Retailers choke on their own woke rot
By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 1, 2023
The chief financial officer of retail chain Target just explained — really, complained — that “organized retail crime” is to blame for much of the corporation’s dwindling profits in recent times.
Well, that’s what you get when you embolden the thug element.
That’s what you get when you create a new method of capitalism based on a woke culture that’s determined, despite truths and realities, to make victim classes out of classes that aren’t really victims.
And count Target as one of the many companies in America that have gone this woke route, doling out big bucks for causes that elevate social justice reforms over law and order. No wonder the lawless and disorderly have ramped up their lawless pilfering and disorderly stealing tendencies. They get by with it.
They get paid for it by the very companies they in turn target for theft.
First, this — a Washington Post headline from December 2021: “‘Flash mob’ robberies roiling U.S. Retailers, traumatizing workers.”
From Nordstrom to Best Buy, from Louis Vuitton to Home Depot, the “smash-and-grab” crowds have been coming out in full force in recent years. Can you say “defund police” movement?