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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

But he apologized!

To absolutely no one's surprise, the Crossfit CEO's apology was rapidly followed by a resignation:
The founder of the US fitness brand CrossFit will step down from his position as CEO following a disastrous few days that have seen the fitness program lose key partnerships, endorsements and the business of hundreds of affiliated gyms around the world.

The move comes after a pair of offensive tweets by Greg Glassman. On Saturday, in response to a tweet from the research centre Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which stated “Racism is a public health issue”, Glassman tweeted “It’s FLOYD-19”, in reference to the police killing of George Floyd, whose death has sparked a global protest movement.

Following the tweets, Reebok, the official outfitter of the fitness program, told Footwear News they would end their partnership. On 8 June, Glassman issued an apology, stating “I, CrossFit HQ, and the CrossFit community will not stand for racism. I made a mistake by the words I chose yesterday. My heart is deeply saddened by the pain it has caused. It was a mistake, not racist but a mistake.”

This apology was not accepted by many of the brand’s partner gyms and collaborators, Morning Chalkup, a CrossFit newsletter, is reporting that over 1000 affiliated gyms intend to end their relationship with CrossFit.
Once you take the knee, they own you. Glassman's response to the reaction to his comments is a masterclass in what NOT to do. This why you never apologize under SJW pressure and you certainly never resign.

Never apologize for the truth. And never apologize for your opinions.

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56 Comments:

Blogger Servant June 10, 2020 7:27 AM  

Especially last year's exercise fad in an economy that is having trouble keeping gyms open. This was a free ticket for gyms and sponsors to clear some red off the board.

Kip your chin up Greg.

Blogger Lazarus June 10, 2020 7:42 AM  

Too bad. the guy made some good points. If he left out the sarcasm (Floyd-19) they would not have had an opening.

He went on to say “Your failed model quarantined us and now you’re going to model a solution to racism? George Floyd’s brutal murder sparked riots nationally. Quarantine alone is ‘accompanied in every age and under all political regimes by an undercurrent of suspicion, distrust, and riots.’

Then he added "Thanks!" sarcastically as well. (((They))) can't help it.

"Oh, why you thank me for ruin your life? It make no sense!"

Blogger Gettimothy June 10, 2020 7:44 AM  

The ole Cross-Grovel got him.

Blogger StrongCoffee61 June 10, 2020 7:59 AM  

If you're going to comment you have to be smart.

Say something like, "I'm calling for an end to what is, by far, the most destructive systemic racism in America today - mass immigration. Mass immigration is extremely economically hostile to blacks, American hispanics, and poor Whites. Our immigration system is horrifically hostile to our politics, heritage, culture, and environment."

Use the Left's hypocrisy to put them on the defensive.

America is at stage 3 progressive cancer.
Only an immigration moratorium will possibly prevent the fatal stage 4.







Blogger Brant Thacker June 10, 2020 8:02 AM  

These apologies always sound the same. “My heart is deeply saddened”, no it’s not. It’s almost like the apologize crowd gives a script of what to say.

Blogger BillHinDaytona June 10, 2020 8:14 AM  

I'm confused. What did he do wrong?

I don't understand how what he said can possibly be taken as racist, even with a bad faith interpretation.

It's like they took a scalp just because they could.

Blogger Shane Bradman June 10, 2020 8:17 AM  

Even if you know you're wrong, do not publicly apologise. Apologise in private to the necessary parties, but never publicy.

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 10, 2020 8:30 AM  

Sports radio guy Steve Czaban has called Twitter "the 140-character resignation letter" since the limit was 140. Even if you're fairly liberal, as I would guess the Crossfit CEO was, sooner or later one of your random thoughts is going to cross the ever-shifting line. Unless you're prepared to go to the wall refusing to apologize, tweeting is suicidal.

I'm waiting for an Ellis Wyatt: the business owner/CEO who says, "You're taking me out? Fine, I will leave nothing behind for you to profit from." It's too bad today's corporate system makes that harder to do.

Blogger The Lab Manager June 10, 2020 8:33 AM  

He probably has few extra bucks to live off of unlike the rest of us. Not sure what was the big deal about the tweets. I guess the morons out there have to get outraged about something. Look at Trump being attacked because of some comments of what he observed some old man allegedly being pushed down by police.

Blogger jkmack June 10, 2020 8:34 AM  

I guess cross fit isnt a cult.

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 10, 2020 8:37 AM  

All these partnerships. It's becoming obvious what it takes to get them in the first place.
Land of opportunity my ass.

Blogger Mirko i Slavko June 10, 2020 8:40 AM  

@6 "I don't understand how what he said can possibly be taken as racist, even with a bad faith"

The don't use bad faith interpretation, they use anti-logos.

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 10, 2020 8:58 AM  

I don't understand how what he said can possibly be taken as racist

It can't. Calling it FLOYD-19 was just agreeing with their statement that it's a public health issue. You could say it's flippant, so they're really mad that he wasn't being serious enough. And as Drew Brees proved, white people aren't even supposed to express an opinion. So ultimately it's racist because a white man said it.

It's like they took a scalp just because they could.

That's the answer.

Blogger Akulkis June 10, 2020 9:03 AM  

>> It's like they took a scalp just because they could.

That's what people whose only pursuit is raw power, do.

Blogger Johnny June 10, 2020 9:07 AM  

And now in the news,

>>President Trump wanted to fire Mark Esper last week after the defense secretary balked at the commander in chief’s plan to use active-duty military personnel to quell civilian unrest, a report said Tuesday.

As Esper is civilian and apparently not covered by military law, thus he gets a pass. But if he were military, execution would be one of the possible punishments for disobeying orders, and in some societies it would happen.

What it amounts to is that we are in the middle of a color revolution, or more softly, an effort at one. The covid-19 and eternal black discontent are being used as a distraction for a more grand effort, that is to undermine the authority of the government to the point where society is no longer being governed. That opens things up for new leadership. Our in our particular case, it is the deep state defined by ideology and employment, against Trump mainly. And some outside support from Soros and no doubt others.

While a lot of people don't get this on an intellectual level, on an emotional level apparently the do. That is why we have this increased stridency. It is choosing sides. What Glassman did by his comments was to let the rest of them know that on an ideology level he isn't one of them. That was his sin: he is not one of us. Screw content of character, group identity by belief system is the divide here.

Blogger Akulkis June 10, 2020 9:07 AM  

>> I'm waiting for an Ellis Wyatt: the business owner/CEO who says, "You're taking me out? Fine, I will leave nothing behind for you to profit from." It's too bad today's corporate system makes that harder to do.

Retain PERSONAL OWNERSHIP of all of your patents, and license their use to the corporation you set up. If SJWs and other blue hairs kick you out, then terminate their licensed use of the technology. Then set up a new company along the same lines. As your old company is no longer able to compete, it dies. You can then re-purchase your old physical plant for pennies on the dollar.

Blogger Akulkis June 10, 2020 9:08 AM  

>> I guess cross fit isnt a cult.

It's a 4th generation, leaderless, cell-based cult.

Blogger Silly but True June 10, 2020 9:13 AM  

@8:
But don't you understand their con being played here? You must tweet. Because, otherwise "silence is violence."

Blogger BastionHarm June 10, 2020 9:32 AM  

BillHinDaytona wrote:I'm confused. What did he do wrong?

I don't understand how what he said can possibly be taken as racist, even with a bad faith interpretation.


We are now at the point where, if you white goys don't feel sorrow and remorse at the death of St. Fentanyl Floyd, you are obviously a racist!

Bend the knee and grovel before the sacred black race there goy!!

If memory serves, our host has said that America wouldn't last past 2033 in its current form. I always largely agreed with that. But looking at this collective madness and insanity, with Covid-1984 and now this...I think it's coming much sooner than that.

Blogger Section 8A June 10, 2020 9:37 AM  

Of course he didn't say anything too terrible. In actuality, neither does Trump. What sets them off is the fact that DJT NEVER APOLOGIZES.

EVER.

No one cares what anyone says. It's a power grab and the search for the "apology" is simply step one. If everyone would just read a book called "SJW's Always Lie", they'd know that. I read it last year and it's really good.

Blogger Miles Plastic June 10, 2020 9:38 AM  

I thought his comment about Floyd was funny. Liberals have no sense of humour or irony. They're miserable and boring.

Blogger thethirdcoast June 10, 2020 9:48 AM  

He should have gone full stop and tweeted Floyd-1984.

The next phase of the op is probably a dirty bomb in a major city or nationwide EMP strike.

My money is on EMP.

Blogger Silly but True June 10, 2020 10:08 AM  

Haha. I say on the balance, the cancellations from the left eating their own, it’s all still a net positive. And some of these situations are hilarious:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/everyone-whos-been-fired-during-the-2020-racism-reckoning-from-the-times-james-bennet-to-vanderpump-rules

Blogger Karen took the Kids June 10, 2020 10:29 AM  

There are an abundant amount of case studies at this point, almost every day, of somebody telling the truth, apologising and resigning or getting fired. Why don't they learn that bending the knee is the worst response.

Blogger Darren June 10, 2020 10:30 AM  

Obviously this Crossfit CEO has not learned abything from the GE's Twitter account.
He missed a perfect opportunity to turn this around on his accusers! If he had only posted "FLOYD-19" and they predictably called him a racist, he could have then responded calmly exposing them by explaining something like "I was only saying we should take this monstrous murder by cop as seriously as the horrific pandemic! Are you saying that as a white man I can not even vocally agree with you?"

Blogger Darren June 10, 2020 10:34 AM  

EMP is unlikely.
Why take a chunk of your NPC zombie horde and make them forcibly wake up from their smartphone stupor, after which they will start noticing things that expose how badly they were duped by you?
Plus a "dirty bomb" could be small scale and easily FF faked.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd June 10, 2020 10:50 AM  

Shane Bradman wrote:Even if you know you're wrong, do not publicly apologise. Apologise in private to the necessary parties, but never publicy.
If you wrong somebody, make it right as far as you can.
If somebody chooses to take offense when you haven't wronged'em, screw'em.
Know right from wrong. Don't let random strangers decide what's OK for you to say.

Blogger Akulkis June 10, 2020 10:57 AM  

I agree with Darren. How would they mobilize the riot brigades with all of the cell phones completely fried?

Blogger jijijeac June 10, 2020 11:07 AM  

trying to appease people that consider appeasement as a sign of weakness doesn't work. more news at 11.

Blogger Joe Smith June 10, 2020 11:11 AM  

@25 Darren There's no way to verbally best the mob. You have to do it like the god-emperor: you stick to your guns and weather the storm. No amount of "calmly" doing anything will "expose" them, because there's nothing to expose.

Blogger SamuraiJeff June 10, 2020 11:27 AM  

Vox u should just mail a copy of corporate cancer to all of these CEOs who have to step down hahaha

Blogger VD June 10, 2020 11:29 AM  

He could have then responded calmly exposing them by explaining something like "I was only saying we should take this monstrous murder by cop as seriously as the horrific pandemic! Are you saying that as a white man I can not even vocally agree with you?"

Just put the bow tie away, Darren. There is no more "exposing" them. The conservative "this just proves that they are hypocrites" routine is irrelevant and serves no purpose. It never did.

Blogger kurt9 June 10, 2020 11:54 AM  

Greg Glassman no doubt got a huge parachute deal in his resignation. Who knows? Maybe he said what he did because he wanted to resign and get that parachute deal.

BTW, how did that man-child mayor of Minneapolis get to be mayor in the first place?

Blogger VD June 10, 2020 12:17 PM  

BTW, how did that man-child mayor of Minneapolis get to be mayor in the first place?

Outspending everyone. The national Democrats were alarmed that the Somalis and Muslims were taking over Minneapolis politics.

Blogger Gen. Kong June 10, 2020 12:18 PM  

BillHinDaytona wrote:

I'm confused. What did he do wrong?

I don't understand how what he said can possibly be taken as racist, even with a bad faith interpretation.

It's like they took a scalp just because they could.


It isn't about apologies or even "rayciss" but about submission - something conservatards and civic nationalists completely fail to grasp. When the Holy Martyr St. Fentanyl-Floyd is mentioned, only worship and adoration is permitted. As the authorities said to the factory manager who finally sat down after 11 solid minutes of a standing ovation for Comrade Stalin - now on his way to the gulag - “Don’t ever be the first to stop applauding!”.

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 10, 2020 12:28 PM  

I say on the balance, the cancellations from the left eating their own, it’s all still a net positive.

Agreed. I see the enemies shooting at each other and setting their ammo dumps on fire, and then I look on our side at people fretting that we're losing. Losing really is a state of mind.

Blogger Jack Amok June 10, 2020 1:51 PM  

The conservative "this just proves that they are hypocrites" routine is irrelevant and serves no purpose.

The only value there is in pointing out the Left's hypocrisy is to remind ourselves there's no point in a good-faith engagement with them.

Blogger Canadian Warlord June 10, 2020 2:05 PM  

The builders and movers and shakers are being ejected from the converged companies that they built.

What's the problem again? Too much ambitious innovation out there that can start over somewhere else? Perhaps even rise up and crush the competition who is now incompetent, in the same sector.

Blogger jijijeac June 10, 2020 2:17 PM  

@38

Because in general, due to the limited nature of man, an individual only usually has a brilliant idea once in his life. like bill gates only came up with something as impactful as microsoft office and windows once in his life. Steve jobs is the only one that i know of that actually had multiple good ideas but he was mostly a promoter not a pusher.

In the case of the particular cross fit ceo is also due to the fact that many converged companies won't work with him after all of this and there isn't any lack of companies making fitness equipment and programs. like not at all.

Blogger Thordaddy June 10, 2020 2:32 PM  

These are all now public acts of a planned concession by those who must be the worst kind of duplicitous, cover “anti-racist.”

Blogger Stocky Anglo June 10, 2020 4:19 PM  

I was explaining to an acquaintance about how the folks that end up apologizing are useless to both sides and there is no place for them with either. Better sticking to your real thoughts and weathering the storm cause the left ain't gonna take you and the right don't want you back. Sad really how folks still haven't figured that out yet.

Blogger Haxo Angmark June 10, 2020 4:42 PM  

(((Glassman))). So

the (((snakes))) bit one of their own.

Blogger Nihil Dicit June 10, 2020 5:16 PM  

The conservative "this just proves that they are hypocrites" routine is irrelevant and serves no purpose.

SJWs love the hypocrisy of their "rules"; that they get to decide who's guilty and deserving punishment is the entire point of their power fantasies. Pointing out "the double standard" is the exact equivalent of DR3: it achieves jack squat, and Jack apologized for a tweet and had to go into hiding.

Blogger Akulkis June 10, 2020 6:10 PM  

>> like bill gates only came up with something as impactful as microsoft office and windows

Bill Gates' only innovation was in hijacking other people's software without landing himself in jail.

Windows was NOT invented at Microsoft. Windows was a re-implementation of the original MacOS, which in itself was a re-implementation of the original GUI system developed at Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). Xerox didn't comprehend the significance of personal computers ("we're in the document reproduction business, not the document production business!") let alone the idea that any machine which can recreate a document is ( with the small addition of a modulated and directable light source) capable of creating a document as well.

So nearly all of the Xerox PARC team got disillusioned and were easily lured away to Apple by Steve Jobs after he had seen their work. They then recreated what they did. The reason Xerox never sued Apple for violating the patent is because the people who did the work on that patent were, by then, working for Apple, and didn't care that Apple was violating Xerox's patent (as Xerox owned the patent, not the people who were members of the PARC research team). This is also why you hear statements from the MacOS team members who say, "Microsoft was copying our patent" (which is true in the literal sense, but not the legal sense), but at the same time, Apple never sued Microsoft for infringement -- because it isn't Apple's patent, it's Xerox's patent.

As for inventing Office -- again -- not invented by MS. All of those programs, or programs like them, already existed. All MS did was sell them as a single purchase bundle.

Here is a list of actual Microsoft software and hardware innovations:

* Clippy
---- NOTHING FOLLOWS ----

And you will probably die before you ever find anybody who thinks Clippy was a good idea rather than one of the most annoying things ever for a user to have to put up with.

Blogger Akulkis June 10, 2020 6:38 PM  

>> Steve jobs is the only one that i know of that actually had multiple good ideas but he was mostly a promoter not a pusher.

Steve Jobs had a few really great qualities:

1) He recognized other people's really good ideas
2) Had the humility to promote them for the benefit of everyone.
3) Great evangelizer of said ideas.

In Contrast, Gates was basically good at getting other people's software at low cost and then marketing the hell out of it and leveraging network effects to the point of gaining monopoly status.

If only Gary Kildall had decided to meet with the IBM rep instead of going flying, we wouldn't have ended up with an absolute psychopath polluting home and office computers with wave after wave of Beta-test bugware as finished products.

Blogger Canadian Warlord June 10, 2020 7:27 PM  

The narrative of Xerox being looted for its ideas, I have re-interpreted over time. Back then everyone was looted for their ideas. Bill Gates' contribution isn't software, it's the business model of owning and selling 0's and 1's. He collected what was free, got the lawyers involved, then 'owned' something that no one thought to hoard in the first place. "Open source" is a return to the 70s, not that it's a bad thing.

We've always been told that Gates pulled a fast one on I B M, but I think he was their bag-man. QDOS he bought, yes, but it was IBM that actually developed the tools for what became DOS. Gates' mom had some pull on the I B M board of governors, they needed a sock puppet 'whiz kid' to 'bamboozle' the industry.

As for Xerox; my career began in electronics engineering and it's a nickel-and-dime industry with a time honoured saying: The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. It's rare that the developers of technology end up selling it.

Blogger John Rockwell June 10, 2020 8:58 PM  

Cancel culture is Communist Struggle session:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eKtjpebOPE

Blogger John Rockwell June 10, 2020 9:03 PM  

Darren wrote:Obviously this Crossfit CEO has not learned abything from the GE's Twitter account.

He missed a perfect opportunity to turn this around on his accusers! If he had only posted "FLOYD-19" and they predictably called him a racist, he could have then responded calmly exposing them by explaining something like "I was only saying we should take this monstrous murder by cop as seriously as the horrific pandemic! Are you saying that as a white man I can not even vocally agree with you?"



I don't know how that is supposed to automatically destroy our enemies. Exposing them did nothing but was one step.

Next is defunding them, and taking out their networks.

Blogger map June 11, 2020 2:38 AM  

Akulkis wrote:Windows was NOT invented at Microsoft. Windows was a re-implementation of the original MacOS, which in itself was a re-implementation of the original GUI system developed at Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center).

Both Microsoft and Apple were really spin- offs of IBM and Xerox/Parc that were sold as startups to the general public. This was a government initiative, probably a consequence of the corrosive 60's "counter-culture" that was also invented by the government.

To get the drug-addled boomers to do anything useful, like actually work for IBM and Xerox, the government had to re-purpose some of IBM's and Xerox's technology into "new businesses" so these dummies wouldn't feel they were working for Robert McNamara. In fact, Silicon Valley is a Shangri-La entity, designed to fool these boomers into thinking they are "changing the world" when they have always been working for the existing MIC.

The received history of Microsoft and Apple simply don't make sense outside of an important psyop designed to correct a previous psyop.

Blogger Akulkis June 11, 2020 12:03 PM  

>> Both Microsoft and Apple were really spin- offs of IBM and Xerox/Parc that were sold as startups to the general public.

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, and Wrong.

Apple was started in Steve Wozniac's garage, selling their original model (the rare, wood-cased Apple 1) to other members of the "Homebrew Computer Club". No IBM involvement.

Microsoft was started in that hotbed of IBM activity (/sarcasm), Albequerque, New Mexico, originally writing a BASIC interpreter for the MITS 8800, then developing BASIC interpreters for more 8-bit microcomputers.
Microsoft's next new product was a knock-off of Unix called Xenix (more than likely by porting the Version 6 kernel, the full source listings had been published in a book by Lions, "Lion's Commentary on 6th Edition Unix").

Microsoft didn't get involved with IBM until 1983.

Apple has never had a close association with IBM.

Blogger Akulkis June 11, 2020 12:36 PM  

>> Both Microsoft and Apple were really spin- offs of IBM and Xerox/Parc that were sold as startups to the general public.

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, and Wrong.

Apple was started in Steve Wozniac's garage, selling their original model (the rare, wood-cased Apple 1) to other members of the "Homebrew Computer Club". No IBM involvement.

Microsoft was started in that hotbed of IBM activity (/sarcasm), Albequerque, New Mexico, originally writing a BASIC interpreter for the MITS 8800, then developing BASIC interpreters for more 8-bit microcomputers.
Microsoft's next new product was a knock-off of Unix called Xenix (more than likely by porting the Version 6 kernel, the full source listings had been published in a book by Lions, "Lion's Commentary on 6th Edition Unix").

Microsoft didn't get involved with IBM until 1983.

Apple has never had a close association with IBM.

Apple and Microsoft BOTH pre-date Xerox PARC as I used both Apple products running Microsoft Software years before PARC came up with the GUI.

Want to try again?

Blogger map June 12, 2020 6:43 PM  

Akulkis wrote:>> Both Microsoft and Apple were really spin- offs of IBM and Xerox/Parc that were sold as startups to the general public.

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, and Wrong.

Apple was started in Steve Wozniac's garage, selling their original model (the rare, wood-cased Apple 1) to other members of the "Homebrew Computer Club". No IBM involvement.


I don't think you are right.

First, Microsoft is a spin-off of IBM sold as an independent start-up. Apple is a spin-off of Xerox PARC, sold as an independent start-up.

Second, Xerox PARC was started in 1969 and their GUI was invented in 1973. This predates anything that we understand Apple to be.

My point is that Apple and Microsoft are AstroTurf companies. The government actually directed their creation and their "founders" are simply trusted agents. This creation was the required transfer of certain technologies to the nascent "startup" field.

We know Apple for the GUI and we know Microsoft for DOS. The famous myth of Xerox and IBM somehow missing out on two of the biggest profit opportunities in history is part of that cover story.

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel June 13, 2020 2:02 AM  

@33, @34

Funny, that's how Wolf got to be Gov. of PA That McCord failed in his attempt to take his corruption from the Treasurer's Office to the Governor's Mansion and Allyson Schwartz and Katie McGinty had all the charm of an old maid librarian in the movies scolding somebody about an overdue book.

But the left cares about the poor above all.

Blogger Akulkis June 13, 2020 12:54 PM  

Good God, dude, I don't know where you got your information, but I was programming in 1980. At that time, Microsoft's only products were BASIC interpreters (which was in the ROMS of the Apple ][
(But not the Apple ][+, which had Apple floating-point basic, an upgrade from MS BASIC which had no floating point variable type).

You're read this all after the fact. I was part of the culture when you allege that IBM was secretly masterminding everything.

Dude, IBM almost went out of business due to desktop microcomputers.

You know not of that which you write about.

I'm a first-year Gen-X, and EXTREMELY cynical, and a computer engineer. I have never seen ANY indication that IBM was secretly pulling the strings of either Apple or Microsoft. If anything is true, it is that, IBM has lost incredible amounts of prestige due to the successes of Apple and Microsoft, and by association, so has IBM's executives. EVERYBODY know the names of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Name one president of IBM since Thomas Watson Jr. (son of the founder) retired in 1971?

Blogger Akulkis June 13, 2020 12:59 PM  

>> We know Apple for the GUI and we know Microsoft for DOS. The famous myth of Xerox and IBM somehow missing out on two of the biggest profit opportunities in history is part of that cover story.

If I came up with a million dollar automotive product, Neither GM, Ford, or Chrysler would be interested. Billion dollar companies have no use for mere million-dollar ideas.

IBM's failure to see that a million-dollar idea is actually a multi-billion-dollar idea is the key to the rise of both M$, and similarly Xerox with respect to Apple.

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