Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Selective indignation and downright hypocrisy

One of last night's links goes to an article that references George Will pointing out the hypocrisy of Apple CEO Tim Cook. Cook is one of many in the business world who has ascended his high horse and raised a stink to high heaven about the Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in Indiana and Arkansas. Their hypocrisy has not gone unnoticed, even if under-reported. Boycott Iran, Not Indiana quotes Carla Fiorina, for example, "When Tim Cook is upset about all the places he does business because of the way they treat gays and women, he needs to withdraw from 90% of the markets that he's in, including China and Saudi Arabia. But I don't hear him being upset about that."

Arkansas-based Wal-Mart came out against the RFRA in Arkansas. Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon urged the Arkansas governor to veto it -- while the retail giant rascal quietly goes about building its financial empire in countries where homosexuality is a punishable offense (e.g. in Zambia homosexual activity is a felony punishable by imprisonment; Ghana, 5 to 25 years in prison; Tanzania, not less that 30 years in prison) -- and to think, some pizzeria in Indiana only wanted (hypothetically) to not cater homosexual weddings.

Tim Cook and Doug McMillon -- I can see your mouths moving, but I can't hear what you say. But the hypocrisy comes through loud and clear.

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