If you go back just a few months ago — a period of time that undoubtedly feels like years to many at this point — you might remember when every multinational company on the planet decided their customers really needed to know what they were doing about the global coronavirus pandemic.
It might have seemed odd that companies like McDonalds, Best Buy, Home Depot — or any other entity that managed to snag your email account felt the need to issue any statement at all, right? After all, what do any of these companies have to do with a public health crisis?
Now, we’re seeing the same thing happen as the Black Lives Matter movement continues to enjoy near-universally positive media coverage, and effectively controls national discourse.
Over the past few weeks, sitcoms like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Community, and even The Golden Girls have seen episodes pulled by streaming services because they contained references to “black face” or other forms of insensitive humor. If you’re a fan of any of these programs, you probably know that the insensitivity is sort of the point of watching these shows in the first place, but that doesn’t matter any more. We are witnessing a purge of culture right before our eyes.
But it isn’t stopping there. Now, companies of all kinds have made knee-jerk reactions their full-time occupation.
Thankfully, we now know that the Discovery Channel believes that Black Lives Matter. And here we thought they only aired reruns of Deadliest Catch because they really want Jim Crow laws to come back…
Let’s be perfectly frank: there’s no sincerity to any of this. Corporate America is virtue signaling because it has adopted the narrative that not making any statement about racism is the same thing as being fully racist. It’s not an ideological endorsement — it’s an act of fear. And in some ways, it’s hard to blame them — the radical left has made it perfectly clear that it will attempt to destroy anything and everything that falls outside of its worldview.
So, is there going to be any end to this cringe fest? Here’s Mark Dice with the highlights.