• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Does Mens Wearhouse which Supports Occupy Rioters Deserve Occupy Business?

Men’s Wearhouse: Corporate lackeys

of the Occupy Movement?

Appeasement works as well as you might think

 

 by Ed Morrissey  at Hot Air:

Over the years, I’ve spent quite a bit of money at Mens Wearhouse, in the low four figures.  They generally have a good selection of clothing at pretty good prices, and in the Twin Cities have conveniently-located stores.  Overall I’ve been a pretty satisfied customer.  After this week, though, they won’t see a dime from me, thanks to their support of the anti-free market mobs in Oakland that ravaged the city over the last couple of weeks.  This picture shows where their organizational sympathies lie:

Mens Wearhouse, Occupy, Oakland, Danegeld, extortion, appeasement

I don’t need to give my money in trade to people who despise my ability to make free-market choices.  There are plenty of other businesses that sell good quality men’s clothing at reasonable prices who don’t put signs in windows that cheer on the mobs that do this to their neighbors and fellow businessmen:

Mens Wearhouse had a choice to stand with the market that made them a success and with their fellow businessmen in the community.  They chose to stand on the side of the mobs.  I won’t stand in one of their stores again.  I guarantee it.

I mentioned this on Twitter this morning, and a few people thought that maybe Mens Wearhouse was simply hoping to keep the mob from smashing in their windows and vandalizing their property.  Perhaps, but appeasement is hardly commendable — and it rarely works in the long term anyway, as Rudyard Kipling instructs us in his classic poem Danegeld:

IT IS always a temptation to an armed and agile nation,
To call upon a neighbour and to say:
“We invaded you last night – we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say:
“Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray,
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say:

“We never pay any one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost,
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that plays it is lost!”

One final thought for those who fail to heed this lesson: Even if you’re the last to go up against the wall come the revolution, that’s still where you’ll end up.

Update: The Danegeld didn’t work anyway, via The Corner:

Broken glass is shown at a Men’s Warehouse [sic] building in downtown Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 after a Occupy Wall Street protest earlier. Cleanup work is under way at Oakland’s city hall plaza the morning after a massive anti-Wall Street protest turned violent and chaotic. Graffiti is covering a number of businesses in the immediate area around Frank Ogawa Plaza, where thousands had gathered for a mostly peaceful protest Wednesday. Some windows also are broken, and debris is littering the street.

Update, 11/4 11:15 am: A truly stupid argument comes from some place called Brand Channel, that says it’s my own fault for buying at Men’s Wearhouse since George Zimmer donated to Barack Obama and Democrats.  I don’t refuse to patronize businesses based on legitimate political donations.  When the entire company supports anti-capitalist mobs running amuck in the streets, that’s quite a different matter.  One might think that a website that calls itself “Brand Channel” would understand that difference.

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