Ben Shapiro Explains How Corporate America’s ‘Deep State’ Turns Companies Woke | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Greg Wilson.

    Most big companies have a "deep state" of their own that drags them into taking woke positions on social issues, and it is called middle management, according to Ben Shapiro.

    Citing a recent study titled "Why Do Companies Go Woke?", the best-selling author and host of "The Ben Shapiro Show" said companies get pulled into taking social stands that have nothing to do with their core business by strident middle managers. Middle managers push their companies to take stands on social issues not only for ideological reasons but also for their own job security, Shapiro said, citing co-authors Nicolai Foss, of Copenhagen Business School and Peter Klein of Baylor University.

    "If you're a middle manager, the best way for you to ensure your own future employment is to go woke, because it means that if you get fired, then you get to yell at your former employer about how they are racist and terrible," Shapiro said, referring to the study. "If you go woke, it's a protection mechanism."

    While lower-level workers worry about providing for their families and the brass frets about the bottom line, middle managers have figured out that being outspoken about Left-wing social issues means job security. It signals to human resources departments that an employee will make a big stink or portray themselves as a martyr if they are fired, Shapiro said.

    "The people on top of the company have been bullied into silence by the ridiculous kind of legal architecture that's been set up around HR," he said. "And the people at the bottom, who just want to do their jobs, don't care."

    Shapiro cited Disney and pre-Elon Musk Twitter as examples of woke middle management inmates running the asylum, and said he suspects the same principle was at play this week, when Airbnb found itself in a pickle. As reported in The Daily Wire, conservative Canadian YouTuber Lauren Southern revealed on Twitter that her parents had been banned from the vacation rental service simply because of their daughter's politics. After The Daily Wire pressed Airbnb, the company claimed Southern's parents had been banned by "mistake."

    Shapiro suspects the decision regarding Southern's parents was carried out by a member of the middle management core "who make the decisions that shift the culture and turn corporations into woke corporations."

    The same thing happens in politics, he said.

    "We talk about the deep state in the federal government, [and how when] Donald Trump takes over the presidency and there are a bunch of career bureaucrats existing in the executive branch, they just work against his interests because their interests are not his interests, for example," Shapiro said.

    Businesses that succeed inevitably end up bureaucratized, and that layer of management ends up with all the power, he said.

    "You end up with middle managers in control of the company because the people at the top have basically delegated their way out of power," Shapiro said, adding that those bureaucrats soon learn they can protect their jobs by imposing their Left-wing social beliefs on the company.

    "And this is how things keep getting moved to the Left," he said.

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In light of continued developments, primarily since 2008, there exists in these United States a Legal System which operates on a proved Two Tiered approach to justice rendered, which primarily benefits Democratic Elites and Woke Ideological Virtue Signalers, representing their co-dependent wards, to the expressed exclusion of normal hardworking American citizens: What is your suggestion in remedying this widespread injustice and, if not corrected, its existential outcome for our Constitutional Republic?
  Complete overhaul of the Department of Justice and their enforcers - the FBI - to reflect a far more honest justice system to keep patriots remaining calm.
  Disband the FBI, and request that congress investigate all unethical and non patriotic practices to partially right the wrongs of a distrusted and politically weaponized "Department of Justice."
  Continue with the current system since the two tiered justice system has been so remarkably beneficial to Democratic Socialist political hegemony; chronic distrust in institutions notwithstanding.
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Considering how abjectly corrupt and civilly abusive the Left has become regarding the corrosive effect of their elected leaders; their entrenched and ruling bureaucracy; employing their failed Education Industry as Indoctrinators; their collusive private sector operators, such as the terminally discredited Legacy Media and Big Tech censorship of Free Speech: What will be the best course forward for hardworking Middle Americans, including the Patriot Class?
  Withdraw from society, go underground and plan for a resurgence when it is feasible to do so.
  Work within the confines of better policy by the People's government, once good sense and sanity is restored in the electorate at large, to achieve such.
  Are you a crazy, nut-job Insurrectionist? Everything is perfect within our plan to achieve our intended goals for the Socialist Left.
  Secession to form a true Constitutional Republic.
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poll#170
Considering what has happened to our Representative Republic since the corruptive orthodoxy that led to the tolerated abomination - The Russia Hoax - where felonies were perpetrated upon the American People by the creation of the Two Tiered Justice System, in the misnomer of "Social Justice:" Where do you stand on sustaining our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms in a society where injustice is chronically sanctioned by one political orthodoxy?
  I believe in a perfected society by employing a higher governmental authority to train the behavior of the public.
  The United States Constitution does not allow just a few freedoms, it guarantees ALL freedoms promised to Humankind by God.
  Just don't take away my Social Media.
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