Is there anything more endlessly absurd and idiotic than watching right wing ideologues rail against the evils of engaging on boycotts while engaging in their own boycotts? The AFA’s Sandy Rios had James Simpson of the right-wing Capital Research Center on her show to call liberal boycotts “economic terrorism.”
Ah, of course. So when the AFA promotes boycotts against Home Depot and JC Penney for supporting equal rights for gay people, that’s okay because they were “attacked first.” But when liberals promote boycotts against companies for supporting discrimination against gay people, that’s economic terrorism designed to terrify people. Bryan Fischer must be beaming with pride.
Rios: This is the other striking thing Jim, because Chick-fil-A has been in the news so much lately and I haven’t had a chance to even explain to my audience the conclusion of all that but let me just say that they did come out and their policy is that they will not give to any organizations that are working on marriage amendments or marriage initiatives but they will support marriage. OK my point is organizations, foundations are scared to death to give to the FRC’s, the American Family Association’s, the CWA’s, but they’re not scared to give to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the list on here is amazing to me.
Simpson: It is economic warfare against their political enemies, that’s the only way to describe it, it is literally economic warfare against their political enemies; it is nothing more than that, nothing less than that. The left is almost universally unscrupulous, they are amoral—that’s part of their philosophy—so they feel free to attack anybody and anything that they don’t like and they have legions of lawyers willing to go into court and sue and sue and sue again. They’re organized base is willing to uniformly engage in economic boycotts of companies so it’s a highly organized, almost a military type of organization, very monolithic that gets behind the leaders on any issue and they attack people, and they attack people and terrify people. We don’t have anything like that we are not inclined to do that because we are not that immoral, we just don’t do those kinds of things unless we are attacked first.