ALIGN | Issue No. 34


Snacks are present at just about every occasion. Your kid is hungry? Give him a snack. Waiting impatiently for that late dinner reservation? Eat a snack. Inviting friends over for a football game? Put out some snacks. Staying home for movie night? You better bet we’ve got some snacks pulled out.

But alas, just like with everything in this world, the left has colonized the snack industry as well. Who knew that purchasing a box of crackers, cookies, or popcorn was a political choice? Obviously, the leftists who write commercials do. Whether it’s Oreo’s pride ads or Twix promotions showing a witch using occult powers to punish a little boy who doesn’t celebrate his “genderfluid” peer, sometimes you wish you could just indulge in a snack without any artificial liberal ingredients added in.

 Well, your wish is our command!

The Better Alternative

Probably the worst politicization of snacks we’ve ever seen came in a recent Doritos commercial in Mexico for Dia de los Muertos. In all honesty, the ad has nothing to do with chips. It’s really just leftwing social indoctrination. In the cartoon, which appears marketed to children, a lonely grandmother and her family visit the grave of their late patriarch. His ghost appears…along with the ghost’s gay lover. Of course, this being 2021, the family isn’t betrayed by the grandfather’s infidelity or duplicity (or greater concerns, like if sexual attraction really matters in the afterlife). Instead, they celebrate his new lifestyle.

For all those who would rather buy snacks from a company that focuses on producing food, not propaganda, you can try out different brands from Hain Celestial. They offer all sorts of healthier snacks, like corn chips, cereal bars, crackers, and veggie sticks all while supporting Folds of Honor—a nonprofit that gives scholarships to the families of fallen and disabled members of the military.

Source: Garden of Eatin’ Website

Business Spotlight

There is also a raft of smaller American-made brands if you’re hankering for something a little less good for you. The Mississippi Cheese Straw Factory is a 30-year-old family business from Yazoo, Mississippi, selling not only cheese straws, but red velvet cookies, mud puppies, and snack mixes. 

If you’re into popcorn, we have two strong options. First, Jane’s Popcorn of Cudahy, Wisconsin, is nearing its 10-year anniversary selling an incredibly extensive array of gourmet popcorns and pretzels. There’s also Doc’s Gourmet Popcorn from Jensen Beach, Florida, that is made to order with no preservatives. 

Source: Mississippi Cheese Straw Factory Facebook

The Bigger Picture

The editorial board at the Washington Examiner highlighted some good news recently about a worker, David Duvall, who won a discrimination case when his employer fired him for the crime of being white as part of its “Diversity and Inclusion plan”. The details:

“The company could not produce any evidence that there were complaints about his performance before he was fired. ‘He was just fired out of the clear blue sky, and it fit hand-in-glove with the strategic plan and timeline.’ Duvall’s attorney told a local television station. The jury agreed and awarded Duvall $10 million in punitive damages.”

The editors proposed some good solutions to push back against woke corporate ideologues, including overturning harmful precedents and reforming the Civil Rights Act all so that arbitrary standards for what constitutes “harassment” aren’t set by diversity and inclusion czars. 

David Duvall had a win. Here’s to many more to come.

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