[I was so upset about this that I rushed to get it up, with the usual skipped words and missed typos. I think they are all fixed now. I’m sorry for the sloppiness]
Well, isn’t that ducky! Google pledged last month to support the black community in its battle for “initiatives and product ideas that support long-term solutions to systemic racism, and has come up with a nifty way to do it that will assist racists of all colors everywhere.
Now, when you search for a business using the Google search engine or Google Maps, you’ll see the orange and black (wait, I thought orange WAS the new black!) badge above, just like the handy-dandy badges those clever Germans used to distinguish ethnicities before they just decided to kill them and be done with it, next to black-owned businesses. The device will allow all those black users who hate whites and want their businesses to fail to only use businesses owned by brothers. Of course, it will also allow evil whites to avoid businesses owned by blacks and patronize businesses owned by white devils like them. This, of course, would be wrong, and more reason for potential black customers and clients to boycott white owned businesses, even if they have earned trust and loyalty in the community. After all, they might be owned by dirty Jews. Blacks who use the badges to discriminate against white-owned businesses will be engaging in impeccable conduct that isn’t racist at all.
It’s marvelous of Google to make this effort to bind our troubled community together by making racial discrimination of the sort that Black Lives Matter craves so convenient.
Allow me to discard the irony and sarcasm to be direct. This is societal poison. If Google will do this, the same logic will dictate that it have “badges” for Muslim-owned businesses and Christian-owned businesses (yes, and Jewish-owned businesses). Then we will see badges flagging Republican owned bars and restaurants and Democratic ownership of gas stations and markets, and, soon, as Clarence Darrow said in the grand conclusion of his opening statement in the Scopes trial, this nation will have “the setting of man against man and creed against creed until, with flying banners and beating drums, we are marching backward to the glorious ages of the sixteenth century when bigots lighted torches to burn” those who were different from themselves.
It should not matter to any American citizen whether the owner or management of a business is black or white, or whether the ownership “looks like” that that citizen. If it does matter, then that citizen is a bigot, and I renounce and condemn him or her. American citizens are obligated to embody American values, which celebrate competition, fairness, achievement, excellence and performance, to reward businesses that give patrons of all origins the goods and services they want and need, at the best prices, reliably and well.
I know the Marxist, racist movement now tearing up our nation wants to elevate race above such substantive factors—not all races, mind you, just the right race–but it won’t get anything but opposition from me. I now pledge not to use any business that uses such a badge—a business has to assent to them—not because it is black-owned, but because it is endorsing racial discrimination for its own benefit, and harming my country as a result.
As for Google, I’m certain its management is intelligent enough to know that its badge scheme enables racism rather than ameliorates it. Like most of the companies we have seen groveling to Black Lives Matter, it doesn’t care about the real consequences of its virtue-signaling and grandstanding, or won’t until we make this particular offense an embarrassment and a liability.