A couple of months ago, two men sat down in a Starbucks in Philadelphia. They didn’t order anything. In fact, they brought in their own bottled water.
A Starbucks employee asked them if they wanted anything, and they said no. They were there for a business meeting. They were just enjoying the place.
I don’t think that Philly Starbucks should have called 911, and I don’t think the cops should have used handcuffs, based on what I saw in the cell phone video.
But the answer is clearer standards, not no standards.
The two men did the media circuit — with a lawyer — and the politicians got in on it. And they came to a confidential settlement with Starbucks.
That settlement included Starbuck's promise to shut down the chain for one-day employee reeducation. That's 27,000 Starbucks locations around the world, and they happened yesterday.
Tonight I'll show you clips of the official video Starbucks released about it. You may think it's satirical, but it isn't...
I didn't understand a word of the gobbledegook they were saying. This really is like Scientology.
For instance, Starbucks has named yesterday as some sort of holy day: They call it "5/29." We say "9/11," to sanctify that horrific day of the attack. Tradition names important days like Christmas and Easter and Remembrance Day or Memorial Day. But now the Starbucks cult has their new holy day.
Starbucks become this weird place where guilty white millionaires pay race hucksters huge cash to come up with non-solutions to non-problems, and non-solutions to real problems.
Wouldn’t it be great if Starbucks collapses upon itself, and drove its customers back into the arms of independent, local coffee entrepreneurs?
And if Starbucks became, by wonderful accident, the world’s largest, private corporation that turned into a homeless shelter, providing free facilities for the marginalized in society...?
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