Corporate wokeness ends with US borders

Since Georgia enacted voting reform, numerous major companies have called for boycotting the Peach State. Encapsulating the woke drive for political purity, Major League Baseball is relocating its All-Star Game out of Atlanta.

Of course, it is the right of private businesses to do as they please with their money and investments, even if said choices are based on misinformation (as is the case[1] with Georgia’s voting law). But based on their own standards, it would be hypocritical for companies to boycott Georgia and not next year’s Olympics in China and the World Cup in Qatar.

As it pertains to China, it would be wrong to boycott Georgia but not boycott a country that is committing genocide[2] against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province. It would be wrong to boycott Georgia but not to boycott a regime that is persecuting other minorities including Tibetans and the Falun Gong. It would be wrong to boycott Georgia but not to boycott a country that brutally oppresses dissent, including in Hong Kong, where the people want democracy. It would be wrong to boycott Georgia but not to boycott a nation that steals intellectual property from the free world and aligns itself with tyrannical regimes including North Korea, Russia, and Iran. It would be wrong to boycott Georgia but not to boycott a regime that seeks to take over the South China Sea and block trade and commerce. It would be wrong to boycott Georgia but not to boycott a regime that threatens a vibrant democracy in Taiwan.

As it relates to Qatar, it would be wrong to boycott Georgia but not a regime that uses slave labor[3]. It would be wrong to boycott Georgia but not a regime that aligns with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, Iran. It would be wrong to boycott Georgia but not a regime that tolerates its citizens funding jihadist groups such as the Islamic State.

For companies such as Coca-Cola[4] to boycott Georgia but not also China and Qatar is at once absurd and immoral. It says much about these organizations that they treasure (quite literally!) foreign immorality while engaging in highly subjective wokeness at home.

Jackson Richman is a journalist in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter: @jacksonrichman.

References

  1. ^ is the case (www.washingtonexaminer.com)
  2. ^ committing genocide (www.newsweek.com)
  3. ^ uses slave labor (www.independent.co.uk)
  4. ^ Coca-Cola (www.washingtonpost.com)