The only way to attempt to seek forgiveness for a demonstrably untrue lie is first to admit it is a lie, apologize, and offer an act of contrition that makes amends for the offense…
The remedy, in this case, is the removal of Coca-Cola’s CEO, James Quincy, for failure to perform his fiduciary duty to protect the value of the brand on behalf of Coca-Cola’s shareholders. By needlessly engaging in political matters, including the un-American suggestion that Coca-Cola’s employees “act less white” or enforcing the use of Marxist-based critical race theory in employee training, Quincey has brought unwelcome attention to the company and temporarily damaged the brand.
Supporting the big lie…
Statement from James Quincey on Georgia Voting Legislation
Voting is a foundational right in America, and we have long championed efforts to make it easier to vote.
We want to be crystal clear and state unambiguously that we are disappointed in the outcome of the Georgia voting legislation. Throughout Georgia’s legislative session we provided feedback to members of both legislative chambers and political parties, opposing measures in the bills that would diminish or deter access to voting.
Our approach has always been to work with stakeholders to advocate for positive change, and we will continue to engage with legislators, advocacy groups, business leaders and others to work towards ensuring broad access to voting is available to every eligible voter in our home state.
Additionally, our focus is now on supporting federal legislation that protects voting access and addresses voter suppression across the country. We all have a duty to protect everyone’s right to vote, and we will continue to stand up for what is right in Georgia and across the U.S. <Source>
On progressive television…
An attempt at conciliation?
Statement from Coca-Cola
"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together to listen, respectfully share concerns and collaborate on a path forward. We remain open to productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views. It’s time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy." <Source>
Insulting a large portion of your audience is one thing; lying about legislation to push a partisan narrative is quite another. Meanwhile, Coke remains useful for cleaning toilets.
We are so screwed when government and large corporations combine to promote partisan politics – a manifestation of fascistic tyranny.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell