One thing struck me during the
shrill hysterical two-minutes hate debate over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law, the Big Corporations (Apple, General Electric, WalMart [No kidding, the left was cheering for WalMart!”) were siding with the left, and the left was saying “You people should be on the side of Big Corporations because they are looking out for your best interests.”
Big corporations like Walmart, Apple, Salesforce.com and General Electric and their executives have done the right thing by calling on officials in Indiana and Arkansas to reject “religious freedom” laws designed to give businesses and religious groups legal cover should they deny service to gay couples.
And then there are the “living wage” laws so beloved by the left that also happen to be supported by Big Corporations like WalMart
because they know it will drive mom and pop stores out of business; and that is exactly what is happening, and the left is okay with that.
Also, Big Corporations are siding with the left in their efforts to replace American workers with cheap foreign laborers who will vote overwhelmingly in favor of the social democrats.
Suddenly, the left is in bed with the huge corporations they claim to despise; and big business is throwing big squeezy bear hugs around the leftists who want to confiscate their profits and effect de facto nationalization of industry through regulation. Meanwhile, it’s the Conservative Right who are increasingly critical of corporatism and the power big business wields over Government.
When I look at how big business is lining up with the progressive left to create an electorate that will elect more socialists to power, I can’t help thinking about Khrushchev’s quote about the capitalist selling you the rope you will use to hang him with.’