“Oh no. Two women wanted to make a living.” We must stop them now!
In yet another example that there’s nothing a hard-working entrepreneur can build that a lazy, whiney liberal can’t destroy, two Portland, Oregon women were drummed out of their burrito business because they were too white.
Update: Kooks Burritos has closed. No brunch this weekend. https://t.co/So3o7NB3xX
— Willamette Week ? (@wweek) May 20, 2017
Liberals called it “cultural appropriation” and claimed the women stole Mexican burrito recipes.
So they should have gotten them from the Chinese takeout joint down the street?
A trip to Puerto Nuevo, Mexico, last December prompted Kali Wilgus and Liz ‘LC’ Connelly to open a Mexican fast-food restaurant of their own, and thus Kooks Burritos was born.
Wilgus and Connelly were doing a Cracker Jack business, which brought the dynamic duo to the attention of Willamette Week. Within a week of their interview with the local publication the ladies had to close shop.
“In Puerto Nuevo, you can eat $5 lobster on the beach, which they give you with this bucket of tortillas,” Connelly told Willamette Week. “They are handmade flour tortillas that are stretchy and a little buttery, and best of all, unlimited.”
So the ladies asked for the recipe for this yummy item.
“I picked the brains of every tortilla lady there in the worst broken Spanish ever, and they showed me a little of what they did,” Connelly said. “They told us the basic ingredients, and we saw them moving and stretching the dough similar to how pizza makers do before rolling it out with rolling pins. They wouldn’t tell us too much about technique, but we were peeking into the windows of every kitchen, totally fascinated by how easy they made it look. We learned quickly it isn’t quite that easy.”
She explained that after returning to Oregon, they bought the basic tortilla ingredients and began experimenting until the came up with something evocative of the buttery treat they enjoyed south of the border.
They were in business — until Portland’s liberal press picked up the Willamette story. And they pounced.
“In less than six months, Wilgus and Connelly have managed to build a business,” Mic.com reported. “And depending on how you look at it, their methods are either genius of the latest example of white folks profiting off the labor of people of color.”
The Portland Mercury was more direct — and far more condemning.
“Because of Portland’s underlying racism, the people who rightly own these traditions and cultures that exist are already treated poorly,” The Mercury claimed.
Liberal commentary on social media was along these lines.
@pdxlex @wweek I’m just noting what white people are good at: exploiting the underprivileged, stealing and profiting off of what whites do not own.
— ultrapeanuts (@ultra_peanuts) May 20, 2017
The Mercury callied the closure of Kooks a “victory.”
But a victory for whom?
Certainly not for Portland’s economy — one more business has had to close its doors in answer to the misplaced call of racism.
@BasicBlaecGirl is so filled with hate, racism and ethnocentricy that she drove a Portland business out of business. https://t.co/FzIVE7ZgVe
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) May 24, 2017
Certainly not to Kooks customers, who’d enjoyed the homemade tortillas as much as Wilgus and Connelly did.
@wweek What a bummer. They are truly rad, authentic chicks who are being massively misunderstood. These burritos were ?
— lex (@pdxlex) May 20, 2017
Certainly not to the Mexican women from whom they got a glimpse of the secrets of tortilla-making. They probably couldn’t find Portland on a map, and Kooks’ success didn’t affect them one whit.
Social media was awash with outrage from the right.
@NYDailyNews By this logic all non-French chefs cooking French cuisine; you can’t do this anymore. This is taking it too far.
— Leith Hunt (@Leith_Hunt) May 25, 2017
@ultra_peanuts @pdxlex @wweek Are u f-Ing insane???? So if I want a burrito it has to be made by a Spanish person?????? Stupid people
— bill loni (@LoniBill) May 24, 2017
One appalling self-righteous persecutor wrote this piece. Oh no. Two women wanted to make a living. Kill them, https://t.co/HI0Ka0wVrO
— Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) May 25, 2017
Does this mean Tom Monaghan is going to have to give up his Domino’s Pizza empire?
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