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Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Corporate convergence in action

It's fascinating to see that more than 200 major corporations, employing more than 7 million people and with $5 trillion in annual revenue, are lobbying the Supreme Court to reduce their employment options:
The Rays joined more than 200 major American corporations signing on to an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting workplace rights for the LGBTQ community.

The landmark brief calls for the court to rule that current federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. A coalition of five human rights groups submitted the brief this week ahead of oral arguments the justices will hear on Oct. 8 regarding three cases involving the issue.

Proponents argue that the current Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination in the workplace, at schools, in healthcare and housing on the basis of race, religion and sex, should be interpreted to include gender identity and sexual orientation.

The Rays, who also own the Rowdies, joined a list of companies in support of the brief that includes Amazon, American Airlines, Bank of America, Ben & Jerry’s, Coca-Cola, Domino’s Pizza, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Nike, Starbucks, Viacom, the Walt Disney Co. and Xerox. Their inclusion, however, stands out because only one other sports team signed the brief: the San Francisco Giants.
Not even corporate profits are more important to the corporate devil-worshippers than codifying evil into the lawbooks. Whatever happened to their previous motto of "if you don't like it, then just don't do it?" Once more we see that "rights" and "freedoms" are just tactical weapons for the globo-satanists.

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Blogger wahr01 July 03, 2019 10:40 AM  

Funny how the spirit of this law does not apply to conservatives like Damore.

Blogger Dave Dave July 03, 2019 10:42 AM  

Rights don't exist and only the anti-Christian groups make use of them to silence their opposition. I have said for a while that it was a secular enlightenment scam and it's inarguable, at this point, that the enlightenment was anything but a disaster.

Blogger flyingtiger July 03, 2019 10:47 AM  

June was gay pride month and i was tired of the constant propaganda on this subject. My local bank asked how they can improve their relations with the LQ-etc community. I said that they should lower their fees. They have not. My bank must be homophobic.

Blogger Oswald July 03, 2019 10:47 AM  

You are right, if a company wants transgender people to have special rights in their company they can do it without the need for laws making them do it. But that is not what they want, they want all of their competitors to do the same. Could it be, that these companies realize that granting these special rights will actually cost them money, and they do not want their competitors to have an advantage over them, if their competitors do not want to voluntarily comply with their social engineering program.

I predict the Supreme Court will make this part of Title VII. Then, the lawsuit against companies not complying can begin.

Blogger CarpeOro July 03, 2019 10:49 AM  

The big corporation figure this is a net positive for them. They have already burdened themselves with the shackles of evil, so if everyone else is forced to compete with the same handicap. They get to continue to virtue signal and "leverage" their experience with operating under evil as a competitive advantage. A win in idiocy.

Blogger The Cooler July 03, 2019 10:50 AM  

At this point, it cannot be more obvious that the Devil himself is the Thulsa Doom of the Diversity & Inclusion cult.

These people are possessed.

Blogger Doug Cranmer July 03, 2019 10:52 AM  

Large companies can find a place to shift the malcontents if they have no choice in taking them as employees but it's a disaster for smaller companies.

Blogger Critias July 03, 2019 10:54 AM  

Anyone got a full list of those corporations to make sure I never accidentally buy from them again?

Not interested in supporting the devil.

Blogger wahr01 July 03, 2019 10:55 AM  

The concept of "protected classes" is a fundamental violation of the 14th amendment equal protection clause for the obvious reason that anyone not in those categories is not granted redress under these laws.

Now let's watch cynically as the "conservative" supreme court refuses to enforce the constitution yet again.

Blogger Whitecloak July 03, 2019 10:59 AM  

State enforced homosexuality. Not a shocker, really. The state has been forcing us to engage in evil for longer than I've been alive.

Blogger Salt July 03, 2019 11:03 AM  

Codifying SJW Codes of Conduct. The decent into madness marches on.

Blogger Warunicorn July 03, 2019 11:04 AM  

I can only stand back and say to myself, In just a few years, a mass psychosis has gripped roughly half this country's populace. Interesting times, for sure.

I'm hearing via the grapevine that the left now wants to arm themselves. You know, so they can shoot people who they think are Nazis. If true, I wonder how many of them would pass the background checks? (Or would they even bother and get their guns illegally?) /rubs chin

Blogger wahr01 July 03, 2019 11:09 AM  

@12

Anyone who refuses their lysenkoist assertion that women are men are clearly nazis to be put down.

Blogger Nate73 July 03, 2019 11:22 AM  

@1: Didn't Damore abandon his lawsuit after it didn't go anywhere? California even has legal protections for discrimination based on politics!

Blogger Ingot9455 July 03, 2019 11:23 AM  

Gun control is just another leftist lie. It means guns for them not for you.

Blogger Tars Tarkas July 03, 2019 11:26 AM  

wahr01 wrote:Now let's watch cynically as the "conservative" supreme court refuses to enforce the constitution yet again.

The "conservative" court couldn't even uphold the right to ask a citizenship question on the census. Roberts has moved left and claims he wants to hold up the integrity of the courts. Integrity is all about finding rights that don't exist and explaining away things that do exist.
The Constitution has gone from a ruling document to a rationalization document. It means absolutely nothing.

"Conservatives" are almost as big an enemy as leftists.

Blogger Balam July 03, 2019 11:27 AM  

Slippery slope is real, I know it's classified as a logical fallacy but concentrated agenda and culture warfare is plain for all to see! It truly was, "if you let the gays get married, what's next?"

Blogger OGRE July 03, 2019 11:34 AM  

You all need to move past this whole rational actor/profit maximization, they-think-it-will-make-them-money thing. THEY DON'T CARE about the money. It was never about the money. This should be plainly obvious. It has always been about controlling the moral landscape, shifting society's moral compass farther away from God. Corporatism, Capitalism, Communism, thats all any of them have ever been about...attacking the Family from the inside and the outside to foster separation from God.

@2 Dave Dave

it was a secular enlightenment scam and it's inarguable, at this point, that the enlightenment was anything but a disaster.

This guy gets it.

Blogger Gregory the Tall July 03, 2019 11:35 AM  

Maybe they are all compromised by going to Epstein's pleasure island, and now they have to do this.

Blogger Gen. Kong July 03, 2019 11:46 AM  

"Conservatives" are almost as big an enemy as leftists.

They are actually a more destructive enemy. The leftists carry their hammer and sickles openly, the "conservatives" walk among our ranks whispering. They are a fifth column and their purpose is to undermine the resistance to the left's agenda and narrative.

Blogger dienw July 03, 2019 11:49 AM  

The immediate effect of a pro-ruling will be the acceleration of removing hetero-White males from the work force; in time white hetero-females will be surprised when they are being removed-- and I am going to do a full Nelson --; finally, all Whited will find themselves out of work except for the heavy work.

Blogger Stilicho July 03, 2019 11:51 AM  

@carpe oro: exactly.

I'm sure Roberts will "find" something emanating from the penumbras to support such a decision lest his illegally adopted Irish children be returned to Ireland. Ah, the humane side of human trafficking... Kagan's primary role on the court is to act as Roberts' minder.

Blogger Watcher of the skies July 03, 2019 11:53 AM  

Vox,
Can't wait for you to publish the next volume in the SJWs Always Lie series. You helped me see clearly how evil and counterproductive these people really are.

Blogger JAG July 03, 2019 11:53 AM  

Warunicorn wrote:I can only stand back and say to myself, In just a few years, a mass psychosis has gripped roughly half this country's populace. Interesting times, for sure.

I'm hearing via the grapevine that the left now wants to arm themselves. You know, so they can shoot people who they think are Nazis. If true, I wonder how many of them would pass the background checks? (Or would they even bother and get their guns illegally?) /rubs chin


It is an incredible thing to watch the world go mad. I've never seen any thing likes this in my life.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine July 03, 2019 12:05 PM  

If they pass this, they'll be at the top of a fairly steep slope to push "pedo is sexual orientation > discrimination against pedo is wrong > discrimination against pedo is illegal", and they'll absolutely try it. Can't help themselves.

Blogger binks webelf July 03, 2019 12:07 PM  

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Blogger Barbarossa July 03, 2019 12:09 PM  

@9 Exactly correct. The language I've used is to call these groups 'sniper nests'. The Civil Rights acts have created redoubts where one preferred group can metaphorically snipe unimpeded on any other unprotected group. The real reason they want our guns is they know eventually the only recourse for many will be to transition from the metaphor of sniping to the more deadly reality of it.

Blogger Alexamenos July 03, 2019 12:17 PM  

"Not even corporate profits are more important to the corporate devil-worshippers than codifying evil into the lawbooks."

It's been a while, but I vaguely recall that the assumption that economic actors are motivated primarily to maximize utility is critical in the development of economic theory. Homo economicus or something like that.


So if that assumption isn't terribly reasonable, and I believe it's clearly not, it seems like we're due to rethink a thing or two. We should probably shut down globohomo until we've had a chance to work this out.

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 03, 2019 12:19 PM  

I'm hearing via the grapevine that the left now wants to arm themselves.

Not that many of them, really. You can't undo 50 years of "guns are icky" indoctrination overnight.

Here's why those stories exist: they recently dragged Antifa out of whatever closet they've been in for the past couple years, in hopes of creating another Charlottesville incident. Right-wingers are playing it smarter this time, though, so the commies are mostly assaulting trash cans in their own liberal enclaves. So the usual suspects run articles about how the left is starting to buy guns, and then goes to right-wing blogs and forums saying, "Hey, follow right wingers! Did you see this news? We'd better go punch all these Antifa losers before they get really dangerous. Let's go!"

It's a trap.

Blogger Barbarossa July 03, 2019 12:33 PM  

@29 Not just 'guns are icky' but an entire legion of prejudices, defects and bias that comes in the wake of their diseased ethos. To own a gun is to state you accept the world around you can be dangerous and not everyone is your friend. To own a gun and accept the fallen state of the world is to announce a willingness (however reluctant) to take a human life and what would Dr. King and Mr. Mahatma say about that? To own a gun and accept the fallen state of the world and ready yourself to take human life means you will eventually collide with the hard reality of exactly who it is you're going to be lining up in your sights at 0330 on that fateful morning. And, chances are, it isn't going to be young Steve from the high school debate team. Instead you'll be punching DeLaBrickaforth's ticket, and here you were letting him date your daughter despite the fact he just dropped out of school. Oh, my. What are the folks at the next BLM rally going to think?

To paraphrase Colonel Jessup, some people aren't equipped to handle a gun because they aren't equipped to handle the truth.

Blogger Seeingsights July 03, 2019 12:41 PM  

Well a strict constructionist would say: there is nothing in the plain text of Civil Rights Act which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Also, there is nothing in the legislative record at the time that would indicate it.
But this is a court case that has social and political importance, so a split decision is likely.
It is feared that Roberts might go wobbly. But he wrote the minority opinion against same sex marriage.

Blogger Tars Tarkas July 03, 2019 12:43 PM  

People who invoke fallacies, especially the slippery slope are almost always leftists arguing dishonestly.
If you read the lgbt stuff and they say in their writings amongst themselves that Z is the destination, it is not a slippery slope to notice that X comes before Z and that Z is the end goal and not X.

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court made gay marriage legal in all 50 states. Uncoincidentally, all the trans shit started right after that. The Bruce Jenner Vanity Fair cover was released that same week as was PBS "Growing up Trans" TLC started airing "I am Jazz" in July of 2015. Drag Queen story hour, 2015, June or July as best I can tell.

Would any of this be happening if not for that SCOTUS decision? My guess is not, though there is no way to know for sure. The shows probably still would have been taped, but that does not mean they would have been aired.

Start looking for MSM articles about the sexual rights of children once the trans thing become a conservative value.

Blogger Tars Tarkas July 03, 2019 12:52 PM  

Seeingsights wrote:It is feared that Roberts might go wobbly. But he wrote the minority opinion against same sex marriage.

It's very easy to write the dissent when your vote doesn't count. Now that the court is theoretically conservative, Roberts has moved left to preserve the integrity of the court! Whenever one these conservatives actually has the power to make their opposition to globohomo real, they suddenly are worried about partisanship and so on. Traitors or Cucks. Either way, we get screwed.
Ken Star is the one pushing judges to Trump and from what I have read, he is pushing bad judges on him. If Ginsberg croaks, he is going to push that awful woman with the Haitian kids since once a woman or a black occupies a chair, it becomes a female or black chair. This woman is going to be worse than Ginsberg.
There is basically zero chance they will overturn Roe. That is just not in the cards. These new laws are going to be struck down.

Blogger VD July 03, 2019 12:53 PM  

Didn't Damore abandon his lawsuit after it didn't go anywhere?

No, it's still in progress.

Blogger Arcux July 03, 2019 12:54 PM  

When you want to pursue a policy you think is good for you, you simply pursue it. When you want to control others, you pursue the force of legislation.

Blogger Andrew F July 03, 2019 1:00 PM  

Here is the list linked from Metro Weekly: https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/Title-seven-business-amicus-brief.pdf

Indiegogo is listed according to the link.

Blogger Gen. Kong July 03, 2019 1:41 PM  

Azure Amaranthine wrote:

If they pass this, they'll be at the top of a fairly steep slope to push "pedo is sexual orientation > discrimination against pedo is wrong > discrimination against pedo is illegal", and they'll absolutely try it. Can't help themselves.

Yes, pedophilia is next on the agenda. The "sexual orientation" argument is already being advanced by the (((usual suspects))) in every western country at the academic level - which is where the push to 'normalize' such notions typically start. Roberts has already proved himself a tool of the deep-state, so he'll no doubt be ordered to rule in favor of the LGBTQ agenda - which is also being pushed worldwide by the Kushner administration State Department.

Blogger Oswald July 03, 2019 1:56 PM  

Justice Roberts: I have never trusted since he botched swearing in Obama. It was bad enough they had a redo in the map room. And this time no bible was used. Check it out if you don't believe me.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jan/22/obama-inauguration-second-swearing-in-ceremony

By the way, the guy hanging on the wall in the map room is a free mason and he laid out the streets of Washington DC. Interesting.

Blogger Oswald July 03, 2019 2:02 PM  

Just checked myself. Guy in the portrait designed the US Capital building. A Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd July 03, 2019 2:28 PM  

Tars Tarkas wrote:Traitors or Cucks.

Traitors are cucks. Cucks are traitors.

Blogger Doug Cranmer July 03, 2019 2:38 PM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:Tars Tarkas wrote:Traitors or Cucks.

Traitors are cucks. Cucks are traitors.


It's clear corporate profit is not the goal. Whether it's pushing the progressive agenda or outright betrayal of our nation, this is what is really going on. Blackmail and private gain.

A claimed interview with a supposed former lover of Google's Eric Schmidt/DARPA plant that came out yesterday is very interesting reading, especially in light of some of Q's drops.

Blogger justaguy July 03, 2019 2:43 PM  

#5 is right, while the leaders may like the virtue signalling they can do while supporting this, the big corporations can more easily carry the large administrative and non-effective work burden of having to employ various groups. Large business tend to co-opt the regulators and make it so their smaller competitors can't afford to meet the onerous requirements that they can-- so less competition. the extra cost-- they just pass it on.

Blogger Azimus July 03, 2019 2:49 PM  

So much for fiduciary responsibility...

Blogger DonReynolds July 03, 2019 3:53 PM  

This is another signal event.

Anytime the Leftist Liberals cannot cajole or badger the public with a mix of propaganda and noisy petitions and even more loud demonstrations to vote unpopular changes to the law or the Constitution....then they always resort to pitiful and indignant arguments in the courts.

Gay marriage was consistently voted down by the public in a number of state referenda. The voters simply would not buy it. Democracy and moral suasion is simply not going to work in this case. To get what the militants and radicals want, they are going to have to convince unchallenged authority to simply order it done.

Just why an unbiased and objective authority would do so, except to throw their weight around, proved to be an argument they simply did not have. So they relied on their own blackshirts getting into positions of authority, with very limited adult supervision... elected office and the bureaucracy.

Making deals with corrupt politicians is easy if you show them the money and you can convinced them you will show up with the votes (or favorable media coverage). Becoming key players in the bureaucracy is more difficult.

It seems the radicals and militants are convinced that they have pumped the well dry with the public and can no longer make "progress" by the ballot. They no longer have a sympathetic ear in the White House. So the only way to force an unpopular issue on the public is by pressuring the Supreme Court to rule over everyone else with another edict, another over-reaching decision, to create rights that simply do not exist in the Constitution, and to over-rule both the Executive branch and the Legislative branch of the Federal government. Having some blackshirts ON the US Supreme Court probably gives them encouragement and you can bet your last dollar, they will not recuse themselves from making a self-serving decision.

Blogger LES July 03, 2019 4:11 PM  

Rod Dreher's Law of Merited Impossibility states: “It will never happen, and when it does, you bigots will deserve it.”

The same idea applies to public schools opposing vouchers and tax credits to students who attend a private school or homeschool. Even though the public school would keep most of the money and have fewer students to teach with smaller classes, it isn’t about the money or the class size. It’s about keeping students from escaping their indoctrination.

Blogger Ska_Boss July 03, 2019 4:25 PM  

The judicial branch of government is currently and actively at war with the executive branch. This alone is cause for civil war but no one seems to care or even notice.

Blogger Tars Tarkas July 03, 2019 4:28 PM  

LES wrote:Even though the public school would keep most of the money and have fewer students to teach with smaller classes, it isn’t about the money or the class size.

I was talking to someone who works as a social worker about schools. She saw the schools as a lunch program. I was telling her kids should be IQ tested and if they can't do the work be flunked out. She responded with total indignity and asked if I wanted to see the children starve. I told her that it didn't matter if they got a diploma or not if they were too dumb to master the 7th grade and they would end up on the dole anyway and that their presence in the school is disrupting to the kids who could do the work. I thought she was talking about them getting diplomas. She replied that if they didn't go to school, they would starve because their parents either couldn't or wouldn't feed them. She also supported year round schooling for the same reason. It's amazing to me just how many of these people see the schools as just another gibs program. Basically free babysitting and food for the kids.
As you said, indoctrination is another major reason for forced education. I've talked to so many of them who believers in the magic desk theory. That going to a building with chalkboards and desks will make children smart. Even better, sharing magic desks with white children.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 03, 2019 5:18 PM  

LES wrote:Rod Dreher's Law of Cowardly Cucking: Always run away fromt he bullies. They might hurt you.

Blogger wahr01 July 03, 2019 5:57 PM  

Nate73 wrote:@1: Didn't Damore abandon his lawsuit after it didn't go anywhere? California even has legal protections for discrimination based on politics!

Not only is the lawsuit ongoing, Google is losing it.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/california_judge_throws_out_googles_motion_to_dismiss_allows_political_discrimination_lawsuit_to_proceed_to_discovery_phase.html

Blogger English Tom July 03, 2019 6:05 PM  

@Azure

Re: the pedo agenda. They will definitely try it.

Yes. They absolutely will. These sick fucks just can't help themselves.

Blogger tublecane July 03, 2019 7:19 PM  

@17- The fallacy is a particular formulation of the slippery slope concept, which in normal conversation probably no one ever uses. You know the general idea is logically sound if you've ever slipped down a slope.

Educated silly people like to play these games. I once encountered a man who studied the so-called Hot Hand Fallacy in basketball, which he had formulated as something like "if you just made a basket you're more likely to make the next basket," or something like that. Which obviously no one believes. Though there is a dangerous instinct indulged in by too many people whereby they think winners will keep winning. But just because you're hot doesn't mean you won't start failing tomorrow.

On the other hand, there undeniably is such a phenomenon as a lucky streak. "Hot hands" in basketball is one example. No one knows when the streak will end, and it is not logically sound to say a player is more likely than others to make his next shot simply because he's made many shots in a row.

But who's making that argument? The naysayer is debunking a very particular argument made by a small number of people. So it is with slippery slopes as well.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 03, 2019 7:27 PM  

Slippery Slope is not a fallacy. It is a strategy.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 03, 2019 7:30 PM  

wahr01 wrote:Not only is the lawsuit ongoing, Google is losing it.
Pajeets suing Pinchai on behalf of Wongs. I suppose it's possible it will benefit me, but I'm not holding my breath.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd July 03, 2019 8:06 PM  

@53, it's always good when our enemies are tearing at one another.

Blogger Tim Gilley July 03, 2019 8:50 PM  

I work for a typical Fortune 500 company. I dare say there are more people 'working' on non-core efforts than are dedicated to the core product.

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel July 04, 2019 12:42 AM  

"I work for a typical Fortune 500 company. I dare say there are more people 'working' on non-core efforts than are dedicated to the core product."

Any typical Fortune 500 company is at least as bureaucratic as government. The profit motive is weakened when you have an administrative superstate whose diktats and edicts are designed to erect barriers to entry that protect the incumbents.

An example. Remember Sarbanes Oxley? The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board was supposed to ensure no more Enrons and Global Crossings and thorough audits and a professional culture.

According to an unheard of 9-0 Supreme Court-Andrew Weissmann's improper indictment of Arthur Andersen made the "Big 5" the "Big 4". Not only did "peekaboo" not only not ensure ethical auditors-they were "hacked" by KPMG. Nothing can be done because KPMG holds numerous federal audit contracts. (Full disclosure: I spent an incredibly unpleasant year with KPMG-however it was a red pill, so I'm wiser for it).

It was widely thought that a second tier firm like BDO or Grant Thornton would make inroads into the Big 4 client base, especially after the issuance of the infamous AS2 Auditing Standard in 2004, but it did not, because SarBox was protectionism.

If you want to see convergence in action, go to the website of any large firm. The accounting industry is all in on "diversity" and "pride". No doubt they think childless homosexuals will gladly work the insane hours the typical "associate" or "senior associate" or manager is required to work while having that manager, senior manager or partner carrot dangled in front of them and that they are exhibiting the proper attitude in an industry whose employment habits should be a

I cannot change any of this, but I got tired of the endless articles in both my state society and the AICPA publications telling me how I needed to change my views to satisfy millenials and females and pursue diversity. This year, I quit my state society and will not renew my AICPA membership. I'm not in public practice, so I see no reason to pay `$400/year when all I get is harangued and endless solicitations for group insurance. They've told me as a white male, I'm not wanted and I'm not going to be a cuck to them like I am for the welfare state.

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel July 04, 2019 12:46 AM  

Errata Post @56

"whose employment habits should be seen as an institutional assault on ADEA, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act".

Blogger Seeingsights July 04, 2019 6:37 PM  

@ Tim Gulley.
I'm not surprised. I read the complaint in Damore's lawsuit against Google, which had nutty emails from Google employees.
Those Google employees who sent nutty emails are not computer programmers.
A recent Project Veritas video showed a Google employee saying that she wants to prevent "another Trump situation". She is not a computer programmer.
Adam Smith wrote that "there's a great deal of ruin in a nation", meaning that it takes a awful lot of bungling by politicians to bring down a powerful state.
There is a great deal of ruin in a big company.

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