And whoa, is it a doozer.
This is Adam. Adam has a bee in his bonnet. Adam, tell the people what you’re so damn mad about.
Carhartt you messed up.
This is one of the most sentimental things I have. This is my hat man… It’s been everywhere on the road with me and in almost every video I’ve ever made. It smells from all the sweat and dirt. It has oil stains and weld burns. Bottom line is, if you’ve seen me, you’ve seen this hat. No more, it means nothing because that company didn’t stand for anything. I put so many years of hard work in with Carhartt gear for what? You’re not for the blue collar people, the middle class. I burned it all, never again.
Okay, Adam’s not very good at explaining things, so let me take a crack at this.
A few days ago, workwear manufacturer Carhartt sent out an email to all its employees, reminding them that its company vaccine requirement is a mandate, so they’d better get their shots if they wanted to go on producing that famous blue-collar apparel so beloved of farmers and laborers.
No big deal, right? Just a little public health measure that goes with the territory of operating a big factory where workers are producing goods at close quarters, and social distancing isn’t always possible. And where, if one person comes down with a contagious disease and nobody’s vaccinated, it can result in short staffing or even a complete plant shutdown. So, if a communicable disease can be prevented by a simple shot in the arm, why not take the shot and keep on working?
You would think that all these patriotic, pro-business conservatives would be all about that. You’d think that they would be the first to tell people to go and get their shots for the good of the company, for the bottom line, and for the got-damn United States of Amurrica.
And you would be oh, SO wrong.
You see, these right-wing worker bees have somehow gotten it into their buzzy little heads that preventive measures against COVID — any and all of them — are worse than the disease. They don’t like wearing masks. They don’t like keeping at least two metres of air between them and the next person. They probably don’t like being told to wash their mucky hands. And they sure as hell don’t like being told to take a little wee stinger in the arm to prevent them coming down with something that could kill them. They just don’t like being told what to do, even when it’s something that could save their lives. They think it’s somehow giving up their freedoms to comply, even when complying is only mildly inconvenient at most.
And since they bristle at the slightest infringements on their privilege and convenience (which they have mistaken for rights and freedoms), now they’re trying to cancel Carhartt. For what? Why, just for daring to try and do its corporate part in stopping the pandemic that’s closing in on a million deaths in the United States of Amnesia.
One million deaths that they all could have helped to prevent, but won’t. Because FREEDUMB!
And how are they exercising their freedumb? Why, by burning hats they’ve owned for years. (And probably should have replaced long ago, for sanitary reasons. Or at least washed the damn things once in a while, because greasy-ass scalp sweat can smell nasty.)
But this wouldn’t be the first time they’ve destroyed their own belongings, that they paid good and hard-earned money for, to own the libs. Remember when Nike made Colin Kaepernick its spokesmodel, and droves of racist doofuses burned their expensive sneakers to show that n-word who was boss? Or when they were all trashing their Yeti beer coolers, because the manufacturer dared to dissociate from the murder-mongering NRA? Or their Keurig coffee-makers, because that company pulled its ads from FUX Snooze?
At the rate all these right-wing “boycotts” are going, they’re all gonna be hatless, shoeless, beer-coolerless, and coffee-makerless. And it’s gonna look so good on them. Because they’re all too dumb to organize a petition, or even just demand their money back (not that they’d actually get any, because the companies aren’t taking returns on used goods.)
Hell, they could just quietly stop buying, and let the company suffer like they’re threatening to make it do. But they won’t. And you know why? Because they have to engage in right-wing virtue-signalling. To own the libs, of course. You can’t perform pwnage in silence and darkness, so why not make a big hoo-rah about it?
I mean, it’s not like there wouldn’t be any backlash from the other side, which is a good deal larger and more endowed with buying power. Which they’re also aces at exercising in the name of social responsibility.
And it’s not as if Carhartt’s goods won’t continue to sell well, to people who are willing not only to get their shots and do their part, but also to pay extra for quality, or anything like that.
But hey! If these bozos are so determined to burn their possessions to own the libs, and they’re so much better at business than the rest of us, why don’t they just start their own clothing company for mandate-hating mavericks? One where toilet-licking is mandated, and so is dying like a medieval peasant in the name of rejecting modern medicine?
They could call their innovative new company Butthurtt. Or better still, Plagueratt.