Resetting the Corporate World

The Great Reset progressed from conspiracy theory to desired policy quickly. There are bumps in the road like the pause in passing Biden’s Build Back Better. Covid is a process and a tool. Regardless the passage of BBB, the entire private sector is undergoing a reset. What should emerge is a much more progressive corporate bureaucracy.

Covid has switched from just being a disease that may kill off portions of a firm’s workforce to a useful political weapon. It is a political weapon. Citigroup announced they will fire unvaccinated employees by the end of January. We now know the vaccines do not stop transmission. The Supreme Court rules on vaccine mandates soon. Citi itself likely has a significant slice of employees working remote. What purpose does it serve but to fire politically unreliable employees?

Vaccination status became a part of partisan identity. Polls are a bit unreliable but per Brookings, 40% of Republicans did not plan on getting vaccinated vs. just 3% of Democrats this fall. If someone is unvaccinated, they might be right wing or they just might be skeptical of approved narratives. The vaccinated listen to science and perform the progressive rituals. These are politically reliable employees to staff bureaucracies. A potentially revealing fact might be white collar firms that do not allow remote work above a specific management tier, and if those tiers must be vaccinated due to being in an office over fifty percent of the time. That can close doors for unvaccinated employees. Suddenly, there is an implicit political loyalty test to apply for employees, allowing the left to reward only its adherents.

This is one vector of attack as nothing lives in a vacuum. As Chris Rufo has exposed, giant firms are deploying Critical Race Theory training for employees, with some special sessions for executives. This is another political tool to make sure that employees are good soldiers or are willing to bend the knee to play along. A next step for Rufo would be uncovering initiatives to mandate specific goals for hiring non-white candidates for roles and how high those roles may be.

This is the second political loyalty program. Firms will either staff their bureaucracies with loyal, progressive employees or employees willing to execute on progressive goals. This takes time but pushing this at the executive levels makes sense as a trickle down effect will happen. Someone’s firm target X%. Each division needs to aggregate to that target. What do you think hiring, firing and promotion decisions will be when that target is tied to compensation? Everyone has metrics to check, and progressives and their clients win again!

Someone might argue this is self-sabotage but the other covid factor playing into the reset is the great shuttering of small and even medium businesses. Not everyone is a monopoly like Google, but many industries are cartels where a handful of major firms dominate and everyone else squabbles in niche markets and the remaining 20% of the market. Not many articles on struggling airlines because the sector spent the Obama years consolidating into a cartel. The other factor in this is that big firms often only engage with other big firms who can handle their size of business. Small firms never get a chance at those business to business contracts, and mid-sized firms may not have the capacity or would see their client pool dominated by one such mega-sized contract.

It is often lamented that Main Street has been wrecked by lockdowns, with countless reports of the razing of small firms under 250 employees. The destruction of smaller firms that often relied on customization and customer experience for their market share, plays into big firms being the only game in town. Smaller firms will likely see worse service and options as those small, flexible firms that provided goods and services disappear. We may see mid-sized firms without pricing power fold as the supply chain crisis continues. We haven’t even touched on Blackrock’s control of investment and its highly progressive CEO. Sorry, mid-cap, you won’t be getting billions for expansion until you kiss the progressive ring.

Now the big firms dominate their markets. The economic gains will be shared with shareholders and the professional class that executes on the captured market. They can house-clean out the politically unreliable in multiple ways. Private political commissars may be a drag on profits (may), but it does not matter when there is no threat to the firm’s survival. The same team can split the spoils. We won’t build back better, but these firms will emerge more progressive.

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  1. Tom says:

    I think this take is a bit outdated. Any firm willing to execute such a purge is not going to be recaptured internally, and the regime itself is much too entrenched for the free market to come along and resolve things. Blackrock is already able to print infinity money for pro-regime causes, and so on. The Yarvinian strategy of “eat the bugs because le sovereign says so” is flawed – they don’t just want power, they want to crush anyone that could ever pose a threat.

    The noteworthy change, then, is not big corporations formalizing their far-left status. Instead, it is the other half of that equation. Conservatives make up the majority of skilled workers, though not the majority of board rooms or HR departments. Airlines already saw that their pilots (predominantly Right Wing) pose an existential threat to them – there aren’t enough potential imports willing to do that job for that wage, and even the ones that are are only one set of fraudulent credentials away from a PR disaster and one less Airbus in the company’s book of assets.

    The interesting thing we will see is how the purebloods push back. A few granola moms have started their own little boutique businesses (at least it’s better than an MLM). I imagine the trend of competent White guys getting kicked for diversity reasons and coming back as consultants for 3x their salary will exacerbate, for the truly indispensable guys. We’ll likely see uprisings similar to those of the pilots, where a significant fraction of a group of irreplaceable skilled workers simply refuse to comply. I don’t see the regime blinking, but every company that needs to be bailed out as a result of this is a bit more hyperinflation, which makes the entire situation less stable. The absolute ideal is that a few companies defect (or are newly founded), and grab up high-skill employees that leave for mandate reasons. A politically reliable (for /ourguy/s) company is a major asset, and staffing it with purebloods who have held strong through all of this may be enough to shield it from Conquest’s law.

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    1. Cthulhu says:

      I agree, competent work is going to go underground. White men built the world we live in, that world will not continue if it is run by anyone else, and if you chase off the goose that lays the golden eggs, it will lay them somewhere else.

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      1. Organic chicken face says:

        Not until they import an over class of elite high scoring Asians to run things instead. It’s already happening.

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    2. Tony The Tigere says:

      I agree that the most competent/desirable white workers will continue to be able to call their own shots, but I think there are incredible opportunities for guys one tier below that to raise hell and cause pain. In our circles we talk a lot about the tyranny of HR, but HR is legally required to answer certain questions on the record, and to pass certain types of requests on to legal counsel. A malicious use of this system can create a lot of stress and expense for the people who are creating stress and pain for us (well, for yall anyway; my job never mandated anything, our HR guy is a sleepy white 60yo with no discernible views or demands).

      A lot of the regime’s broad base is due to their people being energised by acting like assholes. we might need a bit of that.

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      1. Tom says:

        Agreed. The right’s momentum circa 2014 comes from the fact that disaffected young White males gave the right a group of people with nothing better to do than to fuck things up for the enemy, at the same time as the decline of the Bernie people in the Democratic Party deprived the left of its counterpart group. The resulting escalations (Second World – level censorship of the internet; federal authorities intervening on the side of the left towards the end of the street fights that marked 2017) were intended to mitigate this, but the line has been advanced towards the point where we can start using institutional power towards our ends.

        The next major step that needs to be taken is, as you say, the right dropping its conflict-averseness. I believe the anger and desperation brought about by a combination of empty shelves and explicitly genocidal rhetoric in classrooms are leading to the start of this. The Supreme Court ruling was basically just kayfabe after it became clear that employees would refuse the mandates whether or not they were legal.

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    3. AG says:

      A company filled with critical thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit. Sounds like the corporate version of the American Revolution. Presents some interesting possibilities.

      The Gloom and Doomers always underestimate human dynamics, ingenuity and general restlessness. And with the copious voids left wide open by forced conformity, there is more than hope. Maybe even something to look forward to.

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  2. George says:

    I liked the article, and the spirit is correct behind it’s sentiments. The cold-blooded calculus of any mega-corp is as described.
    However…..bureaucrats do not a loaf make, nor a leak fix, nor an engine repair. Forced/coerced, no difference really to take a jab or walk out. Right thinkers are walking (jobs market) and, commerce is lacking, and mega-corps are losing.

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  3. Zionismiscommunism says:

    How long will dumbo conservatives continue to slobber on corporate America’s knob?

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  4. Mike says:

    Unfortunately, the centralized wealth around the world economic forum allows corporate America to implement policies that would have been detrimental to their profits. The WEF is a financial support system. It does not matter what the consumer does, the corporation, will have the fraternal financial support if they are playing along. Honestly, America is being taken over without a single shot and happening now.

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  5. AG says:

    Authors must be forced to reread their work before submitting for publication. And editors….must do their job.

    The overall point was good, substantively. But the reading was torturous. The overuse of passive voice and sentence fragments was like being caught in a bramble bush.

    If my 12 year old gave me a paper like this, I’d be redlining constantly and start handwringing about the possibility of 70,000 student state schools in our future.

    Sorry. But this was poor show.

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  6. Dafolzey says:

    I think this might be a boon to the more entrepreneurial of our guys. Corporations are still going to need their work done and they’re probably going to accomplish that by contracting it out. Usually contractors get paid more than employees, sometimes a lot more. Keep your consultancy under 150 employees and you can fly under the radar in most states.

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  7. Time to encourage men to quit enmasse and bring back dignity to one’s work.

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  8. NC says:

    Quote from James La Bond
    “Because you forgot to order the Campbells pork and beans while you were gawking at the cashier’s fine ass bending over as she stocked candy to your left, and triggering the horn of perceptive plenty.”
    PaPaaC&KtM

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