Really? You’re On Soup Now?
You may be saying, “nothing has the capacity to shock anymore. I’ve seen a candidate lead off a 30-second spot by declaring that she is not a witch. A candidate who suggested that chickens could be traded for basic medical care almost won an election. A guy who has been out of political office for a decade and who divorced a cancer-ridden wife is seriously angling for the Oval Office on a family-values platform. There is no more to see.”
Not so fast. Now, Campbell’s Soup, we are told, wants to destroy everything we know and love. Seriously. Campbell’s Fucking Soup.
Earlier this year, Campbell Canada introduced a line of halal-certified soups. The 15 soups comply with Islamic dietary regulations which, much like kosher regulations, prohibit certain foods and define the right way to slaughter animals. The line, which includes low fat cream of broccoli and vegetarian vegetable, was certified by the Islamic Society of North America, which has been certifying halal foods since 1988. To some people, that’s just more evidence that Sharia is coming to North America — this time, via the grocery store.
Of course, this is Canada we are talking about here. Not U.S. America, but Canada. But, as you shall see post-jump, that means nothing to anyone who loves freedom.
The crazy is deep in these ones. But to get to the real gold, go into the comment boxes. Like this bright one from Pam Geller’s rantboard:
As a small act of defiance, I always throw a pack of bacon into the “Halal Section” at the grocery store. I’m not the only one, as I often see hams or tenderloins in there. Childish… yes…. but… Everyone should do this!!!! Hopefully the site of a nice pack of Schneiders maple bacon will deter the muslims from buying anything and the food will spoil, thus hurting profits at the store and at the national level.
And another one of Pam’s drones brings up the quandry of what to do if Campbell’s is sold by your local… PX?
I am wondering if our local Naval Commissary will be stocking these brands of their soup? What excuse will the Navy give if they do? We are required to supply food and comfort to the enemy? Then will I not shop there anymore. How about the local Save Mart are they going to stock these brands? And who will protest when this happens to either one of these stores? The Navy Exchange already stocks tools made by china, so far not problem in them being sold. Star War toys are now made in china, still being bought by many people. Why oh why do we deal with trading with countries that are our mortal enemies? and voting is NOT going to change this problem.
Oh, and if you were thinking about taking the fight to these guys, on their turf, don’t bother. They saw you coming and figured you out before you said a word:
Do you realize how late in the game you are coming into this dialogue? We are past dealing with the likes of you and your mindset. We are done discussing your strange view points. We are way past the time to be schooled by PC people when the majority of us are at our last straw.
Where have you been? Asleep while the discussions and arguements have been going on all around you? Do us all a favor, go back to sleep and set your alarm for 20 years from now. Hopefully, when you wake up, you can thank Pamela, Geert, Robert and some of us even for keeping our country free, now tuck yourself back under the covers and sleep well.
That, right there, might be your answer. Reasoning with these people is pointless — as this genius declares here, the game is over. They’re finished. Their mind (and it is one mind, and not several independent ones) is made up.
The jokey point to be made here is that we now might get random calls to 911 about terror suspects who were, simply, making lunch.
The serious point? This sort of thing is going to be a prominent part of American politics for the rest of our lives. You heard ’em — they have decided and are not moving an inch. It’s not rational at all — they’ve just declared war on soup, for Christ’s sake. But it will be there, in some form, in American politics forever into the future.