When You Get A Load Of The ‘Workshop’ Lululemon Is Promoting To Help ‘Resist Capitalism,’ It’ll Make You Sick To Your Stomach
(Tea Party 247) – Athleisure clothing company Lululemon, which has a well earned reputation for selling extremely expensive — which is a polite way of saying “obscenely overpriced” — workout and lounge clothing and accessories, has decided to do their part to help destroy the evil known as capitalism by promoting a workshop to its followers on social media.
The company, who just so happens to be riding the capitalism train all the way to the bank having a market cap hit $45.5 billion just last week, posted up a “Five to Follow” list over the weekend, which it does regularly, featuring a graphic put out by yoga instructor and Lululemon brand ambassador Rebby Kern.
Kern is putting on an event titled “Decolonizing Gender” to help “unveil historical erasure and resist capitalism” on September 17 through Zoom.
Funny, isn’t it?
Capitalism is what pays his bills. So she’s literally fighting against the very system that enables her to do the work she’s doing.
Via Free Beacon:
Lululemon’s sales have soared during the coronavirus pandemic, as workers have been forced to swap the cubicle for the couch and pencil skirts and ties for leggings and hoodies. The price of the company’s market shares is up 51 percent and online sales are up 157 percent since the start of the pandemic. The company made $902.9 million in revenue during the second quarter—exceeding sales expectations and marking a 2 percent jump from the company’s 2019 second-quarter revenues.
Though the company now strives to appease its social justice warrior clientele, Lululemon’s history is marred by allegations of anti-woke folly. Lululemon’s founder, Canadian billionaire Chip Wilson, resigned from the company’s board in 2013 after a series of controversial comments surfaced. He once said Lululemon’s signature black leggings were not made for women “without a thigh gap” and that the company could not afford to make leggings for plus-size women. Wilson also allegedly chose the company’s name to mock the Japanese pronunciation of the letter “L.”
Wilson’s resignation was only the beginning of a series of allegations and controversies raised against the clothing giant. Some have compared working for the company to belonging to a cult. And an article in the Guardian from last October reported that some women in Bangladeshi factories making the company’s $100-plus leggings alleged that they were beaten by management.
Many institutions have created or promoted diversity training after a summer of social justice protests. Seattle’s city government created a whites-only anti-bias training for employees earlier this summer, Duke University said it would implement anti-racism training in its curriculum, and Google said it would launch a series of anti-racism training seminars in 2021.
People who are part of the modern-day radical left tend to act as if all the world’s ills are the result of capitalism instead of the inherent greed of fallen humanity. Or, perhaps they do recognize that but mistakenly believe this evil, fallen nature can somehow be legislated out of the human heart? This has been tried over and over again. And it’s failed over and over again.
Capitalism, as a system, has done more to eradicate poverty in this world than any other ever tried throughout history. Sure, it has its flaws and bad people abuse it and others. All we can do is work toward ousting those individuals and doing the best we can to promote solid economic principles.
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