Boycotts Need A Meaningful Reason
Over the past few years, society has created small groups with loud voices: LGBT, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party, Code Pink all seem to be very intolerant of anyone who believes otherwise.
And, if you disagree with them then a boycott is called for against you.
They all believe that even if you’re not a card-carrying member that you will support their efforts because they are above all things — right in their beliefs.
Boycotts Need a Valid Reason
If you’re calling for a boycott on a business or other entity you need a valid reason in order to mobilize your followers.
Some valid reasons for boycotts might be companies cheating their customers like Wells-Fargo, or Enron, or Bernie Madoff. Or, mistreating employees as in some of these Class Action cases.
Some invalid reasons for boycotts, in my opinion, are differences in religious beliefs and political differences.
Both are freedoms, cheating your customers or mistreating employees is not freedom.
LL Bean, a major outdoor clothier, is the latest target of the intolerant left. Linda Bean, granddaughter of the LL Bean founder, did the unthinkable: She donated money to a Donald J. Trump PAC (Political Action Committee). Unbelievable.
That kind of thinking can’t be rewarded with profit. A boycott is not only called for, it must be demanded. This type of support cannot be permitted.
Only problem is this is a perfect example of a boycott with no legs. The non-carrying card members will dismiss this out of hand.
It’s her money. She didn’t use company funds for the donation, and she can do what she wants with it.
Entertainers would not be caught dead performing at a Trump inauguration. Why? Because their little clique would expel them from membership.
Think like we do or pay the price. Who would dare stand against this intolerance of free speech and thought?
The McCarthy hearings of the 50s pale by comparison. If you even mention the name “Trump” your career could come to an unceremonious end.
Rumors that Hollywood was going on strike until Trump resigns have been soundly debunked as totally false.
Some Final Thoughts
Protesters and boycotter's sure seem to have a lot of spare time on their hands. They are able to march at a moments notice.
But when challenged they scatter like roaches in bright light. They know that only their vocal labeling of you is all the power they possess.
Disagree and you’re instantly branded a racist, fascist, misogynist, homophobe, xenophobe (few of them even know what that one is), bigot or any other name that they feel shames you properly.
It’s time to stand up and be counted.
No business should be a target because of their religious or political preferences and it’s time to strip those who believe otherwise of that power we’ve given them.
If it’s a free speech issue that shows your boycott is without merit. It's a difference of opinion. Live with it.