Proving Marx Right: Starbucks Collapses Under Weight of Its Own Contradictions!
Starbucks is Imploding Because Two Black Men Didn’t Want to Leave a Store
by Zach Smith
Poe’s law has been in action again: you can’t satirize the left without being taken seriously by them. Pranksters recently made hoax pictures mocking Starbucks’ pandering to leftist mobs after a store manager in Philadelphia called the police on two black men who didn’t buy anything and refused to leave. Starbucks apologized profusely for their “unconscious race bias,” prompting fake coupons to be circulated online that offered free coffee to only black people. While many posting the coupons, such as Roosh, added the caveat “even if it’s not real,” it was a great way to show Starbucks cucking to the social justice outrage machine.
Business Insider posted an article about this hoax and used it as an opportunity to take a swipe at Trump, as well as Roosh by linking to a hit-piece about him written in the Guardian.
Baristas are instructed to use discount code 1488, the combination of two numbers that have become symbols of white supremacy. The QR code for the coupon links to a website page that translates the code as the n-word.
Among the accounts sharing the fake coupon were Gab, a social network known for its popularity among far-right figures that have been banned from other platforms, and Daryush “Roosh V” Valizadeh, a controversial pick-up artist and blogger.
This is the same Starbucks that gives away shareholder money to homosexual charities. When a shareholder complained about it, Chairman Howard Schultz said “if he doesn’t like it, sell your stock.”
This is the same Starbucks that when Trump announced a travel ban, announced it would hire 10,000 Muslim refugees. This is the same Starbucks that had it’s baristas write “race together” to start a dialogue about race. It looks like they finally got the dialog they were looking for. Be careful what you wish for.
The incident that precipitated this was the arrest of two men for loitering and not being able to use the bathroom. It is not unusual for a man to have to be a paying customer to use the bathroom; it had nothing to do with race. But, like the calorie counts of soy based coffee milkshakes they drink on the daily, it’s hard to communicate that to the hysterical mob of hairy armpited, hair dyed fatties.
Now that all freeloaders know Starbucks’ new corporate policies, it’s important to spread the word that Starbucks is a public bathroom first and foremost. Once homeless people set up camp in there and a few junkies overdose and die on the toilet, will they rethink this policy? No, they will double down, dye their hair a new color and break out the megaphones.
I’ve done security work as a bouncer. I’ve literally been hired to stop people who aren’t customers hanging around in places of business. If you are asked to leave for any reason but you do not leave, you have committed trespass. I’ve seen white and black people tucked into the back of police cars and driven off for this. It’s nothing new, but the two black men deliberately targeted Starbucks because the company has invested money in its cuck branding. It makes it easy to get money out of them to not ruin their brand. So basically it was a robbery without weapons.
It’s like paying the mob for protection money after being vandalized: the thugs you are getting protection from and the thugs you are paying to be protected from are secretly part of the same conspiracy. So these guys come into Starbucks and deliberately provoke a scene and then Starbucks pays a bunch of money to charitable organizations run by race baiters like Al Sharpton and the ADL, not realizing that everyone was in on the same conspiracy.
Starbucks said Tuesday it will be closing all of its company-owned restaurants in the U.S. during the afternoon of May 29 to conduct a racial-bias education program.
The announcement follows protests over the arrests of two black men who had asked to use a bathroom at a Starbucks in Philadelphia.
“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement Tuesday. “While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution. Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.”
Starbucks will be spending a lot of money on this diversity training—it’s big business. Then they will pretend as if the mass majority of Starbucks baristas aren’t already white-guilt-ridden soyboys who lack a spine and are actually excited for this multicultural diversity training.
Normally I’d laugh and let the left eat itself, but if Starbucks goes down, surely some other coffee place will take its place for the trendy leftist champagne socialists to consume. As I sit here in a Starbucks typing this article, uploading it to Return of Kings via their wifi, I don’t feel bad at all that I didn’t buy anything. After all, this is now the desired behavior, all for the universally desired goal of ending privilege forever, or whatever.
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Starbucks Delicious Dilemma — Virtue Signaling While Safe
by Thomas O. Meehan
People who enter commercial establishments but refuse to engage in commercial activity do so at the sufferance of the establishment. That us, unless they are magic people, people for whom normal expectations don’t apply. Black Americans are such people and show their awareness of their exalted status at every turn. Ask any peace officer in any city in America.
So what made this situation in Philadelphia national news? Black layabouts were arrested for refusing to leave a Starbucks, the holy of holies of post-America.
“Hi, I have two gentlemen in my café that are refusing to make a purchase or leave,” the manager says. “I’m at the Starbucks at 18th and Spruce.”
By NBC10 Staff, April 17, 2018
Watch it happen below:
And Starbucks has reacted as a guilty thing, cringing and apologizing for maintaining order in its own shop. How did this amazing farrago happen?
Starbucks started life in the whitopian Pacific Northwest as a seller of coffee equipment serving the nascent wave of haut coffee venders. The three founders were friends from San Francisco College—one was a history teacher–driven by a sincere love of coffee. They got into roasting the beans and serving coffee in Seattle, San Francisco and other locations.
Then a driven marketing guy named Howard Schultz bought them out. Starbucks went from a “Field of Dreams” story to a “What makes Sammy run” story. Schultz saw Starbucks as an easily-exportable lifestyle venue—a place where students and housewives and office workers could enjoy awful burnt coffee while feeling part of the new, hip, post-American America. From that point on, Starbucks was a major marketer of lefty pretension fueled by expensive coffee.
As a youth I used to go into Greenwich Village in hopes of experiencing some beatnik culture. I remember my first Espresso, and how bravely I finished it while hoping that the bitter stuff wouldn’t burn my uvula away. It was the same with my first cheap Chianti and hard-as-a-rock baguette.
Starbucks serves a similar purpose. No one really likes the coffee, but it is a place for lonely nerds to peck away at their tablets as though they were all doing something together. For many, it’s as close as they ever get.
In order to drive the mystique of hipness without substance, Schultz made Starbucks a player in many social causes du jour. First it was Starbucks as champion of environmentally-sensitive business practices; then it was Fair Trade for coffee beans to keep the peasant farmhands happy. Later it was gay marriage and anti-Trump pro-illegal alien agitation. [Starbucks to Hire 10,000 Refugees in Response to Trump Immigration Ban, By Conor Gaffey, Newsweek, January 30, 2017 ]
Schultz marketed safe, comforting cocoons for NPR listeners, and unemployed educational consultants to gather. In a Starbucks, they could pretend to embody a more sensitive and knowing state of mind.
Perhaps this is why Starbucks decor has the bland aspect of the study hall. I suspect that for many patrons college is/was where life was really good.
So why is Starbucks so craven in its immediate sacking of the manager who called the police? [Starbucks manager who called police on two black men has left the company, by Sarah Whitten, April 16,2018] Updated 2:2] Why did they apologize so deeply and so soon for an attempt to maintain the integrity of their premises? Why are they closing all their shops for a whole day of mandatory race re-education?
The reason is obvious. While both Starbucks and Starbucks patrons value diversity, a glance at any map showing Starbucks locations shows just how diversity-averse they actually both are.
The nearest large city to me is Philadelphia. A Google Maps search shows that Starbucks clusters its sites around Center City and the civilized outer neighborhoods. Not a single one is in North Philadelphia’s black ghetto. In fact, most of them are located cheek-by-jowl to universities and hospitals.
In my own county of Bucks, just north of Philadelphia, all Starbucks are located in toney high-income towns like my own or in large shopping centers near highways. I invite the readers to check their own Starbucks demographic distribution.
Starbucks’ business model then, is to place coffee shops where middle class white people predominate—because high-trust European-descended people unquestionably accept the give and take of commercial life. They feel a need to pay for taking up room. By placing their shops in whiteopias, Starbucks is guaranteed a self-policing clientele. Place the same shop in a black neighborhood and the system breaks down immediately.
My guess is that Starbucks décor and music are also chosen with an eye to discouraging the more funky-minded patron.
So we can enjoy Starbucks’ delicious dilemma. Both Starbucks and Starbucks patrons are engaged in a mutually re-enforcing fiction. Both adhere to a pose of utter equality that they must know on some level is unsupportable in reality. It’s easy to live the NPR life in NPR surroundings, but the first person to exercise common sense or just healthy instinct breaks the spell.
So the manager must be fired to keep the delusion satisfying. That is why Starbucks new President is so amenable to the concept of “implicit bias.” It draws attention away from the explicit stratagems that Starbucks employs to avoid black people.
Starbucks knows that once black men start marking their turf in their establishments, more non-paying blacks will congregate. Starbuck’s diversity-loving patrons prefer the diversity of Asians, interesting foreign students and the accommodating Latinos manning the coffee machines. Hulking black guys sans coffee or computer make them nervous.
And not being able to verbalize their unease makes them even more nervous. The cognitive strain of facing your own natural fear while holding delusional ideals is simply too much.
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