A bite from Apple’s tree is a sinful act for patriotic Americans
RWA, in conjunction with American Conservative Values ETF (ACVF), has identified the ten worst companies for political conservates ( or patriots) to invest in.
Investors can’t completely avoid placing their funds into all woke companies, but they can avoid investing in the worst offenders.
Announcing “Rubin’s Bottom 10.”
Let’s get to #8.
What does the all-time classic rock band The Who have in common with the chicest tech company in the world, Apple Inc.? The answer is that legend has it they both started in garages. They also have something else in common which is that while The Who wrote the song Trick of the Light, Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) has played the trick masterfully by convincing virtually every millennial and below in age in the U.S. that their tech is the cool tech and that anybody who’s anybody simply must have “i” everything.
With over one-billion users, Apple just might be the most brilliant marketing company in modern history, maybe of all time? What they also are is a company that is openly hostile to traditional American values and to the very free-market capitalist system that permitted Messrs. Jobs and Wozniak to launch their first computer back in 1976. They are a company that conservative Americans want to avoid when investing their hard-earned dollars.
When upstart social media platform Parler was implicated (unjustly) as being partly responsible for the fake-news January 6th insurrection story, Apple, along with Google (investment “blacklisted” in prior column), removed the app from its store within moments without any sort of objective investigation. That led to Amazon (to be investment “blacklisted” in a future column) removing Parler from its cloud servers, effectively chloroforming the free speech alternative to Twitter.
Back in 2017, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple would donate $1,000,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC is well known to be a thinly veiled socialist hate group that makes its contribution to the public discourse by labeling any sort of pro-traditional American organization as a hate group. Given the SPLC’s clear aversion to free speech and open exchange, and given their perception in the mainstream media as champions of civil liberties, maybe some of the marketing folks at Apple moonlight for SPLC? Somebody well-practiced in deception is certainly helping with their messaging.
Apple has been one of the more aggressive companies when it comes to requiring employees to not only get vaxxed, but then also boosted, in order to come to work. Their strict and invasive policy announced back in January came despite the Biden administration’s vaccination requirements for large employers being dealt setbacks in the court. Apple’s vaccine stance feels like something you’d expect in totalitarian China, but not in a country that prides itself on individual freedom.
Speaking of China, (because I needed a segue), there is no question that the biggest sin you are committing by taking a bite from Apple, Inc.’s tree is that of supporting the most hostile nation on earth and the number one enemy of the United States and all of Western civilization.
In December of 2021, an expose’ piece was run at theInformation.com that told the story of how Apple’s success in the country that routinely imprisons, tortures, and organ-harvests from their Muslim Uighur minority group was paved through a quiet, but large, financial agreement made between the tech giant and the Chinese dictatorship. The article leads with:
“Apple’s iPhone recently became the top-selling smartphone in China, its second-biggest market after the U.S., for the first time in six years. But the company owes much of that success to CEO Tim Cook, who laid the foundation years ago by secretly signing an agreement, estimated to be worth more than $275 billion, with Chinese officials promising Apple would do its part to develop China’s economy and technological prowess through investments, business deals, and worker training.”
A line attributed, but unverified, to Lenin reads “When it comes time to hang the capitalists, they will vie with each other for the rope contract.”
In Apple’s case, regarding their relationship with the evil empire that is China, the formulation goes something like this:
We will give you billions, share designs, and let you build up your economy and pirate our products so that you can use your power to destroy everything around us, but leave us standing because we’re your besties.
This partnership with a country that considers slaughter a form of population management reveals the utter hypocrisy of Apple’s “diversity and inclusion” policies, something about which they report annually to shareholders and employees with a written report on their workforce. Visit Apple’s diversity webpage and you are greeted with this banner headline in rainbow colors:
“How we come together is how we change the world.”
Apple is obviously trying to change the world.
Their partnership with China indicates their clear interest in helping that nation build up its military and economic power for the purpose of achieving global dominance. Perhaps Apple simply sees China’s ultimate victory as inevitable, and they are just trying to “side with the winner?”
(In that case, they should have studied Lenin’s successor, Joseph Stalin, whose great “purges” ultimately targeted even those who had supported him.)
For a patriotic investor, it is difficult to rationalize or justify including Apple, Inc. stock in your portfolio.
While the company’s financial performance has been almost unparalleled (at one time the company reportedly had more cash on hand than did our own federal government) and has shown an attendant geometric increase in stock value, the actions it takes are deliberately harmful to American citizens both in the short and long term.
Investing in Apple is like buying a long section of Lenin’s rope. If you don’t know how to tie a noose knot, don’t worry; Apple does.
Don’t let your investment dollars become complicit in either silencing voices in America, or committing genocide in China.
Just remember: You’re next!
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