Recently, it was announced that a number of retail stores, among them Bed Bath and Beyond, and Kohl’s, will be dropping the My Pillow line of bed and bath products. The reason these stores cited is the Democrat Party Line that the riot at the Capitol was an “insurrection”, and that Trump and supporters like the CEO of My Pillow, Mike Lindell, were responsible for it.
To them, rhetoric equals the commission of a crime. However, they do not apply the same standard to Colin Kaepernick, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the Pussy March, and numerous Democrats inciting violence, including the Vice President. The burning and looting of Kenosha, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, and yes, even Scottsdale, Arizona seems to escape their scrutiny. Were they awake at all last summer and fall? They had no comment on the murder and mayhem in numerous cities or the destruction of monuments.
Apparently, questioning the integrity of election results is a firing offense. One cannot question election results although an actual violation of election law is OK by them.
It is hard to see the logic and consistency in their approach to these matters. It seems entirely arbitrary.
An even more flagrant example is this: Officials of both political parties, including President Biden, have acknowledged the slave labor conditions in China and the genocide against Muslim ethnic minorities.
But, according to the moral bright lights of Bed Bath and Beyond, it is better to deal with murderous dictators that harvest the organs of their political opposition and commit genocide than stain their Progressive reputations by buying pillows made in Minnesota by a Conservative White Christian.
If you have ever visited either of these stores, you would be amazed by all the goods made in China. Do they know which goods are produced in concentration camps? Do they even inquire?
Now, these companies can choose with whom they deal, and will pay whatever costs are incurred if contracts have been violated. But as a business proposition, it seems strange that you would deliberately go out of your way to piss off roughly half the people in the U.S.
At least the NBA can do this and fall back on their numerous Chinese fans, but it hard to see Bed Bath and Beyond, offsetting the clients they will lose with new Chinese Communist shoppers. As a business decision, it seems just plain stupid. It in some locales, their decision has actually resulted in protests, hardly great publicity.
The public does not have to shop at these stores and we suggest anyone right of center to never darken their doors again. There are lots of other stores you can deal with. For example, Costco publicly stated, they would honor their contract with My Pillow and My Pillow itself has a very active online and media presence.
So, it is unlikely these two retail outlets will really hurt My Pillow. In fact, My Pillow has warned the public to expect delays in shipping because of overwhelming orders. Thus, it is empty “virtue signaling”, although one can ask, what is the virtue in dealing with a Communist dictatorship that is committing genocide?
We suspect these companies are calculating that since Conservatives don’t politicize everything as they do, you will wince, but continue to deal with them.
If they are correct in this calculation, then Conservatives need to look in the mirror and understand they may well be enabling this corporate idiocy. The more you take this abuse, the more they will give it to you. In reality, you are being an enabler of this hateful corporate behavior.
Make it a point to “poke the woke”. That is to say, do NOT deal with these companies in the future. If this is the game they want to play, we have the right and a duty to strike back. But this needs to go beyond pillows. Don’t buy anything from these two stores.
If you have recently purchased something from them, return it promptly and tell the store manager you will not do business with a store that bans the output of American workers from Minnesota but instead stuffs the store with goods made with slave labor from China.
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