|COSTCO - Wholesale Fascism|
|Dinesh D’Souza’s “America: Imagine the World Without Her|
At Amazon.com, D’Souza’s book, released June 2, is ranked No. 43 overall and is the No. 3 hardcover book in Amazon’s Politics and Government section and No. 1 in the Commentary and Opinion subsection of Politics and Government.
In other words, since Costco is presumably in business to make a profit, and D'Souza's book is selling extraordinarily well, why remove it from store shelves?
Could it be because Costco's co-founder and director Jim Sinegal, a major Democrat donor and a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that nominated the president, has got wind of the book's content? Might it be that in this midterm election year, a strong rebuttal of the progressive ideology behind President Obama’s policies is not supported by Sinegal?
Considering a Washington Post political report of Obama’s “romance” with the nation’s second-largest retailer, not to mention Sinegal's financial support, it's no wonder why either partisan's politics have little tolerance for any free exchange of ideas that would dismantle Obama's agenda for America.
Ironically, Sinegal's hasty, authoritarian eradication of America from his stores is precisely the sort of fascist America for which D'Souz's warns his readers.
When ask for his reaction, D’Souza said he was surprised to learn of the Costco decision.
“If true, this would be very odd,” D’Souza said.
“We’re in the process of finding out what’s happening. I look forward to getting to the bottom of this and continuing the strong relationship my publisher and I have always had with Costco and their millions of shoppers.”
Regarding why America is not being listed by New York Times, D’Souza told the Examiner: “It’s their newspaper, and they have a right to rig their list anyway they want, but if they are doing it, people should know.”
The movie America, which has been given a rare “A+” CinemaScore by audiences, opened in 1,105 theaters nationwide to roughly $4 million over the five-day July 4 holiday weekend.
The popularity of the movie would also seem to be a motivating factor in Sinegal's pulling of America and why the New York Times has yet to list D'Souza's book.
Regardless of the main stream media's tacit acceptance of Costco's unprecedented censorship of such a best selling novel, the controversy has not been lost on American's throughout the country. People have been threatening to cancel their memberships and ending their patronage with Costco. One quick visit Costco's Facebook page readily reveals widespread anger and revulsion over Sinegal's action. A large majority likens Costco's book blackout as suppression and Fascism.
I for one have cut my Executive Member Costco card - I've been a member since they opened their doors in 1991. Regardless of Sinegal's recent reported reversal of allowing America back in its stores, there's no reason to believe Sinegal is doing so for no other reason than the nationwide heat he justly deserves.
However, were Sinegal to either forward his loyal customers a heartfelt letter of apology or deliver one on national news, I am not one to hold a grudge - thought I will never forget. Fascism to too lethal a weapon to ever turn one's back on, even for a second.
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