For Liberals, everything is the political. Even the personal. In a an attack ginned up by the Obama Administration, the culture war over Sandra Fluke and Rush Limbaugh has resulted in over 140 companies currently pulling advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show. While I’m not a fan of Limbaugh, the campaign by the Obama White House is pretty clear: get rid of any and all who are not 100% hard-left. This is aided and abetted by the uber-liberal leadership of most of America’s corporations, and definitely their media buyers, who are as hard left as they come.
In order to fight back, Conservatives of all stripes must boycott and punish the boycotters. Eliminate the “free lunch” of the hard-left, and make their banishment of all who don’t toe the hard-left line expensive. In other words, fight back. Banishing Louis C.K. from the White House Correspondents Dinner (afore-said comedian had obscene words for Sarah Palin and her retarded son, particularly the c-word) is a good start. So too is punishing Bill Maher who said the same things about Palin. But punishing companies like Citrix, and Quicken Loans, and Sears is essential to making the defenestration of Limbaugh expensive. Because otherwise it will happen to others: novelists Andrew Klavan, Brad Thor, and Vince Flynn are targets too. As are actors Adam Baldwin, Robert Downey Jr., and Tom Selleck.
The only way to stop this is to boycott (and let the companies know you are boycotting them) the left-enablers. The following companies deserve your boycott (since they got in bed with the left):
21st Century Insurance • Hotels.com • Rite Aid • Ace Hardware • Honda • Robitussin • Acura • IBM • Sam Adams • Advance Auto Parts • Icy Hot • Sam’s Club • Advil (All products) • Intuit/Small Business • Schiff – Digestive Advantage • Alacer/Emergen-C • Schiff – Mega Red • Allegra (all products) • Johnson & Johnson (All Brands) • Schiff – Move Free • Kohl’s • Schiff – Sustenex • Ally Bank • La Quinta • Scotts Miracle-Gro (all products) • American Express • Lifetime • Autozone • Little Caesars • Sony • Lowe’s • State Farm • British Petroleum • Luxottica • Staples • Bullfrog Sunblock • Macy’s • Sterling/Kay Jared Jewelers • Caltrate • MasterCard • Subway • Centrum • McDonalds • Takeda Uloric • Chapstick • Midas • The Home Depot • Clorox (Pinesol/Homecare) • Napa Auto Parts • ThermaCare • Cortizone • National Realtor • Toyota • DeVry • NBC-TV • Discover Card • Office Depot • Twinings of London • Domino’s Pizza • Office Max • Tyson/Wright Brand Bacon • Exxon/Exxon Mobil • One Main Financial • Unisom • Farmers Insurance • United Healthcare • Ford • Orkin • U.S. Army • Outback • U. S. Postal Service • General Motors (All products -GM Certified Service • Chevy • Onstar • Cadillac • etc) • Preparation H • Visa • Gold Bond (all products • ProNutrients (all products) • Walgreens • Grainger • Progressive Insurance • Wal-Mart • Green Mountain Coffee • Prudential • Wells Fargo • Hallmark • Radio Shack • Wrigley • H&R Block • Rent-A-Center • Yahoo!
The full list is at the Think Progress (thanks! Lefties!) Pinterest page.
Carbonite, which consisted of Rush Limbaugh users, basically, is in free-fall. The stock is plunging, off its 52 week high of $21.10 to $8.06 at the time of this writing. Sleep Train is now asking to return to Limbaugh’s show, and has been refused. While Hannity and Levine are also targeted for extinction, so far the punishment of both Carbonite and Sleep Train (which has also lost sales) has been swift, but the examples have not been made publicly enough.
Another company needs to be made into a target, and sales driven down, to the point where the company is in serious trouble. For too long, conservatives have not been united and angry enough to make a difference. Boycotts and counter-boycotts are essential in making the endless culture war expensive for Liberals. This would seem to indicate a company already in trouble, that has mostly male customers (women are quite liberal, there is currently a 12 point gender gap in most polls matching up Obama vs. a Republican), and one that depends on consumer purchases daily (not intermittent big capital expenditures).
Ace Hardware, Domino’s Pizza, and Autozone would be my bets as the likeliest companies to target specifically. Others might have more insight.
For those wishing to boycott backup service Carbonite, I-Drive.com works well, or Mac and Linux users can use the command rsync and cheap, USB drives to backup their data without privacy or performance issues. Those willing to roll their own can use Cygwin on Windows to get the same result.
As James Fulford noted, advertising is part of the problem. It is too focused on political correctness and enforcement rather than results. And this is because the entire industry is shot-through with gays, and women, not Don Draper style “Mad Men,” bad boys in White collar outfits and status.
Fulford notes that David Morse, owner/CEO of New American Dimensions, an advertising/marketing firm that is 100% GLBT/Minority Owned (Morse by his photo is White, thus making him a gay man), has written that multiculturalism is the new dogma that cannot be questioned:
If, in fact, the nation has passed the threshold where Americans can no longer shamelessly vent against a multicultural society, at least in public, then perhaps some attitudes need to change among those of us who do multicultural marketing.
If America has entered a new era, then it bids us, as multicultural marketers, to embrace a freedom that many of us never felt we had. We have permission to be bolder in our marketing. We have the license to develop campaigns that push the envelope, and support multicultural causes and concerns that may have made us timid in the past. What does this mean? For starters, more Hispanics, Asians and gays in mainstream ads. And let’s not be afraid to show cultural authenticity. Our country, our customers and consumers are ready to see multicultural America as it really is. Let’s show Hispanics speaking English. Let’s depict African-American culture in a way that’s respectful and aspirational, yet real. Let’s depict Asian Americans and gays—period. That’s how we’ll lead the way to portraying the American reality that Buchanan so much disdains. [The reference to Buchanon is Pat Buchanon and his book which has a chapter decrying the end of White Majority America.]
Morse claims expertise in the African American Market (12% of the population, only 40% of which or 4.8% of the general population is middle-class), the Asian-American market (about 5% of the population), Hispanic-American market (about 23% of the population, median household net worth of $6,000 or so), gay and lesbian market (about 2-5% of the population), and the youth market (fairly small and without much money).
None of these market segments are worth much money. Only McDonalds and Nike have figured out how to make money off the Black consumer. Gays can make an antiques district profitable, but that’s about it. Hispanics have no money, ditto the youth segment.
Advertising is not really about these segments of the population. They don’t have the money, numbers, or clout to make and break consumer products. Which rely heavily on marketing (unlike say, coal or silver mining, or electricity generation, or steel production, or gas and oil drilling). What this hard-left orientation of the advertisers is all about is the female consumer.
Marketing and advertising are aimed at the female consumer, of whom it is believed that 85% of all consumer purchases are directed/influence by women. Women like gays, very much. Bravo, Logo, and the rest of the gay networks don’t survive on gay viewers, but women who turn into such shows as Project Runway and Fashion Star.
And most White professional women live in a non-ideological but heavily cultural arena where their views, decisions, and lives are shaped by their culture. Not reading Marxist tracts or thinking deep thoughts about economics, politics, and such. Most people cannot afford that — they have their daily lives to live, and that’s enough. God knows I can sympathize with that time pressure.
White professional women, and White women in general, have real issues with most of their White male peers. They are not sexy enough. They don’t make enough money, compared to themselves (women always demand a premium of wealth and power, compared to themselves, if there is not compensating sexy assholery in the man). White male professionals and White men in general are not aggressive, assholerly, and testosterone-driven enough, to satisfy their female peers.
That this is the natural result of suppressing White male conflict, to avoid deadly violence and poverty (think the Balkans, Kansas border wars, Southern Feuds, Prohibition Gangsterism, and more), and enhance prosperity (technological advances and safe suburbs depend on suppressing sexy violence in men) is beyond the point. Women are not told the truth, that you don’t get something for nothing, and so are filled with resentment. “I was promised sexy men, and all I got for my career was fellow cubicle dwelling drones!”
Hence the embrace of gays, non-Whites, and desire to erase the old “White Majority America” because the one thing women will not tolerate is lack of sexiness in men. They can’t stand it.
That’s why there is a double standard. Rush Limbaugh can rightly say that anyone spending $3,000 a year on contraception must be a slut, given that most women spend less than $300 a year (Fluke must have been engaging in sex four, five times a day, that’s in excess of what Russell Brand has claimed). Of course, it is highly unlikely that Fluke spent more than $30 a year on contraception. If that. As a law student and barely attractive in her thirties, as an ardent feminist, she’s unlikely to attract that many admirers, much less have the time. But for saying that, Limbaugh is punished. Why?
Because he’s on the side, however uncertainly, of White guys. And most White women have big problems with White guys — they just are not sexy enough.
Bill Maher and Louis C.K. can say horrible things about Sarah Palin and her son. That’s “OK” with most women, they hate Palin and her kid too. Why? Because Palin is a “traitor,” in that she’s unapologetically on the side of ordinary White guys. She’s part of Redneck America, which retains its affection for average White guys and is not part of the alliance (White collar White women, gays, Blacks, Hispanics, White elites) against them.
Short-term, the boycott against Limbaugh must be costly. Conservatives must wage a defense in depth, punishing particularly the most vulnerable companies and driving them down explicitly. But long term, White Professional women must be peeled away from the anti-White guy alliance. I do not think that White guys can be made more sexy, in enough numbers, to matter. That just cannot happen.
But what can happen is telling the truth. That security and wealth come at a price. Unsexy men. And that if White female professionals in enough numbers succeed in eradicating the traditional White Majority America, their place will not be as the sexy woman in a Target Ad with a male-model non-White guy radiating good looks, virility, and testosterone fueled dominance. But rather as an aging babushka in Putin-ized Russia, easy targets and prey for “youths” who view her as someone who can be victimized, endlessly, with impunity. Because they can.
This is a hard truth. Like much but not all of Life, it is an ugly truth. But one that women are fully capable of grasping, if told in simple and easy terms, often enough. This is why it is important to fight on the cultural battlefield, not just the political one. All across the West, White professional women have become “empowered” and thus found most of their male peers profoundly unsexy, and thus unworthy of existence. They’ve been lied to and told they can be young and beautiful forever. That a utopian non-White majority society will consist of sexy, dominant men interested in endlessly courting them. That’s a pretty obvious lie, but one that they told themselves. Breaking that apart will be difficult (self-derived illusions are the hardest to shatter) but not impossible. Long term the survival of the West depends on breaking that illusion that many (not all) White professional women have told themselves.