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Software Company Bans Woke Political Talk at Work

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By banning political discussions at work, a software company has made a move that will likely become the norm after a few more years of fascist, left-wing wokesters turning the workplace into a constant PC battle zone.

The CEO of a company called Basecamp has outlawed political discussion at work and on the company’s internal communications system because all such discussions ever did was start cat fights, raise stress, and lead to distrust and disgust among the employees and staff.

After the company’s CEO made his announcement, though, about 1/3 of the employees immediately quit because they would no longer be allowed to push their fascist, left-wing ideology at work.

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Basecamp is a company that creates communications systems for other companies that include project management tools, internal communications systems, and email management software.

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They are not a company that deals in politics, though, and Basecamp CEO Jason Fried pointed that out as he put the kibosh on stressful political attacks being waged by leftists inside the company.

In a public letter, Fried told employees:

1. No more societal and political discussions on our company Basecamp account. Today’s social and political waters are especially choppy. Sensitivities are at 11, and every discussion remotely related to politics, advocacy, or society at large quickly spins away from pleasant. You shouldn’t have to wonder if staying out of it means you’re complicit, or wading into it means you’re a target. These are difficult enough waters to navigate in life, but significantly more so at work. It’s become too much. It’s a major distraction. It saps our energy, and redirects our dialog towards dark places. It’s not healthy, it hasn’t served us well. And we’re done with it on our company Basecamp account where the work happens. People can take the conversations with willing co-workers to Signal, Whatsapp, or even a personal Basecamp account, but it can’t happen where the work happens anymore. Update: David has shared some more details and more of the internal announcement on his HEY World blog.

That isn’t the only change that Fried and his partner David Hansson made to the company. They also put an end to the employee benefits that read more like political activism instead of benefits.

2. No more paternalistic benefits. For years we’ve offered a fitness benefit, a wellness allowance, a farmer’s market share, and continuing education allowances. They felt good at the time, but we’ve had a change of heart. It’s none of our business what you do outside of work, and it’s not Basecamp’s place to encourage certain behaviors — regardless of good intention. By providing funds for certain things, we’re getting too deep into nudging people’s personal, individual choices. So we’ve ended these benefits, and, as compensation, paid every employee the full cash value of the benefits for this year. In addition, we recently introduced a 10% profit sharing plan to provide direct compensation that people can spend on whatever they’d like, privately, without company involvement or judgement.

Fried and Hansson are right. These benefits were all political in nature and have nothing whatever to do with the reason the company exists; to create and sell their business tools software packages.

Amusingly, all the worst, most far-left, fascist, liberals immediately quit the company. And, Basecamp will quickly learn that they are better off without them.

My guess is that in the coming years, liberals will have caused quite enough turmoil inside American corporations and the companies will begin tom join Basecamp in banning wokeism inside their operations.

After all, wokeism adds absolutely no value to a company and only causes damage to employee relationships. Eventually companies will get sick and tired of the strife and the glad handing will end.

Since these companies are privately run, they have every right to do this, too.

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Biden’s Jobs Report Crashes to Worst Miss in History, Then He Blames Trump

The latest jobs report is the worst miss of estimated new jobs creation in history, and Joe Biden is desperately trying to blame Trump.

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The latest jobs report is the worst miss of estimated new jobs creation in history, and Joe Biden is desperately trying to blame Trump even as he claims nothing is wrong at all. Economists had predicted almost a million new jobs for this past period, but on Friday Biden’s latest report came in at only 266,000 new jobs. This is a huge gap, and the worst miss of jobs predictions in history. Not only did Biden’s numbers come in at a massive miss of the expected new jobs, but the unemployment rate actually went up to 6.1%. https://twitter.com/axios/status/1390648052097163271 One of Biden’s problems us that the Democrats keep handing out free cash to the unemployed which has convinced them that they don’t even need to go look for a job. https://twitter.com/cvpayne/status/1390648212864839684 Not only was this latest period a big miss, but the last one was also downgraded from the original estimate of 916,000 down to 770,000. When the news broke, Biden initially said everything was juuuust fine. “There is more evidence that our economy is moving in the right direction, but it’s clear we have a long way to go,” Biden said on Friday. But on the other hand, he tried to blame Trump, saying, “When we came in, we inherited a year of profound economic crisis and mismanagement on the virus.” Lies. The fact is, the report showed unemployment rose in April for the first time since April 2020, when the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic first hit the nation. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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