Our Country Is Insane

Our Country Is Insane, by John Hinderaker.

Here is a … depressing story about a bakery in Portland, Oregon:

Two employees of a bakery in Northeast Portland were fired earlier this month for denying a black woman service because the business had closed.

Just let that sink in for a moment. It gets worse.

In one statement, “Back To Eden Bakery” says that according to its own surveillance video, a black woman named “Lillian”, who is well known in the area as a “professional equity activist”, entered at 9:06 p.m., after the bakery’s closing time. Employees had also turned off the “Open” sign, but several customers (all white) who had already ordered were still inside. Two other white women who went to the bakery two minutes before “Lillian”, were also informed that the business was closed for the night.

The bakery says “Lillian” left the store briefly and began recording video.

The bakery’s statement says that even though it does not consider the employees to be racist and that they were following the business’s protocol of closing at 9 p.m., they were fired because “sometimes impact outweighs intent.”

Well, all right then! Apparently all businesses in America must have flexible closing times, depending on the skin color of the person who tries to enter business hours. …

Call me old-fashioned, but I think the more disturbing, heart-wrenching experience fell to the two young women who were fired for no reason. …

So a “clamoring public” demanded that these innocent young women be fired, and the owner of the business happily obliged. Utterly sickening. Sure, you can say it happened in Portland. (“It’s Chinatown, Jake.”) But this kind of insanity has taken root all across the country. We are in a fight for our lives.