Something fun to do to Best Buy: force them to recognize every obscure and/or offensive holiday you can think of
Best Buy recently removed itself from places we’ll shop by placing Islamist holidays above Thanksgiving and Christmas in things it thinks are important to celebrate.
Best Buy was previously our go-to place for anything technical and electronic. The Mac we use to write this site is failing, so we’re saving up for a new computer, this time a PC, and we most likely would have bought that at Best Buy. Instead, we will be buying that new computer in 2010 at a store that does not promote Islam.
On September 11th, 2001, our friend Jane was killed by Muslims in the World Trade Center attacks. We will never forget this. Seeing a business so happy about Muslim holidays makes us want to shop elsewhere. You can do whatever you want, and shop at Best Buy if you choose. You can also say whatever you want about our decision, but shopping for us is an emotional experience. While we shop around for the best buys, typically, we end up going to stores we feel good about shopping in. Best Buy was always a good shopping experience, but now going there makes us remember how awful it was when our friend was murdered by Muslim terrorists. Frankly, there are better ways for us to spend a Sunday, or drop a few hundred dollars in the future.
Many people have complained about Best Buy’s promotion of Islam — but they are actually going about it the wrong way if they want Best Buy to buckle.
Best Buy was advised, clearly, by a Liberal, feel-good, globalist, consulting firm to add the Muslim holidays to the Best Buy calendar in an attempt to drive an uptick in certain areas that have heavy Muslim populations but aren’t maxed-out in terms of shopping at Best Buy. The consultants believed Best Buy could motivate the 4 million American Muslims to shop more, while offending less than 4 million Americans with the Islamization of its ads, resulting in a net positive for Best Buy.
The consultants also clearly prepped Best Buy for some blowback, telling corporate, most likely, to expect some hate mail for a while, but not to buckle to it.
So, here’s what we would do instead…and it could be a fun hobby for you, and good political organizing practice for the future, too:
(1) Research all Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu holidays that are currently not celebrated by Best Buy and insist, politely, that these holidays be added to the Best Buy calendar too, if Muslim holidays are now considered so important. This includes but is not limited to St. Francis Day, St. Margaret’s Day, St. Stephen’s Day, etc. It’s been years since we’ve been in a church, but we remember back in Catholic school it was ALWAYS a feast of some saint. We’re sure Best Buy could be forced to celebrate something 365 days of the year by going this route.
(2) Find obscure, pagan, nonsensical, offensive, and vulgar holidays and demand Best Buy celebrate those, too. Ancient feast days involving giant phalluses. Fertility festivals in Asia. Fuhrerstag. Sammhein. The Day Kronos Swallowed Zeus As A Baby. The Day Kronos Vomited Zeus Back Up. Flying Spaghetti Monster’s Birthday.
Completely swamp Best Buy with these holiday requests so that the Exec Board regrets it ever opened up these flood gates.
Accuse Best Buy of being racist for not celebrating St. Sebastian Day. Remember what Al Sharpton and Henry Gates teach us: it doesn’t have to make any sense that you call something RAAACIST, and it doesn’t have to have anything at all to do with race, just call it racist and you will get attention. If someone can get all the way to the White House doing this, surely it can be used to make trouble for Best Buy.
What will likely happen is that Best Buy will not make any sort of acknowledgement of the flak it’s getting, but will back away from the Muslim holidays in the future so that it won’t have to start celebrating The Flying Spaghetti Monster’s Birthday.
Personally, that’s it for Best Buy for us regardless of what they do. It means we have to now make a longer trip to get something electronic we need, but so be it. We vote with our dollars and our feet, and won’t for the life of us give a dime to Best Buy again.
Not telling you what to do, but telling you we’ve had all we can take of the coddling of Islam. We owe it to our friend Jane to make sure the terrorist crime syndicate masking as a religion is never given any more legitimacy on our watch.
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