“The murder of #DaunteWright is rooted in white supremacy and results from the intentional criminalization of Black and Brown communities. This system can’t be reformed. It must be dismantled and a real system of public safety rebuilt from the ground up. #DefundThePolice,” Ben and Jerry’s tweeted.
This was the corporate Twitter account of Ben & Jerry’s, rather than the personal account of its leftist founders, which is controlled by its parent company, Unilever.
Unilever, a British-Dutch multinational, has been on an obnoxious orgy of virtue signaling, interfering in our election by pressuring Facebook to censor conservatives.
If you have Dove soap or Axe deodorant in your bathroom, Lipton tea or Breyers in your kitchen, you’re buying Unilever products. The huge British-Dutch multinational made $60 billion last year and is known for its leftist politics. But Unilever may have gone beyond virtue signaling to election interference.
“All the international brands trust us and buy our tomato purée: Heinz, Kraft, Unilever, Nestlé,” Cofco Tunhe Vice-President Yu Tianchi had once boasted.
Unilever, the British-Dutch conglomerate whose brands include Dove and Breyers, has been a loud voice in the social justice movement, and has joined the boycott to force Facebook to censor conservatives.
“We have a responsibility for racial justice,” Unilever declared.
But does that racial justice include the slaves of China’s Communist regime?
In the 2021 Project, I noted just how many woke corporations were complicit in slavery.
Apple and Amazon were caught using slave labor, and Nestle, Pepsi, Unilever, and even the Girl Scouts were discovered to be using palm oil harvested by children as young as 10 years old in Indonesia.
This is what justice looks like for Unilever.
Global consumer companies, including Unilever, Nestle, Kellogg and Procter & Gamble, have sourced palm oil from Indonesian plantations where labor abuses were uncovered, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
Children as young as eight worked in “hazardous” conditions at palm plantations run by Singapore-based Wilmar International and its suppliers on the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sumatra, Amnesty said in a report.
While Unilever’s marketers tell Americans that they need to reimagine public safety, let’s look at Unilever’s idea of policing.
“Private securities calling themselves “S.W.A.T.”, who were hired by the company two weeks before the strike, invaded the picketing area last Monday and summarily unleashed a torrent of rubber bullets on innocent workers while they were demonstrating peacefully.
“When female members questioned why they were shooting at them, the security guards continued blasting them with pepper spray.
Meanwhile, here’s life for Unilever employees once public safety has been reimagined.
At least four men armed with machetes and clubs broke into Anne Johnson’s home. They forced her husband and 11-year-old son into the bedroom and kept Anne and her teenage daughters in a separate room. To this day, she doesn’t know for certain if the men who raped her, her husband, and her daughters were her coworkers. “They spoke the local language,” Anne testified, but “they