In the wake of clashes between the fascist right and the “anti-fascist” (but actually fascist) left, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz denounced “senseless violence” against people.
What he left out is his denunciation against white people. It appears he’s only opposed to people who aren’t white. Sound insane? Here’s what he said, summed up in a Starbucks tweet:
"I know we're better than this. The bigotry, hatred, and senseless violence against people who are not white cannot stand.”
—Howard Schultz pic.twitter.com/JWpOmIV0H0
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) August 16, 2017
“I know we’re better than this. The bigotry, hatred, and senseless violence against people who are not white cannot stand,” the corporate office wrote, quoting their boss.
If this were an isolated incident – or maybe just a slip of the tongue – it would be one thing. After all, if I say “kidnapping my daughter is bad,” I’m not implying kidnapping my son is perfectly fine, but Schultz has a long history of a screaming leftist bias. He has said that shareholders who are opposed to gay marriage shouldn’t own stock in his company, forced his baristas to discuss “race relations” with unsuspecting customers, and thumbed his nose at Trump’s immigration policy by promising to specifically hire illegal immigrants.
So perhaps his comments were to be taken in the way they were stated: violence against white people is ok, just not against “people who are not white.”
At one point, he gave a speech to his employees holding up a rock from the Auschwitz Nazi death camp, comparing the slaughter of millions of Jews to what is happening today.
“That rock represented the blood of millions who fell victim to something very similar to what we are facing now,” he said quietly.
Of course, Twitter wasn’t too keen on Schultz’ latest remarks.
If you want me to pay 5 bucks for a coffee, maybe you shouldn't tell people bigotry and violence against me are okay.
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) August 20, 2017
Should have said "against each other" & left race out of it, your propagating what your preaching against. There's only one race #Humanity
— Kerri Zinkievich (@KerriZink) August 17, 2017
Here we go choosing one color over another creates bigotry, hatred and senseless violence! Get it right! #Starbucks
— Dee 🇺🇸 (@AliasAngel) August 16, 2017
But it's cool against people who are white, right?
— Chris Gabriele (@CTGabe) August 16, 2017
— Bryan P. Jones (@bpjauburn) August 19, 2017
Schultz – given his past actions – is able to choose his words more carefully. He knows that by singling out white people – essentially exempting them from “senseless violence” he’s taking a side in the “race war” that the left is trying to incite.
Stick to selling overpriced shit coffee rather then then virtue signalling and creating even more division
— Johnny P (@sunblazed) August 20, 2017
This kind of talk is only going to give racists on the right more ammunition in their battle against America’s values of tolerance and drive toward racial harmony.