It's Time For Conservatives To Start Fighting Fire With Fire
By Ric Wasley
April 19, 2021
If we are ever going to defeat the Left we must take their own tactics and use it against them - and the time to do it is now.
"Conservatives are in danger – and the liberal mob is more emboldened than ever before. That’s why it’s time for Republicans across this nation to take off the gloves and start taking the fight to the far-Left and beating them at their own game. We must start by boycotting those corporations – and individuals – who cave to the demands of the woke mob. Regurgitating liberal talking points and feeding the cycle of lies should not be rewarded. Robbing states of multi-million-dollar revenues should not be applauded. And conservatives should not patron(ize) those who align themselves with the radical agenda of the far-Left.”
"We must also stop supporting the “Republicans” who either support the efforts of radical Democrats and woke corporations or do nothing to stop them. In the battle for the heart of this nation, there is no room for conservative leaders who aid and abet liberals and their allies. Every elected official should emphatically condemn the mob tactics of the far-Left, stop taking money from their corporate allies, and commit to doing whatever it takes to protect our values." (1)
The new Marxist Democrats have perfected the use of threats and boycotts to force the craven, gutless cowards in both business and politics to cave in to their demands.
"After all," the newly ‘Woke' murmur while cowering in their boardrooms and country clubs, "we don’t want to lose business or votes."
But what they don’t realize is that those who make those threats are in reality a small minority of violent Marxists or fellow-traveling sheep who don’t actually purchase much. Why should they when their shopping trips are easily accomplished at no cost by nothing more than a brick through a store window and enough bags to carry away the loot?
They also don’t realize that “We the People” who actually buy things with money we’ve earned, are far more numerous and have far more purchasing power. And we still have disposable income to buy their products and services because unlike the Democrat Marxists we actually work for a living.
Therefore "We the People" have far more purchasing power than any ‘Wokester’ demanding free stuff from the government. It’s the age-old formula. We pay and produce - the Democrats pay nothing and produce only misery and injustice.
Ask any store owner who they’d rather see in their shopping aisles - Democrats who will likely demand or take what they want and give the store owner a lecture about racial justice as they loot and trash the place, or a conservative who selects their purchases and actually pay for them and leave without destruction or disruption?
In fact, if Democrat store owners were honest, who do you think they’d prefer to deal with? Because as we’ve seen in the latest round of Democrat looting sprees, being a ‘woke’ business does not protect you from the 'free-stuff' mob either.
"The Brooklyn Center Walmart in Minnesota was broken into and looted in response to the BLM race rioting overnight “ (1.)
"...young men ran from buildings carrying stolen goods. Foot Locker, T Mobile, and a New York men's clothing store all completely destroyed.” (2.)
“Well of course.” say Democrat politicians, “That’s only fair that BLM folks help themselves to products made by evil white supremacists corporations like Nike…”
But wait. Isn’t Nike one of the "Wokest" companies going? That is if you ignore their slave labor in China. But weren’t we all informed by the DNC news propaganda machine that Nike was actually a big supporter of BLM and was giving them millions?
“In early June, Nike (NYSE: NKE +0.83%), Jordan Brand, and Converse all announced charitable initiatives in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the US Black community. Now, all three brands under the Nike, Inc. umbrella are getting specific on their processes, announcing the first round of partners who’ll receive direct funding.
Jordan Brand led the pack with a 10-year, $100 million USD commitment. Its first batch of donations included $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and $1 million to the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People and Families Movement (FICPFM). $500k USD will go to Black Voters Matter to “support reformative practices that drive real change in the Black community.” Jordan Brand will also continue its existing Jordan Wings program, and increase grants to U.S.-based Wings partners. Even Michael Jordan himself chimed in, stating “I’m all in with Jordan Brand, the Jordan Family and our partners, who share a commitment to address the historical inequality that continues to plague Black communities in the U.S.” (3)
Well, my, my, my… You would think that would endear them to the BLM mob and protect them from being looted and trashed. But nope - apparently groveling and bootlicking doesn’t buy you much in racial justice politics.
On the other hand, it is kinds of satisfying to see Karma hard at work in making the smarmy little weasels who decided to shell out 40 million for protection money now have to explain to the rest of the shallow shills in their boardroom why belly-crawling to the mob does not seem to be working out the way they had planned.
That’s something that all Americans with a backbone and love of country learned long ago. Appeasing bullies, tyrants, and malevolent mobs doesn’t work. The only thing that does work is to stand up to them and to everyone who supports them.
Never forget that despite the destruction and chaos being wrought by the Democrats and the lies and cover-up by their media partners “We the People” are still in the majority.
The majority did not vote for Biden and his cancel-culture cronies. We know the tricks his vote machine pulled and he knows we know. That’s what scares them.
So let's show the Dems and their corporate shills that real independent, hard-working, patriotic Americans still have the power.
Let’s put that power to work for freedom.
Let’s start telling those cave to the cancel culture that not only will their cupidity not protect them from the Democrat mob but we the paying customer who actually makes it possible for them to pay the Democrat blackmail money…will boycott them!
Trust me - once they figure out if paying customers go away, leaving only those who steal your stuff and then burn your stores - that might not be the best of business models.
If we all got together and let these anti-American, pro-Marxist companies know that we are only doing business with companies who show respect and support for the people and our country - whose system of capitalism, freedom, and hard work has allowed them to prosper - they just might get the message.
It might not change their hearts and minds but it would certainly get their attention where it has the most impact - the bottom line.
Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer, as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series. Ric has had a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference.”
Wasley has been involved in both print and broadcast media as well as writing for business and commercial markets for over 30 years and continues to consult for a major media company. In addition to his novels and short stories, he has been published in several literary magazines. Wasley currently divides his time between Boston and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives.