Till Death Do You Part

It’s quite revealing that America’s merchant class has almost completely aligned with the left despite years of eager sycophancy from the mainstream right. What it largely reveals is a collective wager that what has always happened always will: i.e. the left will win.

That’s not exclusively the case, as some baked-in Bolsheviks have gotten themselves rich and remain Bolsheviks still. Though it has been demonstrated to my satisfaction that corporate America has fully dismounted the cultural fence and is throwing its formidable weight against the conservative dupes who have forever carried its water. That must be highly aggravating to water carriers. But it probably shouldn’t be.

Free enterprise isn’t nearly as conservative as people who hate conservatives have led them to believe. Grant me the latitude to destroy your culture in pursuit of my own personal gain just never really had the same pop as slogans containing the word “freedom.” As a result, what CEOs were actually requesting became significantly obscured in all the red, white, and blue haze.

But why hitch your corporate wagon to a malicious left, when conservative donkeys have long been eager to carry the load? If those donkeys are shuffling towards the abattoir, there’s a pretty obvious answer. Thus to protect the wildly lucrative franchises they have carved out under conservative political protections, businessmen are dumping conservatives. That may not feel particularly flattering, but no one licks a dead man’s boots. And until white conservatives start having babies and loudly demanding a future for them, they may expect their own footwear to remain tongue-free.

That’s not to say cajoling a coven of socialists isn’t risk-free for our amoral merchant friends. There’s definitely a working bargain on the table: businesses will subsidize and enforce the entire liberal social agenda, if liberals will tacitly renounce their historical inclination toward wealth and asset confiscation. It’s basically a political protection racket. As everyone knows, those are always fraught.

House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) has announced that the forthcoming budget blueprint will call for a 33 percent corporate income tax rate increase by hiking the rate from 21 percent to 28 percent.

A 33% increase? I thought such tax rates were what diversity departments and rainbow flags were supposed to forestall. Besides, didn’t we fire everyone on the SPLC hate list? Sometimes bargains change.

Let’s hear the perspective of mainstream conservatism…

Hiking the tax rate on American businesses will kill jobs, lower wages, and reduce new investment in America,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Why do the Democrats want to damage American competitiveness and job creation?”

Who’s getting those American jobs, Grover? Does someone without a propeller attached to the crown of their skull care if another H1B Indian doesn’t get a new job in Seattle? Though to answer Norquist’s question, democrats are indifferent to damaging American competitiveness because America’s attractiveness isn’t graded by gross profit margin in their eyes. It’s graded by how much wealth and power their tribal constituent groups can extract from it. So why the hell should truckling white executives keep their billions when it can be redistributed to POCs? To impress your new political partners you better develop a better reason than “investment in America.” Pregnant Guatemalans are how the left invests in America.

Thus comes the first cracks in America’s corporate-communist coalition. Let us hope it lives to bring searing misery upon both parties.

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24 thoughts on “Till Death Do You Part

  1. Aye but I think blind protection of big business should come to an end. Look at what it produces: leftist anti-gunners from Bezos to Soros with plenty of money to give to leftist NGOs.
    Maybe we should just base the corporate tax rate on how many foreigners they hire and how much production they have overseas.

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  3. we’ve had a two tier system for decades. big government will go to any length to appease big business by stomping on mid to small sizes businesses with a mountain of regulation that effects them more adversely than it does globocorp. by demolishing opportunities for small and mid sized businesses dot gov forces people into a few narrow channels which make people more easily controllable.

    option 1: work for and depend on globocorp
    option 2: saddle yourself with debt and go to college

    in either case your independence is undermined and your ability to NOT CONFORM to prevailing orthodoxies becomes highly limited.

    what we have is not a problem of a market too free, but a controlled market with thumbs firmly on the scale in favor of globocorp.

    • I’m kinda divided about corporate taxes. I’m increasingly in favor of taxing the shit out of corporations, especially if the tax rate for small businesses decreased dramatically.

      You incentivize the things you want, so it’s clear our elites don’t want small businesses. Or stable families. Or white people. I could go on.

      • One of the things many free enterprise disciples don’t readily understand is the extent to which large corporations actually welcome or even lobby for government regulation.

        That’s not because they want to be regulated, but because they want their small business competition to be. And corporate CEOs understand that their franchise can bear the cost of regulation as upstart competition can not. So we periodically see these disingenuous calls for government intervention for the good of the country.

        • Remember the horrific fight that tobacco companies put up in the 90’s when big Gov stepped in? Yeah, me neither. If I didn’t know any better I’d have thought they didn’t mind it

        • One of the things many free enterprise disciples don’t readily understand is the extent to which large corporations actually welcome or even lobby for government regulation. Ah, but they do understand it. Regulation is the more important element of crony capitalism, after all corporations don’t pay taxes they collect them. Regulation is the much more efficient means for stifling competition.

        • Yes, Phillip Morris lobbied for the FDA to regulate cigarettes because it could flourish under the heavy regulation. But you are conflating “free enterprise disciples” with supporters of big business. If you support big business you may be pro-free enterprise (and support the freedoms of all business from industrial policy) or you may be ainti-free enterprise (supporting special favors for big companies because they control the location of lots of jobs),

        • In the health care industry, the staggering regulations have the result of driving independent providers out of business and pushing them into the hospital umbrella–where you can’t turn people away regardless of ability to pay, or bad behavior etc.

          The Left’s attention to detail is pretty impressive (even considering they never have to worry about consequences) The tentacles are everywhere. Very sinister and very scary.

  4. I try to keep these posts easily digestible, though it’s probably worth expanding on the fact that “regulations” is a quality-neutral term. For instance a) Companies may not hire white heterosexual men, and b) Companies may not import foreign replacement workers are both examples of possible regulations. But each plainly appeals to different factions. Thus one can not simply say they are for or against regulations, just as they should not imagine CEOs think so simplistically.

    Regulations are simply tools. What are those tools doing and in whose benefit are they doing them? That’s the real question. Savvy leftists understand this perfectly, whereas goober cons toss away their tools by bleating “no gubmint regulations!”

    As always, you can predict the winner from 20 years away.

    • The issue of regulations would be a deep and multi faceted subject to mine, and based on the sterling comments today, I’d really look forward to the discussion

  5. Some other reasons corporations will become even greater threats to traditional liberty:
    Wives – most Fortune 100 companies are now in large, blue metro areas where executives’ wives want to be accepted by their urban, liberal peers. I hate these status seeking succubi.
    Credentialism – Fortune 100 companies are, for the most part, not recruiting from second tier schools where there are still vestiges of sanity, influenced magnets of traditionalism (strong ROTC programs, football powerhouses, ag and mining specialties).

    All of those (myself included – regretfully) who celebrated the Citizens United case in the hopes that corporate speech would offset Liberal interests’ speech, are now seeing how poorly misplaced their hope was that corporations would not abuse all layers of society for their own narrow gain.

    • Good point. Even John Derbyshire noted in his latest podcast that Trump’s immigration speech of late seemed aimed at quavering wimmens who feel queasy about all the sob stories coming out of globohomo media regarding The Children at the border.

      • “Globohomo Media”…well. in regards big business and media, who is it that buys the ad time? Who is it that has ALWAYS subsidized their mouthpieces?

        Globohomo Media’s advocacy schwerpunkt can be distilled into the Corporatist’s Wet Dream of privatizing the profits while socializing the liabilities.
        Hey, it worked great for the profit margins under German National Socialism…until the bombs started dropping.

        “Kraft durch Freude”, my friends…

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  7. One of the many ways the Right failed the culture wars is we never made any demands on the upper class’s altruism. We said, “Just give us jobs and we won’t ask anything else of you,” and we thought they’d be forever on our side because what a great bargain for them, right? But the wealthy can have an altruistic/idealistic impulse like anyone else and they like to display their idealism like anyone else.
    So when the Left said, “No, jobs aren’t good enough. We demand you fund welfare programs, affirmative action, support environmentalism, we want to see you sacrifice for the common good,” why, the Fortune 500 leapt at the chance.

    So the Left now defines altruism for the wealthy. The Right never talks about this and so it’s never occurred to us to fight over that definition with them. Tucker’s rant the other week was the first time I ever saw a conservative try to do that.

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