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Newly ‘Woke’ Coca-Cola Joins Corporate Dogpile on New Georgia Voting Law

Newly ‘Woke’ Coca-Cola Joins Corporate Dogpile on New Georgia Voting Law

“while Coca-Cola is bashing Georgia, they have no problem doing business with China”

Coca-Cola has imposed racial quotas on outside counsel staffing, and forced employees to take online courses to learn to be less white. The company has now joined the corporate chorus criticizing the new voting law in Georgia.

None of this corporate activism is happening by accident.

Stacey Abrams has led a coordinated effort to pressure these corporations into taking this position.

This week, James Quincey, the CEO of Coca-Cola was the latest to join the effort.

Reuters reports:

Delta, Coca-Cola blast home state Georgia’s voting restrictions as ‘unacceptable’

Coca-Cola Co and Delta Air Lines on Wednesday joined a bid by U.S. companies to challenge the state of Georgia’s new voting restrictions, with both Atlanta-based companies calling the law unacceptable…

On Wednesday, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey called the law “unacceptable – it is a step backwards.” He told CNBC the law was “wrong and it needs to be remedied.”

Here’s the video. I can’t help but notice his British accent.

It should also be noted that while Coca-Cola is bashing Georgia, they have no problem doing business with China.

Finally, if you want to understand why Coca-Cola went woke, you need to read this Frontpage Mag column by Daniel Greenfield:

Coke Goes Woke and Broke

“Get woke, go broke”, is a conservative meme about the cost of political correctness that has it the wrong way around. Brands don’t go broke because they get woke, they go woke because they’re going broke, and don’t know how to stop the slow but steady collapse of their business.

The big brands that go woke infuriate conservatives because, like Coke, Gillette, or Nike, they have a storied name that seems entwined with America and the success of capitalism. But it’s those old, familiar brands that go woke because their products and business models are dated. Virtue signaling is their way of adapting to a changing market without really innovating. Behind every big woke brand is a company slowly going broke and with no clue what to do about it.

The wokeness vocabulary joins the thesaurus of corporate buzzwords used by executives trying to hide from their investors that they don’t know what they’re doing. Making headlines for their wokeness changes the conversation from their business model to their politics. Touting a brand as socially responsible evades questions about its financial viability.

Read the whole thing.

Anyone up for a Pepsi?

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Comments

Guess I’ve consumed my last Woka-Cola product.

    Morning Sunshine in reply to UJ. | April 2, 2021 at 9:37 am

    I found out that my favorite orange juice brand is coke brand – Simply orange. sad days for me. We don’t buy it often – birthdays and the like – so maybe I will just invest in oranges and juice my own…

It’s a pile of dog something, alright.

JusticeDelivered | April 2, 2021 at 9:36 am

I can get along just fine without Delta and Coke, all Coke products.

The Friendly Grizzly | April 2, 2021 at 10:04 am

Stacey Abrams is uppity.

The voting law increases democratic integrity and reduces the burden for eligible voters. Only a diversitist would complain.

Coca-Cola has imposed racial quotas on outside counsel staffing, and forced employees to take online courses to learn to be less white.

Diversity [dogma] denies individual dignity, individual conscience, intrinsic value, and normalizes color blocs (e.g. people of color, identity defined by skin color), color quotas, and affirmative discrimination. It is a belief that is advocated under the Pro-Choice religion of the Progressive Church/Synagogue/Corporation/Clinic/Chamber.

Progress: one step forward, two steps backward.

The Good Witch | April 2, 2021 at 10:18 am

I miss my Classic Coke. Woke Coke is just as bad as New Coke

It should also be noted that while Coca-Cola is bashing Georgia, they have no problem doing business with China.

Of course not. Whether diversity (e.g. racism), Planned Parent/hood (e.g. selective-child), political congruence (“=”), or some other class of bigotry, he’s Pro-Choice for capital and control. Forward!

“In the U.S. and other Western nations, white people are socialized to feel that they are inherently superior because they are white.”

From one of the slides sent from the “whistleblower” and posted on Twitter by Karlyn Borysenko.

Another suggested employees should “try to be less white” and “be less oppressive,” “listen,” “believe,” and “break with white solidarity.”

No more Coke for me. Ever.

Can’t boycott Coke any more than have since the last reason, and use to be a Coke a day guy. Went cold turkey on it too.
Want to add again a Pragerism
” Fear of the Left is the biggest motivating factor in the country “

    Dathurtz in reply to Skip. | April 2, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Same. Uses to drink one every day.

    Now, I wake up feeling like I had one. Weird how that works.

    henrybowman in reply to Skip. | April 2, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    I’d like to know if Coke makes any of the supermarket store brands, so I can avoid them as well.

Stacey “Tank” Abrams is making Rev. Sharpton look like a piker, at least in her ability to use racial blackmail tactics to extort money from corporations.

Admittedly she hasn’t directly caused any riots resulting in death (yet), so the Rev. is still up on her in that category.

Woka Cola is pro vote fraud, pure and simple (unlike their diabetes inducing products).

Wouldn’t it be nice if they actually read the law before making such overly stupid statements. Things don’t go better with Woke.

    TX-rifraph in reply to alaskabob. | April 2, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    The law is irrelevant on its own. They read the narrative and test the law to see if it aligns to the narrative or can be used (attacked) to promote the narrative. We are no longer under the Constitution. We are behind enemy lines. This is not about logic. It is about the expansion of power over the people. The CCP and its traitor surrogates will not allow any more honest elections. The pattern should be obvious as it is consistent.

      NavyMustang in reply to TX-rifraph. | April 5, 2021 at 7:06 am

      Anything that “restricts” the right of ANYONE from voting is bad in their book.

      If they get their way, anyone who shows up at a polling place will have the “right” to vote. In their dim minds, anything else is suppression.

    I hope you will join me in writing to the ceo and telling him why we will no longer purchase Coke products.
    Sell your stock.
    Sick of corporate tyranny!

You can still set up your Coke stand near by. Just not close enough to visibly influence the democratic process. That said, stop exercising liberal license to indulge diversity dogma (e.g. racism), a progressive path and grade.

It should follow that both Coke and Delta would boycott Georgia by refusing to do business there. (Although Atlanta is a Delta hub, isn’t it?)

The CEO is the face of a corporation. The Board sets the policy. While Quincey is both Chair and CEO, this soulless corruption is coming from the members of the Board and Quincey is sold-out-to-evil face of this anti-American behavior.

    Anyone with announce of integrity would have resigned and put out a statement saying why he refused to be extorted .
    So few with integrity and bravery these days. Cowardly submission. Wear your chains then.

I suspect the CEO of Coca-Cola knows as much about the particulars of the legislation as Big Stacey does. They can say it’s unacceptable, they can say it oppresses voters, but I’ll bet they are not able to point to a particular section or subsection or paragraph or clause that they specifically oppose. What section of the legislation oppresses voters?

    healthguyfsu in reply to jpwcpa. | April 4, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    This comment is a bit inaccurate.

    The truth is they have not read it, but they can point to specific sections (so you might not want to use that line any more). Where they derail is in the ability to rationally interpret the sections, apply broader context, and of course, stifle their penchant for hyperbole (“Jim Crow”, “voter suppression”, argh).

    Also, they didn’t need to read it to get those sections…,they were handed cherry-picked talking points by their puppet masters to go blast on the airwaves with. The dutiful little leftist soldiers are great at being puppets.

    Based on Dem talking points, I think we should just allow everyone to vote at 7-11…they can drop it right in the lotto cash box. It’s a convenience store after all and anything that is even of minor inconvenience is apparently voter suppression in Dem hyperbole world.

    alohahola in reply to jpwcpa. | April 5, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    The section that doesn’t let them cheat.

Coca Cola is definitely something I am fully boycotting already over their devotion to critical race theory.

The problem is boycotting something alone doesn’t work.

    txvet2 in reply to Danny. | April 2, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    True. I’ve been boycotting Coke and Delta for decades and they don’t even seem to notice.

      henrybowman in reply to txvet2. | April 2, 2021 at 8:50 pm

      We all do what we can. There’s a chance Coke could notice me gone. There’s absolutely no chance any sports league or NASCAR would, nor Twitter, FaceBook, or Gillette.

      luckystars in reply to txvet2. | April 5, 2021 at 9:49 pm

      I boycott Kellogs, Coke and others because what they are selling is poison.

So, as a stockholder of KO for many years, I am frankly surprised that the KO board would permit its CEO to act in this manner. The fiduciary duties of both the CEO and the other board members require that they have no conflicts. Here, the CEO’s conduct is not in the best interest of KO, and as a result, adverse to all KO shareholders. The CEO’s obligation is to act solely in the best interest of KO; becoming a political activist for the Democrat Party is not his job and taking it on brings consumer hatred of KO products and damages the enterprise value of KO. Would not be surprised to see a flurry of class or derivative actions based upon the drop in the stock value the moment the CEO opened this can of worms. I could care less about MLB or where they play their All Star game, but business is business and the CEO must mind mine and that of my fellow shareholders. In addition, based how this was handled, I can’t wait until KO discloses the risk factor of changing their business model from beverages to Democrat political activism.

    jb4 in reply to JRD47. | April 5, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    That is an excellent and well-stated post. The first rule of corporate management is to avoid doing anything unnecessarily to tick off any of your constituencies, but especially not your customers. I will bet that Warren Buffett, whose firm has been a major shareholder for decades, is not thrilled.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) wrote a letter asking Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred to “relinquish his personal membership at Georgia’s Augusta National Golf Club” after MLB’s boycott of Georgia over their new voter ID laws.
https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Press-Releases&id=B2257187-F026-4DCC-8BCD-F394306AF247

Quincey looks like a hostage.

    dmo in reply to alohahola. | April 5, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Actually, he looks like someone needing to be replaced by a PoC, ASAP, otherwise, he’s holding the ENTIRE Black Race down.

If one looks at the Wikipedia (I know, I know) listing of companies that also were involved in the Nazi Holocaust, Coca-Cola is also listed there, just a few spots above where IBM is listed.

It seems that Coca-Cola has been on the Wrong Side of History, before, just like now.

Whites are now only 8% of world population. They figure they don’t need us anymore and going against us is of benefit financially. Expect more of this from the globalist/corporatists.

I love Coke Zero but many supermarkets don’t stock the caffeine-free variety. Right now our local WalMart has it priced at $1.82 per 2-liter bottle, so Coke’s new wokeness and price have us switching to Diet 7Up, which is only $1.25, and we like the taste better.

Quincey looks like he is on fentanyl.

Fat_Freddys_Cat | April 6, 2021 at 9:56 am

I can’t honestly say that I’m going to boycott Coke products because I just don’t drink soda pop of any sort very much these days; I’m getting old and it’s just not good for me. I was always more of a Pepsi or RC guy anyway.

A funny thing, getting old. When I was younger I never expected to see the day when people who call themselves “liberal” would shill–sometimes loudly and angrily–for multi-national corporations. But here we are.

Uncle Samuel | April 7, 2021 at 9:00 pm

According to this American Thinker article, Woka-Cola has a Nazi past – bottled Coke in Germany throughout WWII and invented Fanta for Nazi German soldiers.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/04/maybe_coke_should_be_cancelled_for_its_nazi_past.html

It boggles my mind that these companies shareholders don’t revolt. When Gillette decided to condemn all men and promote transgendered children, they lost billions. No doubt none of the people responsible for this huge loss lost their jobs.

Coke sells its products under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Fanta, Fresca, Schweppes, Sprite, Thums Up, Aquarius, Ciel, Dasani, glacéau smartwater, glacéau vitaminwater, Ice Dew, I LOHAS, Powerade, Topo Chico, AdeS, Del Valle, fairlife, innocent, Minute Maid, Minute Maid Pulpy, Simply, Ayataka, Costa, dogadan, FUZE TEA, Georgia, Gold Peak, HONEST TEA, and Kochakaden brands.

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