Wal-Mart has decided to yank all products from it’s stores related to the Confederate flag. This decision seems to be at the query or urging of CNN, which… I guess has moved on from reporting news to creating it.
I have mixed feelings about this, and haven’t really made up my mind, but here’s a few random thoughts on the subject:
Can anyone confirm that Dylann Roof shopped at Wal-Mart? Because… I’m not really seeing a direct connection.
Is Wal-Mart being responsive to its customer base in making this decision, or is Wal-Mart run by pussies who are afraid of CNN?
If one symbol of the South is banned, should other symbols be banned as well? Should Wal-Mart stop selling peppers and cotton balls since produce and cotton were both major cash crops in the time of slavery? Will Haynes stop making their racist cotton underwear?
How many impoverished peasants in China will be put out of work when Wal-Mart cancels all these orders, peasants who have never heard of the Civil War and have nothing to do with American slavery or racism?
Will “The Dukes of Hazzard” go out of syndication forever? Will Chrysler drop Dodge as the General Lee is clearly racist?
Do the vainglorious ass-wipes at CNN honestly believe that will end racism in the South by pushing around Wal-Mart?
Well, those are some thoughts and questions about this. I would say that I do believe Wal-Mart has a right to act in what they believe is in their best interest… but I’m not sure this is. What will be the next product they have to pull? Does this ever end, or is it just the cost of doing business in America?