Woke companies thought that they were drilling a hole in our side of the boat when they endorsed racist mobs and shutting down the police. Little did they understand that they were in the same boat with us.
During the BLM riots, outdoor retailer REI promoted its support for the racist movement.
“The heartbreaking racial violence and injustices that the black community continues to experience across this country provides a stark reminder that for many, those ideals are not a reality. It’s just as stark a reminder for us at REI—that for all our ideals, we are still a long way from achieving them for all in our own community.”
“We must continue to challenge ourselves, and our community, to be better listeners, better partners, better advocates for one another. For us to see the change we want in the world outside, we must start inside.”
“We will continue to work with our partners, across the country, who have worked for years in service of greater equity and inclusion in the outdoors. And we call on our entire community to come together with collective resolve and a commitment to respect, understanding and support.”
Sorry community, REI’s running for the hills. Good luck achieving your ideals in your community while being robbed, shot and stabbed by BLM’s heroes.
On Monday, the outdoor fitness retailer REI announced it will close its only remaining store in Portland in February 2024.
The company emailed REI members to explain that the location could no longer guarantee the safety of employees and patrons, the local NBC outlet reported.
“The safety of our employees, members and customers is always our number one priority. In recent years, Portland has been dealing with increased crime in our neighborhood and beyond. Last year, REI Portland had its highest number of break-ins and thefts in two decades, despite actions to provide extra security,” REI said in its email…
Last year on Black Friday, the store was subject to a jaw-dropping theft in which a car was used to break the store’s doors.
REI can just leave. People who actually live in neighborhoods that become dangerous can’t do it just as easily. And they have to stay and live with the consequences of the evil that woke corporations do. Woke corps poison society and then shrug and walk away. That’s wrong.
Well, like the rest of the woke, REI is delusional. Consider this from its statement: “[REI has] worked for years in service of greater equity and inclusion in the outdoors.” Excuse me. Is somebody excluding black people from “inclusion in the outdoors?” How does that work? I’m sure they must have some narrative on why this is true but in reality it’s just another unsupported and unsupportable grievance to add to the collection.
REI Portland. Granola Bar business. Go Woke; Go Broke. Do they EVER learn?
Ugly Sid says
REI is a cooperative. When Democrats steal from the co-op they are directly stealing from the co-op membership.
The thieves are the human garbage component of our society and the foot soldiers of the Democrat Party.
richard johnston says
“Black Friday?” Will the systemic racist language never end? Try instead “Dark Friday.” I’d write more but I’m traumatized by the blatant macroaggression.
“A conservative is just a liberal who’s been mugged by reality.”
REI is closing the store because it’s racist!
Chief Mac says
Get woke go broke. LeftTwats are proving it daily
rocco barbella says
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions” as REI, Walmart and the rest of the retail outlets are finding out.
The Republicans should have a field day with this stuff during debates, but they won’t. The Republicans would rather masquerade around as the mature adults and keep things civil. And continue to lose.
I fear you are correct, but I hope – HOPE – at least ONE will come to the front with the STATISTICS and just STATE THE TRUTHS! The overwhelming majority of murders are blacks killing other blacks! Rapes? Now THERE’S “equity”! Nearly ALL the rapes of black women are by black men yet most of the rapes of white women are by black men!! Why are white rapists so RACIST?? PRESIDENT TRUMP tried to get the black people to SEE what was happening under DEMOcrat rule – some did change, but most are so embedded on the DEMOcrat PLANTATION that they will NEVER leave – alive that is – but even then they’ll STILL vote DEMOcrat!
live by the sword, die by the sword. REI you deserve to go bankrupt.
i Jeff Bargholz says
“Black Friday.” That’s funny.
It’s weird that the usual suspects are robbing, REI, though, Black guys aren’t known for hiking or camping.
There’s alwaus Ebay.
Algorithmic Analyst says
Right. Thanks Cowboy. The shoplifting industry in California since the Soros law was passed has morphed into organized groups stealing and reselling.
Tex the Mockingbird says
Open Mouth Insert Foot
Churchill warned about feeding others to the crocodile. The appetite grow with the eating. What are you gonna do when they come for you?
Algorithmic Analyst says
That’s the problem with appeasement. It just makes the bad guys hungrier.
You’re right AA, bullies always want an easy target. Being ready and willing to fight stops a lot of fights before they start. That and situational awareness, when they know you see them coming, the smarter ones will look elsewhere, elsewhere as in out of your sight.. I can tell you’ve lived in some rough neighborhoods too.
Appeasement does not work. Plain and simple.