Bernie Marcus, now 90 years of age, is a co-founder of Home Depot.
He also is an avid supporter, including financial support, of President Trump.
This has generated calls by the left to boycott Home Depot.
The fact that Mr. Marcus is retired and has nothing to do with the company’s operations – and the fact that, even if he were not retired, he certainly has a right to his political views – is irrelevant and immaterial to the hard left. Its philosophy, if you can call it that, is “You disagree with us, we take it out of your hide”.
Well, Mr. Marcus is not one to back down from a fight.
Here, in its entirety, is the facebook post he just put out:
“I woke up this morning thinking it was going to be another great day. I’ve been celebrating with friends, family and the community since I turned 90. I’ve told you about the gracious gift of $117 million that was collected and given in my honor to four charities that mean a lot to me. All that happiness blew up because I said in a newspaper interview that I have supported and will continue to support Donald Trump.
Negative stories… vicious threats, without cause, to boycott the company that has enabled my foundation to give billions to support autism, medical research, education, heart and neurological issues like stroke, and to help our veterans. The company that I retired from in 2002 and have not had a business relationship with in almost 20 years. A company that has employed more than a half-million people. The people who work there are affiliated with both political parties or no party at all. They are of all religions and all colors and backgrounds. Why would people want to hurt them?
All because I give my voice and some of my money to our President. Am I in China? Argentina? Russia? That’s what it feels like to me.
It saddens me that our country has come to this, where I, as a private citizen, cannot express my feelings. It angers me and it saddens me, but it sure as hell is not going to stop me. If you thought it would, you’ve got the wrong guy.
In the next ten years, God willing, I will accomplish more to save this world than my critics will do even if they had forty lifetimes.”
I’m not often inspired by facebook posts. But this one is a big, big exception.
I hope it is for you too.