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IBigot – Apple Embraces Racism With Support For Paul Ryan Re-election Campaign

Once upon a time, way back in the 1980s, Apple Computer positioned itself as an opponent of Big Brother, a heroic underdog that would defy authoritarian regimes by throwing a hammer at the images of autocrats.

Now, under Tim Cook, Apple is helping to prop up the political party of the Big Brother of our day.

Billionaire Donald Trump is now the leader of the Republican Party. The second-ranking Republican is Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, who would inherit the White House if both the President and Vice President were to die.

Paul Ryan has embraced what he himself calls the “textbook racism” of Donald Trump. Paul Ryan says that he is supporting the racist presidential campaign of Donald Trump, even though he knows its racism is morally wrong, because it’s his duty. Paul Ryan says that it’s better to allow a racist to control the White House than to allow a Democrat to be elected.

That makes Paul Ryan a racist.

No one has any duty to support a presidential campaign they know to be racist. It’s the duty of every American, regardless of political party, to stand against unconstitutional discrimination of the sort that Donald Trump and Paul Ryan stand for.

Apple doesn’t see things that way. The corporation’s CEO, Tim Cook, has announced that Apple is setting up big fundraising to support Paul Ryan’s re-lection, now that Paul Ryan has endorsed Donald Trump.

On June 28, both Tim Cook and the Treasurer of Apple will personally attend and manage a political fundraising event dedicated to the racist re-election campaign of Paul Ryan and the re-election campaigns of other pro-Trump Republicans.

Apple Computer has clearly abandoned its stand against autocracy, infusing massive amounts of cash into the Republican Party’s ideology of racist autocracy. Donald Trump aspires to be the Big Brother of our times, and Apple’s executives appear not to have a problem with that.

If you want to take a stand against racism, the path of protests in this case is clear.

Don’t upgrade your iPhone when your cellular company gives you the eligibility. Don’t upgrade your iPad. Keep your old MacBook or iMac.

If these machines stop working, buy an alternative from one of Apple’s competitors.

Send a message to Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, that although he may be willing to coddle textbook racism, you won’t be a part of Apple’s iBigotry.

3 thoughts on “IBigot – Apple Embraces Racism With Support For Paul Ryan Re-election Campaign”

  1. DrRGP says:

    From what I have been reading (in both academia and the popular media), the only possible way a white person can avoid being “a racist” is by suicide or by divine intervention that changes his race to one of colour. This doesn’t leave much room for hope, does it?

    1. Jim Cook says:

      The best way to avoid being a racist is to stop discriminating against people on the basis of their membership in a socially-constructed racial-ethnic category and stop supporting structural discrimination by powerful institutions. Not rocket science.

      1. DrRGP says:

        Actually, it is–even more so, in fact–which is why all the king’s horses and all the king’s men have been unable or unwilling to bring it about anytime in human history. But if Franklin D. Roosevelt is to be believed, there has been, through all the ups and downs of social history, steady “progress” in this (racial relations) and other areas of human life. And, as always, “hope springs eternal,” especially for the young.

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