Sunday, February 25, 2018

Delta and United living in the past

Delta and United airlines have come forward to punish the NRA based on Florida school shooting.  Generally when these things happen, those doing the boycotting are seen as the hero and those being boycotted are seen as the bad guy.  But at major turning points in herd think those long standing norms fail, thus giving us another signal that things are changing.  Think of it like a stock chart where support has been tested several time and always held but that eventually support fails to hold and the old trend is thus confirmed to have been broken.

The companies in question used their smug little elite speak phrase to communicate their move, "we reached out to the NRA".  Oh they must be feeling so powerful by spewing this liberal speak! It just adds to my conviction that it will blow up in their faces.  The first indication that things will likely be different this time was the response by the NRA which strongly accused these companies of "a shameful display of political and civic cowardice".  Folks, this is not what you hear from someone who feels shame.  I am not an NRA member because I do not feel the need to herd that way but I do think that the NRA will turn out to be correct in their assessment that, "In time, these brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve". 

I see this as another deal like A+E vs. the Duck Dynasty.  It is a test that I think the major names who decided to pander to liberals will soon find out was a dumb move.  It would not surprise me to see their sales fall off a cliff and for them to come running back to the table to make a new, even more lucrative offer to NRA members for using their service.  Why?  Because liberals have no real moral convictions!  They say what they think everyone wants to hear and they say it in order to self aggrandize.  When it turns out that saying it resulted in t a negative outcome they will do a Piers Morgan style reversal and will begin loving conservatives again. 

Yes I know this is a bold prediction that some will view as even being reckless.  But given my track record for predicting these outcomes, even the most dyed in the wool liberals will begin to give me some initial benefit of the doubt.  I mean, how many times does anyone want to be fooled over and over again?  When you see someone who has demonstrated a world view that enables at least some degree of predictive forecasting maybe its time to listen to the message quietly for a while and let time test the veracity of the statements.  Everyone is a mix of liberal and conservative traits.  Everyone.  All you have to do is to stop being so worried about what others think and begin to think for yourself and the conservative side of you will get its day in the sun.

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