Goodyear Tire Company just announced that it would allow employees to wear Black Lives Matter logos, but not White Lives Matter logos. According to WIBW:
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A Goodyear employee says the company has put out a new policy that has some calling it not equal for all.
A photo seen circulating on social media shows a slide that was presented during a diversity training showing what’s acceptable and what isn’t acceptable as part of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s zero-tolerance policy.
Under acceptable: Black Lives Matter (BLM), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride.
Listed as unacceptable: Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, MAGA Attire, Political Affiliated Slogans or Material.
In a separate article, the Goodyear spokesman states:
“Some people may wish to express their views on social justice or inequity or equity issues such as black lives matter or LGBTQ pride on their face coverings, shirts or wristbands. That will be deemed approved because it applies with a zero-tolerance stance,” the speaker said during the meeting. “However if any associate wears all, blue, white lives matter shirts or face coverings, that will be not appropriate.”
Trump has called for a boycott of Goodyear, not because he cares about white people, but because he cares about his re-election. It’s the no “MAGA attire” that bothers him.
At first blush, it’s hard to see why Trump would have a problem with this, considering the fact that Goodyear has also banned any Democratic political slogans. Upon further reflection, however, we can appreciate that “BLM” is essentially synonymous with “Democrat,” as was made abundantly clear from the Democratic National Convention.
The Republicans have no such single issue that can be identified with its platform, at least not one that could possibly be considered linked to “racial equity.”
Of course, it COULD have such an issue, and it SHOULD have such an issue. White Lives Matter should be that issue. In a rational world, Trump would have been offended by Goodyear’s inequitable treatment of White Lives Matter as opposed to Black Lives Matter. This is a glaring inconsistency that encapsulates the grotesque double standards white Americans suffer from. If anything qualifies as an “equity” issue, this would be it. If it were only a single company’s policy, then it wouldn’t be systemic, but magnify this type of double standard by the thousands of other corporations, and government agencies, with similar policies, and the result is systemic persecution against whites.
You may object that this is a private company, and so it should be allowed to set its own policies. This is a common argument – and it’s a fallacious argument.
There are no private corporations, or companies, in America – at least not beyond a certain scale. In Communist China, major companies are required, by law, to share information with the Chinese Communist Party. From ForeignPolicy.com:
Western governments should not automatically conclude that Chinese companies are acting as agents of the party because such firms are ultimately still in charge of their own business decisions. But the lines have been dangerously blurred. Chinese domestic laws and administrative guidelines, as well as unspoken regulations and internal party committees, make it quite difficult to distinguish between what is private and what is state-owned.
It’s very similar in the US, except that instead of a specific political party inviting itself into corporate boardrooms, the US government has forced companies to include Diversity officers, Diversity Outreach officers and to impose quotas (excuse me, “goals”) upon its workforce. Failure to do so leaves companies vulnerable to lawsuits and expensive litigation – even if no actual racial discrimination took place.
What we have here is not “private companies,” but rather zombie companies. From Livescience:
A parasitic fungus known to manipulate the brains of ants doesn’t make slavelike “zombies” out of any old host.
Instead, the microorganism is somehow able to recognize the brains of different ant species, and releases its mind-controlling chemical cocktail only when in its preferred host, new research shows.
Goodyear Tire has about as much agency in its Diversity policies as the Carpenter Ant above. Every major US company and corporation has suffered a similar fate, with the Diversity Fungus having infected its brain.
Considering the fact that these companies’ brains have been compromised, they can no longer be considered “private companies.” The fungus acted according to the dictates of government policy.
But this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t boycott them. Don’t buy Goodyear tires!
I’ve maintained a good relationship with Goodyear outlets where we have our car serviced in both summer and winter residence locations. Great people, and I’m sorry I won’t be going back until things change. If only I knew how to tell them why.
It’s a tough situation, because the employees have no control over corporate decisions; they’re just trying to make a living.
I completely agree: ” In a rational world, Trump would have been offended by Goodyear’s inequitable treatment of White Lives Matter as opposed to Black Lives Matter.This is a glaring inconsistency that encapsulates the grotesque double standards white Americans suffer from.”