Corporate America supports Black Lives Matter protests
Nothing makes me question the dominant narrative more than headlines like these.
It makes me wonder, "Are we being played? Or is something else going on?"
U.S. companies typically are quiet during protests. Not this time.
Technology, banking, apparel and entertainment firms issued messages of support for those demonstrating against police treatment of black people.
“I am shocked by the number of executives who have spoken up for the first time,” said Kellie McElhaney, a professor at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and founder of the Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership at the school.
The companies “are run by humans,” she said.
First of all, companies are NOT run by humans.
Companies are run by sociopaths.
But then her title says professor of neoliberal virtue signaling studies.
However, it's still unusual for companies not to be on the side of police crackdowns in a time of social unrest.
Netflix tweeted “to be silent is to be complicit,” adding “we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.”
Google added to its main search page: “We stand in support of racial equality, and all those who search for it.”
Twitter changed its Twitter account to say #BlackLivesMatter.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told employees to “join me and everyone on the senior leadership team, in advocating for change in our company, in our communities, and in society at large.”
“Racism continues to be at the root of so much pain and ugliness in our society,” Citibank Chief Financial Officer Mark Mason, who is African American, wrote on a blog post.
The list of CEOs doesn't stop there.
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Mark Mason, CFO of Citigroup, Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs, Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, Charlie Scharf, CEO of Wells Fargo.
Basically it's a Who's Who of the criminals and their criminal organizations that pillaged working class communities for decades, destroying the lives of millions of poor white, and especially brown and black people.
These thieves are concerned that people are destroying black lives through racism, rather than in the name of greed. Destroying lives in the name of greed is perfectly fine.
For instance, Scott Rechler, chairman and CEO of RXR Realty, who will soon be evicting thousands of poor people once the moratorium expires, quoted rapper Killer Mike.
Rechler said “it is your duty not to burn your own house down for anger with an enemy … but to plot, plan, strategize and organize.”
Of course, no one cares about stopping racism more than Fox News.
CEO of Fox Corporation Lachlan Murdoch urged his colleagues to 'closely listen to the voices of peaceful protest' in a memo to all staffers Monday amid the unrest over the death of George Floyd.
Murdoch said he was shocked and saddened by Floyd's death while in police custody on Memorial Day and asked staff to 'fundamentally understand that black lives matter', according to Fox News.
I'm almost incline to think that these billionaires, who are currently looting the nation, would rather have you thinking about racism (something that doesn't cost the ruling elite any money or power), than be focused on the fact that your future is being stolen from you and we are entering a period of de facto neofeudalism.