Intel's Capitulation to Jesse Jackson
Don’t be mad at Intel. Like all human entities, they must thrive as best they can in their given surroundings. In 2015’s America, that means paying hush money to minority agitators before they use the dreaded race card. Anger at Intel’s capitulation to the farcical “civil rights movement” would better be directed at long dead voters, or perhaps at the mirror.
Intel is set to spend $300 million to construct a “pipeline” to ferry women and non-Asian minorities into tech jobs. As reported by the left-wing rag USA Today:
“Intel said it will tap a $300 million fund to help build a pipeline of female and under-represented engineers and computer scientists. The company will also support hiring and retaining more women and underrepresented minorities and will fund programs to promote more positive representation of women and minorities in the technology and gaming industries.”
Of course, our old friend Van Jones, teamed up with Reverend Jackson, has cooked up a graft befitting the 21st century:
“Van Jones, founder of #YesWeCode, an ambitious project to teach 100,000 low-income youth to code, said the talent is out there: It just needs someone to provide opportunity.”
As an Intel investor (I have 500 shares of INTC), my preferred pipeline commodity would be petroleum products. Perhaps that thought is why I am a shareholder and not the CEO of the company. In 2015, diversity is simply a more valuable commodity than petroleum.
The American government openly punishes and rewards private companies and individuals based on ideology. The IRS audit is now widely known to be a wooden paddle for citizens who publicly fail to toe the line. The American treasury is opened freely for entities in trouble, such as banks, unions, and Al Sharpton, while military retirees must fight for pocket money in the form of Cost Of Living Adjustments.
Intel wants to make gadgets. As a corporation, it has a fiduciary duty to shareholders. Adding some colorful deadweight to the payroll is far cheaper than incurring the wrath of the American government. Such is America in 2015. I urge the reader not to fume at this development, but rather see it as an opportunity to invest in a company which has secured the regime’s backing.
Brae Jager blogs at braejager.blogspot.com.