In the clearest sign that the silicon valley has lost any credibility with the wider world, facebook execs have told employees that they can feel free not to come to work if they are protesting Donald Trump.
This shocking move shows all of us how out of touch they really are with everyday people. It shows their elitism and their bias. Would staff be free to take a day off protesting Hillary Clinton, or planned parenthood?
For International Workers day on May 1st, hundreds of thousands of Labor Unionists, Socialist worker groups and illegal immigration supporters plan to walk out of their jobs in protest to…something unspecified, but it has o do with Donald Trump. If they can not coherently make a valid argument for their actions then this is just more virtue signalling and posturing.
According to the Daily Caller:
“At Facebook, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable expressing their opinions and speaking up,” a representative told Bloomberg.
“We support our people in recognizing International Workers’ Day and other efforts to raise awareness for safe and equitable employment conditions.”
This is not a show of support. It is a show of privilege by people for whom mass illegal immigration does not have an effect. They are sheltered by their wealth and job security. If low-income workers decided to go out and protest, they would lose their jobs.