For four years, we saw leftists boycott and bully companies who supported any aspect of conservatism, whether it be Chick-Fil-A, or Goya Beans.
Media Matters, the leftist activist group, pressured numerous organizations to revoke advertising for certain companies or individuals because they did not like something they said.
I do not believe conservatives should bully or pressure companies simply because their CEO happens to donate to Democrats, for example. We believe that companies can and will have their personal views–and that’s fine! This is America. We can respectfully disagree.
But it’s important to ask this question:
Should Conservatives give their money to companies who suppress them, despise them, and harm them?
One could argue that when companies ACTIVELY start alienating half of their audience, or suppressing conservatives through censorship or shaming, conservatives may decide to take their business elsewhere.
One of the best and most effective freedoms we have is to vote with our feet and with our wallets. When people unite, companies will feel the impact. There is truth in the adage #gowokegobroke.
Aside from spending our hard-earned money at companies that uphold American values, conservatives can let companies know when they are disappointed with a business choice (like Bed Bath and Beyond and Kohl’s recent banning of MyPillow products.) We can email, call, or even tag them in an online post.
If they never hear from us, how will they know how we feel?
This year, one of this author’s resolutions is to be more conscious about where I spend my money. It is my personal way of feeling like I am doing my part–no matter how small–to “vote with my wallet” and support the kinds of companies I truly want to gain more success.
Because when unethical companies gain too much power, we all know what happens. (Big Tech, anyone?)
Why Are Some Conservatives Boycotting Companies?
So many large companies have gone “woke” in the way their companies behave, harming conservatives. “Now, corporations are run of, by, and for leftists and actively work against both conservatives and America. So, because of that sea change in how corporations are run and by whom they are run, it is time for conservatives to boycott leftist companies.” – Gen Z Conservative
Standing Up to Leftist Pressure
In recent years, the pressures applied by left-leaning activist groups have started to affect the bottom line of targeted businesses. If conservatives stick together, we can ensure that companies who promote our values reap the benefits of our business.
Goya Foods was boycotted by liberals after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for the boycott. And yet they had a spike in business as conservatives more than filled the gap in revenue. “Goya Foods CEO Named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘Employee Of The Month’.” – USA Today
My Pillow was boycotted after supporting President Trump “Lindell is standing firm, earning praise from Ingraham, conservative news outlets and fellow Trump followers who pledged to support him by buying his pillows.” – Kansas City Star Sales for My Pillow actually increased, with conservatives more than making up for sales lost to the boycott.
“Many of these companies have been bullied by radical activists into supporting the Marxist hate group Black Lives Matter and other race mongering groups. Out of fear, some companies have surrendered by posting a quick tweet or burying a pandering web page, while others have clearly gone above and beyond a little lip service to appease the angry mob by making huge donations to go along with vitriolic rhetoric.” – Investing Advice Watchdog
Money is power. Choose wisely who you grant greater power to.
Companies That Halted Political Donations to Conservatives
(Note that other companies simply ceased all political donations, regardless of affiliation. In my opinion, this is less targeted of an attack, so I am not including those companies. However, if you would like to read about them, they are also mentioned in the below articles:)
Censorship and Big Tech
Apple: Banned Parler from their app store
Alternatives: There isn’t a great phone alternative, but Samsung is probably the next-best thing we have until Elon Musk. If you want to be less online, Gabb Wireless offers no-internet phones.
Google Search: Promotes leftist articles and suppresses conservative viewpoints in their search results. Banned Parler from their app store.
Brave.com is a web browser client similar to Google Chrome. But it does not track your personal information. It does support most Chrome browser plugins.
Amazon: Kicked Parler, the free-speech alternative to Twitter, off of its servers. Parler is, at the time of this article, still not accessible to the public.
Alternatives: Anywhere, really! Consider if you need your Prime account if you reduce purchases on Amazon. We survived before Amazon, and can survive without it. Maybe you’ll save money buying less stuff you don’t really need.
Twitter: Artificially makes leftist content trend on its platform. Sticks an inaccurate “fact check” label on any content that questions the perfection of the election. Censors/bans conservatives unreasonably.
JP Morgan: Hired the children of China’s ruling elite in order to gain political influence in China.
Chase Bank: Canceled Enrique Tarrio’s account based on his affiliation with the Proud Boys organization.
HSBC: Threatened to close the accounts of customers who refused to wear facemasks inside U.K. bank branches.
Delta: Kicked Trump supporters off of flights.
United: Kicked a family off of flight because their 2-year-old would not wear a mask.
The below corporations reportedly pulled ads from Facebook to pressure Facebook to ban posts from US President Donald Trump
Left-wing propaganda networks outlets
(especially important to not grant attention/revenue)
New York Times
Ben and Jerry’s: Openly advocates for BLM and criticizes conservatives:
Shopify: Banned Trump campaign fundraising efforts
Goodyear: Notoriously banned “Back the Blue” clothing for its employees yet allowed “BLM” logos.
Target: Ah, so many reasons
Simon and Schuster: Refuses to publish the book they had contracted by Josh Hawley because they disagree with his calls for examination into election integrity.
Bed, Bath and Beyond: Pulled MyPillow products from its shelves
Kohls: Pulled MyPillow products from its shelves
Wayfair: Pulled MyPillow products
A longer list of companies that have not been friendly to conservatives. (Notable companies in this list include Go Daddy, Etsy, Nike, Expedia, Converse, Toms, Expedia, Grubhub, Starbucks, Sonic) “These companies are a threat to our freedoms.”- Investing Advice Watchdog
NFL: Kneeling for national anthem, BLM messages on helmets
NBA: China, anyone?
Choosing to be more conscious about where we spend our money can be a bit of a sacrifice. However, we can band together and show these companies that half of America doesn’t appreciate their forcing of bad politics onto the public.
This is how, over time and eventually, better companies will rise up and the cultural tide will start to shift. Be aware of what companies are doing and take action when they do something unethical. Send emails, sell stocks, make calls, and spend wisely, Patriots. More importantly,
Here are some particularly good companies that we DO recommend supporting, and that have been unfairly targeted by the left:
Here are few more good companies that support conservative principles. “This is very, very far from being an all-inclusive list…” – Investing Advice Watchdog
With all that’s been going on lately, I’ve tried to stop sending my money to companies who openly discriminate against people like me. I’m still working on it. I’ve found it easier to start with the companies I feel most strongly about. One thing we can all do is SHARE THIS POST with fellow conservatives. We are all stronger when we support each other.