This week’s state of the union address by President Donald woke many people up to the reality that Democrat leaders are not on their side.

The blatant disrespect shown to a family by many lawmakers who refused to stand in honor of the son who was killed by illegal immigrants has left many perplexed and hurt. Of course, it is no surprise to those of us who have been warning voters for years.

Yet, people keep falling for the narrative that Democrats and liberals are the ones who care. They continue to be used as pawns in the games liberals play, especially race games. Take the current case making headlines out of Perris, California. There are only two reasons it is such a famous case. First, Gloria Allred is once again the high-profile attorney taking the case of a matter that is a non-issue. Second, Allred and the media are once again using the race card to prove a point that doesn’t exist. To those who are aware, the only case that exists here is another black person being duped into becoming a famous example of how liberals like Allred supposedly care about them.

In fact, just the opposite is true. The case is a clear example of just how they don’t care.

Stores must protect their profits

Anytime stores have products that are high-priced or that are consistently stolen, they must do their best to protect those items. Yes, I was angry when the local grocery stores all started locking up their name-brand, mostly Gillette, razors. It was an inconvenience to find a clerk, who is never close by, and tell them what I want. It is inconvenient for the store’s employees, too. They have to stop what they are doing and wait for me to make sure it is the right product before locking the case and returning to their their work. It is a hassle for everyone.

But, I have also worked retail. My first job was at a drug store on a side of town I felt safe in, but that probably was less safe than my naive 16-year-old mind could fathom at the time. We had a lot of theft in that store. I saw it. I was the victim when someone waited for my cash register to open, reached his hand in and grabbed whatever cash he could, and ran out of the store before I even comprehended what had truly happened. In that store, we locked up our perfumes. If a customer wanted a cologne, the store clerk unlocked the cabinet, allowed the customer to make a selection, and the clerk put it at the register until the customer was finished shopping. One day we arrived to find our front glass door had been smashed the night before and someone had come in and cleared out most of our cigarette cartons.

Race seldom matters

In all these instances, and more, not once did someone make a a general comment about our customers’ or suspects’ race. Not once. How can that be? We were in the South, in Clarkston, Ga., just outside of Stone Mountain, where liberals would have every black person in America believe the KKK is just waiting to perform a lynching. Surely, people made a big deal about the racial demographics of the area.

No, they didn’t.

Not one time.

Why didn’t they? Because when it comes to profit and loss, unless you are describing the perpetrator of a crime to police so you and they can be on the lookout, race really doesn’t matter. Money matters. Stores only care about the bottom line, and they really don’t care who or what is costing them money. They only care about protecting the products that cause them to lose money when those products are stolen.

What about me?

I was in a Staples once. I picked up a product that is meant to be carried in your purse or briefcase, a to-go case of Post-It notes. It was cute and compact, but I wanted to know if it would fit in my purse before I bought it. I started to put it in my purse, just to see, but realized before I did it that someone might think I was stealing. And, I knew that whether I intended to steal it or not, I did not want to appear as though I were, so I stopped and continued shopping.

I know someone saw me. I was a white woman, nicely dressed because I just got off work, and yet, they followed me everywhere. In a store that never seemed to have more than a couple of people on a shift at a time, I suddenly found myself looking up to see a different employee watching me on every single aisle I was on.

Racial profiling, or any other kind of profiling for that matter, was obviously not a concern. They saw someone who they thought acted suspicious and, in an effort to maintain their profits, they kept an eye on me. Maybe a closer eye than they needed to, but it was what made them comfortable. I understood that and didn’t hold it against them. I went ahead and made my purchases and went on my way, as did they, I am sure.

Pick one

What Essie Grundy, the plaintiff in the case against Walmart has to understand is that she really does have to choose one option. She can be inconvenienced because Walmart locks up their most-often stolen products. Or, she can be shocked at the price increases on those products as Walmart recoups the cost of their being stolen. Or, she can travel out of her way to another store when the Walmart she shops stops carrying the products. I mean, if they can’t lock them up and they can’t raise the prices, but products continue to get stolen, the store does have the option of no longer selling them in the first place. Or, she could shop somewhere else. I don’t know much about the size of Perris and shopping options, but I do know that there are multi-level marketing companies that sell the same products, many of them better for your hair, that she could choose from. She could also go to a salon or a drug or grocery store.

She chose the wrong option

The one option Grundy chose is the wrong one. It is what is wrong with America’s legal system today–unwarranted litigations that tie up our court systems for no good reason while people like Allred get rich and famous using their plaintiffs to further their own agenda of dividing our great nation. Grundy thinks she is a victim of Walmart’s efforts to protect their profits from loss. She has no idea that she is really a victim of Gloria Allred, who is manipulating her and her story the same way Norma McCorvey was manipulated in the fight to legalize abortion in that fateful case, Roe v. Wade.

Allred saw a chance to take down, or at least harm, a major corporation (the bane of every liberal) and she jumped at the chance to use Grundy to make an example of what is to come if corporations refuse to bow to the race-based agenda of liberals. Grundy, unfortunately, fell for it–hook, line, and sinker.

Quit letting them use you

Quit letting people who don’t care about you use you. Wake up and see that the best thing you can do is understand that capitalism is still and always will be the best economic system there is. Capitalism is the only true way to give everyone the same fighting chance. but, in order for it to work properly companies must be allowed to make decisions that will allow them to maintain their profits and keep their losses at a minimum. Don’t take it personally. When you take it personally, you set yourself up to be manipulated by someone waiting to use you as nothing more than a pawn they will toss away when they are finished with you.