In a desperate bid to win black votes, Democrats have embraced the radical notion of defunding our police departments. To appear as “woke” as these politicians, numerous businesses have joined the effort, going as far as to post ads showing their support for this suicidal trend. But not every major business is willing to abandon the blue. Many top companies refuse to bend to the leftist mob.
It seems that a wave of insanity is sweeping the left. For years, they’ve been pushing one terrible idea after another. These days, the ideas are so bad, it’s almost comical. Democrats claim their candidate for the White House is leading in the polls (despite having dementia); yet their platform is only being embraced by radical, far-left socialists.
The move to defund police has been widely reject by Americans. Yet major businesses have voiced support for it and the other crazy demands of BLM. But they are not the only voice in the conversation. Numerous nationwide businesses have refused to kowtow to the defund police edict. Here are some of them.
Last week, some employees of Ford wrote an open letter to CEO Jim Hackett to stop production of the law enforcement vehicles, including the Ford Police Interceptor. But Hackett refused… he said he did not view the production and distribution of police vehicles as an addition to the defund the police conversation, saying it is not “controversial that the Ford Police Interceptor helps officers do their job.” [Source: Just The News]
Pressuring is mounting (in some cases by employees) for companies to join the far-left’s attack against our police. But some companies are going out of their way to show support for our cops. Los Angeles company Égard Watches actually released a new ad featuring police and a rescue dog. Chick-Fil-A stood by local chains who sold “Blue Lives Matter” shirts.
The burger chain Five Guys actually fired employees who refused to serve police officers. They then voiced their support for law enforcement saying, “Five Guys and the Daphne, AL franchise want to thank the Daphne Police Department for their support in working together toward a resolution.”
Although being in the news recently for their attempts to appear “woke,” NASCAR allowed one of their drivers to show support for police. Angela Ruch’s truck will be wrapped with a pro-police image at the Kentucky Speedway. She will also be partner with The Wounded Blue, a group that helps cops wounded in the line of duty.
Even liberal-owned tech giant Google has refused to bend the knee to this radical movement. A petition from employees demanded that the company ban law enforcement from using their products. Their CEO issued a statement saying they would not prohibit anyone from using their services like Gmail and other software.
What’s interesting to note is that the pressure many companies are feeling comes from a small group of employees. That’s the case with Ford, Google, and Five Guys. There has been little evidence that customers—you know, the people that actually buy their products—are demanding companies get involved in this ridiculous trend.
It appears those that have supported Black Lives Matter are not listening to customers, but are afraid of the radical left. If recent history has told us anything, Americans are willing to support companies that refuse to cater to a small but vocal minority that hates our cops, tears down our statues, and tries to erase our culture (recent example include the Goya buy-cott and support for Gone With the Wind).
In fact, it’s pretty bizarre to see companies take a political stance, knowing it might risk their business. But that is the poison of the far-left. Companies, so terrified of what socialists will say on Twitter, doom their business with phony shows of support. Those that are brave enough to do the right thing, despite backlash, tend to prosper.
That’s a good lesson every company should learn.