This really is getting tiresome.
We on the right have long argued that the ideas, plans, policies, philosophies, and beliefs on the left were (for the most part) inferior to ours. We have argued that less spending was better than more spending. Less regulation was superior to more regulation. Less government involvement was preferable to more government involvement. We’ve told you that lower taxes is better at boosting the economy than higher taxes, that less government welfare is better for the community than the welfare state. We’ve said that people have intrinsic value and that the individual is as important as the collective. We’ve argued all these things and more, using facts, data, science, history, and life experience…
But what do liberals say about us? Do they talk about all of our policy positions and the reasons we give for those positions? NO. Instead, they call us racist (even when we’re not white), they call us misogynist (even when we’re not men), they call us bigoted (even when we’re not religious), and they call us evil (even when we’re trying to protect life). The liberal response almost always tends towards name-calling and attacking our character – and almost never to debating our ideas.
The most recent example of this came from PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, who chose to continue the campaign of personal attacks against Donald Trump, his supporters, and Republicans in general.
She recently spoke at The New York Times DealBook 2016 where she unsubtly implied that Donald Trump’s supporters (at least 60 million American voters) were all scary, bigoted misogynists.
“Forget about the Pepsi brand. How dare you talk about women that way,” Nooyi said on Thursday morning, referring to comments Trump made on the campaign trail and in an Entertainment Tonight video roughly a decade ago that surfaced in October. “If we don’t nip this in the bud it is going to be a lethal force in society.”
PepsiCo’s CEO said the election of Donald Trump as president was terrifying her employees.
“I had to answer a lot of questions from my daughters, from our employees. They were all in mourning,” PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi told Andrew Ross Sorkin at The New York Times’ DealBook conference on Thursday.
“Our employees were all crying,” she said. “And the question that they’re asking, especially those who are not white, ‘Are we safe?’ Women are asking, ‘Are we safe?’ LGBT people are asking, ‘Are we safe?’ I never thought I would have to answer those questions.”
Nooyi didn’t stop there.
“The first thing we have to do is assure everyone living in the United States that they are safe. Nothing has changed as a result of this election,” Nooyi told interviewer Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Look, nowhere in her commentary does Nooyi explicitly call Trump or his supporters dangerous or violent… but what other implication can be drawn from what she said? What reason do these people have to “fear” us? At what point in recent American history were Americans en masse hunting homosexuals, beating women into submission, or discriminating against minority groups?
It’s a canard. It’s a red herring. It’s a lie. We’re not any of the things that the left and their friends in the media are calling us, and I think most Americans know it.
Anyway, some on the right are getting tired of being called vicious names and have decided that they’re going to start fighting back. With that thought in mind, they’ve decided to initiate a boycott of PepsiCo products. It seems obvious that their CEO Indra Nooyi wants nothing to do with people like us, so why should we give her and her company our hard-earned money?
If you’re interested in joining the fight and sending PepsiCo the message that we’re tired of being name called and attacked by people who then beg us for money… here’s just a few of the PepsiCo products you might consider boycotting until we get an apology.
Here’s the full DealBook 2016 interview with Indra Nooyi.