Posted On: Thursday - January 12th 2023 8:32AM MST
In Topics:   Political Correctness  Race/Genetics  Big-Biz Stupidity
It's been almost 5 years since Peak Stupidity mulled over our Thoughts from the coffee shop .... In that post, and one 3 weeks later, Starbucks vs. the Viennese Kaffeehaus, we disparaged the young Millennials who spend lots of time at these place, some like young budding Communists, slamming their first on the table as they rail on the bourgeoisie. (Honestly, they don't know how to spell "the bourgeoisie" any more than I do, so it's "the White patriarchy!" now.)
That's about the time I started meeting some friends at, yeah, the coffee shop, about twice a week. I sure didn't want to support Starbucks, but then the other one near this location is run by a lefty Kung Flu Panicker (the only time it came close to blows). This is actually not much support of Starbucks on my part, as I am not a coffee drinker and the occasional hot chocolate I get is not good for me. My wife has the healthy concoctions that I bring now. (My friends purchase a few things.)
Businessman Howard Schultz didn't start the Starbucks coffee shop chain*, but he made it into the biggest vente latte cappuccino-sipping empire. Apparently, a lot of people in a lot of places have lots of money to throw away on fancy concoctions based on coffee.**
In this Crony Capitalist system of ours, Big Biz Big Shots have got to get along with Big Government. It goes both ways: Make sure tax laws are favorable to your Big Biz and that the regulations hurt your small competitors more than your outfit. Government wants different things from Big Biz. Lately, it's been the globohomo agenda and the workness that Big Biz has been complying with in order to please Big Gov.
When it really came down to it, on the black worshipping requirements, Howard Shultz not only offered no pushback, but he double down on the stupid. It was only a couple of months (in '18) after our coffee shop posts that Starbucks came under the racial worship limelight. A couple of black guys pulled a Rosa Parks - just as with her seat on a city buy, this was a set up too. Set up or no set-up, if you don't buy anything, and you are being nothing but a pain in the ass, the store has every right to kick you out.
That strange concept may have been adhered to somewhat back then, but with the usual coddling of the average precious black troublemaker. However, the culprits were NOT OK with a gift card and an apology though. A big, but short-term anti-White movement was ginned up. Peak Stupidity does not have a post directly about the big brew-haha that resulted after the 2 guys were kicked out of that one Starbucks. We do have a post Starbucks - fake coupons and raising hell about the aftermath, with links to Steve Sailer posts on the story.
The cowardly Howard Schultz did not back up his employees. He went the other way, lambasting the practice of trying to run a thug-free, vagrant-free operation. He pushed it even further. Was that to get in REAL GOOD with the US Gov't, or because he really is a worthless cuck?. In the manner of Mao's Red China during their Cultural Revolution 55 years ago, Mr. Schultz implemented an afternoon long struggle sessions for all employees, closing the stores for it. Peak Stupidity reported Nationwide 10,000-Store Barista-Based Synchronized Struggle Session a Success!
Because he didn't back up his own employees, this is what Howard Shultz caused poor baristas to have to deal with:
Therefore, the manager of our local Starbucks is really careful about kicking out any black troublemakers in the store. He usually calls some local cop. Some of his younger blue-haired, nose-ringed Millennial baristas wouldn't even know how to think about this.
However, it's not been enough. There WAS a Starbucks in a primo spot right downtown. It had quite a big of indoor seating and some outdoor seating. There were vagrants hanging out to the point of too many customers getting bothered and worried, business fell off, and the place closed down within the last year. But that's better than getting the black kids angry™. People can go somewhere else... like the one we go to...
Except they have removed the outdoor seating where we usually hung out, due to some fight in there - I'm just guessing who was involved. There is not much indoor seating, and the one big table that can seat 8 or very-tightly 10 is half-dominated by a black guy who buys nothing and plays a board game all morning. He's not a troublemaker by any means, but that's still a loss of sit-down business. If it were a White guy, I'm betting he'd have been told to take it elsewhere or buy something long ago.
I'm not sure if this one will stay open if they have to operate without the outside tables. Then again, maybe the pick-up business is their business model now - I don't think that's been the idea in the past though. Heckuva job, Schultzie!
Or, coffee drinkers can make this stuff at home. Sorry, this one is TOO FUNNY to not repeat. (Learn about The Verismo home-brewing system by Starbucks.)
PS: Howard Schultz has not gotten a clue from all this. Here's a recent article: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: We will hire 10,000 refugees". First went the manufacturing jobs, then the white collar jobs, now the barista jobs ... They DO NOT LIKE US.
* He'd worked at a Starbucks in Seattle as early as 1982, but he started his own coffee shop, Il Giornale, which merged with Starbucks in the mid-'80s. At least one Starbucks had been around since 1971.
** That doesn't explain the purple and green drinks though...