Don’t these people ever get outrage fatigue? Looking for another head to mount upon a stake, they have trained their eyes on Indra Nooyi of Pepsi:
First was Africa – the pinky finger – small and somewhat insignificant but when hurt, the entire hand hurt with it. Next was Asia – the thumb – strong and powerful, yearning to become a bigger player on the world stage. Third was Europe – the index finger – pointing the way. Fourth was South America – the ring finger – the finger which symbolizes love and sensualness. Finally, the US (not Canada mind you) – yes, you guessed it – the middle finger. She then launched into a diatribe about how the US is seen as the middle finger to the rest of the world. The rest of the world sees us as an overbearing, insensitive and disrespectful nation that gives the middle finger to the rest of the world. According to Ms. Nooyi, we cause the other finger nations to cower under our presence. But it is our responsibility, she continues, to change the current state of world opinion of the US. It is our responsibility to make the other fingers rise in unison with us as we move forward. She then goes on to give a personal anecdote about some disrespectful US business women in an Asian country and how that is typical of Americans overseas. No talk of what the US has done for the world throughout its history. No discussion about the ills that have been cured and the rights that have been wronged by the US. Just how wrong we are for the way we are perceived and how right they are in their own perceptions of the United States.
Now to say that I expected something different from such a liberal institution would be a stretch, but a guy can dream, can’t he?
Goodness me, isn’t Wes Martin, Columbia MBA 2005, a delicate little flower. In a later article he says:
“My family had flown a great distance and spent a large sum of money to come celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and were quite disturbed that the president and CFO of a U.S.-based company made such a comparison at a business school ceremony,” one graduate, Wes Martin, said.
Oh, Jeebus. Looks like Wes is ready to use that hard-earned MBA in the rough and tumble world of business and high finance. Maybe his family can come back at later date when he finally loses his virginity. Now that is a once in a lifetime experience…in his case in more than one way.
Meanwhile Donald Sensing over at One Hand Doing Something That You Don’t Want To Know About, is issuing the Pepsi
No more Diet Pepsi
by Donald Sensing @ 12:52 pm. Filed under War on terror, Domestic, Culture
My favorite soft drink is Diet Pepsi. Or it used to be. After this outrage, I donâ€™t think Pepsi gets another dime of mine
Got that? Filed under “War on terror“.
If that’s how we fight the war on terror, no wonder we’re losing in Iraq.