Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.
This Starbucks announcement is the latest in a long line of evidence to support the HL Menken quote: “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”
Few companies have been louder in their public approval of all the most aggressively leftist policies than Starbucks, or more critical of anyone who stood in their way.
Here is a small sampling of stories we’ve told about their policies:
- RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Barista, Fired For NOT Wearing Political Message, Sues Starbucks
- Starbucks To Hire 10K Refugees After Trump’s Executive Order
- IS STARBUCKS RACIST? Fired Manager Sues For Discrimination… Against White People
- Video Mocks Starbucks ‘Sensitivity Training’ And It’s Damn Near Perfect
- Is The New Starbucks Bathroom Policy Putting Employees & Public At Risk?
That last story is of particular relevance to the announcement Starbucks just gave about store closures.
Starbucks is closing 16 stores around the country because of repeated safety issues, including drug use and other disruptive behaviors that threaten staff.
The coffee giant is closing six stores in its hometown of Seattle, six in Los Angeles, two in Portland, Oregon and one each in Philadelphia and Washington. Starbucks said employees at those stores will be given the opportunity to transfer to other stores.
Starbucks said Tuesday the closures are part of a larger effort to respond to staff concerns and make sure stores are safe and welcoming. In a letter to employees, Starbucks’ senior vice presidents of operations Debbie Stroud and Denise Nelson said the company’s stores aren’t immune from problems like rising drug use and a growing mental health crisis.
“We know these challenges can, at times, play out within our stores too. We read every incident report you file — it’s a lot,” Stroud and Nelson wrote. — ABC
Depending on how cynical you are, there are two different explanations for why Starbucks is closing stores. One is that the cities they themselves helped to shape into leftist dystopian enclaves have become dangerously unliveable as a direct result of exactly those policies.
The other reason is related. Starbucks is having an in-house problem. Activists in their midst are attempting to unionize them, and Starbucks is resisting that pressure. Some of the stores they are closing just happen to be the same as the ones being closed down.
It’s an open question as to which of these is the real motivator for the closures. Either way, this has become another instance of the Revolution eating its own.
by Doug Giles
Beginning in March 2020, many Christians went into lockdown-freak-out mode. Uncut, irrational, unbiblical, and not to mention, unconstitutional, fear gripped many churches and church leaders.
Should pastors publicly repent if they obeyed Fauci in regard to how they conducted their ministry instead of adhering to the clear commands of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
That’s a legit question, eh?
Get your copy of Dear Christian: Your Fear Is Full of Crap now. Better yet, grab an extra copy for any petrified pastor who dutifully put obedience to the unconstitutional edicts of Mayor McCheese ahead of obedience to the explicit commandments of the LORD God Almighty.