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Here’s the situation:
You’ve worked for a company for many years.
No problems. You’ve done well.
The company launches mandatory training on the subject of white privilege.
It’s done via Zoom. You sit at home and take the course.
After one session, you turn and talk to your wife. You raise questions about the training and you voice objections.
You don’t know your mic is still hot.
A few people on the call---your colleagues---hear your remarks.
They report you to higher-ups in the company.
The company fires you.
How do you like them apples?
There is no such thing as privacy.
Privately held views are public.
Privately OR publicly, you’re not permitted to make your opinions and objections known, without penalties.
In other words, the company training is mind control. It isn’t education.
You’re supposed to learn AND obey.
The company is run by cowards. They don’t care about white privilege. They only care about appearances. They care about avoiding attacks from culture cancelers and woke morons.
That’s why they fired you. That’s the only reason. Whatever else they say is sheer bullshit.
But regardless, your career with the company is over.
Not only that, your name is in the press.
This takes the situation to a whole new level.
Are you going to be able to find a new job?
Are your friends going to shun you because they’re cowards?
Are you going to be subject to attacks, because your name is out there?
Is no one going to excoriate the company that fired you and hold THEIR feet to the fire?
Are we living in a hypnotic fairyland an inch deep---below which is a seething operation designed to destroy people like you who won’t buy the rainbows and the fake guilt?
Are we supposed to believe that, because some of our ancestors, generations ago, may have committed crimes, we ARE those same people now, and we are, by definition, committing the same crimes NOW? And if so, does that formula only apply to white people? What about current black people, whose black ancestors engaged in widespread buying and selling of black slaves, in Africa, long before the white man ever showed up?
And, if people’s blood isn’t boiling when they think about all these things, what is wrong with them?
Reclaim the Net has the story: “The West Midlands Trains in the UK is getting sued by a former employee who was dismissed for questioning white privilege after a virtual [Zoom] diversity training session. 60-year-old Simon Isherwood, who worked as a rail conductor, was fired for gross misconduct.”
“After the diversity training held in March 2021, Isherwood forgot his microphone was still on and, speaking to his wife, some colleagues heard him questioning white privilege. He was then reported by colleagues who were ‘angered’ by the comments.”
“‘I couldn’t be arsed because I thought, “you know what, I’ll just get fucking angry”,’ Isherwood said, as reported by The Telegraph.”
“‘You know what I really wanted to ask?… and I wish I had, do they have black privilege in other countries? So, if you’re in Ghana?…’ Isherwood was heard telling his wife.”
“He argued that the comments were private and he was not aware his microphone was still on when telling his wife he felt the diversity trainers were ‘indoctrinating their views’ that ‘implied all white people are racist – but I’m not’.”
“Isherwood was suspended pending an internal probe. He was later dismissed after the internal probe found that he had ‘caused offense, brought the company into disrepute and breached our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and the Code of Conduct’.”
“All his internal appeals were rejected and now Isherwood has taken his former employer to an employment tribunal, accusing the rail company of unfair dismissal.”
“Speaking to The Telegraph, he said: ‘I am completely shocked, I was at home in my own time talking to my wife, it was a private conversation. I had no idea anyone was listening to me’.”
“‘I’ve lost my job, my income, my reputation, my health is absolutely shot to pieces. I’d worked there for 11 and a half years and never had anything but promotion, praise and awards and even now I can’t believe it’.”
“‘All I was trying to do was understand the subject better – we had been asked to think of questions so I did exactly what I was asked to do. I said Ghana because it’s something I always used to talk about with one of my colleagues, who is from Ghana and supported me’.”
“Isherwood is seeking damages arguing that his termination was ‘unfair, unreasonable and unlawful,’ adding that the real reason he was dismissed was ‘WMT’s fear of facing allegations from colleagues about my conduct’.”
-- Jon Rappoport
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