It’s a slow week, so here’s a tale in two tweets. I can’t tell if the first has been verified, or is merely speculation.
The CIA is currently forcing it employees to wear gay rainbow badge lanyards. Employees are, "encouraged," to wear them proclaiming they are an, "ally" of the LBGTQ push. The CIA, "diversity" council claims the program is, "voluntary," but those who refuse are, "noted." pic.twitter.com/vHZiZPsxZX
— Kevin Shipp (@Kevin_Shipp) November 24, 2019
Awk sure @HeadNICS announced months ago that the ‘NI Civil Service’ would be doing the same. If enforced performative wokeness is good enough for civil servants in Ireland, it’s good enough for CIA employees.
Get with the program!! ????? https://t.co/sD1PO6YCam
— Maria Laoise (@MariaLaoise) November 24, 2019
When asked, Maria Laoise provided two verifications of the practice in Northern Ireland. One is a tweet by the Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service David Sterling who said “Proud to launch our new rainbow lanyards today. A visible way to demonstrate LGBT inclusion in the workplace. Anyone in the NICS can choose to wear one if they wish to show support for LGBT colleagues in this way #OneNICS #NICSdiversity”.
The second is this story from the recent Belfast Telegraph
It was announced on Thursday that civil servants were given the option to use the neck wear in support of their LGBT colleagues.
Launching the lanyards on Thursday, David Sterling tweeted: “Proud to launch our new rainbow lanyards today. A visible way to demonstrate LGBT inclusion in the workplace.
“Anyone in the NICS can choose to wear one if they wish to show support for LGBT colleagues in this way.”…
“Rainbow lanyards are a simple and effective way to demonstrate LGBT inclusion and are worn by staff in organisations across all sectors,” they continued. “NICS rainbow lanyards are entirely voluntary and colleagues can choose whether or not they wish to wear one.”
It will be immediately apparent to all who is not wearing one, whether this is “noted” officially or not.
It’s still possible to hide your dissident thoughts in many organizations. Not in the NICS, and surely not in many other Western European entities (they generally being the most Enlightened). If any readers has information on any of these, laynard-wise, note it below, or email confidentially.
Shipp never answered whether his source was real. I’m guessing Shipp’s case is an exaggeration, or maybe even a forecast, meaning some people might have taken to wearing these without official participation or encouragement. I’m sure you can buy these lanyards in Walmarts by now. After all, something has to hold up your identify badge.
We’re still not at the point, except at universities and media organizations, where the argument becomes “You are free to believe what you like, just as we’re free to not hire you or to fire you.” After that attitude becomes commonplace, and its well on its way, because we are dealing with puritanism, we move to “You are not free to believe what you like.”
There is nothing wrong intrinsically with that first argument. It should be used, wisely, and only when referencing Truth, not (puritan) ideology. The right loses to the left precisely because it tries to condemn that argument, which is not condemnable, and does not try to uphold Truth. Mostly because many on the right do not hold with the (or this) Truth, or because they’re frightened of condemning what should be condemned, or they believe in some bizarre blanket “non-discrimination”.
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