Matt Bors
Comics, Politics & Ridicule

We’ve reached the point in our society where eating Chick-Fil-A is political act.

Patriotic Americans lined up all over the country last week to proudly declare that the food they eat will be just as horrible as their opinions. Now, you might have heard that what they did was really about Free Speech and Freedom and ’Merica. But if you are willing to wait in line an hour and increase your chances of getting Type 2 diabetes in order to show solidarity with denying people rights, you might want to examine your concept of fighting tyranny.” Warlords Mayors like Rahm Emanuel helped contribute to conservative America’s persecution complex with their impassioned denunciations of the chicken paste sandwich outlet. (Rahm proudly served in Obama’s White House while he opposed gay people marrying.)

So there is no threat coming from gay marriage nor will the unthinkable prospect of Chick-Fil-A not being available in the greater Boston area become reality, but I think trumpeting this lazy activism is what’s actually dangerous in the long run. Chick-Fil-A spends money on lobbying their horrible 6th century ideas into law so they aren’t super awesome, but chances are you aren’t going to apply that standard to everything you buy. (If you are then you are probably very obnoxious to be around.) Thinking these things matter more than they do seems to be on the rise, but blowing things out of proportion is what we do in this country.

Supporting corporations whose PR departments issue statements on gay people marrying is popular among liberals too. I saw numerous posts on Facebook pointing out that to get to Chick-Fil-A, stuff their face with garbage, and tell the world about it on the internet, those brave patriots probably used a product from a company whose rich, overpaid CEO said gays can marry. Gotcha!

I thought banging bongos and marches were pointless, but at least you got in a good walk. People now proudly revel in their powerlessness and actively shove fast food in their face to spite the other side. We’ve come to the endpoint of American activism; nothing more than a couch potato’s taunt: The corporations I support are better than the ones you do.

08.06.2012 |