The Exigent Duality
Biggest Distraction - 11:39 CDT, 11/04/20 (Sniper)
My employer's CEO just can't help himself: below is a letter he spammed tens of thousands of employees with this morning.

As always, I've redacted details which in any even remote way, shape, or form could identify him, or the identity of my employer. And also as always, there is not a single way on the entire web for anyone to link me or this blog to him, or my employer. I was in HR when the company drafted their "social media policy", and I am not only fully compliant with every word, but completely support the policy itself.

Treat this post then as a mere vent, as I've got nowhere else other than my own blog to express these frustrations. Without further ado then:

"Hello [Redacted],

While the results of the U.S. election are still being tabulated, it is important that we put last night in its proper context. On one hand, it was a historic election simply in terms of electoral turnout, the highest the U.S. has seen in over a century. But in many other respects, last night was also not historic. Despite voiced concerns about possible chaos or even violence on election day, the 2020 election was like most before; the logistics of voting went by mostly without a hitch. And while we start this day still not knowing the winner, we must remember that not knowing the outcome of the Presidential contest on election night is not an anomaly in our nation. It has occurred several times over the course of our history, with the ultimate outcome sometimes taking days or weeks – and in one case, months – to be known.

Of course, this was also an election where voters were more emotionally invested than in any other election in recent memory. And while we are in this period of uncertainty together, it is important that we recognize this simple truth: whatever the outcome, some of your coworkers will be happy and others will be deeply disappointed. Regardless of whether your candidate won or lost, we must treat each other with civility and respect.

This is more critical today than ever. Yesterday's election is part of a larger period of emotional strain and anxiety. All of us have been working under the shadow of a global pandemic. We have been touched by a long overdue conversation on systemic racism. And all of this is atop whatever stress may be particular to each of us as individuals.

Against the emotionally charged and divisive backdrop of today, we must remember that there is more that unites us than divides us. I have spent a [Redacted] with this company and I know, without any doubt, that we have genuine care for one another. That we come to our workplace – even if virtually for some – with a dedication to respecting and celebrating our differences. The measure of a great company is not whether all its employees always agree; but whether they treat one another respectfully when they inevitably do not.

And caring for others begins with caring for yourself. No matter what emotions you may be feeling today, I would strongly encourage you to take the time for personal reflection. For all the reasons noted above, this is a time when enhanced self-care is simply not optional. As you are processing today, take the time to recognize what you need. And if you are looking to connect with others, please do so with the understanding that they may be experiencing different emotions or have a different point of view. Some may not want to engage at all – and we must respect everyone's right to privacy.

Amidst the uncertainty of today, there is one thing that is certain: we have a purpose to fulfill. We are still living through unusual times and the world is counting on us to do our part to [Redacted]. People are counting on us – and, as we have for over [Redacted] and especially over [Redacted], we are going to deliver.

Thank you and stay safe."

I personally know his political orientation: before George Floyd's body was even cold-- before the autopsy, before we knew basically any facts about the incident-- he was spamming the employees with what amount to personal vlogs, calling the case "murder", "unacceptable", "racist", and so forth.

Knowing this about him, while also acknowledging that he's not factually incorrect about previous Presidential elections being contested in some form, I can see that he's merely parroting CNN talking points, opening the door for "mail-in ballot" schenanigans, like the kinds people were screenshotting all night (not a single vote for candidates other than Cameltoe for hours, more people suddenly and supposedly voting in Wisconsin than are even registered, and so forth).

In other words, he's not thinking with his own brain: he's a hyper-partisan "useful idiot".

The people who work at my employer are highly paid professionals, who are extremely qualified for their jobs, and who are-- in my fifteen years of working there-- essentially immune from the forces of office politics, to a degree unlike anyplace else I've ever worked. They are high quality individuals across-the-board, who are self-motivated and who keep it classy.

Over time, the CEO has repeatedly pushed a narrative-- with quite literally zero supporting evidence-- that these same employees have so-called "unconscious bias", and are engaged in "systemic racism". He supports managers who create policies explicitly biased-- as in, openly stated right in group meetings-- to hire and promote people based on their sex or race. He also supports HR policies which allow people to support Leftist causes-- like "BLM"-- but not criticize them.

Not only that, but he treats these same employees as a bunch of unprofessional babies, who-- absent his great wisdom-- can't "cope" with a stupid political election without engaging in vile, retributional behavior against their co-workers-- something I've not seen once in my entire period of employment.

In conclusion then, this is the kind of classic projection for which Lefties are notorious: he's anxious about the election, he holds his own employees-- especially the silent Conservative "systemically racist" ones he knows are there-- in extreme disdain, and he lacks the self awareness to understand that the employees have no way to "disengage" from him. Why doesn't he respect our privacy?

It's this kind of elitist, hypocritical, almost parental-like "looking down the nose" condescension that is becoming an ever-increasing annoyance to hundreds of millions of Americans, undoubtedly many of my co-workers among them.