The apparent goal of Amazon’s woke employees
Persecution is now cool! Hundreds of Amazon employees have apparently signed a company-wide open letter demanding that the company immediately blacklist everyone who is anti-abortion while also blackballing every state that passes anti-abortion laws.
“As part of Amazon’s wide-reaching efforts toward a more inclusive and diverse workforce, we believe that Amazon cannot let this recent decision go unanswered,” the letter said. “We ask Amazon, the world’s best employer, to actively defend against this assault on our liberty.”
Among other actions, the authors are requesting that Amazon “allow employees of all genders the space and time to grieve, express their frustrations, and protest against this assault on our rights.” In addition, they want the company to “donate and match donations to bail funds” to help “women and pregnant people” seeking abortions in states with protections for pre-born babies.
It also demanded Amazon organize pro-abortion protests and donate money to the political organizations the letter signatories endorse.
Essentially, the letter calls for Amazon to focus its business entirely on leftwing political action rather than its central purpose of providing retail products to its customers. That such actions will cost the company money and possibly harm its profit line apparently does not matter to these employees.
The letter however went much farther. The cropped image from the letter below shows this:
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I have underlined in red the pertinent text. These Amazon employees want the company to ban any products produced by any company or individual who expresses any opinions they disagree with. Only those who agree with them will be allowed to sell products on Amazon. If you are against abortion to prison you will go!
These employees also want Amazon to move its business operations entirely from any state that apparently puts any limits on abortions, in any manner whatsoever. As noted at the link, “Though Democrat-run California boasts more than 170,000 Amazon employees, Republican-run states Texas and Florida have 95,000 and 59,000 Amazon employees, respectively.” To do as these Amazonsocial justice warriors insist will not only cost Amazon a lot of money and involve a lot of financial risk, it would put thousands out of work.
The point of this story is not to argue the pros or cons of abortion. That subject will now rightly be debated and determined by the elected representatives in the fifty state legislatures across the country.
My point is to illustrate the authoritarian and oppressive mindset of the leftist pro-abortion crowd. They don’t wish to debate anyone. You disagree with them, and they demand the power to destroy you. Period.
Considering that they favor almost blindly the right to murder the preborn, it makes one wonder what they would do if they had more power. Such certainty in the face of a very uncertain and difficult political issue can only lead to violence, hate, and murder, especially if your position is arguing for a certain level of violence to begin with.
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