By now, you may have seen the above image, a stunning component of Goodyear’s employee “training” (trained to be anti-police, apparently). It is really quite astonishing to see an employer of tens of thousands instruct virtually all of them to accept Black Lives Matter without question, while also opposing Blue Lives Matter without question.
If that isn’t fascism, it’s anyone’s guess as to what is. Now, an audio file has been released from Goodyear training, further cementing its well-deserved reputation of an anti-police corporation.
According to the leaked audio file, the instructor reinforces the bullet points seen in the image above, informing employees that it is “not appropriate” for them to hold conservative views.
“Some people may wish to express their views on social justice or inequity or equity issues such as Black Lives Matter or LGBTQ pride on their face coverings, shirts, or wristbands. That will be deemed approved because it applies with a zero-tolerance stance,” one instructor is heard on the recording. “However if any associate wears all, blue, white lives matter shirts or face coverings, that will not be appropriate.” [Source: The Federalist]
Well then. There goes Goodyear’s weak self-defensed, which clearly did not take into account audio recordings. In fact, it is quite enlightening now to look at the corporation’s rapid-fire statement, which was quickly contradicted by the truth.
Clearly forgetting the recording power of cellular phones, the upper echelons of Goodyear management promptly released a highly insincere apology after the image from the PowerPoint began circulating. Of course, they did not bother to think of the fact that a leaked photo just might be followed by a leaked audio file, but planning for the future is not exactly the forte of the screaming, socialist-minded sycophants.
“Yesterday, Goodyear became the focus of a conversation that created some misconceptions about our policies and our company,” the tire company wrote in a Wednesday statement. “The visual in question was not created or distributed by Goodyear corporate, nor was it part of a diversity training class.” [Source: The Federalist]
Yes, Goodyear, you did become “the focus of a conversation,” but it was not due to “misconceptions.” You became the “focus” due to your rather troubling anti-police and anti-President Trump views.
Unbelievably, Goodyear continues the insincerity for a few more paragraphs, including statements such as appreciating “The diverse viewpoints of our more than 60,000 associates,” and how “fostering an inclusive, respectful workplace is important to establish teamwork and build culture.”
However, the most stunning statements, particularly in light of the leaked audio, occur near the end.
“Third and finally, Goodyear has always wholeheartedly supported both equality and law enforcement and will continue to do so. These are not mutually exclusive. We have heard from some of you that believe Goodyear is anti-police after reacting to the visual. Nothing could be further from the truth, and we have the upmost appreciation of the vital work police do on behalf of our shared communities. This can’t be said strongly enough.” [Source: Twitter]
The full statement can be seen below, and it is also available here.
Nike and Goodyear have now both suffered in terms of stock price after their political antics and support for individuals like anti-American Kaepernick. May both these corporations set a shining example for other corporations that want to appear “progressive.”
As an anonymous commenter remarked recently, “Get woke? Go broke.”
Nike and Goodyear, take note.