We conservatives are often on the lookout for conservative companies to support over their woke alternatives. Using Conservative Economy rather than Amazon, buying a Freedom Phone rather than Apple/Android smartphone, reading and listening to conservative media sources rather than left-wing or RINO ones, and finding ways to invest in conservative companies rather than woke ones are key issues that many of us care about. As Trump put it, why spend your money on supporting companies that hate you?
And it’s a good impulse; we should be supporting our conservative fellows over the leftists that would destroy us if they could.
However, there are many grifters in the space. Fake conservatives like Jonah Goldberg try to hold your attention while simultaneously undermining Trump, plenty of companies (such as Facebook, even) swear their allegiance to free markets and free speech before attacking those very things, or, like Parler now is, they’re just not very good services.
Among those grifters, two highly popular ones stand above all the rest: Black Rifle Coffee and Chick-Fil-A. I’ll explain, in this article, how those two companies pretend to be conservative but, if you examine their actions, aren’t.
The Two Companies that Pretend to Be Conservative: Chick-fil-a and Black Rifle Coffee
Chick-fil-a: Isn’t it Conservative?
For various, self-serving reasons plenty of people want you to believe that Chick-Fil-A is a far-right, extremely conservative company. Others, mainly well-meaning, average conservatives, have heard that and praise Chick-Fil-A for standing up for their values, eating at it for that reason. The problem is, it’s simply not.
Imagine, if you will, a Republican politician that washes a black man’s feet simply for being black and stops donating to Christian charities because leftists demand it. Would you call that person a conservative? Probably not. A best, they’d be labelled a RINO.
So, if that’s the case, why do we consider Chick-fil-a a conservative company?
During the worst of the BLM riots of 2020, Chick-fil-a CEO Truett Cathy took time not to call out rioting and stand up for his franchisees, announcing that they would defend themselves from the predations of thugs, but to go on TV and declare that white people need to “Repent for their racism!” while he cleaned the sneakers of rapper LeCrae, pretending he was Jesus washing that rapper’s feet. You can watch that shameful display of ritual humiliation here:
Oh, and he also said: “My plea would be for the white people, rather than point fingers at that kind of criminal effort, would be to see the level of frustration and exasperation and almost the sense of hopelessness that exists on some of those activists within the African-American community.”
We’re the problem, not the criminals that loot stores and burn down businesses! Who woulda thunk it?
And that’s not all. In addition to bending the knee (literally) on the race and crime angle, Chick-Fil-A has also backed down on the Christianity issue, which used to be integral to it.
You see, the company decided that it was tired of dealing with gay activists, so it bent the knee and gave in, announcing that it would no longer donate to The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Neither organization is “anti-gay” any more than any faithful Christian is. The problem is that both are pro-Christianity and that’s unacceptable to the activist left.
So, to stave off criticism, Chick-Fil-A abandoned its Christian brothers, leaving them to fend off the gay wolves with even less funding. Of course, the problem with backing down to the PC-police is that they’ll still hate you, so Chick-Fil-A did no good for itself on that front while also showing how cowardly its owners are.
Don’t believe lies from the left or right; Chick-Fil-A isn’t a conservative company, or even a Christian one. It might pretend to be, but if Cathy’s racial seppuku and its backing down on supporting Christianity are a guide, it’s not.
I wouldn’t be eating at a fast food place anyway, but, if you are, avoid this hypocritical, lying company. Bojangles is better and stayed away from politics, for example, if you need some fast-food chicken.
Black Rifle Coffee: Surely It’s Conservative
Is Black Rifle Coffee conservative, or even owned by conservatives? No and no. It portrays itself as such but, as a few of its actions over the past year show, it’s anything but conservative.
For one, it was recently exposed that many of its top employees donated to leftist causes, namely ActBlue:
Then there’s the fact that, when it was found out that Kyle Rittenhouse, that brave teen that defended himself while trying to render medical aid to others in Kenosha, was wearing a BRC shirt, the company did its best to distance itself from him. You’d think that a company entirely based around black rifles would be proud to see one used for self-defense against Antifa thugs. Nope. It did its best to stay far, far away from that young man.
Then, worst of all, Hafer, the CEO, decided to rant to the New York Times about his disdain for his conservative customers. He decried the MAGA crowd, followed the path of other RINOs in claiming, contrary to the evidence, that there was no election fraud, and, bizarrely labeled those that criticize him (namely the Proud Boys) as racists.
The above Twitter thread sums it up nicely. They pretended to be conservative, using guns, patriotic ads, and other imagery associated with the right to cultivate a very conservative customer base. Then, when the bad orange man made that unpopular, Hafer decided to call his customers repugnant people.
Oh, and BRC decided to reject a marketing campaign using St. Michael the Archangel because some leftist in the Pentagon deemed that saint “racist,” as you can read about here:
Black Rifle Coffee also decided St. Michael is a white supremacist symbol because the Pentagon told them so pic.twitter.com/Kag3lhh6sg— Scott Greer 6’2” IQ 187 (@ScottMGreer) July 16, 2021
Black Rifle Coffee is many things- a packager of shitty coffee, a producer of cringe ads, and evidently full of RINOs and leftists. But there’s one thing it’s not: a conservative company. Hell, you might as well be buying very, very bad coffee from Starbucks if you order their black gruel.
Conclusion: They’re Lying. BRC and CFA Aren’t Conservative Companies
Both of these companies are ones that I tried to give the benefit of the doubt to. I don’t like fast food and found BRC to be very cringe but, when given the opportunity, tried to verbally defend them and financially support them.
No more. They’re grifters, liars, RINOs, or whatever else you want to call them. Find other, actually conservative alternatives if you’re trying to boycott leftist companies.
By: Gen Z Conservative