Just when you think a story about leftist activism can’t possibly get any worse, it inevitably proves you wrong. – That is certainly the case with yesterday’s story about Goodyear, and its efforts to indoctrinate its employees by endorsing the propaganda of the openly-Marxist Black Lives Matter domestic terrorist group.
For those who may have missed it, here is the central aspect of that story:
But that consideration of ever buying from Goodyear ended this morning when news broke about a new attire policy the company has adopted for its employees. Check out this graphic:
So, it’s perfectly fine for Goodyear employees to wear clothing endorsing BLM, an openly-Marxist domestic terrorist group funded by front groups for George Soros and the Democrat Party. But it is not ok for those same employees to wear attire endorsing law enforcement or their desire to make America great again. You seriously cannot make this stuff up, folks.
As I noted in that post yesterday, Goodyear management responded to the story by issuing a mealy-mouthed statement denying the slide had been distributed by the company’s corporate office, but not denying that it in fact reflects formal company policy. In other words, exactly what you would expect from a company that is guilty of the accusation.
This morning, the story got even worse for the company. Check out this clip that was aired by OANN:
Goodyear LIED pic.twitter.com/GdJnA9LBN1
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) August 20, 2020
That is a leaked recording of an actual internal Goodyear training seminar. In the recording you clearly hear the speaker – who is without any question at all communicating company policy – openly telling people that the company outright endorses race-based discrimination, telling the employees that wearing “black lives matter or LGBTQ pride on their face coverings, shirts or wristbands…will be deemed appropriate…However, if any associate wears all, blue or white lives matter shirts or face coverings, that will be not appropriate.”
Get it? Black lives good, white lives bad.
Not only is this policy advocating actual race-based discrimination reprehensible, it is also very likely completely illegal under U.S. law. The company could probably get away with denying the right to wear shirts or other clothing displaying slogans like “blue lives matter” and “all lives matter,” but directly punishing employees for for “white lives matter” stuff could truly be a bridge too far.
All of which explains why the only intelligent policy for a company to adopt is a policy against any sloganeering in the workplace. But at Goodyear, it is obvious that the temptation for management to engage in politically-correct virtue signaling was too strong to resist.
Let the lawsuits begin.
That is all.
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