Whether you like it or not, it’s worth noting that everything the right is doing today – “devastating boycott of beloved brand,” “taking over an entire college and changing the canon and HR policy” – is stuff the left has been doing since Brother Jesse Jackson. #so_theres_that https://t.co/eFoJMnmTdR
— Wilfred X. Reilly, Californian (@wil_da_beast630) May 24, 2023
The best-case scenario, it seems to me, is that the threat of mutually-assured destruction finally intimidates corporations away from political pandering in advertising. More likely, perhaps, is that this kind of raging partisanship will just become the way we live now, with fanatics scanning advertisements for political subtext the way they used to for Satanic symbols. I feel pity and revulsion for people who are so warped that even shopping becomes politics by other means.