There’s no underestimating the power of human stupidity. Mass production Southern style home cooking franchise Cracker Barrel is being accused of racism. It’s not because they don’t hire enough minorities or won’t serve people of color. It’s not even because crackers are white. The real reason is equally silly, though.
Cracker Barrel mind control
Liberals, especially the ones associated with the Black Lives Matter™ movement are furious with the hidden subliminal racist messaging they are convinced the Cracker Barrel company is hiding in their corporate logo. The company politely calls it all a “misunderstanding.”
What they really mean are “these freaks are totally insane and grasping at straws for attention.” They know if they say that, the activist attorneys will have them in court before you can say “litigation.”
Back in 1969, when Cracker Barrel “became popular for its Southern comfort food and old-timey charm,” the world was a much different place.
Now we have the internet where spurious rumors spread faster than the speed of light. BLM anarchists are convinced that “the logo depicts a slaveowner’s whip and that the restaurant’s name refers to barrels filled with whips called ‘crackers.'” Talk about revisionist history.
Back in 1969 anyone in America hearing the phrase “cracker barrel” would instantly think of a barrel of crackers. Regular old saltines. There were folks alive back then who remembered them in use.
At the time, those same mature folks had managed to collect enough money in the bank to spend on meals they weren’t cooking themselves and felt right at home next to the fireplace. The corporation was happy to take their money and send them away fed. That’s all there was too it. Now, everybody gets triggered by something.
Birth of the box
Back in the dim and distant early 20th century, Every country store in America had a big barrel of soda crackers handy. They were a frontier staple because they required no special care and would remain edible nearly forever. Plus, they were easy to stuff in your saddle bag.
Then modern technology and the cardboard box came along. Sunshine brand warned their customers to pass “by the dusty, handled, open barrel next the kerosene can.” People started to say, “hey there really is dust on my cracker” and ask “who else had their hand in that barrel?”
Flash forward to the present day and folks run for a safe space and some Xanax at the first sign of imagined feelings of vague discomfort. Someone smelling lawsuit money decided that the flourishing loop drawn by the original calligrapher was meant to be a whip.
If that’s true, nobody noticed in 52 years until now. Without a shred of evidence that whips were ever shipped in barrels, the looney left cooks up a story that almost sounds plausible. It was plausible enough to go viral. “Cracker Barrel refers to wooden barrels used to transport said whips to slaveowners, who were called “crackers” because of the sound their whips made.” Yeah, right.
The term “was a slang term for whip,” one clueless and uneducated social media user tapped. “That’s why blacks called whites crackers, from the crack of the whip. A cracker barrel is a barrel that held the whips for sale at the country store. You see the whip going from the R to the K? Racism in your face!!”
The creative outrage can be hilarious. “It makes sense though. I feel like anytime I walked in there I was expecting to get sold out of the gift shop. Just slave vibes all around in that place.” Have a nice day!