Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Fight the Liberal Boycott
Seems the left is up to one of it's usual tactics: The Boycott. On Inaguration Day they plan not to spend any money, go to work and those that will be in DC, intend to turn their backs on the President. I will go to work and save all of my shopping for that day. Some one needs to tell the left that boycotts are very ineffective. Then again, some of them are still boycotting lettuce and table grapes since the 60's. Do note it is only table grapes, not wine grapes. After all one could not expect the left not to have their wine with their whine and cheese. - Sailor.
Fight the Liberal Boycott
Written by Judson Cox
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
A couple of years ago I lost my job at a small Virginia newspaper when liberal Democrats threatened a boycott unless my column was pulled. I learned then, that the Left – supposed advocates of free speech, democracy and diversity – are a well organized and wide spread collection of fascists determined to outlaw ideas that offend them, personally attack those who oppose them, and destroy the livelihoods of those who disagree with them.
I grew up in an area where the Democratic Party power brokers openly refer to themselves as the “Clarkton Mafia,” so I’m used to hard-nosed politics. I wasn’t surprised to learn of a national effort dubbed, “Buy Blue”. Buy Blue, along with the “Conservative Boycott List” and “Don’t Feed the Beast” are part of a national effort by liberals to punish those who oppose them politically, and to starve the conservative movement of its funding by cutting off the revenue of its donors.
Last week I began touring the state of North Carolina, promoting The North Carolina Conservative. The North Carolina Conservative is a boldly conservative newspaper, so we knew there was no point in courting liberals either as advertisers or subscribers – they don’t support us, and we don’t want them (although, a little fertilizer does aid growth, so maybe we should allow one or two). Many companies only purchase ads through agencies, so this necessitated pitching our publication to advertising firms. Immediately, the liberal contempt surfaced, when the president of an Asheville, NC based advertising firm responded to our introductory letter, “I would not recommend to any of my clients that they advertise in your newspaper, because I have committed my life to fighting the evil and destructive lies of conservatives that are ruining our nation.”
Fair enough; we don’t want her business anyway. We’d love the money, but this newspaper is by and for conservatives. If liberals want to vote with their pocketbooks, then more power to them. As we toured the state, however, and spoke to conservative business people, it became clear that their businesses were being hurt by the liberal boycotts. For instance, a restaurant owner in Chapel Hill, NC had the temerity to place a Bush/Cheney sign in his business. For this, the local Democrats launched a public campaign to drive him out of business. His lunch clientele has nearly disappeared. In Boone, NC an antique storeowner was threatened with a lawsuit for offending a pair of lesbians by displaying a Christian symbol in front of his business. In Whiteville, NC an auto dealer experienced a more drastic reprisal for daring to publicly challenge the Democratic machine that runs his county – his vehicles were egged. This is happening in a red state!
Decades ago, liberals began networking to support each other and further their leftist goals. This is why college faculties and government bureaucracies are almost uniformly comprised of Democrats (and unaffiliated liberal nutballs). In the private sector, green, feminist and gay groups recommend liberal friendly businesses for their members to invest in. Gays, especially, network effectively by placing rainbow flags and stickers on their businesses as identifiers.
I propose that conservatives engage in a reverse boycott. In North Carolina, I hope The North Carolina Conservative will become an effective vehicle to spread the word about what businesses support conservatism. Nationally, conservatives can identify and support each other by organizing. In each state, and nationally, there should be a registry of conservative owned businesses. Conservative owned businesses should also begin identifying themselves publicly with symbols. For instance, if I drove into an unfamiliar town, looking for a place to get lunch, fill up my car with gas or stay the night, and saw a business with a conservative slogan in the window (or any conservative message), I would patronize that business.
If we do this nationwide, it may do more to promote conservative values, conservative politics, and a sense of unity and community than anything else we can do. Imagine stepping into an unfamiliar restaurant that had a conservative identifier out front and a conservative talk radio station playing in the background – it would be a sign that here, you are among friends. Conversation would flow more easily, business deals would happen spontaneously, political clubs and church groups would know where to meet on friendly ground, etc. If conservatives can network well, we too may all become rich and ready to take over arty little resort towns one day… just like gays!
About the Writer: Judson Cox is a young man "from the mountains of North Carolina." who writes political commentary for several newspapers and websites.
Judson receives e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.