After it was announced earlier in the week that Starbucks would be hiring 10,000 refugees over a five-year period, many got upset. A popular meme was traveling through the interwebs asking Starbucks to hire the homeless veteran first. Well, thank God for Black Rifle Coffee Company which is a veteran owned. Fox News reported on Wednesday, the Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC), a veteran owned and operated gourmet coffee purveyor, responded to Starbucks– or “Hipsterbucks”. They called out the global coffee chain–announcing a pledge via Instagram to hire 10,000 veterans. The company owner Scott Lambin said
“We want to shift the conversation away from foreign policy to domestic issues that hit closer to home. We need to keep in mind that the four things we care about at BRCC are Family, Business, Veterans and country. And when we say “country”, the taxpayers. Everyone else can take a hike.”
On Tuesday during a blog post BRCC went off on “Hipsterbucks” (language was edited for all audiences, click on the link below for full context).
Recently The CEO of Starbucks issued a statement that they vow to hire up to 10k immigrants in a span of 5 years, in the wake of President Trump’s executive order. Once you read between the lines, regardless of the words coming out of the CEO’s blow hole; the fact is that Hipsterbucks is worried of backlash. They do not want their bottom line numbers effected since they are in 75 different countries. Hipsterbucks say they have a “heavy heart” and that they “support building bridges, not walls” with countries like Mexico. The CEO further went on to talk about how Hipsterbucks will not “Stand by or stand silent” and stated that with Trumps order “we” are sounding an “alarm” to Starbucks that civility and human rights are being taken for granted…is Starbucks so narcissistic to think that they are somehow an authority that people other than their hipster customer base will actually sound an alarm?! Let’s be honest, Hipsterbucks brews burnt, bad coffee and they add a bunch of sugar, foam, cream and sprinkle a side of other crap on the top to mask the taste of crap. Mixed into each cup comes a convoluted ingredient of anti-American and anti-constitutionalism fluff that has seemed to further the entitlement of the millennial generation. Before you jump on the bandwagon of main stream media and Hipsterbucks. Do a little homework, and read the executive order in its entirety. The United States was once a nation of immigrants, but let that crap go…after a couple generations, we are Americans…PERIOD. It is time after 3 presidencies that we start protecting ourselves. This is NOT a Muslim ban…it’s a ban on people coming from terrorist clad countries that happen to be predominately Muslim, and coincidentally we have found ourselves immersed into a war, fighting terrorists who (for all intent and purpose) harbor their ideals upon their interpretation of what their holy Quran says. Make no mistake; we do not advocate the violence against peaceful Muslims. Many of us have fought next to them, it is time we sit back and put more effort into our vetting programs for people who hail from harboring nations. We are going to leave you with this; Black Rifle Coffee has [always] vowed to hire Veterans and Patriots, we didn’t adopt this vow on the heels of anything to drive a bull crap touchy feely false sales projection!
Companies have a right to enact any policy they wish and support any cause. If Starbucks wants to support refugees they are more than welcome to. However, there were a lot of people that voted for President Trump and I bet a lot of them until this week drank Starbucks.