While looking over my Google selected news, I stumbled on this story in Charlotte
The Charlotte Business Journal had published a picture of a random man attending the Trump rally holding up a “finish the wall” sign.
Well the social justice warriors went to work, possibly because he exhudes a little immigrant karma or reminded them of the guy from Florida.
The call went out to identify the guilty party, and it was discovered that he owns a restaurant called Krazy Fish. The call for boycott was immediate, with the flood of out of state “reviews” from people who have never been within 1,000 miles of Charlotte.
It is located in a somewhat sketchy part of Charlotte called Plaza Midwood. As we were getting ready to go to vote, I told Countess the story and could see right away we had a dinner date.
Plaza Midwood is for lack of a better term – bohemian. It is an old neigborhood fighting off bulldozing by developers. It exhudes hippy, left wing, dope smoking, massage parlor, drinking until 2 AM culture – not exactly where we spend a lot of time. But Countess’s face said we were going there.
With my “I Voted” sticker on my forehead, we walked in their door, and without blinking an eye Countess announced “We are here because of the Boycott”. The owner immediately perked up and was effusive with gratitude. He explained what I already knew – that his online presence was being hammered. He felt necessary to say he isn’t a racist – his manager is black and he has an openly gay worker.
He explained that it was one of his regular customers who identified him to the online Lynch mob, and told him that she would never eat there again.
Mr Prisco is the son of Italian immigrants and clearly agitated by what happened to him. He may well have heard stories from his parents about the black shirts that terrorized Italy under Mussolini.
In a bit of irony, Countess noticed a news stand by the door handing out the free Creative Loafing magazine. Every big city has one – alternative news and entertainment with personal ads in the back along with escort services, massage parlors and specialty glass vendors. Creative Loafing ceased publication this week due to the lack of a viable business model.