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A few days ago I replied to a comment here about those who “blindly following the narrative because it’s ‘what the CDC recommends’…” with:
Not sure which is worse, those “blindly following” or the others who “cynically hide behind” while knowing full well it is all crap. Truth is, I won’t have much respect for either on the other side.
All of the above is truly something to witness from a front row seat. For those of you who do not have much appreciation for how this is really playing out, today I will direct you to this insightful piece from RedState:
Not a unique situation in the slightest, the whole thing is worth the time to read. But, among other things, it hits on a key point about how the fate of the OSHA “guidance” really is likely going to be irrelevant. That is more of a side show…something to suck up the oxygen in the room and distract the masses while eating up critical time on the clock. It is the change to the language in USG contracts that will prove permanent and very destructive:
[Siemens Employee:] “We are not sure if the stay through the federal Court of Appeals is not going to have any impact on how Siemens is handling this “mandate.” Rather than go with the OSHA guidelines, they are deferring to an executive order that changed the wording of federal contracts requiring federal contractors to have a vaccinated workforce. The State of Tennessee passed a handful of laws a week ago that might have some impact on drawing unemployment, which will be a godsend. They also passed a law restricting vaccine mandates, but Siemens responded with, “Federal law trumps state law.”
And, to repeat what I’ve mentioned before:
 I suspect that most of the companies that have been deputized by the President to ram this mandate down the throats of We the People are not agile enough to play this game. In USG contracting situations, the mandate is already being expedited and codified and employees are already beginning the irreversible process on their end. Will companies pause the disruptive implementation causing more disruption or just proceed as planned? Some are already contractually obligated to do it. …
Regardless, just like the last eviction moratorium, this was bad faith governance at it’s core. Bad faith is not part of the compact.
 …And compliance means not only the contractor to the USG but all of the subcontractors to the contractor to the USG must be in compliance also. And, barring any real pushback by We the People, all will be complete — the voluntary compliance by entire industries — in less than three months from the release of the EO. No checks, no balances.
I’m not aware that any of this is being addressed by current court filings…or if any of it is addressable by such means. The president mandated changes to contractual terms and conditions with the Executive Branch. (Who or what is going to bow up like a cheap two-by-four and even try to do anything about that?) I guess the next president can reverse that…but by then the damage will be done. People cannot un-take the vaccine. But there will be other damage too:
…there is still the wholesale destruction of trust between Siemens and its employees, and the subsequent fallout from it. Many quality, long-term employees have already opted to retire or resign, and who replaces them is unclear, particularly since the skill level and expertise required for their jobs is not prevalent in the marketplace. Then there is the sheer uncertainty and confusion among employees, and even some management, that has resulted because of the ever shifting goal posts on the mandate.
This “destruction of trust” – driven by bad faith governance enlisting corporate entities as agents of it’s unconstitutional bidding – is now a broad and pervasive phenomenon in corporate America. Based on my experience in a tiny little corner of this world, it appears between 20%-40% of certain workforces are either refusing the vax or accepting it under some broad level of coercion. But I also see somewhere in the neighborhood of 30% of the remaining workforce that has had the vax on it’s own but now displays a range of disgust with either the “blindly following” or “cynically hiding behind” the narrative by the employer…and, not to mention, the condescending flow down in typical corporate-esse.
(I’ll save discussion on the mass vax-mandate-waiver-rubber-stamping minefield being prepared by some companies and how destructive that will be on the workforce for another time. Talk about cynical and bad faith! Good times, I tell you.)
None of this is good for the long term health of any specific workforce or the now tattered fabric of American society. And it is all being done willfully and purposely in the name of We the People.
Thanks comrades. Now, ever more quickly, into the abyss…Published in