Don’t Look to Business to Protect Your True Rights
We need to set our sights higher.
Anybody have a count of the corporations who flew the Sodomy Standard after Anthony Kennedy foisted his fantasies on the nation?
How many minutes after the Supreme Court announced they found tucked away in a forgotten corner of the Constitution a “right” to same-sex “marriage” before major companies released perverted rainbow images superposed over their own corporate logos?
It wasn’t days, nor even hours. Meaning they had these monstrosities ready to go.
Who were they? NBC, Coca Cola, 7-11, Lyft, Facebook, American Airlines, IBM, Oreo cookies, Walmart, Doritos, Disney and on and on.
Their message to about half the country, and therefore half their customers, was Twbbpppt! Plus a big fat Whaddaya gonna do about it?
What indeed? Boycott them? Do so and lose the ability to conduct any sort of business or to buy or sell most things.
This didn’t happen just in the States, of course. When Australia had their recent referendum on same-sex “marriage”, “More than 840 corporations…registered with the Australian Marriage Equality organisation in supporting same-sex marriage including Airbnb, Apple, American Express, McDonald’s, Mirvac, Ten Network, Virgin Australia and Telstra.”
I have a colleague employed by a major corporation which cannot be named. The Human Resources department mandates a certain kind of diversity training. (HR which manages people as fungible resources, like trees or fuel oil.)
In one “class” the employee is asked what he should do if were to see a cross on a fellow employee’s desk. The “right” answer is to report (rat out) the cross-bearer to HR.
Yet — and you saw this coming — this training also encourages the “celebration”, “pride” and “diversity” of various non-reproductive sexual desires and acts.
Diversity training, a.k.a. the inculcation of progressive ideology, is now commonplace at large companies, such that it’s rarer to find it missing than present.
Men Shalt Shower With Girls
Then there was that national debate over grown men suffering from the delusion they were women who wanted to slip into the same shower stalls as our young daughters.
Some municipalities and states, such as North Carolina, said enough and felt forced to create or propose legislation barring men from women’s toilets.
The push-back from corporate American, particularly those businesses involved in frivolous entertainment, was immediate.
Guns as Virtue-Signaling Ammunition
Our latest virtue-signaling extravaganza is gun support and sales. Well, not the latest, since those who would remove our means of self defense have been vocal for decades. But anti-gun actions are now the loudest corporate cause.
We have seen in the last two weeks one major corporation after another tumble over one another to boast of their anti-gun purity.
National Car Rental, Enterprise, Alamo, and other car rental firms, with flags waving, announced their cessation of discounts for NRA members. The NRA must be the least-known-about but most-hated voluntary association in existence. But the left must have its Emmanuel Goldstein to cast as bogey man.
It wasn’t only car rental firms. First National Bank ended a relationship with the NRA. So did “Wyndham Worldwide, the parent company of Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8 and other nationwide hotel brands [as well as] insurance company MetLife and cybersecurity firm Symantec.”
If these corporations were seriously serious about their distaste of guns, let them announce a ban on conducting business with gun owners.
Fear of the Left
FedEx tried to have it both ways, releasing a whiny statement about how distraught, how terribly melancholy, they were about guns. They’d never lie or exaggerate, would they? Then they said they’d still deliver the NRA’s mail. Google as usual over-reacted and removed all gun-related terms from its Shopping results.
Dick’s Sporting Goods sells guns, and might therefore be expected to understand something about them. Alas, it isn’t so. They issued a plea to “Ban assault-style firearms.” For the good of the children, naturally, “this countries most precious gift.”
Assault-style firearms has all the same meaning as genuine imitation leather.
Dick’s will also stop selling so-called high-capacity magazines, and won’t sell to anybody under 21. Walmart thought this last almost-not-a-move a swell PR stunt, and announced the same limit. Sounds like a ploy conducted more in fear of progressives than of genuine belief.
The Corporate Cavalry Isn’t Coming
That fear explains a goodly portion of why the corporate world reflexively dodges left. But it can’t explain all. That means the obvious must hold.
Corporations after all are staffed at the top with college graduates who by necessity have become political creatures. And that culture, like the culture overall, points leftwards.