Merriam-Webster’s dictionary offers two definitions of the word “disease.”
One definition describes a disease as “a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms.”
The other definition describes disease as “a harmful development (as in a social institution).”
Political correctness pretty clearly checks the boxes of both of those definitions. It both obviously “impairs normal functioning” and is most certainly “a harmful development.”
That should be as clear as day to anyone with a functioning cerebral cortex. But just in case you’re not fully convinced, let’s look at the latest example of idiotic political correctness run amok, shall we?
A Chipotle restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota, came under intense scrutiny when a viral video showed the restaurant manager refusing service to a group of African-Americans. (Note: The video below contains language that might be offensive to some.)
— Masud Ali 🍑 (@Masudaliii) November 16, 2018
At its face, it certainly seems like the manager was being completely out of line. Questioning a customer’s ability to pay before even taking their order is not how restaurants operate.
The way much of the liberal narrative has been angled makes the entire incident seem like a gross example of racism. Many outlets, such as the Minneapolis Star Tribune, have framed their stories as much.
Only, there’s another side to this story that the liberals, in their zeal to kneel at the altar of political correctness, seem to have glossed over. The men who were refused service have a documented social media history of not just advocating for dining and dashing, but outright bragging about it. (Warning: Some rough language below.)
Hey, you might want to include that these men actually had a history of dining and dashing at Chipotle and that’s why they were refused service. That manager was fired unjustly. pic.twitter.com/43jqrRAO9a
— Elvin (@slim_jongun) November 17, 2018
“Dine and dash is forever interesting,” one of the since-deleted twitter posts read.
“Not a dine and dash we’re just borrowing the food for a couple hours that’s all,” another post reads.
It’s absolutely disgusting and a miscarriage of justice for Chipotle to fire someone who had the gall to try and protect the company’s best interests. Then again, perhaps it’s my fault for expecting more from a fast food chain that has time and time again proven to be overtly liberal with the most liberal customers.
@masudali what happened here is not how our employees should treat our customers. We are committed to treating all of our guests fairly and with respect. The manager has been terminated and the restaurant has been retrained so this doesn’t happen again. We’ll be back in touch.
— Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) November 17, 2018
It’s absolutely sickening and an active disservice to victims of actual racism for these pathetic punks to try and claim that racism was the driving factor in service being refused to them.
“It sounded really racist — the way she said it was racist,” one of the men in the video, Masud Ali, told the Star Tribune. “She asked for proof of income as if I’m getting a loan.”
Give me a freaking break.
To give the slightest modicum of credit, Chipotle does seem to be rethinking its rash decision.
Our actions were based on the facts known to us immediately after the incident. We now have additional information which needs to be investigated further. We want to do the right thing, so after further investigation, we’ll re-train and re-hire if the facts warrant it.
— Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) November 19, 2018
“Our actions were based on the facts known to us immediately after the incident,” Chipotle said on Twitter. “We now have additional information which needs to be investigated further. We want to do the right thing, so after further investigation, we’ll re-train and re-hire if the facts warrant it.”
Chipotle could have saved itself a lot of time and corporate embarrassment if it had looked into the incident before it made any decisions. A simple Twitter search would have revealed the truth.
But in their rush to appear politically correct, they made a grave error in judgment. Sadly, that’s become all too common in 2018.
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