The Cowardly American Corporation, by Michelle Malkin


I no for a longer period bubble with rage when a new outbreak of company wokeness erupts throughout our fruited plain. It is just a different working day in the pathetic existence of the Land of the Greedy and the Dwelling of the Enslaved. To wit: this week’s parade of U.S. firms ostentatiously trumpeting “health care coverage” for workforce who want to travel to Planned Parenthood-beholden states to demolish the life of their unborn toddlers in the wake of the Supreme Court’s determination overturning Roe v. Wade.

You know and I know that these firms aren’t leaping forward to shower “health” added benefits (translation: fetal murder subsidies) on staff out of compassion or principle. It is not even about clear-cut financial calculations. Certainly, of program, covering workers’ quickie outings to reduce inconvenient lifetime is a great deal cheaper than footing the invoice for prolonged maternity leaves. But the bottom line is this: Company aborti-mania is driven by abject panic and quivering compliance with cultural authoritarianism.

The woke bullies of American capitalism (LOL) are not really bullies at all. They are yellow-bellied pimpers of Chinese-designed products and globo-homogenized solutions who are captives — not captains — of the routine. They are mortified by boycotts and terrified by undesirable push (see what occurred to Pepsi in January following abortifa focused the business for its donation to the Texas GOP). So they surrender to the violence-threatening wrath of a miserably hideous minority of hysterical harridans online and on the ground.

The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Merchandise, Lauren Hobart, announced on her LinkedIn account that the business is “prepared to guarantee that all of our teammates have regular and harmless accessibility to the rewards we offer, no matter of the state in which they live.” That indicates forking above $4,000 for each employee, spouse or dependent’s abortion. Out of doors apparel retailer Patagonia followed match, with a push launch stuffed with gooey rhetoric about “caring” for their employees’ “choices.” Once more: LOL.

No 1 is fooled by Big Business leaders wrapping them selves in “My Overall body, My Choice” rhetoric. (Hello there, Alaska Airlines, Google, Citigroup, Apple, Microsoft, JPMorgan, Columbia Sportswear, Nike, Adidas, Uber, Netflix, Disney, etcetera., and so forth., and so on.) Almost everything is performative theater. In no way neglect: The businesses who ruthlessly cracked down on maskless autistic toddlers and senior citizens on respirators — the similar kinds who threatened, punished and fired vaccine objectors en masse — are now preening loudly about their “culture of care,” “equity” and dedication to sacred health care “rights.” The company enforcers of COVID-19 tyranny are now the company enforcers of abortion-as-health-care extremism simply because that is what the Beltway swamp decrees and the TikTok mob demands.

The late dissident playwright and Czech president Vaclav Havel exposed the motivations of today’s woke banner-wavers in his “greengrocer” parable, in-depth in his seminal 1978 essay, “The Electricity of the Powerless”:

A shopkeeper locations a sign in his grocery store window proclaiming, “Workers of the earth, unite!”


“Why does he do it?” Havel asks. 1 solution: to avoid conflict. “If he were being to refuse, there could be difficulties. He could be reproached for not having the good decoration in his window anyone may possibly even accuse him of disloyalty. He does it mainly because these factors ought to be done if a single is to get along in lifetime.” It’s a signal of capitulation and conformity.

“I, the greengrocer XY, stay below and I know what I ought to do. I behave in the manner predicted of me. I can be depended on and am further than reproach. I am obedient and as a result I have the correct to be left in peace,” Havel decoded the placard’s slogan. “This concept, of program, has an addressee: it is directed higher than, to the greengrocer’s exceptional, and at the exact time it is a shield that safeguards the greengrocer from opportunity informers” (or on the web snitches and outrage companies in modern-day day).

Communist ideology, like today’s corporate woke ideology, “is a veil powering which human beings can cover their own fallen existence, their trivialization, and their adaptation to the status quo,” Havel declared. “It is an justification that anyone can use, from the greengrocer, who conceals his anxiety of losing his work at the rear of an alleged curiosity in the unification of the workers of the globe, to the greatest functionary, whose curiosity in keeping in energy can be cloaked in phrases about company to the operating class.”

These corrupt American firms and their comrades above and beneath have a lot less might than possibly they or we consider they do. Abortion is murder, not health care. 1+1 = 2. Ignorance is an abyss. If individual citizens rigorously perform the business of their own lives in truth of the matter, not trepidation, the electrical power of the powerless can’t be suppressed.

Michelle Malkin’s e mail handle is [email protected]


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