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Walmart will stop selling 'All Lives Matter' merchandise

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Johnboy53, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Johnboy53

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    Walmart will stop the sale of "All Lives Matter'' merchandise on its website, noting that it is putting its emphasis on Black people and other people of color whose lives are being "impacted by ongoing racial injustice.''

    The nation's largest retailer is removing the items which are sold by third-party sellers "indefinitely,'' after hearing from some employees and customers who were concerned about the meaning behind the merchandise.

    Walmart ends sale of All Lives Matter merchandise indefinitely
     
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  2. HannahT

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    (Shrugs) Okay. It's not like people that REALLY want them can't get them elsewhere.

    They have every right to stop selling them of course. That's just how it is.
     
  3. ReesePiece23

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    This entire year has been nothing but an ingrowing toenail; a stalwart migraine - and a REALLY really annoying song that just keeps playing over and over again on the inside of your ear canal (if only the verse could just progress!)

    I don't know what's actually been more painful. I'm fed up with everything in current society. (All is good from an Interpersonal standpoint.)
     
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  4. Handmaid for Jesus

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    I think they finally understood that black lives matter, I think a lot of people completely miss the point.:sigh:
    But,maybe people will start to listen.
     
  5. Der Alte

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    A text book example of mob rule.
     
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  6. ReesePiece23

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    It'd help if people made somewhat of an attempt to explain it maturely without getting all high and mighty with sarcastic anecdotes and vague one liners.

    I don't mean to get salty there, it's just been a very tedious experience. I understand it, but I'm not sure that the ones shouting the slogans are doing it justice. It leaves more room for misunderstanding than UNDERSTANDING.
     
  7. timothyu

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    What about the small sized t-shirts that only had room for 'lives matter'? Would they be banned if they said Matthew 22:35-40 ?
     
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  8. Sparagmos

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    Or....marketing strategy?
     
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  9. Handmaid for Jesus

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    Really? Well, there are several threads where it has been explained, imho, "maturely". I think people understand what they want to understand. Yes there are some bad actors, but hopefully the message is getting through.
     
  10. zippy2006

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    It is rather hypocritical to see the same people who defend the phrase "Black lives matter" on grammatical grounds to oppose the phrase "All lives matter" on ideological grounds. Neither sentence, interpreted grammatically, is inherently problematic. The fact that we're at the level of Walmart censorship is inane.
     
  11. timothyu

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    Thats how laying on the guilt trips work. Suddenly free speech and the like are not kosher.
     
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  12. FireDragon76

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    As somebody that doesn't believe in the monotheistic God, I have to ask "matters to whom"? The universe views us with pitiless indifference (go to any childhood cancer ward), and its hard to see how any of our lives "matter" in an objective sense. We can only actually matter to actual persons.

    So while I do share the sentiments of BLM, I just see the phrase itself as a strange artifact of a god-haunted world.
     
  13. ReesePiece23

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    I probably miss 90% of threads - what I can't unfortunately miss are confusing messages from loud people.
     
  14. Handmaid for Jesus

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    Yeah. A lot of people have problems with that. But people have been trying to get folks attention for years by being quiet. ^_^ It doesn't work.
     
  15. lasthero

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    A store refusing to sell a certain product is not ‘censorship’.

    You can still buy it somewhere else. Wal-Mart is not obligated to sell any particular item.
     
  16. Nithavela

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    That's what you get when you don't end the world in 2012 like it's supposed to.
     
  17. JustSomeBloke

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    It's a business/money/profits decision. They're scared of being labelled 'racist' and becoming the focus of a boycott.
     
  18. zippy2006

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    It sure is. Ideological pressure led Walmart to take an item off their shelves. Censorship is a larger concept than just government censorship. Churches, communities, and stores can engage in it as well as nations.
     
  19. timothyu

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    Curious what purpose advertising their 'good will' had. Products disappear everyday without a whimper. Why the show of benevolence? Could it be they, like Target, are not fireproof either?
     
  20. Handmaid for Jesus

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    I think they are probably noticing where their dollars come from. And what business does not cater to their clientele? Black dollars matter. :)
     
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