Do boycott’s ever work? How do we know if one works? Maybe for a day or two, but really, do they work? People have been boycotting Wal-Mart for years on and off now. Seem like that it hasn’t had much an affect. Untill huge crowds of hungry people descended down on the Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich shops all over the country today. What were these people trying to saying? No one is going to boycott my values! Perhaps? Or was this in a large way a political warning of sorts? Expressing public opinion of dissatisfaction will bully politics. Most people went to Chick-fil-A to get their food fix, while show support against mayor’s Raham Emanuel, and Tom Menio comments. Comments made in a way that made it look like that government or at least local governments didn’t approve of Christian values, expressed by Chick-fil-A’s CEO. The mayors comments were mostly, anti religious values, anti free speech, anti free markets if any one wishes to examine them closer.
The reaction was somewhat over whelming. Some Chick-fil-A’s were reported to run out of breakfast food at 9:00 AM. So they went straight to serving lunch meals. Lines were reported to be as long as 1/4 mile in length. “It was just crazy support.” Some people tweeted while waiting their turn. Even Wendy’s was reported to have a message on a their billboard that said. ” We recommend going to chick-fil-A. ” also reported by tweeters. ( no such pictures were however tweeted at the time of writing this post.)
Some supporters of Gay life styles, were expressing a dislike while on talk-show radio shows. Expressing their dislike for corporations like Chick-fil-A who express an opinion towards social issues of the day. They feel that corporation shouldn’t have an opinion to express, because of a fear of unleashing unlimited amounts of money to sway public opinions. I suppose these people have chosen to over look the huge amount of cash given by Amazon’s CEO, to support gay rights issues. Or maybe they have over looked Home Depot’s, and Starbuck’s, favorable opinion of gay rights. Amazon Founder Donates MILLIONS To Gay Marriage Support! http://shar.es/vsBol via @perezhilton
What is exactly the problem with corporations expressing an opinion. The liberal left has argued recently that corporations aren’t people. Yet when a CEO says something they disagree with, then suddenly we must control corporations free expression as if they were people. Just because someone is the CEO, CFO, Or a corporate leader, doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve to express their personal opinions ( political, religious, or other wise ). Making an opinion known while being a leader isn’t speaking out on the believes of the corporation. Remember things don’t have thoughts or opinions to express, people do. On the other hand if our political counter parts ( like mayors, governors, senators, presidents ) who are just as much in the role of leadership of the biggest organisation of people, no different then any corporate organisations is in the country. Then these people should be controlled to these same standards as well. Lead by example, not by some decree! Freedom of expression, or even support, weather by donations, or donations of moneys, or by public speeches given. Is what makes this country great.
We used to have some moral values, along with a willingness to freely express them. No matter how unpopular they were. Now days we have sides of opinions willing to curtail those freedoms for everyone else. While certain sides are relieving themself’s from excepting any responsibility’s in the same way for themself’s. That’s more like the attitudes of.. ” Winner take all “. Or like.. ” You can say anything you want to, as long as I agree with it first “.
Is it because now days people lack the insight or ability to present an idea through the art of persuasion, within the free idea market place of ideas? In the minds of people.
I think the liberal Democrats of the left have had their chance, to look to what their harvest is going to be like in this November’s election. After all. If this is any insight to a voter turnout. Then they should plainly see…. After all of those ideas born of lies, deception, manipulations, massaging truth, re-shaping public opinions through name calling, or making excuses for when all of the above hasn’t worked out as expected. Plainly! Be carefull for what you hope for. Hope and change? May finely be coming your way like a run away bullet train.