The storming of the seat of U.S. government has spurred a sea change in corporate America

Source: Chris Menahan | Information Liberation

America is not held together by the people but by a cadre of CEOs who censor the internet in accordance with the demands of the Anti-Defamation League, according to ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

Now, in the aftermath of the deadly Capitol rampage by Mr. Trump’s supporters, corporate America is turning its back on many senior Republicans, and flexing its political muscle.

[…] “I can’t remember a time when the business community has spoken out so strongly in opposition to an administration on so many important issues,” said Rich Lesser, chief executive of Boston Consulting Group.

[…] “C.E.O.s have become the fourth branch of government,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, which has pressured big companies to take stands on social issues. “They’re trying to hold the country together.”

The ADL two weeks ago demanded Trump be banned from Twitter and Facebook and impeached from the presidency.

The President was banned from Twitter and Facebook within 24 hours and was impeached by the House in under a week.

According to Greenblatt, this is how they’re “saving democracy.”

The ADL also successfully pushed to deplatform Parler and when they couldn’t knock Gab offline they called for Gab founder Andrew Torba to be investigated by the feds.

In related news, Reuters reported last week that a handful of “billionaire donors” now control our political system.

From Reuters, “Billionaire Donors Outrank Companies In Washington”:

Billionaire donors hold more sway than companies in the increasingly expensive business of Washington elections. Firms from JPMorgan to AT&T are rethinking political donations after last week’s Capitol violence. But it’s people like the late Sheldon Adelson and Mike Bloomberg who have far deeper pockets.

The storming of the seat of U.S. government has spurred a sea change in corporate America. AT&T, the biggest company spender in the last election cycle, said on Monday that it is suspending political donations to Republican lawmakers who objected without evidence to the November presidential election, in which Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump. Others, like JPMorgan, paused their giving altogether to reassess their strategy.

If the funding hiatus continues, that will hurt Republicans, especially, as they seek to gain majorities in Congress in the 2022 midterm elections. Through political action committees, or PACs, AT&T contributed more than $2.6 million to candidates in the last cycle while JPMorgan doled out about $1 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

The late Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg, Paul Singer, Steve Schwarzman and Jonathan Greenblatt at the ADL are the glue which holds this country together!