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McDonald's Courageously Issues Sanctions on Russia

With the world on the verge of World War III, where would we be without the heroic actions from major corporations like McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Coca-Cola? We’re punishing everybody but Putin, but these efforts seem welcomed by the mainstream media and establishment politicians alike.

Standing with the people of Ukraine is the viral form of virtue signaling currently sweeping the web. Instead of taking meaningful actions to restore America’s crippling economy and put our country back on the path to prosperity, President Joe Biden and his radical regime are using the current conflict to justify skyrocketing gas prices in Pennsylvania.

Not just Pennsylvania, of course, but all across the country. While he refuses to take responsibility for his failures as President, we the people are forced to take financial hits at the grocery store and the gas pump.

However, inflation is not the subject of today’s post. Instead, I would like to focus on the power – or the “perceived power” – of American corporations. Throughout the pandemic and the 2020 election, corporations used every possible opportunity to illustrate that they stand with the people…and by “the people,” I mean the people of the radical left.

They issued mask mandates for all employees and customers despite the lack of scientific evidence that masks are effective in combating COVID-19. When the Supreme Court correctly ruled Biden’s vaccine mandates for employers with 100 and more employees, woke corporations like Carhartt used the opportunity to implement their own vaccine mandates. I need not remind you of the behavior of every major corporation during Black History Month.

With COVID in our rearview and the fight for black lives only being necessary during election time, the new issue corporations are adopting is the people of Ukraine. Members of Congress, specifically the Democratic party, dressed in blue and yellow during Biden’s State of the Union Address to show their support for the people suffering at the hand of Putin.

Is it too much to ask our members of Congress to stand with the American people who can hardly afford to put food on their tables, pay rent, and make ends meet? Virtue signaling has always been the most insincere form of being a decent human being. Symbolic actions like the color of the clothes you wear are as effective as sending “thoughts and prayers” to a country being torn apart by war.

That’s where McDonald’s comes in. McDonald’s has nearly 850 restaurants in Russia, all of which have been temporarily closed due to the ongoing conflict. They weren’t alone in their efforts. Coca-Cola and Starbucks also suspended operations in the country. While this may serve a major blow to Russia’s economy, the people of Russia who have nothing to do with Putin’s destructive agenda are being forced to pay the consequences.

Look, I get it. It’s 2022, and we want every corporation that operates here in the land of the free to be on the right side of history. Are we really considering what impact this may have? I’m assuming it won’t be positive, as forcing people further into poverty serves as a form of oppression, and oppression ultimately leads to violence.

These corporations could care less about the outside world around them. Their goal is to be as profitable as possible. If we had the ability to dictate to McDonald’s how they should operate their business, perhaps we should suggest they stop contributing to American obesity rates. Or maybe we could have asked Starbucks to lower their prices so I don’t have to take out a loan every time my girlfriend wants coffee.

Instead, we stripped jobs from many lower-class Russians working in these industries to feed their families. We are punishing people because of their government in hopes that they will turn on their government. What happens when they turn on us?

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