The chief executive officer of Starbucks said this morning he will have his coffee chain hire 10,000 “refugees” in response to the Trump Administration executive order on certain majority-Muslim-nation refugees and visa holders.
Message to Americans: You’re good enough to be consumers — to buy more of our stuff — but not good enough to hire! Refugees and, presumably, foreign nationals come first.
Americans? Americans need not apply here.
The United States has not been uniformly welcoming to prior waves of immigrants. Irish emigrants were routinely discriminated against in housing and for jobs. There were signs announcing “NINA — No Irish Need Apply.”
But in too many companies and industries today, the de facto rule is: NANA. No Americans Need Apply.
These are borderline discriminatory policies, being announced as companies jostle to avoid the backlash from the Leftist-Marxist open borders mob which — let’s be quite clear now — seeks to destabilize the United States, socially, economically and politically, by any and all means.
Yet such blatant preferences — for which the flip side is equally blatant discrimination — violate a host of federal and state civil rights laws.
If bakers can be sued by state attorneys general and lawfared out of business for refusing to bake wedding cakes for gay couples, surely Starbucks would be a clear target of an ideologically blind Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, would it not?
I would think Starbucks and companies following its lead would become prime targets for shareholder lawsuits as well. That’s because declaring war on your native consumer population is eventually going to harm the bottom line and will not be justifiable by any cognizable “business judgment” argument.
The “progressives” owning and running much of American Big Business are increasingly making their positions clear.
They favor foreign workers, and want this alphabet soup of guest worker programs to continue and expand.
They don’t mind outsourcing, because preferences towards foreigners which help the bottom line are quite fine with them.
As for Americans? As for anyone who is a citizen? No matter the hardships and agony of your immigrant ancestors, you apparently must have too much “white privilege” or “Western privilege.” Or whatever new radical cutesy-pie deformation of the English language emerges from the university social Petri dishes.
That will all go over well with middle America, which is wondering — and outraged — why its sons and daughters can’t get jobs.
Increasingly, American consumers should revolt against what is essentially economic and social treason. They must stop supporting companies and buying brand names owned by conglomerates which are declaring the moral inferiority and second-class status of American consumers, while transferring their wealth and indeed their hard-earned quality of life to foreign workers.
We had a real tea party in 1773.
We now need to dump Starbucks coffee in the rivers, the gutters and the streets. We need a coffee party!