Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hold the Bacon!

 In Winooski, Vermont, the owners of 'Sneakers Bistro' took down a sign advertising their bacon after a Muslim woman complained that it was insensitive to people who don't eat pork. I don't eat brussels sprouts, but advertisements for them don't ‘offend’ me. And I don't try to get grocers- or Green Giant- to pull their signs/billboards/advertisements, either. If Kevin Bacon lived in that town, would they force him to change his name?

There's something else happening here (and what it is is very clear... to paraphrase an old song). This isn't about pork. It's about exploiting the tolerant. It's about power and who owns the future, in this country... and around the world.


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