Boycotting a brand based on what the owner does with the profits is justifiable to me. The same applies to other factors such as:
- the quality of the products
- the sources of the raw materials
- the country of origin
(e.g., I don’t patronize Progressive Insurance because of what the owner does with his millions.)
There is no justification for deliberate destruction of property used by a company to produce, market or deliver its goods and services. NONE!
This Wendy’s was set afire because it was where the incident happened and where the dissenting crowd gathered to express its collective anger. Then some idiot took advantage of an opportunity to incite rioting by starting a fire, breaking some glass, destroying something…any old thing would do.
Then the opportunity came along to loot an auto parts store nearby, and a convenience store on another quadrant of the intersection.
Just as in the George Floyd protests, the initial event had nothing to do with the mob mentality switch to “let’s loot”, “let’s burn”, “lets break glass”, “let’s tear down street signs”,…all these things came from the OPPORTUNITY afforded by such mass gatherings of protestors. Some instigator of criminal activities will “throw the first stone”…every time.
Regarding this shooting at Wendy’s, the head of the GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) has said that we should not jump to conclusions about the officer’s justification for using deadly force. You can bet your last yen that if the end result is anything other than a guilty verdict in a murder trial, all hell will break loose…again.
We’re dealing with useful idiots here.