It’s fall season, and much to my wife’s chagrin, it’s time for everything pumpkin.
But my darling bride isn’t the only one who is all up in arms over the abundance of pumpkin-flavored items in the stores and shops. She just hates pumpkin, but leftists … these weird radical leftists don’t like pumpkin because it’s the face of “white supremacy.”
I’m not joking.
In a Twitter post, the far-left-wing women’s advocacy group UltraViolet claims that the proceeds from the annual “Pumpkin Spice Latte” are “funding racism in the White House.”
That favorite fall 🎃 drink of yours is funding rent payments to white supremacy. https://t.co/Y8Qw0ZEB8v
— UltraViolet (@UltraViolet) September 5, 2017
“That favorite fall drink of yours is funding rent payments to white supremacy,” they wrote with a link to an article highlighting the fact that there are a few stores who have retail locations in Trump-owned hotels and buildings.
That’s right. Starbucks – a company so “progressive” that they get complaints from conservatives on their own – is being targeted by leftists because they’re selling a pumpkin spice latte at locations that (maybe, possibly) have to pay rent to be located in a store owned by the Trump Organization.
They’re not giving money to neo-Nazis, or fascists, or even the “alt-Right.” They’re just paying rent.
“The President of the United States is defending white supremacists and neo-Nazis. This is a national emergency and accountability is critical,” said the petition:
The most important thing to Trump is his money and business ties. Yesterday was a bad day for him as dozens of his business councils rebuked then abandoned him.
But that’s not enough. Starbucks and Nike–both companies that seek to profit off of a progressive and inclusive brand–have stores in Trump Tower in New York City. They have likely paid millions of dollars in rent to Trump over time–money that has given him a platform to spew hate for years.
That needs to stop now. If there’s a line where everyone should agree that business cannot go on as usual, it’s when Trump starts propping up white supremacists and Nazis. Will you sign the petition to Starbucks and Nike?
UltraViolet doesn’t seem to be targeting Nike as much as Starbucks, but I’m sure they’ll get around to it next.
So far more than 73,000 people have signed the petition, which will be sent to Nike and Starbucks. Of course, this group apparently didn’t do their research. The Starbucks location in Trump Tower is actually a licensed location, which means they serve Starbucks coffee, but they aren’t part of corporate.
So this is what leftists have come up with: equating consumers of pumpkin spice lattes with active funders of white supremacism. Of course, nobody in the Trump Administration or Organization has made any argument about “purifying bloodlines” or anything that white supremacists believe.
Their attempt to lump your average (and probably wealthy) white liberal with the same hatemongers as the Klan, fascists, and Neo-Nazis will surely backfire. As The Washington Examiner’s Emily Jashinsky noted:
By the way, this is also a great example of how feminist organizations operating under the banner of intersectionality stretch their activism well beyond advocacy for women to include every progressive cause from the minimum wage to racial justice. Who’s left to focus on females?