[In the interests of full disclosure I know the people running the Facebook page and web site to raise money for this outstanding young lady. They are dignified career professionals and pillars of their community. This is totally legit. You can be certain that Rachel will get the money raised. And I must confess, I donated. How can you not? She is just so perfectly adorable. – PoliticalArena Editor]
The Facebook page is called A Tip for Rachel and the title reads:
Have you seen the video? No matter what side of the debate you are on, nobody should harass someone trying to make a living. Give Rachel the tip she deserved for dealing with Mr. Smith! http://www.indiegogo.com/a-tip-for-rachel?a=974057. [Note – Indiegogo is having technical issues, but on the A Tip for Rachel page is another link that Rachel controls directly]
The site has been up for less than a day and donations are already coming in.
One can be sure that Rachel was not the only nice young lady abused in recent days. The hate from those who claim the monopoly on tolerance has been eye opening.
Via the Los Angeles Examiner Joe Newby:
On Friday, employees of a Chick-fil-A in Torrance, California, were greeted with the words “tastes like hate” scrawled in large black letters on the side of the building, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“Chick-fil-A vandalized overnight with hateful graffiti. That’s very good. I would have set fire to it,” one person tweeted.
On top of that the elite media gave very little coverage of millions of people flocking to Chick-Fil-A creating huge lines and traffic jams, but they gave plenty of airtime to the feeble counter protests and even harassed CFA employees. What coverage there was was so biased it was laughable. Even so, Chick-Fil-A brought free water to the few protestors that showed up at stores.
One thing is certain, when the radicalized progressive secular left seeks to boycott you and trash you with their friends in the elite media, if you stand up to them with dignity it results in record breaking sales.
CFA handled this PR crisis perfectly. They were gracious under fire, corrected the record when asked civilly, but most importantly they did not give in to a radicalized anti-capitalist pressure group. The value in letting them talk to the hand cannot be understated. Why? Because when a radical pressure group targets you, if you give in they will use that victory to promote themselves to others and to the media at YOUR expense. Any apology to such a group will be twisted into an admission of bigotry (the left calls anyone who stands up for freedom a bigot). Also – AND THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT – if you give in to a pressure group they will keep coming at you again for more and more. They are like the dog coming back after you give them treats, no pennance will ever be enough. Your caving in will also be a signal to other pressure groups that you are ripe for the picking. The extortion will never end.
On the other hand, if you hold your ground, eventually, and it won’t take long, the elite media and the pressure groups will go away. Why? Because when you refuse to capitulate they realize that they are being ineffective and are being made to look ineffective to others – if that continues their effectiveness as a pressure group will evaporate.
UPDATE – Adam Smith apologizes, but still admits his anti-Christian bigotry by calling Christian groups “anti-human rights” and other such nonsense. Smith says that human rights are threatened by Chick-Fil-A. It is amazing that after all that Smith has been through he has no idea of the tremendous about of charity work Chick-Fil-A corporation does, as a result I have doubts about his sincerity as it seems he really has not learned much. – LINK.
There is also another lesson to be learned from this. No matter how someone enters the public arena wackos and “internet trolls” (bitter people people who get off by finding any excuse to cause misery on the net) will pile on and do what disturbed people do. Everyone who is in the public arena even just a little gets impacted by this including yours truly.