A University of Michigan professor referred to
boycotts, and other threats, against ultra-woke big-box retailer Target as a
form of literal terrorism
in a recent interview on MSNBC. The retail giant recently shed more than $9
billion in market value since it rolled out an extensive LGBTQ Pride
collection of apparel and accessories, some aimed at toddlers and babies. After
it was revealed that the stores sold LGBTQ-themed onesies for babies,
children's books advocating for drag queen shows, and "tuck-friendly"
bathing suits, the Minneapolis-based retailer’s value dropped 12% in just one
week. It didn’t help that it turned out a few of the items were designed by an
Nonetheless, the pushback against Target’s assault
on the sensibilities of a great many of its customers prompted Justin Wolfers,
a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, to appear
on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” and state: "One of two things are
true. It could be [Target] are cowards and they use that as protection and a
smokescreen so they could make a cowardly decision, or it could be that they
are actually genuinely concerned about the well-being of their employees and they
have had credible threats. If that is the case, when Target caves into this,
then it says that the moment you threaten the employees of even a very large
corporation, you get to control its policies. This is economic terrorism,
literally terrorism, creating fear among the workers and forcing the
corporations to sell the things you want, not sell the things you don't."
Other queer and transgender designers also referred
to those who prompted Target to remove some of the offending items from some of
its’ stores as “domestic terrorists.” A post by a brand called Ash + Chess
read, “We are saddened to say that the majority of our collection has been
removed from Target stores due to threats from domestic terrorists.”
And now more than 200 LGBTQ organizations have called on Target to “denounce extremists” by, ironically,
caving to their demands, which included that Target restock all the Pride merchandise-- both in stores
and online-- and release a statement "reaffirming their commitment to the
LGBTQ+ community" within 24 hours. Or what? Or else?!
The LGBTQ coalition stated: "When it comes to
advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, there is no such thing as neutrality.”
Sounds rather like a threat to me.
To the addled, twisted, and embittered minds of so-called
“progressives,” the 2020 rioters who destroyed large swaths of American cities
were not domestic terrorists-- were, in fact, freedom fighters. Nor do they worry
much about all the merchandise that has been “removed” from stores such as
Target by thieves and flash-grab mobs.
And now Target stores have allegedly received bomb
threats from those who demand the return of the full LGBTQ Pride collection.
Frankly, it wouldn’t surprise me if any or all prior threats were made by the
same people in an attempt to make those repulsed by the PRIDE! merchandise aimed at
little kids look like dangerous extremists. (After all, the overwhelming
majority of allegedly anti-Black racist incidents turn out to be perpetrated by
So, people who have deeply
held beliefs in the existence- and sacred nature-- of the two sexes are no
longer allowed to voice their opinion or choose which stores to patronize
without being labeled “domestic terrorists” or such like?
And it isn’t okay for those
folks to boycott a massive U.S. corporation making enormous profits, but is
okay for so-called progressives to boycott a family-owned bakery if it refuses
to bake a cake celebrating, say, anal sex?
can threaten and make demands, but no others can? Ah, I see.
wonder why mass merchandisers don’t carry Christian Pride collections or
feature Christian Pride sections.
is a “target” on anyone’s backs, it sure as hell isn’t on those of the LGBTQ