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Finally, CEOs with the Guts to Stand Up to the Left-Wing Mob

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CEOAs companies from Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines to Apple and Amazon trip over each other to issue the quickest and loudest statements attesting fealty to liberal causes, a few sober CEOs are finding the courage to stand up and say, “ENOUGH.” They’re declaring that they want political and social justice causes out of the workplace–and telling their “woke” employees that if they don’t like it, they can take a hike.

One of the most prominent business titans to buck the trend of “woke corporations” is Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong. Armstrong runs one of the hottest companies in the emerging cryptocurrency sector—basically unorganized digital currency that seeks to be an alternative to traditional cash currencies. Armstrong may have found the kryptonite against politics disturbing his business.

Before Coinbase went public last month–making him one of the richest men in America–he notified employees that “[w]e don’t advocate for any particular causes or candidates internally that are unrelated to our mission, because it is a distraction from our mission.”

Imagine a business focused on its business, not the latest hashtag on Twitter or nightly feature on CNN. Armstrong even offered employees who didn’t like the new policy a generous severance package if they chose to resign. At least 60 employees took his offer.

Armstrong’s stand makes business sense too. A survey in 2020 showed that 47 percent of respondents said the 2020 Presidential election had “impacted their ability to get work done.”

For many workers, getting politics out of the workplace is clearly a breath of fresh air that allows them to focus on their jobs.

But not everyone is applauding Armstrong. The notoriously left-wing CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, who flagrantly interfered in the 2020 election by leading the charge to censor the Hunter Biden story, lectured Armstrong about his role in society, saying that Coinbase’s no-politics policy “leaves people behind.” Of course, he didn’t spell out who or how exactly.

Dorsey’s predecessor at Twitter had even stronger feelings about the Coinbase CEO’s announcement, saying that people like Armstrong are “going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution.”

Such vicious rhetoric only proves Armstrong’s point. That is exactly the kind of needlessly obnoxious and inflammatory political grandstanding Armstrong is wisely steering his company away from.

Others are following suit now as well.  Jason Fried, the Founder and CEO of popular project management software Basecamp, just issued a new company-wide policy in a similar vein, saying that there will be “no more societal and political discussions on our company Basecamp account.” Astonishingly, a third of the company’s workers resigned from their jobs rather than focus on their jobs instead of politics.

What makes the actions by these two CEOs especially courageous is that they operate in the technology space, which is notorious for its open advocacy for not just liberal but often openly socialist candidates and policies.

In the age of cancel culture and employee protests, it is more important than ever for America’s business leaders to summon the integrity to stand up against constant pressure from protestors, rioters, and their own “woke” employees. We depend on America’s business community to produce breakthroughs, beat their global competitors, and create jobs for Americans–and they can’t do that if they throw themselves on every grenade in the culture war.

If two tech moguls can stay strong and refuse to bend the knee to the mob, so can millions of other businesses across America. It’s time for corporate America to butt out of the culture war for good.

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par404
5 months ago

We need many many more company CEO’s to stand firm against the left wing agenda and promote the good will of keeping people employed, rather than give out money and let government run businesses as they do in socialistic countries.

Tgr12
5 months ago

Can we have a list of more companies we can support? Thanks!

Gary1940
5 months ago

I wonder if any democrat reads this stuff, and realize just what a mess this country is in. I bet country’s that hate us are watching real close and getting ready to pounce on us.

par404
5 months ago
Reply to  Gary1940

You kidding me. No Democrats reads anything, if they did they would read history not make the same mistakes. Their comments are purely subjective.

Joanne
5 months ago

Bravo! We need more people to say stop to the madness.

Karen
5 months ago

The CEO of JP Morgan has said that they will NOT get into the political ring. Nice going! Let’s hope the other socialist companies wise up.

Margie Nash
5 months ago
Reply to  Karen

Did they not drop my Pillow Products ?? Because I read they among others did, so I haven’t been in anyone’s store that is against My Pillows product. And I no longer buy Coke Cola products over.All Star decisions

H L Howell
5 months ago

I use a list of companies and “movie stars” to determine where I spend my money. No fb, no twitterbrain, no coke and ect. any movie star who is an ignorant liberal/socialist is not on my watch list. I am missing NOTHING.

Victoria Johnson
5 months ago
Reply to  H L Howell

I’ve never been on Twit or IG and haven’t looked at my FB acct. since 2014. I don’t even remember the password. I don’t feel I’ve missed out on anything.
I, too, do NOT support sports, Hollywood or businesses which disrespect our flag, our Constitution, law enforcement, and/or our Republic and dismiss 1/2 the population of our country as “a basket of deplorables” or outright ‘traitors’. When they are pointing one finger at us, three fingers are pointing back at themselves. They are the ones who are actually engaging in the ‘crimes’ they are accusing us of.
I’ll pity their ignorance and pray for them but will NEVER accept their false premises or bow down to their demands.

Margie Nash
5 months ago
Reply to  H L Howell

With You

Xtech
5 months ago

There’s POWER in numbers! Conservatives need to support these companies that display bravery in the face of a relentless enemy. Each of us has to do their part, no matter how small, they all add up! After MLB pulled out of Atlanta I wrote to MLB and the Boston Red Sox and told them I am DONE with them as long as politics is inserted into a game I enjoy for entertainment. Imagine if they got MILLIONS of such letters. Would they still IGNORE us?

Glee
5 months ago
Reply to  Xtech

Yes, the MLB, NBA, etc. will ignore Americans protesting because China (where “out groups”are regularly tortured and voting is moot point) brings in too much money. China wants to rule us and these league giants are supporting that effort. They don’t care about America. Players are overpaid, whining, ignorant hypocrites just “virtue signaling” while fueling unrest…just what China wants. Patriots should NEVER support these traitors.

BAE
5 months ago

It must be so awful kissing all those WOKE behinds. COWARDS NO MORE !!!

pat
5 months ago

It’s past time. Companies scared and running from the mob and kissing their feet need to take lessons.

Hal
5 months ago

Coca Cola, Delta Air, Amazon, and Apple are now on my list to avoid. I am quite comforted in believing they all have business competitors who are not so politically naive nor Commie biased and produce very competitive products..

Victoria Johnson
5 months ago
Reply to  Hal

Coca Cola has tepidly backed off a little from their original position. At least it’s a start. I’m waiting to see if they fully rescind their misguided statements before I patronize their businesses which include much more than their drinks.

Wanda
5 months ago

Actually when the revolution begins Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Soros will be one of the first that get lined up against the wall and shot. He got that entirely wrong….

teresa
5 months ago
Reply to  Wanda

can’t be soon enuf for me!

Hal
5 months ago
Reply to  Wanda

If bullets could talk in your in your wall line up, they would be repulsed at the idea of being so disgustingly used and would suggest something like poison, or lynching, etc.

Victoria Johnson
5 months ago
Reply to  Hal

LOL

JEFFREY C JONES
5 months ago

The only way to save the USA from the leftist commie takeover is to arrest, try and execute them all…There is a civil war coming and all the America haters will be destroyed!!!

Wanda
5 months ago

It will be a revolution not a civil war because there will be nothing civil about it….Once they finally tick off the millions of gun owners in this country and we get enough of their communist BS…we will take all of them out and it will be quick…so quick they will not even know what happened.

John Wesley
5 months ago
Reply to  Wanda

I so wish you were correct. It will not be quick. We will continue to let them take us out one at a time, as is going on now. The FBI, ATF, etc., (other unknown agencies), will come to your door in the middle of the night and kill you or disappear you, as always happens in Communist countries. This is happening now–didn’t hear it on the MSM, did you? When they come for you, no one will know.

Bill
5 months ago
Reply to  Wanda

I agree on the need for a transfer of power. And I completely agree on holding people accountable for their actions (and speech if that speech is dishonest, mean-spirited, or incendiary), I Abbotsford do not agree with the mob being allowed to round people up and do them harm. We have laws, let us conservatives get off our selfish, ignorant, pampered rear ends and work to learn details as to who is doing what, what they are actually doing, and what could – and should – be done to counter and correct those things, work to become skilled at communicating our own values-based, human-dignifing what’s, why’s, and how’s. Then, having earned the right and skill to speak, go forth in numbers and courage, with honor, respect, humility and personal dignity to educate and motivate all those around us who have been so vandalized, so stolen from.

Victoria Johnson
5 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Sounds like what the establishment Repubs have alway advocated, Marquis of Queensbury rules and ‘civility’ for us and no holds barred, “ends justify the means”, guerilla tactics for the Dems. I wonder who’s going to win that contest?

teresa
5 months ago

it just seems like we republican speak tough but who is leading the way for this to happen. when are we going to rebel, not just with words

Bill
5 months ago
Reply to  teresa

Speaking of Republicans where are our Elected Leaders

Victoria Johnson
5 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Hiding under their desks waiting for the turmoil to subside, as usual.

Chief601
5 months ago

About time someone had the courage to stand up to these thugs.

TRC
5 months ago

I’m psyched to see these brave CEO’s cancel politics & “woke” culture from their organizations. Employees are hired to work hard! Politics do not belong in the workplace! Let’s see if other CEO’s with a backbone will follow suit!

Frank
5 months ago

Why wouldn’t they quit…Now they can collect and hang out at home all day

John Wesley
5 months ago
Reply to  Frank

We should all quit. Biden is offering almost $900 a month in food stamps. Stress is a good reason to not be able to work. No wonder there are not enough fuel tanker drivers–the most dangerous trucking job in the states. Add another $1000 for unemployment. By the time housing and medical are included one can make over $36,000 a year to sit on his/her/its arse and watch TV. Or protest!

Vickie
5 months ago

At last, some execs that do not suffer from “testicular atrophy”.
Kudos!

Jeanette
5 months ago

Good to see some sanity going into this. Politics doesn’t belong in the workplace. Work does!

HocasPocas
5 months ago

Glad to see some companies doing business instead of trying to ruin lives. Maybe those folks who left can get a job with Antifa, BLM or the democrats

D.P.
5 months ago

One has to commend these men of courage with the hope that other leaders in the business world will see the same need and respond accordingly……imagine if GM, Ford, Coca Cola, MLB, Target, Walmart, the NBA, Labor Unions, et.al were to awaken to this action. While this may be far-fetched, we, who are dubbed “consumers” still have some power…….just don’t do business with them as far as possible. The “wallet” and stockholders carry weight. I’m not suggesting total boycotts, but if we all studied who we buy from, and spend our money on other options, and tell those who are not getting our business why we are do this….I think the message will reverberate. I for one do a little business as possible with the big box stores, choosing their competition as my source….and I write them and tell them. I have gotten some interesting responses…..even bribes of coupons and discounts to come back. Certainly, it costs me a bit more to do this, but cutting expenses and budgeting are less appealing if the people we patronize are neck-deep in the failure of our nation. Call me crazy, but in the end, I have found that my budget has not taken all that hard a hit……and some of these competitors acknowledge their appreciation with their own discounts and such…..as a thank you. I also write (and call) these same businesses telling them why I am doing what I do….and they appreciate it. Honestly, we can shout and cry and complain all day long, to little success…..when we put our money where our mouth is, things happen. D.P.

HocasPocas
5 months ago
Reply to  D.P.

I agree D.P. I don’t shop Walmart or Sam’s Club (same owner) anymore. I just changed my pharmacy this week from Walmart to one with which I hope does not support these groups. I do not buy proctor and gamble products anymore. Coke, Pepsi, McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl’s,Target etc. I actually find myself saving money by boycotting these companies and their products. I will not fund anyone who doesn’t have a problem supporting the destruction of my country. I’ve had family members and other people tell me that I would have to stop purchasing anything eventually. My response to them was and always will be that sometimes you have to give up some of your comforts for your own good and this is for my freedom and my country

Vickie
5 months ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

Very refreshing ! I’m so fatigued with the Nutless, gutless, feckless weasels!

Laurie
5 months ago

Kudos, Bravo.to the 2 CEO’s who have tried to eliminate intolerable issues in the work place. A neutral ground is best for progress.

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