Friday, August 3, 2012

Chick-fil-A vs. Coca-Cola: The Strange Trajectory of Two Southern Companies

White America: Saying "My Pleasure" to living under absolute despotism 
PK Note: Be sure to read The Implicit Whiteness of Chick-fil-A before reading this.

A random Facebook post by the bloated, turgid Gov. Mike Huckabee has enabled Chick-fil-A to have record one-day profits with an outpouring of support for the embattled
privately-held company:

Chick-fil-A said it set a one-day sales record Wednesday after thousands of diners poured into the chain's stores from coast to coast.

"We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on Aug. 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country," Steve Robinson, the company's executive vice president of marketing, said in a statement. "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was not a company promotion; it was initiated by others."

HW correctly nailed the euphoric atmosphere surrounding the fast-food franchise that asks you to “Eat Mor Chikin,” with those who still put their faith in backing Conservatism Inc. declaring victory --- over a chicken sandwich:
In order to get White Christians off the couch and into the streets, the only thing it took to start a resistance movement (remember, this is the second time, as Rick Santelli started the Tea Party on CNBC in 2009) is for our so-called conservative leaders (i.e., people on FOX News and talk radio) to start acting like leaders, and not be intimidated by insults like “racist” and “bigot” and “homophobe” hurled at them by the liberal media.
Civilization didn’t have to collapse. We didn’t need a Second Great Depression. Mike Huckabee, a “respectable” and “mainstream” face on television, simply had to make one post on Facebook about “National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” and Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, and Glenn Beck had to back him up.
If our conservative leaders would speak out more forcefully about the evils of black-on-White crime, multiculturalism, political correctness, and Third World immigration, close ranks and refuse to be intimidated by the liberal media, what do you suppose the result would be among the White Christian conservative masses?
Interestingly, the New York Times has written an attack on Chick-fil-A for being grounded in “southern roots.”

Another company, also started in Atlanta, cut all ties to those Southern roots and then poured pesticide on what remained: Coca-Cola.

As I noted in a post at VDARE (Chick-fil-A, Coca-Cola, Cobb County), the so-called “cultural wars” that Pat Buchanan spoke of are over. Paul Gottfried over at Takimag nailed it, writing:

I feel sorry for the multicultural left, which has triumphed so completely in the Western world that it doesn’t have any real enemies to fight anymore. Can one really take organizations such as Focus on the Family, which advocates heterosexual marriage, as a grave neo-fascist threat? Things aren’t looking up for the warriors against Christian bigotry because most of the opposition has now melted into putty. The only thing progressives can do these days is portray quasi-wimps such as Cathy as would-be Grand Inquisitors, even though he runs around oozing affection for the left’s protected classes.

Remember, this was all prompted by Dan Cathy, the president of the Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, telling a Baptist Web site that the fast-food chain is “guilty as charged” when it comes to supporting the biblical definition of marriage.

"We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit," Cathy was quoted in article published Monday by the Baptist Press. "We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that."

But what if there’s another angle to this entire debate that few dare discuss?

Coca-Cola vs. Chick-fil-A


The Coca-Cola Bottling Company, also headquartered in Atlanta, has been one of the most vocal organizations in promoting marriage equality, receiving a perfect ranking in the 2011 Corporate Equality Index as one of the most “gay friendly” corporations in America.

Back in the dark days when “gays” were still in the closet and the struggle for human rights was defined in stark black and white, Coca-Cola was one of the companies in the vanguard of pushing for a color-blind world. (Think back to Robert Woodruff, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and integration.) In 1986, Coca-Cola would provide a huge boost to the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa by divesting from the nation entirely (Coca-Cola Acts to Cut All Ties With South Africa, Los Angeles Times, Bill Sing, September 18, 1986)

In a major victory for opponents of apartheid, Coca-Cola Co. said Wednesday that it plans to withdraw from South Africa and will attempt to sell its operations to black investors there. 
Coca-Cola, the dominant soft-drink marketer in South Africa and a major symbol of U.S. corporate involvement there, thus will join a growing list of U.S. firms pulling out of that nation amid mounting furor over its apartheid system of racial discrimination.

Coca-Cola also is believed to be the first American company to at least publicly express plans to sell its South African operations to black investors. And it is also one of the first to acknowledge political as well as economic reasons for its withdrawal. Most U.S. companies have said they were withdrawing solely because of deteriorating business conditions.

"We have been reducing our investment in South Africa since 1976, and we have now decided to sell our remaining holdings in that country," Donald R. Keough, Coca-Cola's president and chief operating officer, said in a statement. "Our decision to complete the process of disinvestment is a statement of our opposition to apartheid and of our support for the economic aspirations of black South Africans."

How’d that work out for South Africa? (Chick-fil-A opened three locations in South Africa -- all have closed now.)

Considering that Coca-Cola, despite bending over backwards to accommodate a Jesse Jackson shakedown in 1980; despite paying a record $156 million out-of-court settlement in a racial discrimination lawsuit in 2000; despite bragging about winning “diversity” awards and being one of the most diverse in the world in terms of employment; despite donating $10 million worth of land for the future location of The Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta; despite dropping monetary support of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the Conservatism Inc. non-profit that backed Voter ID laws; despite all of this, Coca-Cola is associated with those hate-mongers – Chick-fil-A.

This will have to end, because “gay” is the new “black.” They [Coca-Cola] have an exclusive contract for providing Coca-Cola soft drinks and Simply Orange Juice (replacing PepsiCo’s contract for Tropicana in 2011) with all of Chick-fil-A’s franchises.

In 2011, the Republicans in the House of Representatives hired King & Spalding – a law firm that is based in Atlanta which has worked closely with Coca-Cola to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.

In 2010, Chick-fil-A donated $2 million to organizations that publicly defend DOMA, including donating $1,188,380 to the Marriage & Family Foundation; $247,500 to the National Christian Foundation, and smaller donations to the Family Research Council and Exodus International.

The New York Times reported that gay rights had fiercely criticized the law firm and said that it would hurt “its ability to recruit and retain lawyers.”

A King & Spalding lawyer and solicitor general under President George W. Bush, Paul Clement, who was hired to lead the Republican case in defense of DOMA resigned from the firm over this bowing to pressure from homosexual advocates, saying, “I resign out of the firmly held belief that a representation should not be abandoned because the client’s legal position is extremely unpopular in certain quarters.” He wrote, “Defending unpopular clients is what lawyers do. I recognized from the outset that this statute implicates very sensitive issues that prompt strong views on both sides. But having undertaken the representation, I believe there is no honorable course for me but to complete it.”

A number of news outlets, including the Washington Post, speculated that Coca-Cola pressured King & Spalding to remove itself from the DOMA case.

Gay rights groups have long targeted Chick-fil-A for standing against homosexual marriage, with Time reporting in 2011 that a Pennsylvania operator (operating independent from the privately-held business) had offered free sandwiches to the Art of Marriage seminar put on by one of the states most right of center organizations.

Equality Matters, an organization that seeks to promote full LGBT equality, reported in 2011 that Chick-fil-A has a long history of working with organizations that promote traditional marriage, lumping any Christian charitable organization with what they label “an anti-gay” group.

“The company's charitable division has provided more than $1.1 million to organizations that deliver anti-LGBT messages and promote egregious practices like reparative therapy that seek to "free" people of being gay,” Equality Matters wrote.

With more than 1,500 restaurants in 38 states and Washington, D.C. Chick-fil-A is a nationally recognized brand and one of the few that closes its doors on Sunday. In essence, Chick-fil-A is more concerned about the morality of the community it serves than accumulating profits at the expense of the community.

In response to the reaction to Cathy’s column – both positive and negative the corporate page for Chick-fil-A on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ChickfilA) had this message posted:
“The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.

“Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company serving the communities in which it operates. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business. For example, we believe that closing on Sundays, operating debt-free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities are what make us a stronger company and Chick-fil-A family.

Our mission is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”


The Death of Greenbriar Mall: Courtesy of the Black Undertow


Interestingly, it is that tradition of treating every person with honor, dignity, and respect that came crashing to the ground at one of its first stores, as in January of 2012, the first Chick-fil-A in all of America had to close at The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall because of falling sales:

After almost 42-years in business, the Chick-fil-A at South DeKalb Mall closes this week. This location opened just three years after the first mall store opened at Greenbriar Mall in 1967. At that time, enclosed malls were growing in popularity. In fact, Greenbriar was only Atlanta’s third such shopping facility. 

Brenda Morrow, a spokesperson for Chick-fil-A, says, “We had a great run at South DeKalb Mall.” She cites “declining sales over the years” as the reason for the closure. When a location underperforms, “for financial reasons, it is difficult to run a store in the caliber which we run the stores.”

Hilariously, The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall brags about being a Black mall that caters to Black people:

We've carved out a unique niche by constantly asking our community how we can better serve them. This non-traditional relationship with our trade area makes for a successful commerce-meets-community business model. 
The Gallery at South DeKalb caters to a close-knit community of African-American consumers with more than 600,000 potential customers in the primary and secondary market area.
When the Chick-fil-A opened in 1970, DeKalb County was roughly 80 percent white. Today, DeKalb County is touted as one of the top counties for Black people to live in now 56 percent Black/35 percent white), in all of America. Yet for some strange reason the new Black majority is unable to maintain the businesses and economy that fell into their laps like ripe fruit when the white population fled. Case in point, the complete collapse of Memorial Drive. (The lessons of Memorial Drive: The once-booming avenue that connected the city and suburbs fell on hard times. Those pushing for its revival say the changes that have befallen the road tell us a lot about managing growth, Virginia Anderson, May 25, 1998, Atlanta Journal Constitution):
Driving along Memorial Drive from its humble beginnings in warehouse world in downtown Atlanta to its monumental end at Stone Mountain isn't so much a glory story as it is a cautionary tale. And in many ways, some people say, it could be the story of Atlanta. The road has all the city's elements. There are shadows of Atlanta's Old South --- magnolia trees, Margaret Mitchell's final resting place at Oakland Cemetery, the tribute to slain Confederate heroes carved into Stone Mountain. 

There, too, are signs of Atlanta's more recent history and its present --- neglected intown neighborhoods, white flight and boarded-up businesses decorated occasionally by the blaring orange signs of check-cashing establishments. Some say Memorial Drive also could reveal the future of a city that went through nearly promiscuous growth in the '70s and whose suburbs now keep stretching to the next frontier whenever things get a little too messy or congested. 
Now, what was once a model for both middle-class life and suburban affluence --- with the first suburban Rich's and the world's first Home Depot store --- is largely a picture of decline. Income levels of residents in some areas along the road have dropped, even before adjusted for inflation. For example, the average income in 1980 for Census Tract 220.02, a section north of Memorial to Lawrenceville Highway, was $20,337; for 1990, the average income for that tract was $17,695. Now, retail vacancy rates along Memorial are 14.9 percent, nearly double the metrowide average of 7.7 percent, according to Jamison Research Inc.

During the '80s, the demographics of DeKalb County, including the Memorial Drive area, also changed dramatically. In 1980, of the 12,053 residents of Census Tract 220.02 along Memorial, only 22 were African-American. By 1990, 8,614 African-Americans lived in that tract, out of a total population of 14,319.
 

Memorial Drive snakes 16 miles through two counties, Fulton and DeKalb, and four municipalities, Atlanta, Decatur, Avondale Estates and Stone Mountain. And while it has one name, Memorial Drive actually seems like two different roads, with two distinct personalities --- the 10-mile urban stretch inside the Perimeter and the remaining six, suburban miles heading to the "big rock" at Stone Mountain.
 
The history of the road is replete with irony and contrast. It was a vital artery for suburban growth in the '50s and '60s, home to a shopping center --- Belvedere Plaza --- that was as stylish for its time as Lenox Square. Now the Rich's that once anchored the shopping center has closed. Boarded up, too, is the historic Home Depot, the first store in the Atlanta-based chain. The site is now a flea market, with its next-door neighbor boarded up from lack of business. It's emblematic of the fate of much of Memorial Drive, now a confusing array of traffic, pawn shops, boarded-up houses and fast-food joints. 
And how's this for irony? Memorial Drive draws its name from the Confederate Memorial at Stone Mountain, where the Ku Klux Klan held meetings earlier this century. Now African-Americans predominate in the area around the road, a popular boulevard for thousands of young African-Americans who cruise it on weekend nights, and, during Freaknik, block traffic for miles.
That is the reality of the Black Undertow that swallowed DeKalb County; that is the reality of what happens when white flight transpires and the new Black inhabitants of a city that had no hand in building it are tasked with sustaining high rates of residential real estate value and with maintaining the business districts and economy they inherit. Where commerce and community once thrived, a reflection of its white inhabitants, now only boarded-up businesses and crime remain; a stunning reminder of the unrelenting power of the Black Undertow.

The first Chick-fil-A to ever open was the one at Greenbriar Mall in South Fulton back in 1967. Opened at a time when the area was roughly 90 percent white (as well as the clientele), Greenbriar Mall and the surrounding area has undergone a culture (racial) shift, with the area now roughly 90 percent Black and fighting to survive (
Greenbriar Mall boosters hope for its survival, Bill Torpy, Atlanta Journal Constitution, December 21, 2009):

Marva Kenny may be Greenbriar Mall’s greatest booster. She had the funeral procession of her husband, John, the mall’s maintenance chief, pass through Greenbriar’s parking lot.

“The mall is part of my family,” she said.

So she is apologetic when speaking about the 44-year-old Greenbriar, one of the city’s first enclosed malls.

“When I moved to this neighborhood [in 1970], Greenbriar Mall was a flourishing mall with several good stores,” she said. “But the mall is going down. When nicer stores do a study [of the area], they don’t come. There’s a lot of low income.”

Increasingly, the mall’s offerings are not her style. “Greenbriar is predominantly urban wear; the five-inch heels and little skirts aren’t my bag,” she said with a laugh, but added that she still shops there and still is pulling for its revival.

Greenbriar has endured some blows recently: the AMC Magic Johnson movie theater, once seen as a boost to the Southwest Atlanta community, closed in October; a clothing store suffered a smash-and-grab robbery this month, and merchants here, like those everywhere, complain about a dearth of shoppers.

Greenbriar Mall has been counted out many times since opening in 1965. And it has witnessed as many rebirths. It’s history is almost a microcosm of that of an ever-changing city.

Designed by famed architect John Portman, Greenbriar was one of the region’s first enclosed malls and the birthplace of the modern food court concept, with Chick-fil-A opening its first store there in 1967.

But white flight in the surrounding southwest Atlanta neighborhoods cut deeply into its white clientele, contributing to many fits and starts through the years. In 1985, J.C. Penney, one of the mall’s two original anchors left, bringing protests from residents and black leaders, including then-Mayor Andrew Young. “There is as much income in this neighborhood as there is in any other neighborhood in the city,” he said at the time.

A blossoming black middle-class population in the area caused developers to keep bringing improvements to the mall because, as has often been noted, metro Atlanta’s south side is underserved in shopping capacity. In 1993, grocer Cub Foods opened a 63,000- square-foot, free-standing store on the property and in 1996, the Magic Johnson’s Theatre complex opened.

But a decade later, Cub Foods pulled out of the region. This fall, the 60,000-square-foot theater closed. Both remain vacant.

Greenbriar Mall has also gained a place in black popular culture consciousness. It was here that Jermaine Dupri discovered the two members of the platinum-selling group Kris Kross. And rap artists ranging from Ludacris to T.I have mentioned the Greenbriar in song.
In 2004, Ludacris explained why he wanted to use the mall for a video shoot. “Greenbriar is like a car show each and every day — without cameras,” he said. “That’s why I’ve always wanted it in my videos. I finally get to show off some real ATL!”

Signs of hope?

Through the years, the Greenbriar area has been a focus of city efforts for renewal. An Atlanta Development Authority study found a “stagnation of the Greenbriar Mall retail area” and suggested the Campbellton Road corridor could benefit from a tax allocation district, which freezes property tax receipts at a certain level and then reinvests any increases in that area. Such a TAD has been put into place; any tax increases could help fund streetscape and road improvements along Greenbriar Parkway, which is mostly a collection of fast-food businesses.

Hendon pointed to actor and producer Tyler Perry’s studio nearby and a mega-church built by Bishop Paul Morton as positive signs in the area.

As far as complaints about the types of shops in the mall, Hendon responded, “You can only do so much. You can’t please everyone.”
There exist no signs of hope. The Greenbriar Mall Chick-fil-A was the first Chick-fil-A Unit in all of America. Built in 1967, when the area around the mall and the clientele was nearly 100 percent white, the now 100 percent Black Greenbriar Mall (with even a Tyler Perry movie studio nearby) represents a stunning example of the real purchasing power of the Black community as well as the type of social capital present in an all-Black community, even one that has absorbed so much commercial infrastructure, built long ago by a people who participated in massive white flight.

How much longer does the first Chick-fil-A location have before it goes the way of so many other businesses at Greenbriar Mall? (And how much money are the Cathy family pumping into the mall to keep it alive, knowing full well the psychological defeat that closing the first store would have?) 

Chick-fil-A is interested in investing in communities; Coca-Cola, on the other hand cares little for the community as long as the consumers there have the ability to purchase their sugar water. (Tell us again how that’s working out in South Africa, now.)

Greenbriar Mall is the type of mall about which Chris Rock jokes, the one that has gone all Black; thus, stores start to close.

Even one of the oldest Chick-fil-A’s isn’t immune from shutting its doors once a community that once reflected its primarily white population goes Black.

In a country ruled by Connected Capitalism and a Minority Occupied Government, good citizenship can no more be tolerated than individual citizenship. The Establishment actively works to the benefit of those who hate the country the most. Chick-fil-A is a company that puts the community first, holding fundraisers for families in need of help paying medical bills; the operators of independent franchises expected to integrate their business into the very fabric of the community.

Chick-fil-A is a company that truly stands athwart history yelling “Stop.” The more than 1500 communities served by Chick-fil-A restaurants are a reminder of the real America, the one that the combined actions of Connected Capitalism (basically sociopathic capitalists more concerned with enlarging profits for shareholders than sustaining the community where they were raised) and the Minority Occupied Government is busy trying to tear down and replace through mass immigration.

Now Dan Cathy has kicked dirt in the face of the powerful homosexual lobby. (There’s no social stigma in coming out as a homosexual anymore; just try coming out publicly as a “racist,” though, and see true social ostracism.)

The values that drive Chick-fil-A and the values that drive Coca-Cola are diametrically opposed, the latter representing the culture-leveling goals of the managerial elite who push for open borders and higher profit margins (with pandering to minorities a general operating procedure); the former more interested in building strong communities, knowing that strong values and high moral character are the bedrock of perpetuating a business with long-term aspirations.

Which way will Chick-fil-A go? Our hope at SBPDL is that we are witnessing a watershed moment at which point the culture wars finally see a counterthrust from the Real America that we all seek to preserve.

57 comments:

ABM said...

I really don't see how America can be saved. Demographics is destiny. Unless all illegals are deported and blacks/Mexicans decide not to have any more kids, which will never happen. The more non-white we become, our slide towards the 3rd world continues. Doesn't really matter what our economic or cultural policies are.

Cyber Slammer said...

It's okay..BRA comes to an end November 2012....Romney will win in a squeaker, blacks will riot in the inner cities across the nation, the National Guard will be called out, the world will see the truth that blacks are the scourge of the USA and people will finally wake up to their menace. Stay out of the inner cities arm yourselves and prepare for the worst. At least a week or two's worth of food and water will see you through the time if you are in the city. Know who your friends are, know who to trust. It's going to be a huge mess and the media won't be able to hide it due to the Internet and social media. America will finally wake up to these thug pieces of shit, and the National Guard will take care of the rest. God bless America!!

Anonymous said...

Debt ceiling will be raised again. Nothing could be more important than acknowledging our deficit's impending doom.

But hey: let's talk more about chicken sandwiches.

I flat-out despise the fact that the narrative in this country is controlled as much as politics.

So you don't talk about the deficit today; understandable. What I can't comprehend is every radio station, network, cable show, and other venue for "news" simultaneously reports on the same story.

Trayvon, theater-shooting in Aurora, Chick-Fil-A. I used to think "it just happened, so it's 'hot' news right now."

No. It's a distraction. It's a dumbed-down narrative for a dumbed-down public (notice I didn't say a stupid public).

For once I'd like to see someone step outside of the hand-me-down norm and report on something bigger than the latest charade in this country.

Instead of talking about Chick-Fil-A, recognize that it's a irrelevant story, move on, and discuss something worthier of reporting.

Sheila said...

So are you urging Chik-fil-A to terminate its marketing agreement with Coca Cola on moral and philosophical grounds? If so, what would they replace it with? Pepsi is run by an Indian woman who blamed American arrogance for 9/11, and is at least as globalist/pro-minority as Coke (not to mention, I have never liked their soda, regular or diet). I try hard, as a consumer, to have my shopping choices reflect my political and moral beliefs, but sometimes I cannot find acceptable substitutes - or I simply prefer a particular product regardless.

HaroldC said...

Anonymous, certainly the deficit is a big story but what more could be said about it that hasn't already been said so many times?

Anonymous said...

ex-Lincolnite here:

I don't think Romney will win. And it is simple, he won't do what it takes.

I say this because he is the epitome of Conservatism Inc.(tm). When the panty-waists and sissies in the GOP figure out that it is naked appeal to the concerns of the White people that will win for them, then they will win. They should go where the votes are. There is no reason to kiss ass to the NAACP, in fact, a Republican should actually come out and say that we are going to take it out on the race hustlers. That won't happen and Romney won't win.

Chick-Fil-A is doing the right thing, and PK is absolutely right about the fact that if conservatives will show up impromptu for Chick-Fil-A, what else will we show up for? If Conservatism Inc.(tm) were really interested in conservative change, they'd be out campaigning on this, which leads me to think the whole thing is rigged. Why would they give up such advantages if not for their being on the take?

Anonymous said...

ex-Lincolnite here:

I don't think Romney will win. And it is simple, he won't do what it takes.

I say this because he is the epitome of Conservatism Inc.(tm). When the panty-waists and sissies in the GOP figure out that it is naked appeal to the concerns of the White people that will win for them, then they will win. They should go where the votes are. There is no reason to kiss ass to the NAACP, in fact, a Republican should actually come out and say that we are going to take it out on the race hustlers. That won't happen and Romney won't win.

Chick-Fil-A is doing the right thing, and PK is absolutely right about the fact that if conservatives will show up impromptu for Chick-Fil-A, what else will we show up for? If Conservatism Inc.(tm) were really interested in conservative change, they'd be out campaigning on this, which leads me to think the whole thing is rigged. Why would they give up such advantages if not for their being on the take?

Dissident said...

Big Conservatism is a joke.

I'd like to think those of you who regularly visit this Blog do realize this and know in your heart of hearts, that they are just as corrupt as the left. CINO's, Conservatives in Name Only, is what they are.

Don't think for one moment that these white washed sepulchers have any white persons interests, except their own. They are all bought and paid for.

This game is rigged and I hold these traitors in utter contempt. Romney is a suck-ass, limousine liberal in conservative drag. Think of all the damage that jerk did when he was in Massachusetts people. These jerks know that the average Amerikan’s memory is only one week long and they count on that.

We're so screwed that you can taste it. The big boys have rigged this charade of political theater for a century or more.

Nothing’s going to stop this onslaught of despotism short of all-out war. I hate to say that and I'm not advocating it, but I know it's the truth.

Ordo ab Chao is their creed and indigent, militant, violent and disenfranchised blacks and Mestizo's will be their shock troops to culminate their plans of a final solution to the middle class in this country.

Goodbye 2nd Amendment.
Goodbye 1st Amendment.

Hello to a high-tech feudalism and all that a scientific dictatorship encompasses.

Jay Santos said...

Romney will win the election. He'll do some things in office to make the federal government more efficient. It's in his nature.

He won't be effective in controlling the tide though. And he may not even care to. Demographics are destiny. They established our destiny in 1965 with the immigration and naturalization act. Beginning some twenty years ago, illegal immigration became a chronic problem. Maybe 20% of the current US population is likely illegal.

Educational standards and expectations have been diluted to absurd levels. Levels of civil morality/religious convictions have been lowered in a huge way. With some populations, like young negroes, having no moral values whatsoever. Concepts of personal responsibility have been degraded. On the whole, the US population is not as bright as it was in say 1940. Not nearly as bright. And not nearly as invested in a work ethic.

My point is that it is over. A battle here and there can be won, but this nation will become a place of tight state control over a population of criminals and morons with an elite, primarily government class, living outside the urban favelas.

Secession by a number of states is the only answer. And the Feds will respond to that with violence. Hell, I don't much care anymore. It hasn't been the country I grew up in for what seems like decades.

Anonymous said...

I usually don't comment, but...your stories are getting entirely too long. Any point becomes lost. More brevity.

Lucas Evans said...

Lots of doom and gloom here. Yes, both parties have been bought out by globalists. Our options are Obama or Obama-lite (Romney). Both parties will continue with immigration, minority pandering and the destruction of our constitution.

I'm not worried. They need at least 10 more years to break the back of the 1st and 2nd amendments. The economy will not last that long. Soon, I'd say 2-5 years they will not be able to afford entitlements and their brown and black pets will completely slip off their leashes.

The globalists are scared, terrified, really. They see the government approval rating at 17% and dropping. They see the far-right growing every day. They see blogs full of deeply racist comments. They see black mobs running amok. They see latinos rioting at every opportunity. They see cities and soon states declaring bankruptcy. They see Americans (mostly white) buying guns and ammo like never before.

The storm is coming and they are powerless to stop it. All they can do increase censorship and push for totalitarianism as hard as possible. Too little, too late. The golden days of the left are over.

When the mass EBT riots begin the government has 2 options. Either they use the military to quell the violent black/brown mobs, leaving federal infrastructure vulnerable to the White militias. Or they send the military at the White militias and leave urban whites to fend for themselves. Either way we get a "Western Spring" that will dismantle the government. Much more established totalitarian regimes have fallen. So too shall the US government fall from grace.

Zenster said...

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company, also headquartered in Atlanta, has been one of the most vocal organizations in promoting marriage equality, receiving a perfect ranking in the 2011 Corporate Equality Index as one of the most “gay friendly” corporations in America.

Add them to the list of LGBT-friendly corporations:

Coca-Cola
Kraft
General Mills
Levi Strauss
General Mills
Disney
American Apparel
Microsoft
Proctor & Gamble
Starbucks
Pepsico
Safeway
Girl Scouts
Macy's
Old Navy
Target
JC Penney
Pillsbury
Walgreen's
Ford
GAP Clothing
Amtrak

Anonymous said...

"including then-Mayor Andrew Young. “There is as much income in this neighborhood as there is in any other neighborhood in the city,” he said at the time." - Income minus outflow is the relevant equation for businesses.

Anonymous said...

"Unless all illegals are deported and blacks/Mexicans decide not to have any more kids, which will never happen" - Hispanic fertility is concentrated in 1st generation immigrants, and with the death of our economy there are fewer of those every day. We have time to sort out our problems.

Demographics IS destiny, but it is rarely a straight line.

Anonymous said...

"So are you urging Chik-fil-A to terminate its marketing agreement with Coca Cola on moral and philosophical grounds? If so, what would they replace it with? " - Ideally people would drink water, its what your body wants, it doesn't make you fat, it doesn't play with your brain chemistry, and it doesn't enrich anti-whites at your expense.

I drink the very occasional coke, and still like the product, but I don't drink anywhere near as much as I used to.

Anonymous said...

Try Red Rock Cola, Sheila. Red Rock is produced in the Atlanta suburbs, and donates part of each sale to local environmental issues. I'd love to see Red Rock sold at Chick-fil-A. Red Rock also tastes much better than any of the leading national brands.

Zenster said...

In 1985, J.C. Penney, one of the mall’s two original anchors left, bringing protests from residents and black leaders, including then-Mayor Andrew Young. “There is as much income in this neighborhood as there is in any other neighborhood in the city,” he said at the time.

What Mayor Young handily omitted any mention of is the likelihood that J.C. Penny was experiencing heavily elevated theft at that particular store. Plus, the burgeoning Black population of DeKalb County automatically presages a drop in average income.

Why else would Cub Foods pull out? Aren't "food deserts" a prime indicator of high Black population densities? Not even majority Hispanic districts have such a problem with "food deserts" like Blacks do. With the razor thin profit margins that grocery stores produce, they are particularly sensitive to elevated theft rates, whether it be shoplifting by customers or pilfering (obliquely referred to in the industry as "leakage") due to employees. Sharply declining sales is an automatic death knell for such marginally profitable operations.

Hilariously, The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall brags about being a Black mall that caters to Black people:

We've carved out a unique niche by constantly asking our community how we can better serve them.


They can start by leaving the doors unlocked, turning off the cameras and firing all of the security guards. While they're at it, they can leave the safe and cash register drawer open as well.

And the type of social capital present in an all-Black community, even one that has absorbed so much commercial infrastructure, built by retreating white flight.

Black Undertow = Back to Africa

Chick-fil-A is a company that truly stands athwart history, yelling stop. The communities the more than 1500 Chick-fil-A restaurants serve [as] a reminder of the real America, the one that the combined actions of connected capitalism (basically sociopathic capitalists more concerned with enlarging profits for shareholders then sustaining the community they were raised in) and the Minority Occupied Government is busy trying to tear down and replace through mass immigration.

Paul, thank you so much for clearly distinguishing between honest Capitalism and "connected Capitalism". They are two different animals. I prefer the term "Corporatism" because of how alien this new breed of commercial thuggery is to true wealth creation. Instead, it is the spread and instilling of rampant, incredibly harmful consumerism that is their aim. With their grills, weaves, rims, Air Jordans, garish bling and ludicrously ostentatious names, Blacks epitomize this new consumerism and are probably its most ravaged (if not deserving) victims.

Which way will Chick-fil-A go? My hope is that we are witnessing a moment where the culture wars finally see a counter-action from the Real America that we all seek to preserve.

As is my hope, too. It's time for Conservative Americans to start voting with their wallets against corporatism's agenda of transnational globalist PCMC (Politically Correct Multi-Culturalism).

Anonymous said...

It's key that, as PK notes, Chik-fil-A (unlike Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Pepsi, etc., etc.) is still privately owned. The only stockholders the company has to answer to are members of the Cathy family. And the company has little debt. So there are no third parties obsessing over the stock price when the Company President (Dan Cathy) speaks his mind, or crying over lost revenue because the stores are closed on Sundays, and putting pressure on the Company to bow to the multicultural tyranny. CFA can tell the PC police to get lost if it wants to.

Unfortunately, it's illegal for CFA to refuse to hire or serve gays or non-Christians or unwed mothers or people with tattoos or whoever else has a lifestyle that the Cathy family might not want to encourage. But at least Dan Cathy and his company can speak out in support of their values.

- Jay P.

Ernest said...

No matter which way the PTB try to spend any of this, Wed's event did not go unnoticed by the corporate oligarchy.

Whites have in their/our hands what we need...

10mm AUTO said...

Wow! A great deal to read. Good comment by all here. Paul can always find the pulse!

"I'm not worried. They need at least 10 more years to break the back of the 1st and 2nd amendments. The economy will not last that long. Soon, I'd say 2-5 years they will not be able to afford entitlements and their brown and black pets will completely slip off their leashes.

The globalists are scared, terrified, really. They see the government approval rating at 17% and dropping. They see the far-right growing every day. They see blogs full of deeply racist comments. They see black mobs running amok. They see latinos rioting at every opportunity. They see cities and soon states declaring bankruptcy. They see Americans (mostly white) buying guns and ammo like never before.

The storm is coming and they are powerless to stop it. All they can do increase censorship and push for totalitarianism as hard as possible. Too little, too late. The golden days of the left are over."

I completely agree with this. More over, even though I support Romney I realize that the best Romney can do is "tide" us over a few more years till the collapse. The debt is so high now that it is gong to pass over us like a tidal wave. Romney will give time and allow a larger percentage of people to wake up and prepare but that is it.

To give you an idea of the problem, we have 50% of the population not paying taxes, and a good third of those on some form of Welfare and 30 million low I.Q. negroids who do nothing AND WE STILL IMPORT ALIENS TO PICK OUR CROPS. Meanwhile, we have demonized those who build businesses to the point that successful people are regularly held up for a "Two mins of hate". The negroids were supposed to be intimidating, legally impervious shock troops, breaking us into acceptance of our chains, instead via internet and cell phone cameras it has ignited a fire of disgust and the Saxon has begun to hate.


To really solve this problem, we would have to privatize Social Security and Medicaid, fire millions of Government workers, end Federal Welfare and close such entities as EPA and Education and DEA, etc., restricting the FedGov to a minor role in our lives, its Constitutional role and eject the negro or at least put it to useful work in segregated, walled off areas.

We can't afford to have FedGov that tells people that they can't do drugs or that we must spend a billion dollars to "close the achievement "gap" between Whites and the negro retards; that negros don't have to work but let in millions of Aliens or that you can't build a house on the land you paid taxes on for 30 years because of the red-assed lawn snail might be disturbed or that you can't have more than 3 gallons of water in your toilet.

Restructure on that scale just isn't going to happen. The plan was for Americans to be disarmed nad broken by now. Instead, we are going down to it fighting instead of beaten down, God help us. All we need is a leader. Right no we are ill defined due to the need for anonymity. But soon even that will fall.

"Hang on to your hats boys, it's going to be a bumpy night!"

Anonymous said...

I can't stand the negativity here. Go be defeated somewhere else.

NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE said...

HOW PARASITIC BRA DESTROYS PRIVATE BUSINESS AND WHITE FINANCIAL SUCCESS- HARRASS US UNITL WE SURRENDER AND WRITE THE BIG CHECK TO OBAMA'S HUD BUDDIES-


The HUD investigation disclosure follows SunTrust Mortgage's recent $21 million settlement with the Justice Department over allegations of racial discrimination in lending practices. SunTrust denied the allegations, but settled to avoid costly litigation.


http://www.ajc.com/business/hud-investigates-suntrust-fha-1490552.html

rjp said...

Zenster said:Aren't "food deserts" a prime indicator of high Black population densities?

Don't believe what you read. Food Deserts are indications of a low population density. I looked into buying in Jefferson Park, Chicago. It is a food desert, a very white food desert, but it is because it is houses. The slums of Chicago are houses and a some apartment buildings. Nothing like where I live where the density is through the roof 35 to 100 times (I am looking at the John Hancock building out my window right now, the lights just came on and they are cream(?) colored). So for me to buy a house in Jeff Park, I would also have to buy a car - but there is just too much uncertainty in the future in life for me commit to a house in Jeff Park, so I rent and live in a high density area and I hate it.

Sheila said...

So are you urging Chik-fil-A to terminate its marketing agreement with Coca Cola on moral and philosophical grounds? ... I try hard, as a consumer, to have my shopping choices reflect my political and moral beliefs, but sometimes I cannot find acceptable substitutes

I think he is implying Coca-Cola maybe become "uncompetitive" in dealing with Chick-fil-A. I like Diet Coke. I don't drink Bud in Chicago (Jackson owned distributorship granted via shake-down).

RDG said...

The natural state of man is to be ruled by the cruelest of dictators. Saddam Hussein is my perfect example. No one else could even touch him. Only the US could have dumped him. Without the US the Euros pee their pants. But America is an aberration in human history. There will be no US in a few years. We are proceeding post haste to the natural state. We have trained two generations of Americans to accept this. Amendment 1 and 2 and the others are totally irrelevant to the dumbed down generations. They are ready to accept the dictator. There will be fighting for sure as the cruel ones struggle with each other to be on top. It will be 20,000 years before another US emerges. Thank God I'm old. Even if Romney wins, he will not turn back the tide. The commies will just bide their time until they get elected again. You cannot stop the march of history and its return to the mean.

Anonymous said...

mainly i read the comments instead of the long articles!

Anonymous said...

Ex New Yorker here....I would like to report that in my area there are a lot of small towns having county fairs and rodeos. A lot of people gather for these events. So far there have been no assaults. No stabbings. No robberies. No rapes. No shootings. No killings. No mob attacks. No blacks.

They Said said...

The future of the US in my opinion is this: balkanization, which will be started by the large amount of Latinos. They already have their own communities in certain areas, the southwest, where almost everything is in Spanish. They obviously do not abide by the US laws such as housing, having 10 people live in a house meant for 4. Other blatant criminal activity such as shootings will wake up the surrounding white population that this certain area of town is basically lawless, which will demand the government and law enforcement to get involved, this will start a seige mentality (worse than it is now) in the black and brown residents, leading to that area being autonomous, aside from the white taxpayer money being thrown there, which is somewhat the case now but it will intensify when the money starts running out.

One x factor I feel will be integral to the changing attitudes of law enforcement is the amount of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans entering the field. Military personnel get more points in LE entrance tests and are more likely to get a job over a civilian. We are starting to be very numerous in the LE field and IMHO are furious over what is happening to our home towns when were away.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I can't stand the negativity here. Go be defeated somewhere else

I agree becuse things are good and getting more good.

Anonymous said...

America is gone bye bye.

Anonymous said...

Has Coke announced they are no longer serving Chick-fil-A yet?

How about all their other suppliers?

Hopefully, people recognize that the progressive status quo will not stop until everybody is a slave with no privacy and no private property. You will have no right to your own labor, and you definitely will not have a right to private property. Both of these things create unequal situations. Blacks in the best of times wont care about either since they dont want to work even for themselves and they cannot maintain any property or keep it so long as there are shiny things or drugs to trade the property for. And of course, we cannot have privacy as that allows people to collude without involving blacks, which nobody wants around.

This is the most irksome thing for me. The people who cheer the status quo on have no concern for where it is headed. They arrogantly think that everybody will call a halt on things once it gets too uncomfortable. Once they find they themselves are on the right, they will wonder what the hell they were thinking, but it will be too late. No halt, they will be heretics too, and the train will just keep going.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/us/politics/amtrak-lost-834-million-on-food-in-last-decade-audit-finds.html?_r=1

http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/08/03/amtrak-fails-in-the-dining-car/

"Amtrak lost more than $800 million on its food and beverage services over the last 10 years, largely because of waste, employee theft and lack of proper oversight, government auditors have found."

Silent Running said...

They need at least 10 more years to break the back of the 1st and 2nd amendments. The economy will not last that long. Soon, I'd say 2-5 years they will not be able to afford entitlements and their brown and black pets will completely slip off their leashes.

This has been my thinking as well. Any slide into dystopia will likely be of the famine-fueled chaos & anarchy variety rather than a police state. There are simply too many variables beyond the state's control, and they make blunder after blunder. New enthusiasm for an "assault weapon" ban tells me .gov is becoming more desperate.

They see blogs full of deeply racist comments.

I'm seeing race realist talking points in Facebook comments also. People seem to be bucking up a bit. Maybe that's just my perception, but I'm not sure so many openly anti-statist comments on an Air Force Times article would have been likely five years ago.

Restructure on that scale just isn't going to happen.

Indeed. Massive upheaval and population flux is required first. It will be messy, to say the least.

Thank God I'm old.

Why? If you feel so strongly about our future, you can always save time and do the honorable thing.

Zenster said...

rjp: Don't believe what you read. Food Deserts are indications of a low population density. I looked into buying in Jefferson Park, Chicago. It is a food desert, a very white food desert, but it is because it is houses.

You are citing the exception that proves the rule. Do an overlay of crime rates versus minority housing for food deserts in Milwaukee and tell me there isn't a nearly perfect 1:1 correspondence.

Your Jefferson Park reclamation effort is a re-gentrification process that will, eventually, counteract that area's food desert.

You know this as well as I do.

Anonymous said...

PK- White voters in Macon are finally doing something on their own behalf instead of "overcoming our shameful past by putting the blacks first":


High turnout in predominately white areas around Vineville Avenue and north Bibb County buoyed the pro-consolidation effort, which passed in Macon, unincorporated Bibb County and Bibb County as a whole.

But the overall vote masked deep divisions within the county. While few Bibb County precincts strongly opposed consolidation, precincts in eastern, western and southern parts of the county opposed it more than they supported it. North Bibb’s strong support -- typically well above 70 percent -- and high turnout put consolidation across the finish line.

There was a racial component, too. Of 19 precincts where whites are a majority of the registered voters, 15 favored consolidation and four opposed it. Of 20 precincts where blacks make up most of the registered voters, just two precincts voted for consolidation with 18 against.

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2012/08/03/2121895/analysis-macon-bibb-consolidation.html#storylink=rss#wgt=rss#storylink=cpy

The King of All Crackers said...

The truth is theft rates in black neighborhoods are off the charts. My wife worked at a high level managemnet in retail and stores in Detroit and Saint Louis had exceedingly high theft rates from black customers and black employees. I will tell you the truth and this is with black and whiet management that black customers are profiled for theft and will have security follow them around the store. The black community pays for this by having stores close or paying higher prices. The black theft problem makes stores close especially stores with thin margins lke grocery stores. A Jewel food store (major grocery chain in Chicago) in North Chicago, a part of BRA, closed because of theft the only major grocery store in a town at the time of over 30,000 people. Today there is no major grocery chain or larg independents in North Chicago to serve 35,000 people where there should be at least five stores with three chain and two indepedents selling groceries. Tis town lost 9.3% of its residents between 2000 and 2010 census while Lake County grew 9.2% in the same period.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said @...August 3, 2012 3:34 PM: "I can't stand the negativity here. Go be defeated somewhere else."

Don't you just love the way trolls come in your own house and tell you to go somewhere else?

--Mencken--

Name said...

In my darkest hours, I agree it will be 20,000 years until the next US emerges. This was the first time I have ever heard someone else say that. I believe this will be an emerging meme.

YIH said...

''the so-called “cultural wars” that Pat Buchanan spoke of are over. Paul Gottfried over at Takimag nailed it, writing:

I feel sorry for the multicultural left, which has triumphed so completely in the Western world that it doesn’t have any real enemies to fight anymore. Can one really take organizations such as Focus on the Family,''
The same ''Focus on the Family'' that IIRC began ''a boycott of Disney'' (AFAIK, still active) over ''gay days'' at Disney World (something the Company doesn't even officially acknowledge).
And here's why it fails: Not go to a theme park, easy. Guess what else needs avoiding? ABC (all forms), ESPN (all forms) and did I mention Marvel Comics? Yep, them too (since '09) the Muppets and everything associated with them as well. And be careful which movies you see (no Spiderman for you!).
Obviously not so easy now.
As an aside, that idiot ''CFA protester'' learned the meaning of the terms ''poetic justice'' and ''lulz''.
And all I need to do is wait and watch YouTube play ''whack-a-mole'' with that video. Read the update, they want him to pull it. Moar lulz.

YIH said...

@Zenster:
J.C. Penny may well join Zayre, Ames and Montgomery Ward as ''the department store chains that used to be''.
The latest act of desperation? Getting rid of store clerks. No, seriously.
My take? If you hold any stocks in that company, SELL!!! NOW!!! If you work for them, get busy on that resume.
Stick a fork in 'em, they're done.

YIH said...

Anon said:
So there are no third parties obsessing over the stock price when the Company President (Dan Cathy) speaks his mind, or crying over lost revenue because the stores are closed on Sundays, and putting pressure on the Company to bow to the multicultural tyranny. CFA can tell the PC police to get lost if it wants to.
The downside to that is such policy will likely only last as long as various members of the Cathy family do.
I still remember when Publix supermarkets were also closed on Sundays and there were none outside of Florida. After George Jenkins died, they started opening on Sundays and later expanded out of the state.
Years ago Walmart drew a lot of attention (and an edge against its competition) over its ''Buy American'' slogan and campaign (IOW, whenever possible they only stocked ''Made in USA'' products) which continued until Sam Walton (the founder) died.
Not long after he died they quickly got nicknamed ''the great wal-mart of China'' for obvious reasons.
The Walt Disney Company was also known for its ''family-friendly'' attitude until the 80's, now it's just another entertainment industry brand name.
I wish CFA well, but I think I've spelled out what it's future will likely be.

Anonymous said...

If Romney wins in a squeeker and the negroes riot, president-elect Romney will no doubt promise to rebuild their "communities" in order to "heal the nation."

Anyone that thinks Romney will stop, let alone slow down our death spiral, is a fool. It's like tag team professional wrestling.

Bogolyubski said...

This is a fascinating and most insightful series of articles. As PK points out (even quoting the hugely under-appreciated Paul Gottfried), the so-called "cultural wars" are all but over. Like others here, I suspect this latest tempest has been brewed up - at least in part - by Conservatism, Inc. to gin up the base for a stalling Romney campaign.

The big promoter of this event was Mike Huckabee - the perfect example of what is so profoundly wrong with both "Christianity" and "conservatism". He is an open-borders, utopian globalist Baptist preacher for whom all groid thugs and killers are but potential candidates for pardons - including the one who gunned down four police officers in a surburban coffee shop in Washington state. Despite his absolutely appalling record, the Huckster enjoys considerable support from the thoroughly-opiated base of what passes for the opposition here in the Banksta Banana Republick.

Regardles of whether the mostest important erection EVAAAHHH! for teleprompter-reader is "won" by D'Won Mocha Messiah or Capt. Underoos, my bet is that Chick-fil-A is going to end up caving to the Sodomite lobby (who always enjoyed strong support from the governor of Massachusetts). Cathy will be strong-armed by Coca-Cola and the Babylonian vampire-squids (who completely control the supposedly "free" markets of the western world) to do a Soviet-style public humiliation in favor of the Sodomite lobby - a sudden "revelation" that two milleniae of church teaching on the subject was "wrong" now that he's seen the light of the real heart of the whole gospel (Galatians 3:28).

Focus on the Family, for those who might be unaware, have already caved completely on the whole 'national question'. Mr. Daly (the head who replaced Dobson) even stated that Amurika "needs more families like Barack Obama's" (Marxist atheist sluts who miscegenate with groids and lie about everything.) I find it incredibly ironic that so many "conservatives" and tea-party types love to ridicule the cowardly French when they themselves have repeatedly demonstrated that they are incapable of even seeing that the left - especially those who must not be named - are engaged in a genocidal campaign against themselves, their families and their own children. They prefer instead to buy into the Ministry of Truth's campaign to liberate the Ummah from the goat-humpers of Pashtoonistan in the name of feminism, sodomy, and the Amurikan way. Oooo-rah!

Simon Jester said...

I'm not worried. They need at least 10 more years to break the back of the 1st and 2nd amendments. The economy will not last that long. Soon, I'd say 2-5 years they will not be able to afford entitlements and their brown and black pets will completely slip off their leashes.

The globalists are scared, terrified, really. They see the government approval rating at 17% and dropping. They see the far-right growing every day. They see blogs full of deeply racist comments. They see black mobs running amok. They see latinos rioting at every opportunity. They see cities and soon states declaring bankruptcy. They see Americans (mostly white) buying guns and ammo like never before.

The storm is coming and they are powerless to stop it. All they can do increase censorship and push for totalitarianism as hard as possible. Too little, too late. The golden days of the left are over.


Indeed. Here's an excellent article by L. Neil Smith about this very subject:

http://down-with-power.com/authorit.html

Now, Smith is a libertarian, and undoubtedly has a different view of racial matters than those who frequent this blog, but in this article, he's right on the money. Due to the advent of the internet, there is no longer anywhere to hide from Brandeis's disinfecting sunlight. The Age of Authority is over and it's never coming back. By the time all is said and done, members of the global elite will be lucky if they get off with only being sentenced to life imprisonment by a tribunal somewhere instead of being sentenced to hang or being torn to pieces by an angry mob.

Bogolyubski said...

BTW, for those who are still guzzling Kool-Aid and toking up on the popular opiates that somehow groids who slaughter whites in Amurika are subject to some sort of justice by having to (at least) spend life behind bars, kindly take a look at the story about the murder of Kristopher Kime, which took place a decade ago in Seattle, over at this useful site. Note that thanks to the endless machinations of the BRA "justice" system and its unceasing effort to make sure no groid is ever left in jail for too long, Kime's killer, Jerell Thomas, was out of jail to commit new crimes after a mere 8 years.

Obviously, the courts, the lawyers, the police and (especially) "journalists" don't give a shit about actual justice. Not only does Thomas need to be "handed over to the Lord", but every single individual who expended time and effort to make sure he was out on the streets again needs to face justice as well. Wonder how many nice "conservatives" and "Christians" are in the group who thought poor Jerell just "needed another chance." So where is a real Paul Kersey?

Zenster said...

YIH: The latest act of desperation? Getting rid of store clerks.

JC Penny is insane. Consider the implication of 100% self-check out:

1.) ZERO human interaction. This is a biggie. Many senior bank customers avoid using more convenient ATMs solely to experience some human contact with the teller that serves them.

DO NOT underestimate this. The increasingly impersonal environment being promoted by big business, where workers and customers are just so many interchangeable parts is extremely off-putting to A LOT of people. AND IT SHOULD BE. Such alienation presages the transnational globalist attitude of so many corporations which now exhibit not an iota of loyalty to ANYONE, not even their nations of origin.

2.) Now that we've gotten rid of all the checkers, who's left? Will there even be any customer assistance people on the floor to help shoppers? Perhaps someone to monitor the changing rooms where customers try on clothing. Who else?

Yes, that's right; SECURITY. While RFID tags will facilitate detection of shoplifting because their removal will be sensed as they accumulate in inappropriate places (i.e., dressing room floors), how do you think people will react to staff or other "shoppers" that simply follow customers around. Welcome to the consumer police state.

3.) Will there be anyone available to assist shoppers in locating merchandise, doing stock or price checks and reconciling conflicts between printed ad prices and those that are in-store? Just how unfriendly can you make that process before people vote with their feet?

4.) Finally, more and more corporations are getting a taste of the public's ire when they set about trimming jobs faster than a bonsai gardener.

Fast food has already given us a glompse of this, with WalMart running a close second. NO FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT.

Remember, communities aren't built on part-time jobs. They are built on CAREERS. A part-time job isn't a career. There already have been consumer boycotts of companies that have sought to curtail full-time employment and once you lose a shopper, luring them back is nigh well impossible. I suspect that JC Penny is about to find out all of the above and, yes, it'll probably close their doors for good.

Zenster said...

Bogolyubski: Obviously, the courts, the lawyers, the police and (especially) "journalists" don't give a shit about actual justice.

If this massive group of self-interested judicial and law enforcement apparatchiks could "give a shit about actual justice", then they would immediately rewrite America's drug laws and free up all the prison space we need to more permanently confine the Jerell Thomases of this world.

Of course, not prosecuting every last pothead and pill popper would shrink the court docket by something like 50%. Now, guess whose interest it is in to keep that docket looking like a Gutenberg Bible?

IT SURE AS HELL AIN'T OURS.

Mr. Rational said...

BogolyubskiNot only does Thomas need to be "handed over to the Lord", but every single individual who expended time and effort to make sure he was out on the streets again needs to face justice as well. Wonder how many nice "conservatives" and "Christians" are in the group who thought poor Jerell just "needed another chance." So where is a real Paul Kersey?

Be careful with thoughts like that.  If people actually did that, people like Angela Corey might suddenly succumb to acute lead poisoning.  Police might stop arresting the people who shoot assailants engaged in TNB—they might even stop taking names, just declaring that "nobody could be found" and saving themselves a lot of work in investigation, questioning, paperwork and everything else.

That way lies a society where people are safe, property goes unmolested, schools are actually about learning instead of "social justice" and "the benefits of diversity"... ye gods, it would be HORRIBLY RACIST, and nobody wants that, right?  Right?

YIH said...

@Zenster:
I don't mind 'self checkout' or ATMs and I've always pumped my own gas.
That said 100% self checkout? Hell no, even the stores I go to that have them still need a 'monitor' because the self scanner doesn't always work as intended, also if you buy something 'age restricted' (like beer) the store still needs someone to OK that purchase (granted, not an issue for JCP).
If they want to throw some self-service in the mix, fine (it's often quicker) but not as a way to do away completely with humans.
Something the WSJ, and the talk radio hosts that parrot it don't get is if no one has a job who has money to buy with? Like that stuff that those advertisers who buy the air time that pays their salary. Nope, they don't think about that, probably due to too much drug use, prescription or not.

Anonymous said...

Romney is not going to win (he's the weakest candidate in recent history-he flip flops, he won't release his taxes, corporations are people, offends the Brits, etc) and that's a good thing for everyone who isn't on the side of BRA..

Believing in a single leader to solve our problems would set us back- the blacks made progress because they organized along the lines of Saul Alinsky's strategies- Once they had a taste of success, they went negro wild and reverted back to their usual ill-disciplined selves and started trying to stretch "racism" into some massive philosophy to explain their failures.

Self sufficiency: learn to start growing your own food, look into local power generation, form "crime awareness groups", etc.
Counting on a multi-millionaire capitalist to save us isn't going to work- true capitalists have no loyalty except to money.

.45jack said...

Zenster, your comments about JC Penny's having no sales clerks are spot on. But I have sworn to never buy from JCP again because of their recent commercials which show White women lusting after black men. There is nothing those corporate whores at JCP could ever do to get another penny from me (no pun intended).

rjp said...

No, Zenster said...

Your Jefferson Park reclamation effort is a re-gentrification process that will, eventually, counteract that area's food desert.


You are wrong. Jefferson Park is not being reclaimed, it never went black/ghetto. It is a traditional city streets environment with houses. Low population density.

rjp said...

Zenster said...

YIH: The latest act of desperation? Getting rid of store clerks.

JC Penny is insane. Consider the implication of 100% self-check out:


Chewing gum is at least half priced at self check outs. Buy one throw two in the bag - I figured this out accidentally.

Zenster said...

As I'm sure most of you know by now, Adam Smith, the CFO and treasurer of Arizona-based medical supplies producer, Vante, was promptly fired for his bullying of Chick-fil-A drive-up window cashier, Rachel.

In this case it is permissible, if not appropriate, to laugh and point.

Zenster said...

Anon (8/4 6:45 PM): true capitalists have no loyalty except to money.

You clearly have a very poor understanding of Capitalism. Please read "Capitalism - The Unknown Ideal" by Ayn Rand and then see if you still believe such nonsense.

If you were to say the same thing about today's corporate elite - who have NOTHING to do with Capitalism and everything to do with Corporatism - then I would agree with you.

It's like cheating at chess; once you are in a situation where you can't sneak an extra move or palm a pawn, suddenly you're toast. In the same way, any good Capitalist knows well enough to play by the rules and run a tight ship. Cooking the books or manipulating stocks does not equate to measurable success or actual profit. The real measure of well-executed Capitalism is creation of wealth, something that eludes well over 50% of those in business these days.

Any company's health is in a 1:1 correspondence to the ethics and morals of those who own and operate it.

I would hold up Chick-fil-A and In-and-Out Burger as sterling examples of responsibly run companies. Both organizations pay their employees well, maintain spotless facilities, have professional staff and enjoy an immense degree of customer loyalty; as was evidenced by the Chick-fil-A appreciation day.

Constructive Feedback said...

Mr Kersey you are a marvel to me.

I actually was foolish enough to believe that when I saw a post on your blog that referenced "Chik-Fil-A" that you would take a temporary departure from your "White round hole" and this time talk about the "Homosexual square peg" that you think is attempting to stick you.

So now "Chick-Fil-A is the epitome of WHITENESS"?

I struggle to understand if you believe that "HOMOSEXUALITY IS THE NEW BLACK?"

Anonymous said...

'Trayvon, theater-shooting in Aurora, Chick-Fil-A. I used to think "it just happened, so it's 'hot' news right now."

No. It's a distraction. It's a dumbed-down narrative for a dumbed-down public (notice I didn't say a stupid public).'

Its a Narrative the 1% forces on those who watch TV..
I avoid TV, do you?

we get out news on the web, yes?

Silent Running said...

I struggle to understand if you believe that "HOMOSEXUALITY IS THE NEW BLACK?"

Cause you all be on the down-low, yo.