When did I ever give you the impression
that my rights were negotiable?
Your mouth and my soap have a date N.O.W!
When I heard Rush Limbaugh personally deliver an Angie’s List advertisement, I was shocked because I couldn’t believe a highly trusted women-owned company would support misogynistic and racist speech through advertising.
I emailed Angie’s List and spoke directly with Cheryl Reed, Angie’s PR executive, to explain that I couldn’t understand how Angie’s List could willingly deny the relationship between ethics and advertising.
In both instances, I received a canned and calculated response to my expected and anticipated consumer outrage.
Their deliberate desire to have Rush Limbaugh personally deliver their ads is a perfect example of their newly exposed detached corporate approach of insensitivity and hubris, in my opinion.
*Please note at the end of the email their highly intentional bolding: of inclusiveness.
By implying that I am an exclusionist is Angies’s List trying to cleverly shame me for the same reasons Rush Limbaugh slut-shamed Sandra Fluke?
Please contact Angie’s List to let them know how you feel about their advertising choices. Don’t let them shame you because you know the difference between hate speech and free speech:
Twitter Handle: @AngiesList @Angie_Hicks
Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/#!/angieslist
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/angieslist
Angie’s doing alright, why does she need Rush?: http://www.therichest.org/celebnetworth/business/tech-millionaire/angie-hicks-net-worth/
Rush Limbaugh stated during his April, 4th 2012, radio show that feeding people in need is like feeding the wild animals in our national parks. He added that there are consequences attached to feeding the hungry: Animals must learn to fend for themselves if they are to survive and thrive.
In his attempt to describe Social Darwinism, he explicitly demonstrated that he agrees with the concept.
His comparison exposed his support of governmentally monitored national containment zones (national parks) for the underprivileged (animals) replete with posted laws and directives (do not feed the bears) which would mandate that compassion and charity are against the law (if you feed them they will die).
He also exhibited his ease in dehumanizing those very people in society who he deems to be animalistic and primal.
Darwinism is a theory that in nature only the strong survive; Social Darwinism is a man-made construct of laws and regulations which are created, specifically, to deny the underprivileged access to resources.
The dire outcomes of such restricted access are justified in the Social Darwinist’s mind with overly simplistic theories: Animals must learn to fend for themselves if they are to survive and thrive.
(2 +2 = 5 or 2 + 2 = 4? u decide.)