As the future shock societal morays facilitate a gravitation towards procedural suppression, the resulting pangs of intellectual desire rival the perpetual wonton needs of the average juvenile male. Corporate America is complicit in virulent affliction of universal slogans being hammered into the minds of workers, while shunning any from of self-expression, as wrongful termination suits over politics and vernacular have reached record levels. The country is now mired in the “Great Repression” and political correctness and affirmative action are two components of the bizarre world encompassing the information age, a tedious era for humanity as AI software evolves into a more tangible force than a metaphysical discussion debating the minimum requirements of a deity.
Basically, private companies can terminate an individual both figuratively and literally for a cohesive thought that may or may not be eloquently verbalized in the presence of co-workers, and businesses are showing no resolve in sending employees packing. The landmark example of what could have been a precedent setting legal decision, was the fate of former Alphabet, Inc. (Google) James Damore, who annihilated the corporation in a scathing inner-office lambasting the tech giant’s aversion to those with Conservative beliefs. He was promptly fired, which set off a series of noteworthy events, culminating in viral status. Damore subsequently sued the company, but unfortunately the case never reached a courtroom as attorneys on both sides agreed to settle the matter through arbitration. However, the brazen actions of Alphabet, brought to the attention of the nation that tolerance is not merely measured through emotional resolve, nor is it impervious to the almighty dollar.
In a recent developing and disconcerting trend, businesses have regressed into a fear-mongering entities echoing the mentality of apologists, and are taking no chances by siding with complainants with a “words will always hurt me” approach. Simple benign terms, once used in polite conversation, have become virulent among office and factory settings, as corporations follow the college campus example of policing language and cratering to onerous demands of the countercultural movement. While the harness on lexicon diverts valuable resources to enforcing unsustainable code of alleged ethics and related sanctions for violations, and the resulting reduction in thought emanating from the workplace bleeds into society, as critical thinking skills continue to diminish.
Through the limitations of language by ambiguous and confusing policy innovation by the average worker is being diminished by the layers of the nanny state which flow through corporate America. One serious side effect of the perpetual hindrance on thought is the strain court system as a result of individual’s challenging their cruel fate in losing a job for simply engaging with co-workers. Within this feeding frenzy of lawsuits and hysteria the subjectivity of each case only convolutes what is considered acceptable as volatility reigns.
As language continues to be brutally deconstructed in all cultural facets, at least in North America and Europe in catering to the special interest lobby, culture is roughly two generations away from individuals communicating by pantomime, interpretive dance, or smoke signals. At what point does enough become enough as the legal dockets challenging terminations become a veritable mountain range, as the First Amendment is roughed beyond recognition by a group of social degenerates taking advice from an off-planet supercomputer? The answer will certainly be revealed over the next three decades though probably not through words.