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Thursday, December 08, 2016

 

Boycott the boycotters

I have a new battle cry: #BoycottTheBoycotters! Thanks to Breitbart, Trump voters are well aware that Kellogg, rather than marketing its product to all consumers, has declared that roughly half of America’s consumers are “deplorable” and has declared a boycott against them.

I know that sounds rather strong, but that’s exactly what’s going on when a corporation publicly announces that it will take an affirmative stand against that portion of its customers who dared to vote for a candidate that the corporation does not support. What’s worse is that, as of today, another 150 American companies have joined in Kellogg’s decision to boycott American consumers. (Scroll down to see a list of those companies.)

These boycotting corporations feel justified in doing what they’re doing because they’ve bought into the “Trump = Hitler” hype, with the subtext that Trump supporters are a nascent Wehrmacht or Gestapo. My guess is that the corporations succumbed to this primitive, ignorant argument because they’re headed by people who went to American colleges, which have become places that preach totalitarian propaganda, rather than knowledge.

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