I like the trend I’ve been seeing recently of companies that were intimidated into kneeling to pressure from the “woke” left suddenly developing spines after the majority of their customers started speaking up in opposition (so keep it up, it’s working!)
Two heartening examples today:
1. Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp was asked by some employees not to publish an upcoming book by former Vice President Mike Pence. Unlike some other noodle-spined publishers I could name, he refused. Instead, he wrote a letter to them, reminding them of what the job of publishing entails:
“Our role is to find those authors and works that can shed light on our world. Regardless of where those authors sit on the ideological spectrum, or if they hold views that run counter to the belief systems held by some of us, we apply a rigorous standard to assure that in acquiring books, we will be bringing into the world works that provide new information or perspectives on events to which we otherwise might not have access.” The company will “therefore, proceed in our publishing agreement with Vice President Mike Pence.”
And what horrible price will he pay for saying “no” to his wokester staffers? I predict none, other than having to worry about what to do with all the money he’ll make from selling a lot of books. As for the employees who complained, they can always find jobs elsewhere. I’m sure there’s a long line of unemployed English majors waiting to fill their places if their politics are more important to them than their paychecks.
2. The back-pedaling of “Woke-a-Cola” is picking up speed, with Coke now announcing the “resignation” of their General Counsel who was aggressively pushing “diversity” measures, such as threatening to yank Coke’s business from law firms that didn’t have at least 15% black attorneys. He was replaced by a veteran Coke executive and moved to an “outside consulting” position that is non-exclusive and expires in one year. I wonder if Coke will renew that deal?