in Silicon Valley, the entertainment industry in South California and the cable news companies that cover the goings on in Washington, D.C., are all interested in chasing after the dollar of urban wokes. Increased wealth concentration, including the massive transfer of wealth that happened under the COVID-19 panic and subsequent lockdown, have made big companies increasingly the only game in town, with smaller, more responsive Main Street America businesses becoming more and more marginalized where they continue to exist at all.

As for regular Americans in flyover country,

It’s not that big companies think they’re too good for your money – they just know that you don’t have anywhere else to go.

Wokeism is usually installed in college. The college-educated have more money to spend.

There is also the spectre of the unmarried and the childless: these people will also have significantly greater disposable income than married couples with children living in smaller flyover cities.

Corporate wokeism potentially saves more money than it costs. High Priestess of Political Correctness Robin DiAngelo is paid a fortunate to spew her corrosive antiwhite racism at corporate seminars. However,

While $12,000 a day might sound like a lot of money, we should compare the corporate cost of a DiAngelo seminar to increasing wages for workers, or offering additional benefits, or providing mentoring programs for new employees or literally anything that might benefit employees in the long term. Such programs would be extremely costly in comparison to the piddling cost associated with a day of lost productivity spent on indoctrination, which also has the important side benefits of eroding worker solidarity and providing a cheap and easy PR win for woke consumers. … What’s more, diversity training seminars and woke mobs make it much easier to fire – and thus control – employees.

Wokeness is a pernicious ideology tailor-made to destroy social cohesion by turning us against each other and undermining fundamentals like patriotism and the family — both of which are explicitly attacked by Black Lives Matter. But some believe that what is bad for America is good for Corporate America.

There is a benefit to the erosion of certain social values that have maintained Western civilization for hundreds of years. Woke capitalism is an attack on the nuclear family and Western civilization while providing nothing in its place. After all, who makes for better consumers than childless atoms whose only values are the prevailing cultural diktats of the day?

Read the whole piece here, and as always, stock up on discount ammo while you are there.

Aug 19 2020

Goodyear Imposes Wokeness

These days a corporation has to do more than manufacture a product like tires. It has to impose wokeness by encouraging leftist ideology while forbidding the expression of opposing ideas. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has announced an aptly named Zero Tolerance policy that lists the acceptable and the unacceptable.

Acceptable:

• Black Lives Matter (BLM)

• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride (LGBT)

Unacceptable:

• Blue Lives Matter

• All Lives Matter

• MAGA Attire

• Political Affiliated Slogans or Material

Anti-American racist Marxism and politicized alternate sexuality are good. Showing support for the police, the equal value of all lives, or the President of the United States is off limits.

Regarding political issues, employees are explicitly only allowed to express views on “equity issues.” It goes without saying that there is only one point of view that may be taken.

The Soviet Union was a hard tyranny instead of a soft one, but it was not less free in terms of speech than the country America is becoming.

On tips from R F and Scott D.

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