Walmart makes a business decision to stop selling The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Duh??
Am I missing something here or what? The story is that Walmart, after receiving a barrage of complaints, decided to stop selling The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion on their Web site. The description of the book (now removed) read as follows:
If … The Protocols are genuine (which can never be proven conclusively), it might cause some of us to keep a wary eye on world affairs. We neither support nor deny its message. We simply make it available for those who wish a copy.
For those of you who are completely clueless, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is a well known forgery disseminated by the Czarist secret police about 100 years ago. EncyclopÃ¦dia Britannica describes the Protocols as a “fraudulent document that served as a pretext and rationale for anti-Semitism in the early 20th century.” The Protocols inspired Hitler and continue to find a popular audience in Arab countries to this very day.
So I’ll give Walmart the benefit of the doubt and assume they simply f*cked up. I will also assume that they did not pen the idiotic description of the book. And so they got busted for it, that’s cool. No big deal. However, the decent thing to have done would have been to admit to their mistake and move on. Instead we get this lame ass, dry, corporate crap followed by no response to further questions, to wit:
Based on significant customer feedback regarding the book titled ‘The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,’ we have made a business decision to remove this book … from our site at www.walmart.com.
This is the company that edits each and every CD and DVD that they sell so that all swear words and other objectionable content are removed. The message is, Tits and Ass, bad! Promoting blood libel and the notion of an international Jewish conspiracy whose aim is to achieve world domination… ehhhhh, only bad cuz some people complained. I never really liked Walmart and it’s preachy pro-family agenda that exists side by side with labor practices that impact negatively on its employees’ ability to raise a family… also hate their giant antiseptic superstores that have eviscerated untold smaller Mom and Pop operations across the land. But now, it’s personal. Thank you Yuppies of Zion for getting me all riled up so soon after Yom Kippur…