Target’s passionate embrace of the LGBTQ agenda has cost the company’s market value to crash by $13 billion. The retailer’s stock price is down 19% since three weeks ago, when Target started rolling out its Pride Month displays, much of which was aimed at children.
But Target apparently forgets the first rule of holes: When you’re in one, stop digging.
The New York Post reported on Monday that Target has funded a nonprofit group called NDN Collective, whose beliefs include shutting down Mount Rushmore because the site is a “symbol of white supremacy.”
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NDN Collective, as the name suggests, advocates for the “collective power of Indigenous Peoples.”
In addition to advocating for closing Mount Rushmore, which it argues is on “stolen” land, the group also believes in eradicating the “violent” U.S. military and sanctioning Israel to express solidarity with the Palestinians.
“The closure of Mount Rushmore, return of that land and all public lands in the Black Hills, South Dakota is our cornerstone battle,” NDN said. “Not only does Mount Rushmore sit in the heart of the sacred Black Hills, but it is an international symbol of White supremacy and colonization. To truly dismantle white supremacy and systems of oppression, we have to go back to the roots. Which, for us, is putting Indigenous Lands back in Indigenous hands.”
NDN said, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free.” This rallying cry has long been used by “terrorist organizations such as Hamas, which seek Israel’s destruction through violent means,” according to the Anti-Defamation League.
The Post reported that it’s unclear how much Target gave to the NDN Collective.
But South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was not pleased by what its financial support signaled.
“Target’s leftist execs support giving away Mount Rushmore. Not on my watch,” Noem tweeted on Monday. “America’s symbol of Freedom will endure.”
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