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Buycott the right companies. BUY their stuff.

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Apr 18, 6:35pm 341 views   23 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://spectator.us/topic/boycott-corporate-america/


The question, then, is what conservatives do now. One proposed solution is to dust off America’s antitrust machinery, to start breaking up these corporate behemoths. And certainly there’s a case to be made that, say, Google has grown so massive as to be anticompetitive. But antitrust action won’t solve the problem at hand. Break up Google and you’ve got…two Googles, both as woke as the first one was. The issue isn’t that these companies aren’t competitive and innovative — Silicon Valley does nothing if not creatively destroy — but that they’re acting as agents of bad cultural change. ...

Still, the operative idea is a good one. If woke capitalism is to be stopped, businesses need to be disincentivized against it. To that end, the most effective tool in the conservative arsenal is probably the good old-fashioned boycott: turn the left’s tactics around on it. Isolate and pressure these businesses. There is precedent here. When France declined to support the war in Iraq back in 2003, conservatives launched a boycott of French wines, and French businessmen later admitted that their sales had taken a dent. And while research suggests boycotts tend to damage a company’s reputation more than its revenue, in today’s flashbulb online world, nothing is more important than public image.

The trick to any pressure campaign will be to sustain it in the long run, to make sure companies can’t wait it out until the news cycle dashes on to its next shiny object. Fortunately there is precedent here too. When Hasbro announced it was going to make Mr and Mrs Potato Head gender-neutral, it kicked up a wave of fury, and not long afterwards, it sent a tweet clarifying that the spuds would remain sexed after all. It was a small win, but those matter in a culture war. We shall fight in the toy-store aisles and the Mulberry Streets and the midscale Florida grocery stores. And so forth. The point is that conservative public pressure can make a difference, even against a corporate giant.


I think there is an even better way than a boycott, because boycotts are easily broken.

Companies like Goya Foods have learned that coming out for truth and fairness gets them slews of new customers. We need a way to create a good honest list of good honest companies, and take away business from evil woke companies that way.

Similar to how the first business to not require masks will get my patronage and gratitude forever.
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 18, 7:49pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Thanks @PeopleUnited
3   Hircus   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 18, 8:59pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I still buy Goya. To be honest, I have wayyyyy too many cans of beans now, but oh well, it's good to have a cache of food.

I'm happy to verbally tell small businesses if my patronage is due to unwokeness on their behalf. Maybe we'll start to see this on satisfaction surveys, although bitter grey npc employees may delete the survey so as to hide the real reason for a loss/gain in business.
4   farmer2021   ignore (10)   2021 Apr 18, 9:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Boycott etc. and shopping based on politics is a "lefty stuff".
Do we really want to go that route?
It is going to further the agenda of people who wants to divide society along communist and fascist lines and finish off centrists.
5   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 18, 9:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I added Brave Browser to https://conservapedia.com/Conservative_companies

I had to register to edit, but it wasn't hard and didn't betray me to Google.
6   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 18, 9:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

farmer2021 says
Boycott etc. and shopping based on politics is a "lefty stuff".
Do we really want to go that route?


Voting with dollars is perhaps even more effective that voting at the ballot box.

Especially now that Democrats have cheated at the ballot box.
7   Hircus   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 18, 9:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

farmer2021 says
Boycott etc. and shopping based on politics is a "lefty stuff".
Do we really want to go that route?
It is going to further the agenda of people who wants to divide society along communist and fascist lines and finish off centrists.


I felt this way at first. I didn't want to do it. Then I realized companies are profit motivated, and if liberals demand the company be woke else they boycott, while conservatives dont really care, guess what every company will do?

There must be consequences to their actions or they'll just continue them.

I hope another way is found. To be honest, I think businesses woke signalling has a lower common denominator compared to conservativeness or non-political stances, making it a hard battle to win.
8   Misc   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 18, 9:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
farmer2021 says
Boycott etc. and shopping based on politics is a "lefty stuff".
Do we really want to go that route?


Voting with dollars is perhaps even more effective that voting at the ballot box.

Especially now that Democrats have cheated at the ballot box.


The Federal deficit is going to be about $5 trillion this year, or about 25% of the nations GDP.

Anyone who is anyone gets free PPP money.

Voting with dollars won't work either.
9   MMR   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 18, 9:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

farmer2021 says
Boycott etc. and shopping based on politics is a "lefty stuff".


@patrick looks like you beat me to it

You vote with your dollars. Done collectively, that has far more power than voting at the ballot box.

The problem is that so much of the economy is
Interconnected, which makes spending based on philosophy challenging.
10   farmer2021   ignore (10)   2021 Apr 18, 10:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
farmer2021 says
Boycott etc. and shopping based on politics is a "lefty stuff".
Do we really want to go that route?


Voting with dollars is perhaps even more effective that voting at the ballot box.

Especially now that Democrats have cheated at the ballot box.


May be in short term.
Long term the market will bifurcate and eventually the nation.
It is already bad with red/blue states.

Should we buy expensive inferior stuff from company of our political color than competitor?
This is not how markets should work.
How about stocks? So we care for more than profits?... and we rely on who to decide if this company is suitable for us based on "political leanings"?
How about stock exchanges?... Do we have separate ones for that too?

I think "communist lefties" can do so as their ultimate game plan is to make "markets fail".. Why would pro-market conservatives commit that suicide?
11   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 19, 1:46am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

BARBASOL. They say on their website they are the custodian of resources given by God.

Hircus says
I still buy Goya. To be honest, I have wayyyyy too many cans of beans now, but oh well, it's good to have a cache of food.


I love their Coconut Milk, use it for my kickass Keto Soups and Chicken Satay
13   Misc   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 19, 2:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

They have Walmart listed as "no longer conservative".
14   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 19, 3:17am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Misc says
They have Walmart listed as "no longer conservative".


That's like saying Mitt Romney is No Longer Conservative. Walmart is straight up Chicom shill.
15   PeopleUnited   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 19, 3:59am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I think Walmart took advantage of the 1980 “normalization of trade” with China just like so many other companies that sell and make goods did. Even Trump brand neckties are made overseas, because he is a chi com shill too?
16   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 19, 4:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

PeopleUnited says
I think Walmart took advantage of the 1980 “normalization of trade” with China just like so many other companies that sell and make goods did. Even Trump brand neckties are made overseas, because he is a chi com shill too?


1990s. What happened to those millions of high paying jobs of the future exporting to ONE BILLION CUSTOMERS?

It took Lee Scott only a few years to completely Sino-fy almost the entirety of Walmart. What's worse, is that he strongarmed supplies into moving their operations to China themselves. "Hey, we're bigass Walmart. Now move your tools/clothes/furniture operations to Shanghai to meet our new pricepoint or we'll buy from somebody who does! Fuck America!" Walmart actually developed guidelines for every industry that dealt with them how they can navigate overseas, and get a US Corp tax break for "moving".
17   PeopleUnited   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 19, 4:44pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Not defending Walmart, but Sam Walton did not set out to build a company that would sell out to the Chicoms, even if that is what actually happened. But even so, Target and Amazon are just as evil, if not more so.
18   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2021 Apr 19, 5:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If you are short on weapons, it might be a good idea for your local militia scouting parties to go into Costco and Walmart warehouses and look for the caches of Chinese weapons sent over in the guise of consumer goods. The militias can use them to arm the people instead of the waves of illegal insurgents admitted by Biden.
19   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 19, 8:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou says
1990s. What happened to those millions of high paying jobs of the future exporting to ONE BILLION CUSTOMERS?


Lol, I remember that.

They sure don't try that bullshit line anymore.
20   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 19, 8:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
They sure don't try that bullshit line anymore.





The new line is to act like it's some force of nature that can't be stopped and the original unamended Constitution doesn't empower the Legislature to tariff anybody, anytime. Or the CATO/Reason lie, which is to pretend that from Washington to after WW2, the Tariff was the Main Source of Revenue and only started to decline in importance after the Income Tax was passed in the 1910s.

The High Tariff, always north of 20%, often 30%+ for most of the 19th Century is the original, all-American tax.
21   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 28, 3:34pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Steak-Umm also has some courageous and reality-based people working there:

https://nitter.dark.fail/Not_the_Bee/status/1381799324179427330

Neil deGrasse Tyson
@neiltyson
Apr 11
The good thing about Science is that it’s true, whether or not you believe in it.
2:40 AM · Apr 13, 2021

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Steak-umm
@steak_umm
Apr 13
log off bro

Steak-umm
@steak_umm
Apr 13
the irony of neil’s tweet is that by framing science itself as “true” he’s influencing people to be more skeptical of it in a time of unprecedented misinformation. science is an ever refining process to find truth, not a dogma. no matter his intent, this message isn’t helpful
22   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 28, 3:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Another company on the side of reality:

Software company Basecamp ends politics in the workplace
As politics has consumed offices, virtual offices, and entertainment, Basecamp is following Coinbase's lead. ...

CTO David Hansson penned another blog post further expanding on the reasoning behind the company’s decision not to promote an activist but ultimately contentious workplace. Something that Hansson says he at one point saw as a “healthy debate” he now considers to be counterproductive and a source of stress.

The goal, Hansson said, is to come to work and be able to collaborate with others regardless of their political and other persuasions, unburdened by difficult and highly controversial discussions that have to do with society at large rather than their work.

According to him, by allowing these sensitive topics to be brought inside the company, “we’re setting ourselves up for strife, with little chance of actually changing anyone’s mind.”


https://reclaimthenet.org/basecamp-ends-politics-in-the-workplace/

https://world.hey.com/dhh/let-it-all-out-78485e8e

https://basecamp.com/

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