Twin Falls, Idaho
First, Jack Ryan’s theme:
But despite growing protests by local residents against the refugee arrivals, the Twin Falls area can count on being a prime spot for refugees for years to come, thanks to one man’s rising business enterprise.
That man is Hamdi Ulukaya, a Kurdish Muslim and immigrant from Turkey who created the billion-dollar U.S.-based Chobani yogurt empire.
Ulukaya opened the world’s largest yogurt factory in Twin Falls about two years ago, and the plant now employs 600 people with about 30 percent of those jobs filled by foreign refugees shipped to the U.S. from United Nations camps in the Middle East and Africa.
If the fact that a Kurdish Muslim from Turkey wants to import people to work in his yogurt plant didn’t surprise me, and if he was a native born white American corporate executive peddling this bullshit, (and there are plenty), I’d be advising someone in Twin Falls to wait for him outside of his house and arrange a face to face meeting between Ulukaya and some of his yogurt. The “make it personal” strategy.
Now, for Steve Sailer’s theme:
At the World Economic Forum meeting this weekend in Davos, Switzerland, he will call on other CEOs to join his campaign to throw corporate cash, lobbying initiatives, services and jobs to refugees.
Six companies have already taken him up on the idea. Ikea, MasterCard, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Western Union and UPS have all agreed to hire more refugees or provide free services to them.
Ulukaya wants more companies to join the effort of hiring and helping refugees. He started a new foundation, the Tent, for this purpose.
And all because they’re compassionate humanitarians, right? Or is compassionate humanitarianism the new corporate and plutocratic greed, and Davos its annual trade show?
Speaking of mendacious corporations…remember, they’re able to get away with this in spite of there supposedly being a robust wall of separation between corporations and the public policy making process in Europe. Which is why I take all this talk about Citizens United with a grain of salt, not because I don’t agree, but because it won’t do any good.