from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Are corporations seeing a future many of us don’t quite see yet? A future where they have to fall in line and back the “correct” social and environmental issues in order to curry favor with those who really run the world economy – the World Economic Forum (WEF)?
Is it why some 200 top corporate CEOs met in 2019? They came together, as written in Forbes, in what’s called the “Business Roundtable” to “redefine the purpose of a corporation and show the power and importance of business.”
This redefinition included the following aspirations:
- “Instead of focusing solely on profits, modern companies should invest in their employees, customers and social issues. …”
- “More Americans depend on businesses to take a stand and make a difference on important issues instead of the government.”
- “… could be the starting point for business groups leading social change.”
I, and I’m sure millions of other Americans, would beg to differ. We would prefer that the corporations we patronize simply provide us with the best products and services our hard-earned money can buy – and leave the politics to the politicians.
In other words, as Laura Ingraham once said addressing LeBron James and Kevin Durant: “Keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”
But of course they didn’t – not by a long shot. LeBron and others ramped up the wokism (if that’s even a word). And now that same social justice nonsense has bled into the business community.
On its face, it makes no sense. After all, as Michael Jordan was reported to have said in ’90s, “Republicans buy sneakers, too.”
Jordan actually said at the time that, “he wasn’t into politics, he explained, didn’t really know the issues. And, as he later told a friend, ‘Republicans buy shoes, too.'” Jordan claimed he said it in jest, but didn’t deny saying it.
How refreshing. An athlete, or frankly any powerful influencer, admitting that he “didn’t know the issues,” so felt it wasn’t proper to comment. My how things have changed.