UPDATE: 27APR23 - Yet another boycott opportunity arises over FOX firings. Don’t forget to hit the entire food chain, including BlackRock, Dodge & Cox, Vanguard, and Murdoch media interests.
UPDATE: Bud Light fallout continues and is getting worse, as investors and analysts await quarterly update and guidance.
Few people stop to think just how vital beer is to the human race.
The Babylonians built temples to Ninkasi, the goddess of beer and brewing, and the Hammurabic Code had strict laws concerning the ingredients and process of brewing beer. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all took brewing very seriously and ancient breweries are discovered on a regular basis. Of course, most serious beer drinkers know about the German Reinheitsgebot. What’s more, few people realize that bread and beer have essentially the same ingredients.
Thanks for reading RadioFarSide’s Teletype! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work.
In my own Celtic and Anglic cultures, every home brewed their own. The best brews drew visitors, and eventually those homes became inns and public houses (pubs), and even town breweries.
One town brewery that became famous for its top-fermented lager was a sleepy Czech town called České Budějovice. Their top brew is called Budwar, or in Germany Budweiss.
Very long story short, this beer recipe and technique made its way to America, were it spawned a mega-corporation called Anheiser-Busch, which is owned by the holding company ABInBev, which itself manages over 400 brands worldwide. One of those brands unfortunately happens to be one of my favorites - Leffe Blonde - which I will never again purchase as long as ABInBev owns it.
All of this is by way of saying ABInBev has angered the Beer Goddess, and is paying a terrible price for it, as well they should. When your products have a long and storied history of purity, why would you EVER hire a fake woman to tout your swill?
The marketing genius behind the Bud Light fiasco has appropriately been “placed on leave,” which means she’s cleared out her office and was escorted to the door by security, and she is expected to tender her resignation in the coming week (one rarely gets fired at the VP level).
You’d think with a name like Heinerscheid - meaning her lineage is from a small town in Luxembourg in the commune of Clervaux - this numbnut would have some idea about the sacred nature of beer and the importance of purity in marketing it.
This is what happens when you hire based on physical attributes, rather than merit and accomplishment.
To be fair, Heinerscheid did not make her decisions in a vacuum. We can be certain she was hired to tap into a market segment that everyone is courting, but which is a tiny demographic that clearly does not spend money on anything. Thus, the emerging axiom, “Get Woke, Go Broke”.
I’m just guessing based on my years in media and marketing, but Heinerscheid came in with her mandate from upper management and started searching for some woke bozo with a big number of subscribers, and went with it.
The mistake that Heinerscheid and so many other “marketeers” make is assuming that total number of followers represents real human beings that will buy products based on an “influencer” say-so. Most of those “followers” are bought-and-paid-for headcounts run by bots and created by the thousands by basement dwellers who sell the numbers to the highest bidder.
One thing we have all learned from this is that we normal, real humans have vast quantities of power. The system collapses when the revenues dry up. We are funding all this silliness, and then complaining when we get it. If the money spigot turns off, we will see it all vanish overnight - just like the the USD6 billion in market cap that AB InBev saw evaporate in the wake of woke.
In the modern world of matryoschka-doll corporations, boycotting one brand may hurt a bit, but in the grand scheme of things, it is a pin prick to the Goliath. If you want to make your voice heard, you must cut off every brand of the parent company, and then go after the next higher level - the top 10 institutional shareholders of the target corporation.
In the AB InBev link at top, you can view some of the 400 brands that the company manages. Another example is Unilever, which also manages hundreds of brands worldwide. I’m willing to bet you purchase at least one of their brands on a regular basis. If consumers wanted to boycott this corporation, they’d have quite a chore ahead of them. If folks stopped buying one brand alone, chances are they’d pick up a sister brand to replace it, and the corporation has lost nothing.
If consumers do not cut deep into the wallets of all the nested corporations that are hitting us with a tidal wave of social engineering, we will continue getting more of it, and it will get louder, more pervasive, and far more intrusive. These social engineers will never stop until we consumers cut their figurative carotid arteries. As a rule, when budgets get tight, mega-corps always start cutting in the marketing department.
Please note well that I am NOT promoting physical violence of any kind. We do not need to stoop to that level. Our power is manifest in our choices of where we deploy our money alone.
I’m a beer snob, so I haven’t purchased any Bud products in decades because it’s chemical swill made from rice. However, I will now cease buying Leffe products, which saddens me, but I must be consistent. I will replace those purchases with Duvel products, which is a family-owned Belgian brewery and whose products are superior to Leffe, though a bit more work and cost to get here. I will also increase my purchases of Bali Hai products, which is also family owned and made here in Jakarta.
Write to beer distributors in your area about carrying these high-quality products. Be sure to let them know you will not be buying ANY AB InBev products from now on. Also let your retailers and bar owners know. These are the outlets where mega-corps touch our daily lives, and we need to put a little salt on them to shrivel them up.
If consumers boycott all of AB InBev’s products, it will hurt…bad. That will ripple up to their top institutional shareholders, like Dodge & Cox and Manulife. If large numbers of people contact their mutual fund managers and tell them to get out of AB InBev, or they will pull their investments, that will have an even larger effect. Don’t make empty threats, though. We have to follow though or its just noise to them.
Yes, it takes some effort. You have to research a little, shoot off a few email, and pay more attention to what you buy. You have to stop consuming products and become an active informed buyer of quality, even if it means cutting back on quantity. The alternative is that these mega-corps will continue using our money to engineer our culture and inundate us with weaponized wokeness.
Ask yourself, would you rather have 30 McDonald’s hamburgers, or a $30 grass-fed, chemical-, vaccine- and steroid-free T-bone? If you are in the latter category, then start showing it with every purchase - find family-owned suppliers, investigate the brand owners of the products you use, apply consistent boycotts all the way up the corporate food chain. Investigate your mutual funds, banks and insurance companies. If they invest in targeted corporations, then notify the fund managers of your desires and intentions.
We are in a culture war, and killing foot soldiers like Bud Light hurts, but has little effect on the overall battle. However, when you start wiping out battalions, cutting off supply lines and attacking the brass in their cushy bunkers, you start having a real and tangible effect on the outcome.
These are the tactics that a tiny demog4raphic group have used to take over our institutions. Fight fire with fire. We know that there are millions of normal, everyday folks for every one of the enemy. One small change in the battlefield will have far-reaching effects in the board rooms.
To continue the culture war metaphor, our ammunition is eyeballs and money. We cannot waste ammo. We must take careful aim and hit targets that have a ripple-up effect on the chain of command. Laying down suppressing fire is wasteful and counterproductive.
It’s not easy, at first. Many of these mega-corps - like AB InBev and Disney - have burrowed into our heritage like cultural deer ticks and injected their social Lyme disease. But if we pull together and methodically work to remove these parasites, it will get easier and a lot more fun.
Joining the battle requires one simple step - turn off the TeeVee. The rest will follow.
P.S - It DOES work!
Enlist in the culture war on the Far Side:
Radio Far Side is a labour of love. We don’t use a paywall, nor ask for donations, and we don’t sell stuff. We just create things to inform and entertain. But like any good busker on the digital mean streets, we put our hat down, and if you feel inspired, drop a coin in to show your appreciation:
BTC wallet - bc1qth6drgzcyt7vlxxpvqh6erjm0lmaemwsvf0272
Thanks for reading RadioFarSide’s Teletype! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work.
I don't drink beer, but I strongly agree with what is said here. After having been a TV junkie for most of my life, I quit watching 20 years ago when I realized even PBS was lying about 9/11. Everything from the cabal-owned media is mind control, brainwashing, and programming. So I quit volunteering to listen to it, and that changed my life for the better big-time. It probably also saved my life, and the lives of my children and grand-children, as by the time the COVID scam was sprung on us, I could recognize it as a deception almost immediately. Same with the COVID "vaccines". Most of our leaders are con-artists, criminals, and sociopaths. They do not have our best interests in mind. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Bud/Bud Light is GMO cat piss. I would avoid store bought anything right now. I know that is easier said than done but once the reality hits home that you've been targeted for removal it becomes a little easier. Start reading the labels on your food. At home in a clear plastic container I have some blueberry pastries sitting for over a year now. Not a speck of mold on them. They look no different than the day they were bought. Grab your fish pole and your hunting rifle. And start growing your own veggies and brewing your own beer and distilling your own liquor. Or seek out those already doing this and buy/trade from them. As for the woke crowd? All they're doing is projecting their insecurities onto the rest of us. Miserable cowards. They're not smart enough to realize their insecurities are a bull ring the elite use to lead them around.