04.21.2021 0

When I “Woke” I realized It Wasn’t A Nightmare, Corporate America Had Become A Political Party

The nightmare continues with the recent weaponization of corporate America against traditional values and Civic Alliance Party members moving into an economic sanction scenario, evidence that corporate America will do what it takes to bring their game of politics to a whole new level.

By Gary Goldman

With the pledge of belief in the strength of the United States’ people and our power to shape the future, the Civic Alliance Party claims to have a handle on their consumers and their employees, encouraging every American to speak up, vote and participate in the promise of a united future. Holding a current member list of 1119 companies, and over five million employees, the ‘nonpartisan’ alliance has claimed to have historically defended our democracy, contrary to latest absurdity of one of their members to pull the MLB All-Star game out of the Peach State.

In retaliation to SB202, members of the self-proclaimed Democracy Seeker have taken action and accused the proposed bill of being similar to the Jim Crow Law, which encouraged segregation in the southern US states. While the accusations are preposterous, the brash reaction of MLB is only punishing the state’s economy and its residents, needless to say they reacted without initially protesting the substance of the law.

State and tourism officials have estimated a loss of over $100 million. Lest we forget the hard hit the hospitality industry has taken over the last year, according to Holly Quinlan, Chief Executive of Cobb Travel and Tourism “the 8,000-plus MLB contracted hotel room nights that will not actualize as a result of the MLB All-Star Game relocation will have a negative impact on Cobb’s hospitality industry and other local businesses, further delaying recovery.” The league’s decision is likely the first of many dominos to fall, said Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. On the flip side, the players will get paid, regardless of where the game takes place, the MLB will acquire the same television revenue and the only ones hurt by the decision will be Atlanta’s economy, especially stadium staff and local vendors.

Despite the nonsense claims of the mirrored African American voting suppression of the Jim Crow Law, the new voting bill simply strives to address the lack of elector confidence in the voting system while encouraging uniformity in the process. Not only does the bill address unity of voting rights, but the bill also requires two Saturday voting days along with two nonmandatory Sundays. This extends the available voting schedule, something that has never been offered in over one hundred Georgian counties. Oppositional retaliation from Democrats have expressed concerns over the requirement of identification in the application, somehow overlooking the pursuit of the state to confirm voter identity and to all intents and purposes prevent a fraudulent result.

The nightmare continues with the recent weaponization of corporate America against traditional values, and Civic Alliance Party members moving into an economic sanction scenario, evidence that corporate America will do what it takes to bring their game of politics to a whole new level. Earlier this month, the Civic alliance released a pledge to members insinuating that lawmakers are imposing barriers, resulting in longer lines at the polls and/or reducing access to secure ballot drop boxes. The Alliance calls upon elected leaders in every state capital and Congress to work across the aisle and ensure that every American has the freedom to cast their vote, a pledge that sounds like nothing less than a political party mission statement.

The pledge has received hundreds of corporate signatures, and despite the fact that corporate America has engaged in public political debates for years, as a way of using the opportunity to emphasize their Corporate Social Responsibility, some should question whether the political partisanship and cultural tradition are mere objects of public relations hypocrisy or sincere ethics.

Think for yourself and decide.

Gary S. Goldman is the nationally recognized host of “Business, Politics, & Lifestyles” a weekly talk show airing on WCRN 830 in Metro Boston MA and throughout New England. He is the author of My Big Mouth and The Ugly Truth: Taking the Stress out of Opinions VS Fact.

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