When I first boycotted Target, it was 2016. The brand had just announced its transgender bathroom policy, allowing males into the female bathrooms and vice versa, and even my budget-conscious mother started paying more to buy the same items at other stores in her efforts to avoid feeding the retail giant’s coffers. It wasn’t enough.
“Murther, murther, murther, murther …” shouted Free-born John Lilburne from prison. “M’aidez, m’aidez,” says the international distress signal. Murder is the crime, and help is the need. That is the dynamic of the day, May Day. It’s methodology therefore requires answers to two questions: Who? Whom?
Republican congressmen Tony Gonzales of Texas and Mike Johnson of Louisiana were both recently accused of “mansplaining.” At least in liberal circles, the term is an effective pejorative for reprimanding and delegitimizing men.
Western liberal democracy and its ubiquitous “austerity economics” is a euphemism for fascism. And the charade is finally coming to an end.