“I mean, if I h…

“I mean, if I had my way… you’d wear that goddamn uniform for the rest of your pecker-suckin’ life. But I’m aware that ain’t practical, I mean at some point you’re gonna hafta take it off. So. I’m gonna give you a little somethin’ you can’t take off.”
–Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Inglorious Basterds)

When did someone simply saying “Racecard” become a drop-the-mic-the-argument-is-over, get-out-of-racism-free card? I’m seriously tired of this shit. 

Can we all agree that racism, both personal and institutional still exist, and that if they still exist, it’s ok to call it out for what it is? What happened to the honest racists of old, casually using racial slurs and being downright ignorant?

Now what you have are middle class cowards too scared to use the slurs in their head and much more likely to speak in code. Why don’t you assholes have the courage of your convictions?

For the same reason that the fictional Lt. Raine wanted to make sure that Hans Landa couldn’t just cowardly blend in to polite society and ignore his atrocities, today’s semi-casual racists should wear their braindead stupid fucking hate like a badge of honor, make it a little somethin’ you can’t take off.

I want to know who the fuck I’m speaking with.

“This republic …

“This republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it.”
–Elmer Davis

Marissa Mayer, queen of cowardice and current CEO of Yahoo!, would rather ignore positive contributions from remote workers than do the following:

  • Fire a large swath of ineffective middle managers and take responsibility for the fallout
  • Put controls in place to make sure that remote work is effectively tracked
  • Perform proper layoffs and or firings, instead waiting for affected remote workers to quit of their own accord. The apologists assume that all of the affected workers that leave are dead weight..the law of averages seems to disprove this. You’re going to throw *some* of the baby out with the bathwater.

This is all being done under the guise of streamlining collaboration. It’s blatantly obvious that Yahoo! simply wants to get rid of a large swath of their workforce without severance or bad press. Mayer is happy to let her apologists talk about how this is “the death of telecommuting,” and can seriously damage the industry if they’re not careful. It’s hard-fucking-enough to land top talent in this industry without having to deal with brainless “me-too” executives parroting an over-entitled CEO of a dying company. 

The faster this harebrained scheme leaves the media’s eye, the faster that our industry forgets about this neo-Luddite bullshit, and the faster that Yahoo! death-rattles, the faster we can get back to the real world.