The American Conservative dollar is the most sought after dollar in the world. And that’s why I always scoff at the idea when Leftists threaten boycotts.
The Leftist dollar is worth about ten cents Zimbabwe money. In other words, it’s mostly worthless. But Leftists are quick to threaten companies with boycotts if they don’t get their way. And companies almost always capitulate to them.
Finally, a conservative has stood up to the Leftist Gestapo. MMA wrote,
During an appearance on comedian Theo Von’s podcast, the UFC CEO revealed that a major UFC sponsor attempted to censor him after he made a video post supporting former president Donald Trump. Of course, White has called Trump a friend for many years and even spoke on his behalf at the 2016 Republican National Convention prior to his election.
“I posted a video for Trump on my personal social media,” White said. “One of our big sponsors called and said, ‘Take that down.’ You know what I said? Go f*** yourself.
“You vote for whoever you want to vote for and I’ll vote for whoever I want to vote for. That’s how this works. I don’t even care who you’re voting for. It’s none of my f****** business. F*** you. Don’t ever f****** call me and tell me who to vote for.”
YES! A business willing to go on record to tell Leftists to “go f*** yourself.
I run my business the same way. And that’s why I have never pursued sponsors. By doing so, you create the idea that they are in control. Your product is what sells. And in the case of my brand, I am the product. I refuse to sell myself short or be told how to handle my product.
I have always felt that standing on principle creates the long-term win. I’m fine to wait, and live vicariously through Dana White. White’s stance gives me hope that at some point companies will opt to support people and organizations with character, like mine.
As White said, “F*** those” who believe they can dictate what’s right or wrong in the world. White explained,
“I’m at a point now in my life and my career where I want to be with people that I’m aligned with. It’s not just about the money. It is about the money because it’s a sponsorship deal, but it’s not just [about the money]. I’m not going to take a bigger offer if it’s not something that I am aligned with and I don’t 100 percent believe in.
“When you do a sponsorship deal with somebody, you have to look deep into who they are and who’s running the company, who’s making the decisions, and are you aligned?”
I agree wholeheartedly with Dana White.
Now the question is when will conservative organizations get it? And then start supporting people and organizations who share their values.
And when will ordinary conservatives ostracize “woke” Leftist businesses for the LONG HAUL?
Temporary suspensions of business against Nike, Starbucks, Target, and others must turn into long-term boycotts, and not test runs.
But for now, let’s put one in the “win” column for Conservatives.