Thursday, August 27, 2015
Walmart bows to the pressures of political correctness once again. The "Black Lives Matter" people pronounce themselves pleased.
I was glad when Walmart came to my county. We have very little in the way of shopping facilities, and the one's that existed mercilessly hosed everyone on price. They knew you had to pay their prices, or drive to another county.
So I didn't feel any sympathy for the local chain stores like Ingles, and still don't.
But Walmart succumbed to pressure from the 13% during the great "Black Lives Matter" pogrom against white Southerners. No more, said Walmart piously, would they sell anything with the racially oppressive word "Dixie" on it. Nor would they sell any merchandise with the Confederate flag on it.
There are no 13% people living in this county. But they were able to control an aspect of our lives because Walmart and the little coterie of black ties and white shirts that run it lack cojones.
I haven't set foot in the place since, and don't plan to do so.
Now Walmart has announced that they will no longer sell semi-automatic firearms in any of their stores. This is not connected to the concerted effort by 13% churches to force them to do so, according to a Walmart spokesman. The black churches say too many black men are killed with AR-15 style rifles (they don't mention it's other black men wielding them) and they have been going after Walmart with nuisance suits and penny packet "demonstrations." But Walmart says there is no connection between the announcement last week that 13% churches were going to stage a big protest, and Walmart's sudden announcement that the guns have to go. It's just a coincidence, related to normal marketing, and they neglected to make the announcement when the decision was made months ago. That's all.
This is the same ploy they used when the Brady Bunch went after them and they decided to stop selling hand guns. They undoubtedly think people are stupid, and they are largely correct in this assumption, but not everyone buys their facile announcements.
I don't care myself, they can quit selling everything as far as I am concerned. But if anyone is in the market for an AR-15 they are clearing out the inventory and it might be a good time to buy. Even if a Bushmaster came from Walmart, it's still a Bushmaster.