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American News Jan 8, 2021 5:18 PM EST

HYPOCRISY: Companies condemn violent protest on Capitol Hill but pledged loyalty to BLM during riots

These same pandering personas pledged their undying commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement during the violent George Floyd riots.

HYPOCRISY: Companies condemn violent protest on Capitol Hill but pledged loyalty to BLM during riots
Mia Cathell The Post Millennial

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Several left-aligned companies have released public statements condemning Wednesday's siege of the Capitol building by numerous Trump supporters. These same pandering personas pledged their undying commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement during the violent George Floyd riots.

"Soda, Ice Cream, Oil, and Money have all weighed in," the Daily Caller quipped, posting a series of juxtaposing press statements published in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 uprising.

"We call for the peaceful transition of the U.S. government," American multinational energy corporation Chevron tweeted later that night. "The violence in Washington, D.C. tarnishes a two-century tradition of respect for the rule of law. We look forward to engaging with President-Elect Biden and his administration to move the nation forward."

On June 5, Chevron's leaders declared that "racism has no place in [A]merica," vowing to "stand in support of the black community and all those seeking systemic change." In an internal article, Chevron elucidated its stance on racial injustice and discrimination as the "human energy company."

"I absolutely believe we are stronger when we embrace our differences, and now is an important time to do just that," Chevron's CEO Mike Wirth emphasized, although now his company appears to only "embrace" friends on their side of the aisle and oppose violence when these differences lie in political ideology.

Statement on racial justice and discrimination by Chevron's CEO Mike Wirth | June 5, 2020

In Portland on the same night of Chevron's message, BLM-Antifa militants hurled dangerous projectiles at police officers, including bricks, glass bottles, fireworks, sharp blades, ball bearings show via slingshot, and mortars. High-powered lasers were directed in law enforcement's eyes in an attempt to blind authorities. An improvised explosive landed right by an officer's feet, but fuse burned out before the makeshift Molotov cocktail-like device could explode.

Surely these crimes committed by the far-left in the name of social justice tarnished the "two-century tradition of respect for the rule of law."

Liberal ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry's tweeted an entire eight-part thread. "Yesterday was not a protest—it was a riot to uphold white supremacy," the ice cream parlor chain dedicated to dairy delights commented.

Then Ben & Jerry's falsely alleged that the storming of the Capitol building was "allowed to happen" and that "mostly white insurrectionists roamed freely and without consequence through the heart of our democracy."

Of course, Ben & Jerry's failed to mention the four fatalities suffered surrounding the Capitol's grounds or the growing list of arrestees taken into custody by the Metropolitan Police Department, according to the civil unrest-related arrest data recorded as of Thursday.

"The only explanation is that this was allowed to happen because they were white—not Black, Brown or Indigenous people," the account continued.

"The white mob that made its way to the dais of the US House of Representatives and the Senate, literally sitting in the chair the vice president had been in minutes before, is the ultimate embodiment of white privilege," Ben & Jerry's went on.

Then the entity painted two distinct Americas: one nation in which its citizens witnessed "record voter turnout driven by Black voters" that aided the Georgia state Senate run-off elections of Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Ben & Jerry's called the results of these two races "our democracy at its best."

In the second iteration of America, the public observed what Ben & Jerry's described as a "mostly white mob, encouraged by the president" that violently "invaded the seat of our democracy" in an attempt to "overturn a free and fair election."

"It was a failed coup—our democracy in peril," the account insisted. "Both of these Americas are us. Black and Brown people have long understood this. They've been exposed to the white tyranny that was on full display at yesterday's riot since the founding of our nation. It's the double standard that undergirds white supremacy in our nation."

"Both of these Americas are us. How we respond to the events of yesterday will determine which America we will be," Ben & Jerry's concluded, calling on President Donald Trump's resignation, impeachment, and the invocation of the 25th Amendment without one more day's hesitation.

In June, Ben & Jerry's argued that in order to "achieve justice," thoughts and prayers alone are not enough, pointing to "education and action."

The account proceeded to delineate the effects of slavery in America, the "direct connection between slavery and our past," and "our present criminal justice system that profits from locking up Black bodies," linking its 2019 explainer, entitled, "From Slavery to Mass Incarceration."

"But the US has never honestly and openly confronted slavery and its legacy of racism and violence. We need to. Now. And we need reparations," Ben & Jerry's demanded in its exhaustive "systemic racism is real" thread, backing H.R. 40, a bill before Congress that would create a commission to study the purported effects of slavery and discrimination that "continue to be felt by Black people every single day at every level of American society" from 1619 to the present and that would recommend the appropriate remedies.

"And Black Americans face extreme inequity and relentless violence within our broken criminal justice system," Ben & Jerry's charged seeking progressive reform, despite the pre-existing revolving door policies in place set by Democratic leaders in riot-ridden cities.

Ben & Jerry's placed importance on learning about the role of local prosecutors in order to electing reform-minded officials who can end mass incarceration and control the plea-bargaining process. In October, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office revealed that most charges since George Floyd's death were dropped and a majority of cases were rejected in the "interest of justice."

"But that’s not enough. We need to defund police and prisons and invest in community services" instead of "overpolicing our schools," Ben & Jerry's took the cause one step further, also citing cannabis arrests by the number. "Because Black Lives Matter, and justice is long overdue, so we better make sure it's baked right into everything we do."

"Can't join a protest in person? We have 12 things you can do right now to help end white supremacy and systemic racism," Ben & Jerry's tweeted one day later, depicting the thousands who "risk their bodies and their lives all over the country to protest the lynching of George Floyd and the systems that brought it about."

Protests—not riots—Ben & Jerry's double down, calling the widespread looting, vandalism, and arson all part of this "pivotal moment in American history."

Multinational investment bank and financial services holding company Bank of America uploaded its recent statement from CEO Brian Moynihan.

"Today's appalling events in our nation's capital underscore the urgent need for all Americans to unite behind one of our most cherished principles: the peaceful transfer of power that has happened without interruption since our country’s founding," the tweet read.

"Across the country, a collective voice is calling for change," the company wrote in July. "We must not let it quiet down," Moynihan added. Bank of America vowed via company newsroom to direct $300 million in its four-year commitment to advance racial equality and economic opportunity through multiple initiatives.

The Coca-Cola Company declared that what had happened in the nation's capital was "an offense to the ideals of American democracy."

"For nearly 250 years, the United States of America has stood as a beacon for democracy, shining a light for the world on how differing perspectives and ideas can strengthen society," Coca-Cola echoed similar sentiments. "We are all stunned by the unlawful and violent events that unfolded in Washington, D.C."

With the presidential election results now certified by Congress, "we have faith in America's democratic institutions to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and allow the U.S. to move forward together as one nation," Coca-Cola contended.

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