Go Woke, Go Broke: What Goodyear Banned From Their Attire Proves That They Are Just Pawns For Political Correctness
(Tea Party 247) – We all are well aware that in this day and age, the vast majority of companies that exist are caving in to the demands of the radical politically correct liberals who have major influence in our culture, trying desperately to stay relevant by going “woke” and not end up cancelled by all of the delicate snowflakes that exist in modern society.
The latest company to fall to this craziness is Goodyear who has decided that if you are a person who dares to support our president, the police, or the wacky notion that all human lives matter regardless of color, sex, or creed, well, they don’t want your business.
Yes, the legendary tire company, which isn’t really doing too hot these days, had an internal “diversity training” presentation that stated Goodyear allows employees to wear Black Lives Matter and LGBT gear, but strictly forbids MAGA attire or anything with a pro-cop message.
Welcome to America in 2020.
An anonymous employee leaked a photo of the slide, which was presented at Goodyear’s Topeka, Kansas factory. The slide was mandated by Goodyear’s corporate headquarters in Akron, Ohio.
- Acceptable: Black Lives Matter and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender pride.
- Unacceptable: Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, MAGA attire, political-affiliated slogans.
The anonymous employee who leaked the slide said Goodyear’s policy is discriminatory.
“If someone wants to wear a BLM shirt in here, then cool. I’m not going to get offended about it,” the employee told WIBW. “At the same time, if someone’s not going to be able to wear something that is politically-based, even in the farthest stretch of the imagination, that’s discriminatory. If we’re talking about equality, then it needs to be equality. If not, it’s discrimination.”
Folks should be allowed to wear whatever they want to wear, even if the message is one that is unpopular in our modern day culture. Freedom of speech is predicated on the belief that ideas can only flourish when folks are free to express themselves and that hearty, civilized debate is necessary to engage these ideas to find out whether or not they are true and good for our people.
Goodyear’s anti-MAGA, anti-police policy ignited backlash on social media, especially from Trump supporters.
In response, Goodyear issued an incoherent statement suggesting that it allows BLM gear because it apparently doesn’t consider the Marxist Black Lives Matter coalition a political movement:
“Goodyear is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace where all of our associates can do their best in a spirit of teamwork.
As part of this commitment, we do allow our associates to express their support on racial injustice and other equity issues, but ask that they refrain from workplace expressions, verbal or otherwise, in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party, as well as other similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of equity issues.”
The problem, of course, is that the vast majority of the activity that Black Lives Matter has engaged in over the course of its existence, particularly the last few months, proves it is a radical left-wing group that borders on being terrorist in nature. Violence and rioting have become the norm for “protests” held by the individuals who are a part of the movement.
Why would you support domestic terrorism, but not the individuals who risk their lives trying to protect the city?
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 18, 2020
Many pointed out that police cars go through a lot of tires, especially since leftist rioters have been slashing tires and vandalizing squad cars en masse.
One person remarked: “If I was the chief of a police department, Goodyear tires would be banned until they change this policy.”
I believe police cars go through a lot of tires. If I was the chief of a police department Goodyear tires would be banned until they change this policy.
— Mad Replicant(@MadReplicant) August 19, 2020
Hey, @goodyear — my husband and I only buy Goodyear, but you just lost us forever. AND I’ll be sure to pass this on to the rest of my family.
GTFOH w/ your social justice BS. The American People have had ENOUGH of you & your woke buddies… https://t.co/Bg0z8m3Q1i
— S.L. StilesText Trump to 88022 (@StacyLStiles) August 19, 2020
Another Twitter user wrote: “Hey, Goodyear, I have three vehicles – that’s a lot of tires. Do you want to lose the people who buy the expensive tires for the sake of a minority of people who drive a Prius or live in Mom’s basement and have a scooter? #BoycottGoodyear”
Hey, @goodyear I have three vehicles – that's lot of tires. Do you want to lose the people who buy the expensive tires for the sake of a minority of people who drive a Prius or live in Mom's basement and have a scooter? #BoycottGoodyear
— PozTivTee (@PozTee) August 19, 2020
Goodyear bans blue lives matter and all lives matter messages while allowing BLM and LGBT. We need to get #BoycottGoodyear trending. They need to overturn this discriminatory police, apologize for it, and apologize for their support of a violent Marxist organization. pic.twitter.com/MYfnbvsEPo
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 19, 2020
The bottom line is this company is making a huge mistake. Sure, they have the right to have this policy. After all, they are a privately owned enterprise. They can tell their employees to wear whatever they want. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be consequences for their actions.
When you single out folks on the right for holding messages contrary to the mainstream leftist narratives being pushed in the media, you can guarantee those individuals are no longer going to be their customers.
And when you are openly supporting a Marxist, borderline terrorist organization, it’s not a good look.
Goodyear is about to discover the meaning of the phrase, “go woke, go broke.”