Why Starbucks is Full of It (Literally!)
By Georgann Ryan (Internet Pilgrim)
Starbucks appears to be going down fast, thanks to a recent report from a BBC investigation that found fecal matter in 30% of the company’s iced drinks. How could this happen? Politics over profits, commitment to a leftist agenda over concern for customer safety. The BBC “Watchdog” program found fecal matter in the coffees of three popular companies, including Starbucks.
Head of policy at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Tony Lewis said that the amounts were “concerning.’” He added that the bacteria “should not be present at any level – never mind the significant numbers found.”
The investigation tested the cleanliness of tables, trays, and ice at 30 different branches. Not surprisingly, the discovery comes right on the heels of Starbucks’ announcement to employ refugees from third-world countries.”(1)
Starbucks has been criticized numerous times in the past for their logo, which has been examined in light of its occult nature by many researchers, and is an embodiment of Lilith, Ashtaroth, and other pagan deities, along with the double-tailed mermaid siren. Yet with slight modifications, it’s still proudly displayed. That alone should be enough to tell consumers who and what is behind the various agendas promoted the company. For a good, detailed overview of this occult logo and its origins, see the video link in “Resources,” below.(2)
Starbucks first antagonized conservative consumers when its CEO Howard Schulz supposedly announced at a shareholders’ meeting in March, 2013 that, “If You Support Traditional Marriage We Don’t Want Your Business.”(3)
But that wasn’t the actual statement. Instead, what he said to a stockholder who was disturbed with the company’s pro-gay marriage stance was that the decision,
“was not an economic decision to me. The lens in which we are making that decision is through the lens of our people. We employ over 200,000 people in this company, and we want to embrace diversity. Of all kinds.”
“If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38 percent you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much.”(4)
Doesn’t sound much different to me, other than in the polite nature of the language employed. It still sounds like anyone who doesn’t agree with his politics and the liberal path to which he’s committing the company can get stuffed. Yet it’s best to be accurate when quoting someone, especially when you’re pointing out what a horse’s rear he is.
Then in March, 2017 there was another outcry at a stockholder’s meeting, this time in response to the company’s proposal to hire 10,000 Muslim ‘refugees.’ After stockholder Justin Danhof , who also is general counsel for Public Policy Research, implied that it was “partisan and hypocritical” of Starbucks to criticize Trump’s Muslim travel ban, when they supported the Obama-Clinton travel ban, he was booed by the audience.
He also referred to an article which noted that consumer perception fell by two-thirds after the initial announcement of the hiring of refugees instead of veterans was made in February. Yet CEO Schultz insists that it’s merely, “humanity and compassion” and not politics behind his decisions.(5)
Compassion for whom? Not for Starbucks’ customers. Despite the positive reaction to the decision by many stockholders, the outcry from the public was so great that,
. . . the company issued a second statement to explain to veterans that the company doesn’t actually hate them.
Starbucks made its pledge to hire 10,000 refugees as a politicized response to President Donald Trump’s temporary moratorium on travel from a small list of terror-torn nations.
The move immediately sparked a #BoycottStarbucks movement, as critics of the liberal coffee house deluged social media with complaints.(6)
We’re now seeing the results of that corporate decision. But this latest scandal isn’t the first instance of Islamic hygiene practices setting off a storm. Last year a café owner and cook in Swindon was investigated by British environmental health officers who found an appalling and dangerous situation.
“Most shocking, Mrs Clinton [the health officer] found in the kitchen under the double sink and [sic] empty plastic milk bottle that was extremely dirty and covered in brown fingerprints,” he said.
“He filled it with water from the kitchen sink and used it to wash his bottom after toileting.
“He didn’t use toilet paper for cultural reasons. Mrs Clinton concluded the brown finger prints were fecal matter.
“He said he needed to remove the fecal matter from his body after using the toilet…”
But as Robert Spencer pointed out, “Cultural reasons? More like religious reasons. Islamic reasons (Istinja is cleaning oneself after urinating and defecating):
A hadith [one of that collection of sayings attributed to the prophet Muhammad and which form the basis for Islamic conduct and law] has this exchange:
Abdur-Rahman bin Yazid said: “They said to Salman, ‘Your Prophet taught you about everything, even defecating?’ So Salman said, ‘Yes. He prohibited us from facing the Qiblah when defecating and urinating, performing Istinja with the right hand, using less than three stones for Istinja, and using dung or bones for Istinja.'” — Jami` at-Tirmidhi 16”(7)
I don’t know about you, but I’m disgusted. Yes, I’m saying straight out that Western, Judeo-Christian civilization is far superior to that of Islamic nations, where practices like this which have been acceptable since the 7th century, aren’t even considered. It is not acceptable to defecate in public in the West, yet this hasn’t registered with many of those migrants flooding into Europe, where this has become an issue. This is just one more reason for America turning away hordes of Muslim immigrants, who do not assimilate and who want to transform our nation into one that is familiar to them.
Sorry, I don’t even want to enter a restroom like some I’ve seen pictured in Muslim workplaces, let alone eat or drink anything made by people who buy into this as appropriate hygiene. I also would point out that many of these “refugees” are illiterate, unfamiliar with Western customs and practices, and demonstrate little desire to do anything other than what they’ve always done, albeit in someone else’s country.
Given all of this, is it surprising that fecal matter is turning up in the products of a company so committed to the leftist, liberal agenda that they openly proclaimed they were hiring 10,000 Muslims as if it was a badge of honor? Sorry, but if this is the face of cultural diversity, I’d rather be insular. This is just one more instance of why there is no compatibility between Western and Islamic cultures.
Could this be a subtle, hidden form of jihad? Probably not, but it sure would be effective as one. And I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the response of Starbucks to this revelation. Three companies with similar practices were investigated, and while one, Costa, stated that they would be updating their guidelines for handling ice, and were “introducing new ice equipment storage,” Starbucks put out a statement that they would launch their own investigation. Can’t imagine what they’ll find, can you? Something trivial and unrelated to the real problem, no doubt.
Sorry, but this isn’t a response at all. My dog could investigate better than they probably will, given their agenda. All I’d have to do is to turn him lose among the employees and let him sniff around. But that would upset their sensibilities, wouldn’t it, since Muslims consider dogs to be unclean and hate them. Are they for real? I’d rather let my dog lick my face repeatedly and then lick my plate clean than get a beverage prepared by people with their concept of cleanliness.
I won’t be buying Starbucks again, and I’ll pass up any food establishment with Muslims working there. Social justice warriors no doubt will find this stand to be racist, bigoted and intolerant. But for the record, I AM intolerant in this area. I don’t want to come down with the bloody flux for tolerating Islamic culture or religion, because dysentery can kill.
This is just one of many problems (aside from growing terrorism) which we’ll see as Islamists attempt to overtake our country and impose their standards. The injunctions against Trump’s Muslim travel ban have been partially overturned, pending review by the Supreme Court. I’m praying that the judiciary stops trying to remake the social fabric of the nation through twisted decisions without any basis in prior law, and I hope you’ll join me.
Otherwise we won’t merely have to ask about the ingredients in our food, but who has prepared it as well, and that will be even more inconvenient – and politically incorrect. But I’m willing to go there if that’s what it takes to protect myself from serious illness and possible death.
In the meantime, I’m not too sorry for Starbucks and the outcry which is sure to follow as news of this spreads. Their stock is about to plummet and their customer base (except for die-hard, liberal social justice warriors) will depart. Of course, if those same SJW’s defend this policy of Starbucks, and continue to drink their beverages, along with other Muslim-prepared drinks, there may be fewer of them to raise an outcry.