HR requests the favor of a response. The link is to an article describing a mandatory non-confidential employee survey at Chase Bank that asks…
1) A person with disabilities;
2) A person with children with disabilities;
3) A person with a spouse/domestic partner with disabilities;
4) A member of the LGBT community.
5) An ally of the LGBT community, but not personally identifying as LGBT.
Come again? What a very odd question. An ally of the BLT community? Heretofore undeclared, I’m afraid. Though what’s the subtext here…the true question being asked? What if one is not a community ally? How might this impact employment prospects for those explicitly unaligned with ever-metastasizing “corporate values?” Would failing this loyalty check be a resume producing event? How many respondents have children hungry enough to risk learning the answer?
I have long believed that vast tracts of thought and speech once utterly uncontroversial to our grandfathers will one day fall under heavy criminal sanction. This will all be very disappointing to the First Amendment Ghost Shirters.
Though in the present we can see how the regime will slalom around that unfortunate, and quite temporary, impediment. You can say and think what you like; you simply can’t earn a living while doing so. If you prefer ceilings to stars, you will prefer to speak only within the sliver of acceptable opinion. And this is what we seven billion Americans call: Free Speech.
Though obviously BLTs are merely the tilled lower intestine of the corpus of corporate values. Those even more fulsomely expressed include diversity, immigration, monoculturalism, and vapid consumerism.
So are you dear valued employee an ally in the struggle to turn humanity into an indistinguishable brownish-yellow paste that will consume branded pap? If so, you may have a rewarding future with our team.
And while it would be foolish to wish for its advocates to clarify their war aims, I do periodically muse that someone with a microphone will eventually ask:
Allied with the BLT community against whom precisely?
Alas it is unfortunate they don’t more often explicitly identify their enemies. Perhaps being the recipient of so much ostensibly proscribed hate might even draw some glazed eyes away from an LED-rendered bouncy ball for a few seconds. Though I am a starry-eyed optimist.
Yet even worse than the possibility of an unwatched mercenary contest is the knowledge that an alliance with BLTs places one in disharmony with indigenous Peoples of Color across the world such as President Museveni and oppressed American Africans who vote in large majorities against gay marriage. These are the Axis to the homosexual allies.
PoCs vs. BLTs.
And if you would like to know the competing corporate value that will ultimately triumph–just ponder which will more propitiously make the paste.