Kellogg’s, provider of Rice Krispies and Corn Flakes, is the newest addition to an ever-growing list of targets. Know why? They pulled their advertising from Breitbart News, so Breitbart News demanded a boycott. Someone should inform them that advertisers aren’t obligated to support their website. Companies are free to decide where to advertise; it’s part of a broader business strategy called marketing.
I don’t know about you, but I’m scared. We’re in dangerous territory when protection money is required — in the form of advertising support — to avoid upsetting a touchy, volatile band of enforcers. Retaliation is swift and arbitrary. Tweets, phone calls, email, stalking, there are no boundaries. It’s no holds barred for that bunch.
Where do they get off? And who are these self-appointed Keystone Kops in jackboots? They’re pushing us off the rails and sending us toward the cliff at warp speed. The most terrifying aspect of this quick unraveling is, far and away, the fact we’re missing a voice of reason. We’ve no calm, steadying leadership, no Lincoln capable of pulling the country back together.
Remember the old urban legend about the babysitter who kept getting threatening phone calls from a man telling her to check on the kids sleeping upstairs? She finally calls the police who say they’ll trace the next call. After the guy calls again, the police tell the babysitter to get out of the house, the calls are coming from inside. Well, that’s where we stand now.
The threat to America is coming from within.
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