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Look, I don't care what individuals do. But companies that build their brand on woke slacktivism (symbolic woke asshattery), deserve a little dose of eye-rolls and mocking. I might even be on their side on these laws, but I prefer to keep my business and religions separate: 6 items

Netflix Culture Deck - They have a slide deck (there was a video) when hired where they give you a pitcher of Grape Kool-aid, and see if you drink it. I've known a lot of people that worked there for a while. They're hyper-aggressive alphas that say they have no politics, bureaucracy or bullshit: just performance. And if you're below the top 5%, goodbye Felicia (you're gonna get fired). It's oxymoronic. You can't have aggressive stack ranking and NOT have people backstab or try to trip each other up, or NOT help others. All companies have good teams and bad teams, while working there, they're all fanboy's. But I've talked to dozens after they left: and few have good things to say. They put the cult in corporate culture. To each their own. But if you want things like benefits, work-life balance, or team members that aren't stressed, look somewhere else.

Cuties -
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With all the outrage, we watched the Netflix movie “Cuties“. Something that causes that much outrage, I'm going to want to watch for myself. It was played up as the poster-film for kiddie porn. I wouldn't recommend it as it wasn't very "good", but it wasn't quite as bad as it's made out to be. I went in expecting to hate it, and get confirmation bias that Netflix was run by assholes, and left thinking, "not a great foreign film", and reasons for complaints... but not the end of civilization. And the Streisand effect will probably help it more than hurt it.

2019.04.18 Chick Flick - In the continuing war on language and common sense, Netflix has announced that they're so woke that they banned the term, "Chick Flick", because feminism or some such bullshit. 🙄

2019.01.11 Boycott NC - Because North Carolina passed a common sense law that said no dicks in the chicks bathrooms (unless someone has gone and got their gender changed at the DMV), Netflix decided to go woke-slacktivist and boycotted the state. If I hadn't already deactivated my account, I would have returned the favor. (While I don't care what side of the issue you're on, I'll just leave people each room to disagree. But if go sanctimonious douche and boycott, then I'll do the same back -- for the same reason I don't flip people off in the car... but I will flip them off back).

2018.10.28 Unbalanced - 141:1 - They're young, they're dumb, they're hyper-alphas in the Bay Area and Hollywood -- so I wouldn't expect anything less that hyper-bias behavior. And their political donations reflect that with $190,592 in donations to Democrats, while only $1,350 to Republicans. Shhh... don't tell them, you might hurt their feels... but that's not what intellectual diversity looks like. When Facebook and Google are less biased than you are, that's not a good sign.

2018.03.29 Benghazi Bullshitter Boardmember - The bullshitter on Benghazi, Susan Rice, was named to Netflix Board of Directors. Reed Hastings said he was “delighted to welcome”, Barack Obama's aide who blamed the murders of four Americans in Benghazi on an obscure YouTube video, knowing full well it had absolutely nothing to do with that. Then got involved in illegally spying and unmasking American citizens. Hey, to each their own. But this seems to me to have the optics of putting Michael Vick on the board of the ASPCA.


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Written 2018.05.26