Let us get this out of the way first. Being raised with family friends who were miners I was brought up (there are stickers in my mum’s loft still) to not have anything to do with the Murdoch press. To that end I’ve remained true. No money of mine has ever paid for The Sun, The Times, the former News of the World or any printed press.
Then again, I’ve have had Sky once, for a few months (though of course I also watch it in the pub, and being a fan of rugby league, his money is much needed) and I regularly watch films from 20th Century Fox.
Damn, boycotting is difficult when it means missing good stuff, just look at all the satellite dishes in Liverpool, but they don’t buy The Sun so that is definately #JFT96
But I have drank their beer and been to the bars.
In fact in London over this August bank holiday I was indeed in a Brewdog bar and I did visit a Craft Beer Co. establishment too.
I also happened to have paid for a drink that would equate to £18 a pint.
So it amused me that a quick read of the tiny microcosm that is beer twitter (still not 100% weaned off prodding that infected tooth) that both Brewdog and The Sun (and Craft Beer Co and the price of beer) were making the rounds of the self-important and self-anointed.
I do wonder if any Equity Punks have cashed in, or if they really are under some illusion that they can inform better marketing from the business they bought into.
I mean that is the trend these days isn’t it, BDS, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions? Vote with your feet and your wallet. Disagree with something, overtly offended by something, then they don’t get your cash. Simple. Just ignore it. It will go away.
It must be hard when you’ve created the monster yourself and then it starts to devour its own. It is a small facet of the current behemoth that is liberal thinking in this day and age. Intersectionalism all round.
Those same people who scream that satire (not that they actually understand the concept) should only punch up and not down; but when it comes to the Sun and especially their readers, they are fair game, the stupid, racist Brexit voting, easily duped sheep.
Oh and Wetherspoons drinkers are scum too
Everyone is a target, just don’t think you’re any better than anyone else just because of what you drink, where you drink and what you can afford.
That is called snobbery and it isn’t, ever, a good look.
Long live the schism.
Thanks for reading.