Mega-corporations going all in, and out on weak limb, to prove 'wokeness'

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Chris Woodward, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

corporate LGBTQ emblemsA conservative activist who routinely confronts powerful corporate bosses and their left-wing ideology is praising a newly-formed coalition that is confronting Big Business for partnering with leftists who hate capitalism and for promoting policies that alienate their own customers.  

Several groups have come together to form Stop Corporate Tyranny with a message to mega-corporations: Go back to selling Coca-Cola and flying planes instead of choosing sides in political and cultural battles.

Two main targets are Twitter and Facebook, whose powerful CEO’s play dumb in front of a congressional committee while, behind the scenes, the social media giants punish conservatives, and even media outlets such as The New York Post, when they don't like the message. 

"There are plenty of examples of conservatives being de-platformed, silenced, censored, and we want to stand up against that," Patrice Onwuka, of the Independent Women's Forum, tells One News Now. 

Meanwhile, in recent days, the American public has witnessed Atlanta-based Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and other powerful companies publicly denounce Georgia’s new election law.

Coca-Cola logo (red)"Our focus is now on supporting federal legislation,” said James Quincey, Coke’s CEO, “that protects voting access and addresses voter suppression across the country.”

Quincey was likely referring to publicly supporting H.R. 1, the controversial election bill stalled in Congress, CNN reported in a story about corporations criticizing the Georgia law.

"We've come to the point,” says Justin Danhof of the National Center for Public Policy Research, “where corporate America is the mouthpiece for the political Left.”

Danhof often recounts to One News Now his participation at annual shareholder meetings, where the public format allows a powerful executive to be confronted about left-wing policies without hiding behind press releases and friendly media. The shareholders who witness those confrontations, Danhof has said, are often in the dark about the leftward ideology until it is brought to light for everyone to see.

Danhof

"The Left has been extremely effective in pressuring corporate America to basically take up their agenda,” Saul Anuzis, who leads the 60 Plus Association, tells One News Now. “And conservatives for all practical purposes have been very quiet and sitting on the sideline.”

Jerry Bowyer, who leads Bowyer Research, tells One News Now that half the country does not share the views that are driving the agenda at major corporations.

cash register"You corporations really need to pay attention to us because we're customers and in many cases we're your owners and shareholders,” he says. “And your responsibility as business managers is to focus on running your business, not to ride your own political or ideologically hobby horses.”

America’s major corporations have traditionally been portrayed by the Left and by the Democratic Party as greedy, seflish companies that are in bed with equally greedy Republicans, but those corporations have now hitched themselves to radical groups such as the Black Lives Matter organization, which was founded by self-described Marxists.  

One News Now reported in a July 2020 story that 18 corporations including Amazon, Airbnb, and Nabisco wrote checks for as much as $500,000 to the Black Lives Matter Foundation, where more than 80 percent of the donations went to paychecks, consulting fees, and air travel. 

Before the CEO of Coca-Cola claimed Georgia lawmakers are voter-blocking racists, the corporation made headlines in recent weeks for rolling out an anti-racism campaign with the slogan "Be Less White" for its own employees.  

BLM logo Black Lives Matter“Corporations are terrified by the violence that Black Lives Matter has brought to cities all over the country,” Washington Times columnist Robert Knight told OneNewsNow last year, “and they're rushing to comply with whatever the race hustlers tell them to do."

According to last week’s CNN story, in fact, the CEO of Delta Airlines, Ed Bastian, put out not one statement but two statements denouncing the Georgia law. Why? Because the Delta Airlines boss faced a “backlash” from left-wing activists unhappy with his first denouncement, so he issued a “more forceful” criticism days later to appease them, CNN reported. 

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