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Anonymous asked: I wouldn't stop eating at chik-fil-a. Despite being an atheist who doesn't mind gays at all people fail to realize that "boycotting" and starting up shit over chik-fil-a is never going to make the head honcho any less richer. The most it will do in an extreme case, is cause downsizing which will end up getting the regular employees laid off. It rarely ever affects the person at the tippy top.
Glad to know your defeatist attitude overrides any spine you may have. Is a better answer to do nothing at all? You can continue to give your money over to a corporation that will eventually turn it over to anti-gay organization, organizations that help to perpetuate negative stereotypes and make this country more conducive to bullying and anti-gay sentiment, but I feel it is the wrong thing to do. Not eating there and convincing others or why they shouldn’t eat there as well is really the only way to fight back against something like this.
It does affect people at the very top, it may just not impact them as quickly or as strongly but it does get there. With Chick-fil-a being a franchised company it will have a large impact on the local owners and the employees first, but these local owners are what pipe money directly up the corporate chain. If the money at the bottom stops flowing it has no way to flow up to the top. It is something that impacts the entire company and when ripples are felt at the bottom they will work their way up to the top.
Honestly if you think there is nothing that can be done, fine, that is your assessment of the situation. You can continue to pump your money knowingly and indirectly in to a hate group that undermines values you hold yourself, but don’t think that protesting does nothing at all. Attempting to get others to accept your defeatist attitude is calling for people to do nothing at all. I am not the type to simply turn a blind eye to bigotry, especially when we don’t have to.