I suppose the silver lining in our various corporations and businesses groveling to anti-American groups and movements is that their owners and leaders lack any convictions, values, principles or integrity, so they will abandon stupid decisions as thoughtlessly as they made them. Remember how quickly Cracker Barrel did a mid-air double backflip when it first condemned “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson, then changed its corporate mind the second it realized its original position would forfeit more profit that the reverse? That’s Food Lion. That’s most of these spineless, weasel-wired organizations.
We learned about Food Lion’s “now you see ’em, now you don’t” values when employee Gary Dean, a 69-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran, showed up to work wearing an American flag-printed face mask. His store manager told him that someone found the mask offensive, and instead of telling the asshole that he was welcome to get his groceries in China, the manager informed Dean that he could no longer wear the patriotic mask while working. (If Food Lion simply enforced a policy that no attire could communicate any opinion, position, or sentiment, that would be proper. However, that’s not why Dean was told to take off his mask.)
“As a veteran, my dad being a World War II hero, my best friend killed in Vietnam, out of respect for them, I can’t just say, ‘No, I’ll take my flag and put it in my pocket,” Dean said. So he quit. See, some Americans have principles, just not many who run corporations.
Dean’s story spread on social media, and suddenly, Food Lion was a big fan of the flag again.
“Food Lion deeply respects the American flag. We listened to our associates and customers about our uniform policy. We require that associates wear masks without writing, insignia or symbols. We will allow associates to wear masks with the American flag that meet this standard,” it tweeted. “We appreciate and thank our more than 77,0000 associates who are working hard every day to safely nourish our neighbors in the towns and cities we serve.”
Wait: if Food Lion respects the American flag, why did its employee groevl to a cutomer who didn’t? And how does someone have an American flag on his mask without having a “symbol” there?
I’m sorry. Not only is Food Lion run by weenies who would be the first to welcome our insect overlords…
…the groceries Food Lion sells probably makes those who eat the food cowardly and stupid.
To hell with it.