MAGA message ownership

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt wasn't the first business-owner to exploit his status to advance political bigotry.  On January 27, the proprietor of San Mateo, California's Wursthall restaurant boast-tweeted to the world his intention to discriminate against law-abiding supporters of the president of the United States. It hasn't happened yet, but if you come to my restaurant wearing a MAGA cap, you aren't getting served. Same as if you came in wearing a swastika, white hood, or any other symbol of intolerance. His tweet drew considerable press attention and criticism.  Perhaps sensing that his profits might plummet, the chef soon apologized (though he did not retract his despicable grouping of patriotic Americans with contemptible, un-American hate groups). His stilted apology can be dismissed.  When someone shows you who he is, goes the saying, you should believe him. Were anyone to claim that MAGA hat-wearers secretly mean...(Read Full Post)
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