Starbucks about to be Alinkied

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Starbucks about to be Alinkied

Loves the world, except for all the people

Men at work Dr. Heck­yll and Mr. Jive 1982

I think Ace has nailed it when it comes to star­bucks.

25. That’ll be great for Star­bucks’ busi­ness. Their yup­pie douchebag clien­tele love the home­less in the abstract, but we’ll see how much they appre­ci­ate their cof­fee shops being jammed with them, close-​up-​like, occu­py­ing most tables and chairs.

26. I don’t even want to defend Star­bucks; I want them to have the full taste of Social Jus­tice War­rior pro­gres­sivism. If this is the company’s ide­ol­ogy, then they should live that ide­ol­ogy to the full.

27. I have a feel­ing Star­bucks is just claim­ing this pol­icy until the Social Jus­tice War­rior locusts find a new busi­ness to harass, and then, when they do move on, they’ll qui­etly shift the pol­icy back to “Pay­ing Cus­tomers Only,” but I think it would be a hoot if con­ser­v­a­tives mon­i­tored them to make sure they’re stick­ing with this new, idi­otic pol­icy of let­ting any­one just sit and lounge with­out actu­ally buy­ing anything.

28. I think it would be funny if rightwing blogs made sure they were con­tin­u­ing this pol­icy and made sure every­one knew they were back­slid­ing when they do, inevitably, back­slide into a non-​insane position.

Star­bucks has caught them­selves between a rock and a hard place. The gated com­mu­nity crowd that lives in neigh­bor­hood far removed from those they agi­tate for are unlikely to be anx­ious to share a cof­fee shop with the great unwashed as they mut­ter to them­selves. Nor will they be anx­ious to avail them­selves of the facil­i­ties as the home­less gather.

Even bet­ter with thou­sands of loca­tions around the nation the first time a home­less per­son, par­tic­u­larly one of color is turned away from either a bath­room or a table they can be sure that even an Obama­phone video of such an act will be made viral by the first con­ser­v­a­tive who sees it, pre­sum­ing of course a con­ser­v­a­tives isn’t ready to shoot such a video themselves.

If I owned a Star­bucks fran­chise, I’d sell now because one they make it pol­icy to reject the “uncon­scious desire to keep vagrants and tran­sients from just park­ing them­selves in their shops all damn day.” I sus­pect nobody will have any inter­est in buying.

Loves the world, except for all the people

Men at work Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive 1982

I think Ace has nailed it when it comes to starbucks.

25. That’ll be great for Starbucks’ business. Their yuppie douchebag clientele love the homeless in the abstract, but we’ll see how much they appreciate their coffee shops being jammed with them, close-up-like, occupying most tables and chairs.

26. I don’t even want to defend Starbucks; I want them to have the full taste of Social Justice Warrior progressivism. If this is the company’s ideology, then they should live that ideology to the full.

27. I have a feeling Starbucks is just claiming this policy until the Social Justice Warrior locusts find a new business to harass, and then, when they do move on, they’ll quietly shift the policy back to “Paying Customers Only,” but I think it would be a hoot if conservatives monitored them to make sure they’re sticking with this new, idiotic policy of letting anyone just sit and lounge without actually buying anything.

28. I think it would be funny if rightwing blogs made sure they were continuing this policy and made sure everyone knew they were backsliding when they do, inevitably, backslide into a non-insane position.

Starbucks has caught themselves between a rock and a hard place.  The gated community crowd that lives in neighborhood far removed from those they agitate for are unlikely to be anxious to share a coffee shop with the great unwashed as they mutter to themselves.  Nor will they be anxious to avail themselves of the facilities as the homeless gather.

Even better with thousands of locations around the nation  the first time a homeless person, particularly one of color is turned away from either a bathroom or a table they can be sure that even an Obamaphone video of such an act will be made viral by the first conservative who sees it, presuming of course a conservatives isn’t ready to shoot such a video themselves.

If I owned a Starbucks franchise, I’d sell now because one they make it policy to reject the “unconscious desire to keep vagrants and transients from just parking themselves in their shops all damn day.”  I suspect nobody will have any interest in buying.