I read most of this article. It was long and boring and loaded with leftist jargon related to the constant in-fighting and bickering that causes organizations like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, BLM and many others to spend all their time fighting their management over perceived racial and gender slights instead of doing their work.
That the institute has spent the course of the Biden administration paralyzed makes it typical of not just the abortion rights community — Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and other reproductive health organizations had similarly been locked in knock-down, drag-out fights between competing factions of their organizations, most often breaking down along staff-versus-management lines. It’s also true of the progressive advocacy space across the board, which has, more or less, effectively ceased to function. The Sierra Club, Demos, the American Civil Liberties Union, Color of Change, the Movement for Black Lives, Human Rights Campaign, Time’s Up, the Sunrise Movement, and many other organizations have seen wrenching and debilitating turmoil in the past couple years.
This is familiar to anyone who has worked at one of these woke corporations that spends all its time henpecking its employees about diversity, equity and inclusion. All of the day is spent in meetings with aggrieved groups that want to litigate their grievances with the company instead of doing their work.
But think about how much worse it must be in companies where their stock in trade is leftist outrage like Planned Parenthood. And what a delicious paradox. They can’t take advantage of the Biden Administration to inflict even more wokism because they are busy torturing their management about their own grievances.
Here’s a quote from a director of one of these lefty organizations.
“To be honest with you, this is the biggest problem on the left over the last six years,” one concluded. “This is so big. And it’s like abuse in the family — it’s the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. And you have to be super sensitive about who the messengers are.” And then, sometime in the summer, the forward momentum stalled, and many of the progressive gains lapsed or were reversed. Instead of fueling a groundswell of public support to reinvigorate the party’s ambitious agenda, most of the foundation-backed organizations that make up the backbone of the party’s ideological infrastructure were still spending their time locked in virtual retreats, Slack wars, and healing sessions, grappling with tensions over hierarchy, patriarchy, race, gender, and power. “So much energy has been devoted to the internal strife and internal bullshit that it’s had a real impact on the ability for groups to deliver.” “My last nine months, I was spending 90 to 95 percent of my time on internal strife. Whereas [before] that would have been 25-30 percent tops,” the former executive director said. He added that the same portion of his deputies’ time was similarly spent on internal reckonings.”
Ah, the delicious schadenfreude. Thinking about the executives at these woke companies being harangued and accused of not being woke enough by their protected minorities is hilarious. That is the Achilles Heel of these companies. They are filled up with nuts. And now that they’ve been inspired by the George Floyd revolution they can’t be controlled by their employers. Hopefully they’ll burn their companies down and then end up unemployed, starving and miserable.