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Skittles Devoured Over 'White' Version of Rainbow Candy That Honors Pride Month

Could the marketing geniuses who thought up New Coke be working at Skittles? To show solidarity with Pride Month, the candy company --- which creates multi-colored candy under the slogan "Taste the Rainbow" -- temporarily removed the rainbow to produce white Skittles in white packaging.

"I'm alerting the Mercury One museum to go out and buy a box of white Skittles. Because that's funny," Glenn said.

Naturally, in today's PC, safe space culture, the blundered attempt has left many angered, claiming Skittles has gone racist.

"So here's this company trying to do something in support of you. They're taking their own rainbow and saying our rainbow doesn't count. [The pride rainbow] is the only rainbow, and they're being --- well, this is a bad analogy for a candy --- they're being eaten. They're being persecuted."

Enjoy the complimentary clip or read the transcript for details.

GLENN: I am alerting the -- I'm alerting the Mercury One museum to go out and buy a box of white skittles.

PAT: Seriously.

GLENN: Because that --

PAT: That's funny.

GLENN: That's funny.

PAT: Like, how stupid can you be? Like you said. If you're sitting around the marketing meeting, how does somebody in the meeting not say "Maybe that's not the best idea.

[Laughter]

Maybe this is like I knew Coke type of idea.

GLENN: It might have been. The guy was finally struggled, got back on his feet, and then he's liked it I think everybody has forgotten about the idea of new Coke. Hey, skittles.

STU: Let's look at some of the other PR disasters from these companies. Kendall Jenner, there's consternation between the police.@let's put Kendall Jenner in there. At least you can follow the thought process of what you're trying to do. What is the thought process of taking a rainbow-colored candy in gay pride month and changing it from the symbol of gay pride to white pride.

GLENN: Yes. That would be like if the White House was always lit in rainbow colors.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And then the day the Supreme Court passed the marriage thing, we're going to celebrate all white lights on the White House.

[Laughter]

STU: That's such a weird thing.

GLENN: It's bazaar.

STU: Do you know what their thought process? What were they trying to do?

GLENN: Celebrate pride.

STU: But that's -- that has nothing to do with it; right? Like, you wouldn't turn them all white.

PAT: Yeah, because --

GLENN: All right. I have a -- rational? No. I have a way that maybe those in mental institutions might have arrived at this.

STU: Okay. Okay.

GLENN: Okay. What is the absence of all color?

STU: Okay. White.

PAT: Black.

GLENN: Yes, black. What is the mixing of all colors? White.

STU: Black?

GLENN: So obviously, it takes a really smart mental institution or at least one that understand his prisms.

[Laughter]

STU: I do enough coloring books these days, I should really know this.

GLENN: Yes, you should. Or if you ever looked at a prism, you would know this. But the rainbow comes from white light. And then the rainbow prism breaks that up into the spectrum. So white is all colors combined. Black is the absence of all color. Okay?

STU: Okay.

GLENN: I don't think anybody at that table thought that because you have to -- that's a justification of cognitive dissonance. That's just, like, I made a really bad move. How do we cover this? Oh, white is all colors mixed into one. Nobody thought that. I cannot do the math and get to this decision from skittles.

STU: Let me try one other potential possibility. They said we're colorblind; right? So everything's the same. We're all the same, and inside we're all different. So a lime skittle may look the same as a cherry skittle or whatever they have. However, we're all the same. Maybe it's that type of thing?

GLENN: But that's not what pride would be. That's not standing -- who is saying "Hey, let's all just now fold back into each other and be cool."

Nobody's saying that. This was one of the worst decisions in marketing I have ever seen.

Okay.

GLENN: So you know what's funny? These -- the skittles still are on the market, and we have an update for what their plan was, and it's on the back of the package. And what's it say?

STU: Basically the reason they got rid of the rainbow is they wanted to say is that the gay pride rainbow is the only rainbow that matters.

JEFFY: That needs to take center stage.

STU: That needs to take center stage.

GLENN: I have to remind everybody. It's a stupid candy you eat.

JEFFY: Don't call it stupid.

GLENN: Okay. If you are on the left, and you're a fan of the gay pride flag and the rainbow. Okay. So here's this company trying to do something in support of you.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: They're trying to say -- they're taking their own rainbow and saying our rainbow doesn't count. This is the only rainbow.

JEFFY: Yours does.

GLENN: And they're being -- well, this is a bad analogy for a candy. They're being eaten. They're being persecuted.

STU: Right.

GLENN: And yelled at and called names and being called intolerant and racist and bigots because they tried to do something nice.

STU: Yeah, it should be really, like, guys, that was a little bit of a stupid mistake, but we appreciate the effort.

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: That's the tone that should come.

GLENN: Quite honestly for anybody else, it's a candy.

STU: Can it be I love the fact that they're getting heat for such a stupid gesture? Can it be that one? Because that's the one I want.

GLENN: I think it can be. I think it can be. Sure. Sure. Because that's where I'm living right now.

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Let’s thank the Pilgrims for defeating Socialism this Thanksgiving

This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

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