Queering the Bank

     Not to be undone by Chase bank’s mandatory employee survey that demanded that employees admit if they were thoughtcriminals who aren’t “allies” of the “LGBT community,” JP Morgan is asking employees to publicly display an “ally” placard, thus outing “H8rz.”

“Employees are being told ‘to help create an environment for open and honest dialogue.’ The document notes descriptors such as ‘wife’ and ‘boyfriend’ are frowned upon, and ‘partner’ is preferred. Not referring to your wife as your wife ‘offers up the opportunity for more inclusive conversations.’


“JP Morgan urges employees to ‘print and display your ally placard,’ which implies the recalcitrant will be noticed.


“A surprise to JP Morgan clients may be its call for putting ‘your money where your mouth is! If you know of stores or companies that practice discrimination, don’t buy their products or patronize their locations.’ It is entirely possible that some of JP Morgan’s clients are on the LGBT Human Rights Campaigns list of gay-unfriendly companies.”

     It’s not just enough to be tolerant; one must celebrate and do so enthusiatically.

     It’s not about tolerance, it was never about tolerance.  It is about raw power to impose their mores on you.

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4 Responses to Queering the Bank

  1. avatar Hawkins1701 says:

    Not my countrymen.

    I won’t lift a finger to do anything positive for monsters such as this.

    Fascism never truly dies, does it? Human nature.

  2. avatar Hawkins1701 says:

    This is why I have a personal policy of no longer having my work offices celebrate my birthday. and being quite a bit more selective as to whom I associate with outside of work.

    This kind of shit gives the clear incentive to say absolutely nothing to no one save what is absolutely required for the job.

    Of course, if they really want to, they can hose you with that route to. “John is anti-social, bordering on hostile. We feel his refusal to converse with his fellow employees creates a hostile working environment.” Happened to my wife (which I guess these little rainbow flower Eichmanns would shitcan me for saying too).

    Screw this world.

  3. avatar Hawkins1701 says:

    *route too

  4. avatar Jim says:

    Abraham Lincoln addressed this in 1859 at Cooper Union:

    The question recurs, what will satisfy them? Simply this: We must not only let them alone, but we must somehow, convince them that we do let them alone. This, we know by experience, is no easy task. We have been so trying to convince them from the very beginning of our organization, but with no success. In all our platforms and speeches we have constantly protested our purpose to let them alone; but this has had no tendency to convince them. Alike unavailing to convince them, is the fact that they have never detected a man of us in any attempt to disturb them.

    These natural, and apparently adequate means all failing, what will convince them? This, and this only: cease to call slavery wrong, and join them in calling it right. And this must be done thoroughly – done in acts as well as in words. Silence will not be tolerated – we must place ourselves avowedly with them. Senator Douglas’ new sedition law must be enacted and enforced, suppressing all declarations that slavery is wrong, whether made in politics, in presses, in pulpits, or in private. We must arrest and return their fugitive slaves with greedy pleasure. We must pull down our Free State constitutions. The whole atmosphere must be disinfected from all taint of opposition to slavery, before they will cease to believe that all their troubles proceed from us.

    I am quite aware they do not state their case precisely in this way. Most of them would probably say to us, “Let us alone, do nothing to us, and say what you please about slavery.” But we do let them alone – have never disturbed them – so that, after all, it is what we say, which dissatisfies them. They will continue to accuse us of doing, until we cease saying.

    I am also aware they have not, as yet, in terms, demanded the overthrow of our Free-State Constitutions. Yet those Constitutions declare the wrong of slavery, with more solemn emphasis, than do all other sayings against it; and when all these other sayings shall have been silenced, the overthrow of these Constitutions will be demanded, and nothing be left to resist the demand. It is nothing to the contrary, that they do not demand the whole of this just now. Demanding what they do, and for the reason they do, they can voluntarily stop nowhere short of this consummation. Holding, as they do, that slavery is morally right, and socially elevating, they cannot cease to demand a full national recognition of it, as a legal right, and a social blessing.

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